AMOS is our mascot and short for ‘Accessibly Minded Online Software’: A set of principles and ethics we try and work to. When he isn’t powering a website he mostly likes to wonder the green hills of home looking for his favourite food, raspberries. See AMOS applications for more.
Jon is a designer and the creative lead for the collective. He has a passion for user centred design with a special interest in accessibility and information architecture. He started design with Lego and was side-tracked for a while as a marketing director.
His work has featured on design gallerys including the CSS Zen Garden, CSS Remix, CSS Mania, CSS Beauty and Stylegala. Three of his sites were nominated in three different categories in the CSS World Awards 2006 with two featuring as finalists. Most recently, his work also featured in the new book The Principles Of Beautiful Web Design published by Sitepoint. When not working, he can mostly be found wrestling with his two young sons, and losing.
Jon is an interface and application developer. He is an active member and moderator of the Accessify Forum community, helping other people to better their skills as accessible web designers. He is also an active member of the Guild of Accessible Web Designers (GAWDS), taking part in discussion of the latest web accessibility issues and solutions.
In a previous life, he remembers receiving a Masters Degree in Electronic Engineering with Music Technology Systems, playing guitar in various bands and persuing other musical endeavours.
Alan is an experience designer and usability consultant; an expert in end-to-end user experience for products and sites. He was formerly the head of customer experience for BT Vision and a senior commercial manager for digital TV at Telewest Broadband (now part of Virgin Media) where he designed the video on demand and personal recorder services used by millions of people.
He is a passionate advocate of user centred design and now uses his vast experience in commercial and product management to create rewarding products for users and the companies offering them. When he’s not doing that, you might catch a glimpse of him running up mountains or biking down them, not necessarily sequentially.
Charlie, Network Engineer and all round techie guru is the technical authority for Grow. A veteran software programmer, Charlie’s roots lie in a long-lost time before there was anything called ‘the Internet’.
He now spends his time configuring networks and delivering hosting and software for clients like the government. Occassionally he does extraordinary things like connect canal boats to a virtual private network using GPRS and read stories to children dressed as a pirate.
It means we are interested in developing relationships with clients that allow us to become a trusted advisor and partner.
It means we guarantee personal service and we will go the extra mile to come in on time and on budget.
Finally, it means we will give qualified, honest advice every time… and if we aren't the best partner for you, we will tell you.
Let us help you develop your ideas to their full potential — you won’t be disappointed.
Working with both Jon Tan and Jon Gibbins was a joy; not only do they possess the skills necessary to shape ideas and bring them to life, but their rich personalities and keen sense of humor makes the entire process a lot of fun.
An evolutionary site aggregating the work, words, pictures and thoughts of multi-talented designer, Denna Jones.
Redesigning the identity and web site for the technical company to the stars.
Like the Bourne Identity, but designed for a brand, with much more fun in it and less destructive car chases.
A website for patients and orthopaedic aficionados from a groundñbreaking orthopaedic surgeon, educator and speaker.
Version 3 is entitled, ‘Omnigraph’: An instrument for copying something to a desired scale. The design is influenced by the moderated tension that comes from working within design contraints yet scaling from paper to web, from monitor to mobile. To express it we've used classic typography and muted contrast colours spiced with modern shapes and forms.
The logo and the headers are set in the immortal Georgia by Matthew Carter of Carter and Cone who also designed Tahoma which
is used for paragraph text. All of these fonts were orginally created for the Typography Group at Microsoft and were made freely available to all on August 12, 2002. Matthew Carter also designed Verdana .
There’s more about Grow version 3 in the article.