Award: Top Gear Micro Site

Top Gear Micro Site Award

One year on, the Top Gear series 18 micro site is recognised in an award from AGDA Australia! I’m fortunate enough to have my name immortalised in ink on the ‘Australian Design Biennale 2012 Professional Award’ presented to R&B Creative. Rather Chuffed.

You can view more on the project over here.

Saint Stephens College Website Wins Award

Saint Stephens College Website

Recently I had the pleasure of working with the R&B Creative as part of the design team on the new Saint Stephen’s College website, which won the national Educate Plus Award for Best Education Website.

The guys in the development team brought to life some really nice interactions that make the site really stand out from the crowed. R&B also created some rather nice advertising and print material that brings unity between offline on online media.

Head on over to the Saint Stephen’s College portfolio page at R&B Creative for all the details.


Saint Stephens house crystal

CueCard – Free Responsive HTML Newsletter Template

CueCard - Free Responsive Email Template

The CueCard responsive email template is mobile friendly and perfect for most campaigns. CueCard comes in 5 colours and 3 different content sections. This template features easy to read text and heading styles with a clean open feeling layout that makes getting your message across as simple as possible.



  • MailChimp template included
  • Campaign Monitor templates included
  • Custom colour can be made through MailChimp system (no need to code)
  • Sections can be added or removed without coding if you are using MailChimp or Campaign Monitor
  • Instructions for customising the colours with a simple find and replace
  • Valid and commented coded
  • Easy to duplicate or remove content sections (instructions provided)
  • PSD with well organised layers and slices
  • PSD for logo area (no need to slice, just save for web)
  • PSD for footer icon so you can make additional icons


Included in the download package

  • 5 HTML templates with styles inline
  • 1 HTML template with styles in the head (advanced users only)
  • 1 MailChimp template
  • 5 Campaign Monitor templates
  • 3 PSD files
  • Help Documentation


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Note: images not included in download. Photo Credits: Flickr users – atomicpuppy68, Chris Dlugosz, fletcherjcm. This template is offered free of charge with no warranty or guaranty. Use at your own risk. That said, it has been tested using Campaign Monitors inbox inspection tool and performs excellently on all major email clients, including: Outlook (all), Apple Mail, iOS Mail, Android Mail, Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo, Entourage, Thunderbird, and Lotus Notes (v8 only).

Animate it! iPlayer ads

iPlayer CBeebies animated banner artwork

With the rise of the iPad/iPhone and the death of flash on all other mobile devices, advertisers are looking to a new replacement for flash…namely HTML5 and CSS3. But some are looking to the past as well as the future and the humble animated gif has some legs in it yet. In this digital age it’s nice to see something birthed in 1989 can still keep up with the new kids.

In at R&B recently we have been creating online ad material for the BBC iPlayer platform, and animated gifs have been working a treat. You can see in the sample above I created, that with a little imagination and know-how you can still create something interesting and engaging. The one big challenge that wont go away however, is the balance between smooth animations and file size. This is where the new kids (HTML5 & CSS3) will shine.

Top Gear Website Featured in .Net magazine

Top Gear website featured in .Net magazine

Featured in .net magazine issue #230 is the top gear website in a ‘how we built it’ type walk through with a couple of the R&B Creative team.

I was super excited when I found out that we were featured in the magazine that headed straight off to the news agents get myself a copy! It is always a pleasure to see something you have contributed to immortalised in print. If you seen the retouching Top Gear portfolio post, head over there now for a gander.

Top Gear Series 18 Micro-site


Top Gear teaser

The new ‘series 18’ of the massively popular Top Gear is about to start hitting TV screens around the globe and the series micro-site is just days away from launch.

I have been spending a good portion time with the super talented team at R&B Creative, and over the course of time I was privileged enough to be elected to do all the high-end Photoshop retouching and compositing.

Mark Bannister and Adam Finden created a fantastic front end design which made the retouch work even more of a joy to develop.