How to start designing a logo

Published: 10 October 2013

This is probably one of the most frustrating parts of a design journey but can be incredibly rewarding if you get it right. Unfortunately there is no holy grail or solution to this, sometimes it’s just a case of sitting in a dark room and having a ureka moment! One thing is a certainty though […]

Update: 10 October 2013

Why your websites UI is ruining your UX

Published: 29 August 2013

First of all lets explain what UI and UX is. UI is User Interface and UX is User Experience and one without the other is just an impossibility really! Consider the body and the mind. The body’s User Interface are senses; touch, smell, seeing, listening and taste. The body’s User Experience is the mind and […]

Update: 29 August 2013

Why your web designer let you down

Published: 24 August 2013

Ever wondered why your web designer let you down? Let’s take a few steps back first… So you found a web designer or a consultant and you’ve spoken to them about the brief, you might have even put a documented brief together and the project is underway, you can tick that off your list of things […]

Update: 24 August 2013

5 creative portfolio websites

Published: 12 July 2013

Here are 5 creative portfolio websites that I’m actually quite jealous of, there are some very talented designers out there and this is my little tribute to them and their ability. Freshfolio is a sweet little horizontal scrolling website with quirky functionality like the slider that helps to scroll through items. This site has some nice […]

Update: 12 July 2013

Top tips when choosing a designer

Published: 15 February 2013

Not all designers are the same and choosing the right one can be a little daunting so here are some top tips when choosing a designer: Ability Make sure they have the ability to satisfy your needs. Do they use the latest tools and software? Do they have traditional drawing skills. Some designers specialise in a […]

Update: 15 February 2013

Is print dead?

Published: 13 February 2013

A web consultant once said to me that “there’s no money in print”. I presume that by this he means that the world of printing i.e. brochures, leaflets, newsletters and the such are in decline due to the rise of the internet (not a new thing of course!) and the importance of companies having a […]

Update: 13 February 2013

Responding quickly to the demands of clients

Published: 13 January 2013

On a Friday afternoon at about 4.30pm the phone rings in the office and a client on the other end in a very apologetic manner sheepishly asks if you could produce an advert by Monday morning for 9am. After a short conversation it becomes apparent that a copy deadline has slipped through the net for one reason […]

Update: 13 January 2013

Skill sets between web design and print design

Published: 21 September 2012

Designers today are confronted with many challenges particularly those in transition between the world of print and the world of web. The skill sets between web design and print design are very different and designers considering the transition should be aware of this. Print designers will have developed skills that demand knowledge of CMYK, lithography print techniques […]

Update: 21 September 2012

How to create the perfect vector gooey logo in Illustrator

Published: 5 September 2012

Drawing the perfect curves using vector software packages like Illustrator or Photoshop can be cumbersome and a little inaccurate at times if you are trying to draw them freehand. Here’s a neat little trick that can save you hours of scanning, tracing and tweaking vector lines and do it in a geometric and mathematical way, […]

Update: 5 September 2012

Can’t find that image?

Published: 10 April 2012

Designers have a great resource for finding images on the web today with the likes of istock and shutterstock to name a couple. However, when you’re designing something for a the client you don’t want to download the expensive hires file just yet right? So you go for the lores comp version just as an […]

Update: 10 April 2012