I'm a graphic designer and writer in Northern Ireland. Welcome to my blog.
When a brand’s product is obvious from the shape alone.
If you have a WordPress blog, I recommend giving PostPost a go.
Renowned writer and creator Neil Gaiman explains how freelancers attract new business.
More design employment advice, this time contributed by Blair Thomson of Exeter-based Believe in.
If only every footbridge was as creative as the one over Germany’s Rhein-Herne canal.
Painters suspended on cables of the Brooklyn Bridge, on October 7, 1914.
What type of business would you refuse to work with on ethical grounds?
And something a little more magical…
It’d be great to learn from the business owners among you.
Milton Glaser was recently asked, “What do you think of Donald Trump?”
Take two imaginary names, pair each with the symbol you think is a better fit.
Mytton Williams reminisce about their past self-promotional work.
What they did was terrible, dishonest and wonderfully entertaining. But what it teaches us is the incomparable value of good branding and design.
These cover designs for Penguin Education are great.
Imagine you own my three blogs.
Bruno Aveillan celebrates 165 years of Cartier in his latest short film L’Odyssée de Cartier.
This is a self-initiated typographic experiment that explores the relationships between upper-case and lower-case letters, and also records the transformation between them.
Damn Good highlights the favourite work of designers around the globe, showcasing their best and most passionate projects.
View these (and other) panoramic shots in full screen and interactive glory on Will Pearson’s website.
From graffiti and mural painting, to graphic design and illustration, Boa Mistura want to give the world its colour back. 5 heads, 10 hands, just one heart.
Email marketing 101: Don’t spam.
“…these cards for a small business bookkeeper are quite possibly the smallest thing we’ve ever produced.”
Jim Davies’ 12-point manifesto on writing for design.
Feru is a luxurious fashion brand named after Uzbek designer Ferutdin Zakirov.
“Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head.”
I love this Food Stuff Flickr set.
A quick bit of book cover inspiration.
I’m looking for specific stories about an instance when…
A good working relationship with a printer can help cut the cost of your print projects. But first you obviously need to find a reliable vendor.
My book will be aimed at those who are thinking of, or who have started their own design business. The title I wish I’d read a few years ago (although I know I’m going to learn a lot writing this one).