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.
How a client's need to rebuild their dashboard led to me building a PHP WordPress plugin to generate dynamic HTML / CSS bar charts
Design, August 22nd, 2017
New to design sprints? These are some of the lessons I've learnt from facilitating the first workshops companies have run.
Design, August 10th, 2017
Download a free WordPress theme designed for high-frequency updated websites and blogs with a high-brow presentation.
Design, July 23rd, 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.
Design, July 10th, 2017
Why the answer to every question shouldn't be JQuery - not if you want fast loading pages and better coders
Design, June 25th, 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
A candid photograph can be a powerful tool in building support for your designs and research.
Design, September 15th, 2016
Did Apple make a smart move in removing the headphone jack? Or will it haunt them like the last time they tried it?
Design, September 8th, 2016
Working with a badly exposed photo to create something new and at least half-decent.
Design, July 23rd, 2016
I have no idea how I took this picture. All I know is it's a fascinating point of view of Camden
Design, July 3rd, 2016
Having decided to take my photography quite a bit more serious I’ve realised I can’t continue to play with Photoshop Elements. As hard as I try to “get it right in the camera” and avoid the need for post processing I can’t. Images have to be shrunk to appropriate sizes and watermarks added and that’s […]
Design, April 13th, 2016
It seems to be a mini-trend amongst some news and consultancy sites to add an interrupt that requires the user to enter their email address before they can read on. In some instances there’s a teaser paragraph or two, which is usually just the top two taken from the article, in others there’s nothing but […]
Design, March 15th, 2016
Sometimes designers come across as a bunch of prima donnas asking for high fees for little value. The mainstream press will occasionally lambast the latest “logo redesign”, while MPs will question the value of creating brand identities (then complain when Government efforts to promote something fail). Yet design is one of our greatest exports. British […]
Design, March 7th, 2016
I had the guys from Everest round today to take a look at my double glazing. I know these guys have a reputation, but to be honest the chap who rocked up was friendly, helpful and quirky. I got what I needed from him and a couple of hours later I was asked by the […]
Design, February 15th, 2016