Contents : Design

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UK’s Plastic Waste Problem : turning web content to a new use
Design

UK’s Plastic Waste Problem : turning web content to a new use

A blog post on the UK’s plastic pollution problem became a feature in a downloadable PDF. This is how I set about redesigning the content for a new use.

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How I designed a workflow app for a call centre
Design

How I designed a workflow app for a call centre

A financial services contact centre had to get its processes under control. This is how I designed a workflow app quickly using limited tools and software.

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The ultimate guide to mobile-friendly fashion product pages
Design

The ultimate guide to mobile-friendly fashion product pages

My 2019 review of mobile product pages in the fashion industry shows a steady state in design. Content is now leading how brands position themselves.

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The Collectors: an experiment in tour poster design
Design

The Collectors: an experiment in tour poster design

An experiment in fast-paced tour poster design, inspired by the Soviet avant-garde. The subject was the Japanese mod-inspired band The Collectors.

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A celebration of my Nokia 8110 “Banana Phone”
Design

A celebration of my Nokia 8110 “Banana Phone”

The Nokia 8110 mobile phone is a design classic. There’s a reason why it’s called a banana phone.

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What happened to the navigation?
Design

What happened to the navigation?

When I redesigned the navigation for this site I looked long and hard at the data. It told me one thing: no one clicked on the masthead menus.

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Macbeth and a coincidence of design
Design

Macbeth and a coincidence of design

When I designed a book cover concept for Macbeth I came to the same design conclusion as Catherine Zask. Was it coincidence or subconscious inspiration?

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The way Behance displays artwork sucks
Design

The way Behance displays artwork sucks

I tried using behance, only their poor UX turned me away. If I can’t present my work in the best possible light why bother uploading it?

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Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland : an abstract book cover
Design

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland : an abstract book cover

Book covers are boring again. After exploring mid-century graphic design, I started designing my own. First up: the classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

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How to reverse engineer a spreadsheet
Design

How to reverse engineer a spreadsheet

Every business depends on a spreadsheet created years before and no one can remember how it works. This is how you unpick it without breaking anything

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Why waste time on mobile editorial design? We all know the result…
Design

Why waste time on mobile editorial design? We all know the result…

Truth is a mobile screen is small and there’s not a lot of editorial design you can do with it. Maybe you’re better off directing your budget elsewhere?

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It’s full of plastic!
Design

It’s full of plastic!

A discarded magazine cover concept has taken on a new life as an anti-plastic pollution poster.

About Ross A Hall

I help companies make the most of content. Some people call me a writer, others a content manager. I prefer "someone who gets results".

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