I'm a graphic designer and writer in Northern Ireland. Welcome to my blog.
When advertising wasn’t about paid celebrity endorsements, effects and decoration.
“…if you simply appreciate wit and style, you’ll enjoy this book.”
Do you believe there is a factor that leads a designer to be successful?
Deiter Steffmann’s type collection of Blackletter is free to download.
If I misunderstood any of your questions, feel free to pull me up in the comments.
I’ve got six copies of the new Logo Design Love book to give away.
OPENING is a beautifully immersive audio visual recording.
This is why Facebook isn’t a good marketing spend.
Photo by zeevveez
Undoubtedly a photographer’s paradise.
I had the pleasure of sitting on the judging panel for the Hiiibrand Awards.
“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.
Graphic Advocacy is a collection of empathetic and visually compelling messages for our time.
G . F Smith’s Portrait of a Company just came in the post.
Despite the mixed reviews I’ve read, there’s something about the imai house I find appealing.
“A design ‘strategy’ is often little more than a plan of action to hoodwink customers.”
But over time I learned how to choose clients more wisely…
A good lesson, from Chermayeff & Geismar’s 2011 book Identify.
Pejac. My kind of artist.
I’ve been meaning to launch a responsive WordPress theme for quite a while.
An upcoming exhibition of posters inspired by the 20th anniversary of Comic Sans.
Problem: design a brochure for a small theatre.
Solution: make the brochure small.
“Instantly I thought of how people pair food together, and that was that. Pantone pairings.”
There’s no denying the value of what you’ll find beneath that waterline.
Iceberg photo by Carola Jacobs
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.
A few stand-out entries in the branding category of this year’s D&AD Awards.
An intricate look at the construction of 100 traditional and modern typefaces.
I doubt any of these Adobe alternatives will be quite as good, but they might do as much as you need.