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Making

Learning something new – Procreate/digital painting

Procreate is a popular drawing app on the iPad that I’ve been wanting to try for a while. It’s been about 15 years since I did any digital drawing/painting. I opted to start out with a cartoon, and then tried something more photorealistic. Procreate generally impressed me. It’s a powerful tool, and there are a […]

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Business & Marketing

A little about me

I’m Jaz, freelance designer based in leafy Surrey. I thrive on making beautiful things and hunting knowledge. You can usually find me creating something in whatever medium has struck my fancy that day, or with my nose stuck in a book. One of the things I love to make is websites. I’ve been designing and […]

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News

Acceptance and action

The last three years have been a strange time, starting with the loss of my dad, followed by the pandemic. I’ve been here, working for some wonderful people, but not having a lot spare for my own projects. My word for 2021 became “acceptance”. This freed up the energy that was being used to try […]

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Business & Marketing

Using images on your website

This article takes you through how to name your image files for optimum find-ability, and how to optimise them to make the most of your hosting space. Images and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) What you name your files can have an impact on your SEO. Giving your files consistent, descriptive names will give your website […]

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Business & Marketing

How to write a good brief for a design project

Your initial contact with a designer will involve providing a brief for the project. A brief sets out the project requirements and provides markers to measure the project against as it progresses. No matter the size of a project, a good brief is essential to making it successful. It could be a commission for a […]