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Ross A Hall
freelance UX designer and consultant


I’ve been involved in design all of my working life: from laying out retail stores to designing wireframes for apps to producing in-house magazines. These articles offer insights into some of the things I’ve discovered along the way.

Why the answer to every question shouldn't be JQuery - not if you want fast loading pages and better coders

Design, June 25th, 2017

Had some fun putting this one of Morpheus together in Affinity Designer.

Design, June 7th, 2017

The importance of listening was drummed home in a harsh retort I hoped he learnt from.

Design, May 29th, 2017

A graphic of the Monaco race track, perhaps the most iconic race of the Formula 1 season.

Design, May 27th, 2017

If you're relying on user stories to set out all the requirements on your agile project chances are you're not going to get the result you want.

Design, May 22nd, 2017

Comic-sans might be a much maligned font, but I have a soft spot for it. And it can play an invaluable role in the early stages of design.

Design, May 14th, 2017

Mocking those whose work we find "unappealing" is not an attractive trait in designers. Perhaps we should show a little more humility

Design, May 7th, 2017

So what if your UX designs are beautiful? My clients want the designs to be "profitable".

Design, April 28th, 2017

  Selling online demands attention. You have to grab the attention of your visitor, present them with the right amount of information to make an informed choice and lead them through to the sale. This has to be done in a way that doesn’t overwhelm or confuse. During November 2016 I spent a few days […]

Design, April 12th, 2017

Turning down clients so bluntly takes a degree of confidence.

Design, March 31st, 2017

I like to listen to music on my phone, in fact it’s the primary way I consume it. I have various earphones for the task, from the rather good in-ear buds that came with it to a Skull Candy headset that’s got a brilliant bass response. All of these have one thing in common – […]

Design, September 8th, 2016

Unfortunately I had a bit of a spat with a “data driven marketing agency” on Twitter that struck at the heart of cultural sensitivities in marketing. It started on St George’s Day, the closest thing to a national day England has, with a tweet the company put out. The tweet challenged whether the patron saint’s […]

Design, April 24th, 2016

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