Paddy Uglow is obsessed with communication. He started Creative Media in the early 90s to realise this obsession. Since then he has been working creatively for individuals, charities and small organisations, designing for print and web, coming up with great ideas, filming, photographing, creating and amplifying sound and writing good copy.
In parallel to his freelance work, he has worked in further and higher education, theatre, youth work, local government, community projects and the film/media industry, gaining experience in the way people interact with information and media.
Paddy’s love of efficiency mean that the environment, the local economy and trade justice are as important to him as timeliness, good use of resources, and simple, effective design.
Spend some time here reading about Creative Media, then get in touch if you have some ideas that you’d like to turn into reality.
Face Recognition Test - many people don't know they have a condition called “face blindness” which makes it hard for them to recognise people and can cause many social difficulties. Try this free test and learn more.
How “cat” are you? - I wrote my own Buzzfeed style quiz software, which can create customised quizzes for use on social media, with or without adverts.
What’s your Eddie Stobart Name? - a bit of programming fun for social sharing: Eddie Stobart’s trucks famously all have a name plate. What’s your truck name?
Printable Christmas Songs and Carols booklet - a proper print-it-yourself centre-stapled xmas songbook of 35 popular seasonal songs and carols. Print it out for sing-alongs, choirs, concerts… No more jumbles of A4 sheets at Christmas-time!
What is an ethical business? (PDF file) - Creative Media claims to be an ethical business. What is an ethical media company?
Royalty-free music and sound effects available on a donation basis: the more valuable they are to you, the more you should pay. Pounds if it’s for a one-off amateur drama show, thousands if it’s the new Apple startup sound!
Online Cognitive Behaviour Modification (CBM) tool. If you’re always drawn to tragic headline and sad news stories, you’re probably always looking for sources of danger instead of seeking out the nice things in life. Some researchers believe that using a tool like this one can help train your brain to be more positive and optimistic!
Search Engine Optimisation and link building (PDF file) “SEO” is touted as a mysterious (and expensive) must-have for your web site. Findability is built in to Creative Media web sites. What is SEO and link-building, and can you do it yourself?
The Creative Media Pronounceable Password Generator - security in glorious technicolour! Helps you create a secure-yet-memorable password.
The Creative Media Year Finder - find out what the year was when all you know are the day, month and day of the month.
HTML Special Characters list - An almost-complete list of the thousands of characters you can display in a browser. Find out how to avoid weird characters appearing instead of apostrophes and quotes. Write Café and rôta properly. Write in cyrillic script, display fractions, or even put skulls or snowmen in your text!
Creative Media’s ‘Quote Smartener’ - One for HTML fans: are you hand-coding html, and fed up with typing “’” every time you want an attractive apostrophe? I certainly was! So I wrote the Quote Smartener: paste in your html code and the Smartener will turn the quotes into typographers’ quotes, but only in the text - it will leave quote marks inside html tags alone.
Need a useful tool written? Try Creative Media!
Creative Media is based in Bishopston, Bristol, UK. Contact Paddy via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.