I’m Mike Ellis.

This site is a place for personal ramblings – you may well be looking for my company website over at Thirty8 Digital if you need the saner, more employable, useful me.

Me? I seem to have spent nearly 20 years fiddling about with the web, mainly on the content and strategic side of things, but occasionally delving into some code in order to remind myself I can still break things.

Along the way, I’ve done things like: …worked for Waterstone’s Online and The Science Museumhad a book with an unfeasibly long title publishedorganised various tech events…spoken at lots of conferences…started writing another book…tutored some MA studentshad some kidsrun away to Cornwall……started a business (two three, actually, but let’s forget about the first one, it was a bit random)…and written a few tunes both on my own and with my band.

..Oh, and I had a cider. Just one. Ok, maybe two. Ten. ish.

This thing? Well, I kinda rolled in my old electronic museum blog and my not-often-updated dadtwo blog, mixed in some miscellaneous rubbish, sprinkled in my old simplify blog and every so often get around to writing a new post. Please feel free to have a poke about.

Latest post…

  • Sea print

    Got the printing gear out today. This is one I’ve been working on for a while. It’s two layers, but at the moment the layers are too similar. So here’s both:

    …and here’s just one:

    I think next step is to simplify one of the blocks, remove the double layering. I like the sea texture and the perspective though, I think it’s going to work out ok.

    Inks: Caligo safe wash etching ink, basic primary colours