A blog sharing resources and inspiration for designers

  • Apr 16 / 2014
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The perfect home office

Graphic Design, Inspiration, Resources

Since starting out as a freelancer this year I’ve set up a home office for my design work. Finding the right combination of furniture and accessories to make a creative environment can be tricky, expensive, and rewarding. My current set up is a work in progress and so far is made up of IKEA furniture, Read More

  • Feb 19 / 2014
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Photoshop Etiquette

Designer Tips, Graphic Design, Web Design

When working with photoshop files the chances of someone else having to use them is pretty high, either a developer to get assets, another designer to make a copy change while you’re home sick, or another agency to use your design. This is why it’s important to keep your .psd file organised, keeping it clean Read More

  • Nov 21 / 2013
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Redesign – Transport App

Graphic Design, Redesign, Uncategorized

After becoming frustrated with the UX and look of the TripView app I use to check my train timetable I decided to give it a visual and User Experience make-over. The old app had too many steps to get to the trip view, had features hidden away and icons which were very unclear. The above screen is Read More

  • Aug 28 / 2013
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Dieter Rams – Less, but better

Graphic Design, Inspiration

Dieter Rams is a German industrial designer who has had a timeless effect on design. His influence can be seen in the iPhone in your hand, your bedroom clock radio and many other products available today. His style of design can be summed up by the phrase he uses, “Weniger, aber besser“, which translates as “Less, but Read More

  • Jul 24 / 2013
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Skeuomorphism – What is it & does it work?

Web Design

Skeuomorphism is the term used to describe objects that emulate another material or a real world object, in the design industry it’s often referring to interfaces which use things like textures, shadows and effects to make digital things look real. A perfect example of this is Apple’s notes app which looks like yellow lined paper, Read More

  • Jul 17 / 2013
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Freebie – Motivational wallpaper

Freebies, Resources

‘Train like an athlete, Eat like a nutritionist, Sleep like a baby, Win like a champion.’ – I’ve always been a fan of this saying so I decided to turn it into a wallpaper for my phone to act as extra motivation to head to the gym. This wallpaper is free to download for iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, Read More

  • Jul 10 / 2013
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Designer Tip – Learn to code

Designer Tips, Web Design

The way digital designers work is constantly evolving, photoshop is not enough anymore. Gone are the days where we can just design a beautiful psd file and hand it over to the developers to build, there are so many things which need to be considered and tested when working on a digital project that it Read More

  • Jul 03 / 2013
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How and why to make a clickable prototype

Resources, Tutorial, Web Design

When I say clickable prototype I’m talking about a series of flat pages/designs which have basic functionality to let you click through to each page. When I was first asked to create a clickable prototype I was totally against it, I didn’t want to waste the time which I was allocated for design on creating Read More