David Airey is an independent graphic designer working with companies of all sizes since 2005.

TIME cover designs: USA vs rest of the world

Time magazine covers

How different is graphic design in the United States from the rest of the world?

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It’s now easier for you to comment

Those of you who have commented on my blog (thanks by the way), will notice that the comments section is no longer to the right of the article. It’s now below. Also, the actual form to type your comment used to be situated at the top of the comment column, it now appears below any […]

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Three most important design tools known

Forget Apple. Forget Adobe. The three most important design tools known to man and woman are (in reverse order of importance): A nutritious breakfast A sketch pad (pencil included) Your brain Budding designers note the lack of a computer. What’s up there in your top tools?

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Google AdSense makes you look unprofessional

Google AdSense customisation

Thousands of site owners are making poor first impressions in exchange for a few monthly dollars.

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How to create an advert that makes you hungry

Fish and chips newspaper ad

“You’ve got to wrap ‘em up in newspaper, not brown paper or white.”

How about this newspaper ad for a fish and chip shop? The lime segment is one I haven’t seen before. Lemon, yes, but lime? It even makes me think this particular chip shop is a little different to normal ones. First they show you a clever ad, then they introduce lime juice with your meal.

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