Posts Categorised: Design

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Good File Structure For Design Visuals


A couple of days ago, I saw the above image by Yash Bhardwaj who created this humorous little illustration showing what everyone who has ever worked on a design project will have experienced at one time or another. I know as I used to be guilty of doing the same thing, and I figured there… Continue Reading +

Trick or Treacle Can

Trick or Treacle packaging design


It’s quite rare that I’m really attracted to any modern food packaging, but I adore this little halloween themed can of treacle. It’s not trying too hard with its theming. There’s nothing that shouts ‘novelty’ or ‘tacky’ about it in my mind. The type is well considered and the lettering and illustrations are so wonderfully… Continue Reading +

Breaking the grid

What Game of Thrones can teach us about being unpredictable


I know I’m late to the party with this, but I finally watched THAT Game of Thrones episode the other night, and despite half expecting something shocking due to having heard loads of people talk about something dramatic happening in the third season, I still wasn’t fully prepared for what unfolded! SPOILER ALERT! I like… Continue Reading +

Sometimes design can be boring

Design can be boring!


I saw the following tweet by Jon Hicks a little while ago “Sometimes design can be boring, and thats OK!” This reminded me of something that’s been bugging me for ages – Despite many people seeming to assume the opposite, when I call myself a designer, that doesn’t mean that I should also be considered… Continue Reading +

Design client demands

Put it on the homepage!


Why is the client request nearly always: Can you put this on the homepage for us please? and not: We have some new content ready for our website that we would like to feature, where do you suggest is the best place to put it? Typically, we designers are hired in the first place because… Continue Reading +

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Insites Tour – Bristol


On Thursday (21st July) I attended the final leg of the Insites tour in Bristol. Insites was a mini tour of four cities in the UK where Keir Whitaker and Elliot Jay Stocks asked questions to established people within the web/design industry. For the Bristol leg of the tour we were lucky enough to have… Continue Reading +

Graphic Designer - Paul Rand

Why Design is a service NOT a hobby!


I realise that I, and hopefully other web designers, are almost certainly in the minority of workers that can say say “I like my job” but I’d like to point out one thing (that to me at least) is really obvious, we might be artsy, alternative, creative, and a few other words that fit into… Continue Reading +