Getting on

Steph & Andy at the Guinness StorehouseThis past two weeks has been unusual in that I’ve spent the guts of half of it hanging with the sibling next in line. She’s currently based in The Netherlands studying for her MSc in Culture, Organization and Management at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and for the best part of the last decade, we’ve probably seen each other twice a year on average for a handful of days at a time including ye olde Xmas.

Part of her studies brought her to Belfast for six weeks so she was practically on my doorstep by comparison to previous addresses. Continue reading

Making The Book of Kells for iPad

app-storeMy last project before departing from X Communications also happened to be my first iPad app.

I worked on it with our in-house (awesome) iOS developer Killian Walsh and had massive help from designer Andrew Doodson on getting the raw images of the pages into great shape for the app.

I’ve been meaning to make this rapid fire presentation I did at Crafthouse Dublin available for a while so here it is, hope it’s helpful! The app is available in the App Store and apparently free to download on Paddy’s Day.

The biggest lesson learned overall? Get it out there! It was the hardest lesson of all but ultimately the most important. Now about those other little projects I’ve been chewing on for months…

 

https://speakerdeck.com/stephaniefrancis/13-lessons-from-making-the-book-of-kells-for-ipad