I'm a graphic designer and writer in Northern Ireland. Welcome to my blog.
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.
An agency providing online marketing services to companies active in the luxury industry.
Earlier on Twitter I mentioned I was debating the pros and cons of viewer comments on portfolio entries.
I was taking a few photos of cards for my portfolio when I came across my very first business card.
Identity Designed has reached a half-century of brand case studies.
My book’s available in the following translations.
Taking the lead from designer Graham Smith, I bought some “note cards” and a holder from MOO.
Multi-million dollar investments in contest-listing websites will inevitably prompt a more aggressive marketing push, but as long as self-respecting designers continue to differentiate themselves this won’t affect client acquisition.
You’re what makes you different. Tell your story.
Where’s the line between a focus on your career and the impact of your work on society at large?
Letterheady. Showcasing the letterheads of famous people and corporations.
Love these vintage ‘Guinness for Strength’ posters, but don’t think the message would fly nowadays.
Details of my online advertising earnings and website traffic for March 2011.
If your website is built using Flash, that’s 15M+ potential customers you’re alienating.