Collectible Sleeves – The ‘Iconic Moments’ DVD Collection Full List

Collectible Sleeves – The ‘Iconic Moments’ DVD Collection Full List

Jump to list Jump to image list In recent years there’s a trend that’s really caught my eye – collectible DVD/Blu-ray covers. It all started when my fiance stumbled upon the Disney Classics DVD collection. As a huge Disney fan, she decided the collection was a definite must-have, and over the following Christmas, family and […]

How To Get Feedback And Improve Your Design Work

How To Get Feedback And Improve Your Design Work

I recently got asked by Romica about what I would suggest are good ways to go about getting feedback from those with an eye for design, and how to develop your skills as a designer. There are a lot of ways I like to try and improve independently, but feedback is always helpful if you […]

Best Places To Find Free Images Online

Best Places To Find Free Images Online

  So you need images, everyone does. Perhaps you’re looking for images for a blog post, or perhaps you’re looking for images for a client’s website mockups? Whatever the occasion, here are a few ways to get those images that you may not have thought of, all perfect for commercial use of course.   iStock […]

Design Is About Motivation, Not Education

Design Is About Motivation, Not Education

  When I first started working as a graphic designer I had no real educational experience with design. I had studied a general media course, but I have no degree. I found myself an apprenticeship which I got more through passion than a portfolio, and I worked hard and taught myself everything I needed to […]

Websites All Designers Should Check Out

Websites All Designers Should Check Out

  As a designer, it’s important to keep growing and keep on top of trends. I know from experience it’s hard to know where to start looking! I’ve compiled a list of websites, all of which I can personally vouch for as being great resources for people who are either new to design or are […]

5 Awesome Designs: Music Videos

5 Awesome Designs: Music Videos

As well as working away at my own design work, I often take time to check out interesting design work from a broad range of sectors, so I’m running a blog series focusing on some great design work I’ve come across. Each post aims to show off five of my favourite designs, focusing each time […]

5 awesome designs: Fonts

5 awesome designs: Fonts

As well as working away at my own design work, I often take time to check out interesting design work from a broad range of sectors, so I’m running a blog series focusing on some great design work I’ve come across. Each post aims to show off five of my favourite designs, focusing each time […]

5 Awesome Designs: Websites

5 Awesome Designs: Websites

As well as working away at my own design work, I often take time to check out interesting design work from a broad range of sectors, so I’ve decided to start up a blog series focusing on some great design work I’ve come across. Each post aims to show off five of my favourite designs, […]

Dealing With Low Cost Expectations

Dealing With Low Cost Expectations

  I recently read a great blog post by graphic designer Lee Robson Spence about ‘Designer vs Client’ scenarios. In the post he shares his experience with a client’s unreasonable expectations of his design work. Lee’s response is a perfect example of how some clients make us feel. His reserved, yet sarcastically comedic decline is […]

Your Side Projects Should Be In Your Portfolio

Your Side Projects Should Be In Your Portfolio

  Your portfolio is not just a collection of work, it’s your personal story. It’s how clients find out more about you, experience your style and see what you do. Ideally you’d want that to be a brilliant experience, right? Then you need to spice things up. What a lot of people end up doing […]

Design Portfolio Website Tips

Design Portfolio Website Tips

Having recently updated my own website, I know how hard it can be to create an engaging and informative portfolio website. Here are my top tips for creating a design portfolio website.   Create an Interesting Homepage Possibly the most important page of any website, your homepage is the center of navigation for your website. […]

The Great Spec Debate: An Alternative

The Great Spec Debate: An Alternative

I am well aware that this is by no means a new topic, however it is a topic which I have seen countless creatives argue over recently. For those of you who are still unaware what spec work actually is, Spec work (or speculative work) is defined as producing a piece for a potential client […]

My opinions on touch screen laptops

My opinions on touch screen laptops

    The transition to Windows 8 When Windows 8 first came around I thought it was an amazing concept. Microsoft had completely reinvented it’s biggest product. And while it’s not a move that everyone has appreciated, it’s the first move into the future; computers, tablets, mobiles, all converging into one comprehensive system. It makes […]

How my Digital Media Apprenticeship helped me

How my Digital Media Apprenticeship helped me

  How I got there When I left college I was left with an ultimatum. Did I go to university or choose another path. This was the first time in my life I’d had to make a life changing decision before. Did I want to study a course in digital design for several years, or […]