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.

Business
Why your Fiverr marketing isn’t working
January 26th, 2018

Is your freelance marketing limited to sites like Fiverr? Here's how you can improve your chance of scoring a gig
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Design
Experiments in Graphic Design with Affinity Photo on the iPad
January 1st, 2018

How Affinity Photo for iPad has helped me improve my graphic design skills, and create interesting poster art in the evenings.
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Design
A tale of two files (or how technical drawing saved me from mistakes in Sketch)
December 18th, 2017

Version control in design extends beyond keeping files in a copy of Confluence. Correctly marking your Sketch app files will save embarrassment and mistakes.
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Design
PPI claims advertising as dishonest as the day is long
December 5th, 2017

Dishonesty is not a great way to start a relationship. So why the Claims Guys decide to use a London & Partners letter to promote their PPI service?
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Design
Motoko Kusanagi: keeping control of edges with Affinity Designer
September 4th, 2017

Using the rotoscope technique to create a new illustration is a good way to build skills and confidence with your editing package.
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Design
Generating HTML / CSS bar charts for WordPress
August 22nd, 2017

How a client's need to rebuild their dashboard led to me building a PHP WordPress plugin to generate dynamic HTML / CSS bar charts
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Design
Kobe News: a free WordPress theme for news websites
July 23rd, 2017

Download a free WordPress theme designed for high-frequency updated websites and blogs with a high-brow presentation.
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Design
UX design on a budget: a guide for small business owners
July 10th, 2017

If you don't have a five figure budget for your UX design project don't worry. There are ways a small business can benefit without breaking the bank.
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Design
The scourge of JQuery
June 25th, 2017

Why the answer to every question shouldn't be JQuery - not if you want fast loading pages and better coders
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Design
User stories aren’t the whole story when it comes to projects
May 22nd, 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.
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Design
Why I fell in love with Comic Sans (and you should too)
May 14th, 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.
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