The business model canvas doesn’t fit. So I fixed it for their investment prospectus.
A investment prospectus included a business model canvas. The challenge was presenting it in a way that flowed for print and tablet.
The HR manager story that’s killing you on LinkedIn
A story about a candidate that's 15 minutes late has been shared on LinkedIn 29,000 times. Yet still people share it as if it happened to them.
Soviet avant-garde movie posters are awesome. Here’s my take…
Inspired by early Soviet avant-garde movie posters, I've created posters that combine montage, photo manipulation and bright, bold colours.
Social media automation is destroying your brand. Please stop it!
Social media automation has become a way of generating and posting content quickly. Be careful though - it can quickly ruin your brand.
Bar charts are boring. So I tried something a bit different…
India's energy policy created the perfect opportunity to experiment with infographic styles. Cue Affinity Designer, 3 hours of work and a cup of coffee.
Don’t make your reader feel like an idiot
SEO optimised copy can lead to content that's poorly structured, difficult to read and leaves your reader feeling like an idiot. This is not a good thing.
Single covers: a daily design challenge
A daily design challenge is a great way to develop graphic design skills. I spent a week designing covers for tracks chosen at random by iTunes
Need a professional headshot? Top tips for getting something better than a selfie
Having corporate photographs and headshots taken can be unnerving. What practical steps can you take to make sure your photo is clear, and professional?
Apple’s Butterfly Keyboard misses the mark for touch typing
Apple’s “butterfly” keyboard seems to be a bit of an Achilles Heel for their product line. I’ve seen many reports of them failing and keys becoming unresponsive. Given it’s been in the wild for 3 years it should be fixed by now.
My experience with the keyboard isn’t great. I find it imprecise and inaccurate for touch typing. The copy I produce with my MacBook Pro often slips into barely comprehensible mistakes. It’s so bad I’ve abandoned it for everything but the most basic of editing.
What this has brought home is how important a good keyboard is. Positive feel, confidence keys are being pressed in the right order, lack of hardware issues, these are things that matter far more than slim-and-sexy-look-at-me innovation. It’s telling that most of my writing uses a half decade old “Magic” Bluetooth keyboard with an iPad Pro.
I admit the slick design of the MacBook Pro seduced me when I handed over (a lot of) my hard earned cash. Nearly a year later I can’t help thinking I’d have been better off buying something less expensive and with a better keyboard.