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This Week [168] Magic & Music

Work hard, play hard. This week has been a mixture of finalising projects and time off for prebooked activities. Inspiration can come from anywhere, and work/life balance can be tough, especially in the busy run up to Christmas.

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2015 Conferences

As usual the industry has provided a great selection of conferences, with a variety of topics and interesting speakers. I made it to a few this year, and had a lovely and informative time.

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Reasons:London

I spent my Friday listening to a diverse range of talks in the beautiful LSO St Luke’s, London. I opted not to take notes, and just let it all sink in. Here’s a quick rundown of what I saw.

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September Conferences 2014

Group shot ;) by marc thiele

NB: This is a later posting of something I found half written in my Dropbox! You can find out more about the conferences at their links. Conferences are a great way to learn, get inspired, and meet new people. Last week I attended two, Reasons To and dConstruct. Reasons is centred around creative inspiration, and […]

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Realign

Jaz Design Homepage Realigned

I’ve wanted to do a full redesign for a while now, but time and wanting to make things to actually fill the site with have prevented me. I settled for a realign, which I already want to throw out and start again. Ah the life of a designer!

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Pubhack 2

Pubhack is a “10 hour web hackathon based in the pub”. I was the lucky one who won a ticket via their Twitter competition. Pubhack announce their brief on the day, and then you have ten hours to produce something to share with the entire pub at the end of it. This is not for […]

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6 Month Review

There’s no doubt in my mind that 2013 was an incredible year for me. It has now been 6 months since I left my job, and things are still going great. I wanted to share with you some of the things that happened since I have gone rogue!

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Web Expo Guildford 2013

Yesterday I attended Kyan’s Web Expo Guildford. I missed last years, but had resolved to go to this one after seeing the fantastic variety of speakers they’d had.

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I quit my job

I quit my job on Wednesday. “Where are you off to?” NOWHERE! I can’t explain how freeing that word is, but I’m going to try and explain why.

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My Cobbler’s Shoes Continued

Today I found some time to do some updates to Jaz Design. They were mostly small changes, but I’m already happier with the differences. I’ve been doing other things in the background over the last few months as well, including the addition of Cantor Hindson to my portfolio. Work-wise, I’ve been ramping up my knowledge of responsive […]

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My Cobbler’s Shoes — Launching a Portfolio Site

I wouldn’t do this for any other project and it’s making me itchy that it’s not my idea of perfect, BUT I finally have a portfolio website. I suspect if I wasn’t about to attend a few web/design events I still wouldn’t have one. I have had a serious case of cobbler’s shoes. For the […]

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