I'm a graphic designer and writer in Northern Ireland. Welcome to my blog.
Trade Marks & Symbols is a comprehensive, profusely illustrated guide to more than 1,500 trademarks from all over the world.
The following passage gives a glimpse of life in 1845 when Pierre-Auguste Renoir arrived in Paris at the age of four.
Look for typefaces designed by the same designer or created during the same era.
“…if you simply appreciate wit and style, you’ll enjoy this book.”
I’ve got six copies of the new Logo Design Love book to give away.
“But what do you show in your book? Well, show some experimentation.”
Here’s some good career advice from Moving Brands’ CEO Matt Heinl.
The second edition of Logo Design Love is at the printers.
G . F Smith’s Portrait of a Company just came in the post.
You made the book, and it’s out there helping designers all over the world.
Steven Heller in conversation with Milton Glaser. An interesting listen.
An intricate look at the construction of 100 traditional and modern typefaces.
“I recently gave a talk to a group of design students on early career negotiations.”
I might have given up my dream. A big mistake.
Jan Tschichold shaped graphic design long after his own death.
A nice alternative to signing up to a stock photography website.
The Design Method is a new book by Eric Karjaluoto.
I’m giving away seven copies of each of my books, and 20 codes for digital versions of each.
Full of inspiring stories about what makes businesses unique (and successful).
15/115 (15 Years, 115 Projects) is the second book from designer Mark Bloom of Mash Creative.
Four foreign publishers have bought licenses to translate Work for Money, Design for Love.
An attempt to debunk misconceptions, half truths and lies within the design profession.
Always begin with a recap of the design brief.
Some brilliant early feedback about Work for Money, Design for Love.
My second book Work for Money, Design for Love is now available.
“A good four or five years after graduation is needed for designers to begin to find their feet.”
the Book Mountain library in Spijkenisse, Netherlands, is designed as an advert for reading.
Work for Money, Design for Love goes to press this week.
Take something ordinary and make it extraordinary.
Steal Like an Artist is a great little book by Austin Kleon.