Erika Hall takes us through a few research methods for our web projects. She offers sound advice for working with clients, and offers suggestions for when large scale research isn’t possible. The book includes questionnaires, and processes we can follow on our own projects. Just Enough Research is another great addition to any web designer’s library. […]
Inspiration is everywhere, but never more so than in people. Last year there were a few people whose work and attitudes stood out to me. If you want to find out about some cool people and their work, read on.
Whoever said we have “nothing to fear but fear itself” was on to something. I know there are other scary things out there, but in regular day to day life it is ultimately fear which prevents us getting anywhere.
I’m reading Ian Wharton’s “Spark for the Fire” and some of it was feeling familiar. I thought I’d write about why I chose to design a typeface for my Master’s project. People were surprised. I’m a web designer, not a type designer. I have no desire to enter the world of type design. So why […]
I fixed/changed a couple of things on here today. One I hadn’t noticed and one had been bugging me for a while. I have a much bigger list as I want to overhaul the code and make some design changes, but until I do my big re-launch, little things will suffice! Plus doing stuff to […]
I love Moleskine notebooks. This is probably not a surprise. They’re a stereotypical designer’s tool, but I don’t think there’s anything wrong with liking well made, beautiful things.
I spent my Saturday frantically trying to get everything done so that I could have Sunday to do whatever I wanted. What I chose to do was read.
…aka why are you using the default WordPress theme? The Problem I have not had a live portfolio since 2008. That’s four years. What I did have was the one I had to do as part of my final university projects. I had a job right out of uni, and my skills improved quickly as […]
The opening sequence to Pixar’s Up was incredibly powerful and beautifully mastered. It details the lives of the main character and his wife, from when they meet until she dies. It meanders through the ups and downs of their lives, and ultimately reinforces the film’s key theme – they were trying to go on an […]
Yesterday we had to talk about where we were up to with our research questions. Here are my garbled notes which I intend to shoe-horn into a presentation with full backing of well researched references.
I started my MA this week. One of the very first things we were asked to do involved two squares of paper and four white sticky dots. Two dots per square. One had to show “peace” and the other “conflict”.