I'm a graphic designer and writer in Northern Ireland. Welcome to my blog.
“Here’s to the crazy ones. The rebels. The troublemakers. The ones who see things differently.”
What’s the formula for blog posts that will get the greatest number of retweets? Which new product or service will make you the most money? Do you know?
Only one in ten thousand will really mean, “Give me something I haven’t seen before.”
The intricate magic of pencil lead sculptor Dalton Ghetti.
I worked with Malibu-based tequila connoisseur Gene Fein to design a wordmark and set of labels for a new 100% organic tequila brand called Clemente Tequila.
Here are a few things I do to streamline the back and forth when potential design clients first get in touch.
This air from Prague circulated recently, making me wonder who else has designed canned air packaging.
If you’re in search of a little stationery design inspiration, Stationery Design Now! is worth a look.
This promotional packaging for Smirnoff Caipiroska by JWT Brasil caught my eye.
How do you overcome creative block?
Get yourself a free A2 print by Stockport-based Graphic Nothing.
CampusIT designs, develops, implements and maintains student management information systems for universities and colleges in the UK and Ireland.
Stand-out content from my feed reader.
Any of the notebooks from Arwey would make a great designer gift. The mailman delivered these two.
Hoban Cards. Definitely worth a look.
This one isn’t just appropriate for the business of design, but for life in general.
The stronger the band, the more the box is squeezed.
According to ancient lore, every man is born into the world with two bags suspended from his neck.
That Twitter thing last month? Turns out I’ve missed reading designers’ updates.
D&AD President, Sanky, offers his advice for design graduates entering the profession.
Don’t spend time dreaming of future clients when you should be focusing on those you have.
No matter how much you have, never argue with quality.
Cutting small costs can cause great wounds.
A quick roundup from my feed reader. Might be a regular thing. Might not.
This lovely publication dropped through my letterbox the other day — the first issue of Boat Magazine.
As someone who does almost 100% of my business online, a need to filter the bombardment of info ranks highly when it comes to paying the bills.
You might know something about root canals, but I know what I like, and that’s more important.
When I get creative block, I find it helps to return to design in its most natural form.
Symbol is a new book by Angus Hyland and Steven Bateman, published by Laurence King.
Any one of these mistakes would be enough to hinder a project’s completion.