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Doubts… yup, we all have them

Friday, 24 October 2014 by

Some recent emails got me thinking about a subject that, for years now, hasn’t been an issue for me. Doubt. Particularly, creative self-doubt. The fact it hasn’t been an issue for me isn’t because I’m somehow great, and never feel doubt anymore. It’s because I’ve never stopped doubting myself and my work, but have learned

Be flexible

Sunday, 27 July 2014 by

I’ve had a range of titles throughout my career, from studio artist, to graphic designer, art director, senior this, and associate that. Titles generally just feed people’s egos, but I suppose they also let people know who to talk to, about what and when. Titles aside, I’ve discovered it’s more important to define what I’m

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Sometimes when I’m about to do a layout, and I’m relatively certain what my design will look like before I do, I like to think about the measurement of the message. I don’t go as far as creating the following visual aide for myself, but for the benefit of our conversation, here’s an example of

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Well done, Harry’s

Monday, 05 May 2014 by

I’ve been keeping an eye on a website I’ve seen promoted a lot, lately. So, I recently bought a shaving kit from Harry’s and I was pretty impressed with the whole deal, so I thought I’d share the consumer journey.   Nice website design…     Here’s the kit I ordered…     Couple days go by.

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Several years ago, before I had any experience with web design – and only a basic knowledge of html – I started thinking I should expand my skills, and web design seemed like the right place to start. There was a web team at the agency, and a creative group head who looked after it.

I’m going to just say it …don’t bother trying to stand out in a crowd. I promise you, there’s always someone (or someones) willing to out-yell you, out-dress you, out-cheap you and generally jump around like a baboon to make more noise than you. And, they’ll use all that energy to scramble for as many

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