Journal

Documenting my thoughts and opinions in an open and honest way, hopefully keeping rants to a minimum.

How a web project can help you discover your brand

One common theme we always come up against is clients coming to us with the attitude of 'we just need a website', ultimately to find that their brand isn't setup to simply undergo this process. No, I don't just mean they don't have a logo, I mean they don't know enough about things like their offering to their messaging; or the structure to their audiences, all absolutely integral to understanding your brand.

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Leeds United rebrand: How did it all go so wrong?

Earlier this week, Leeds United Football Club unveiled a brand new crest that they claimed would represent the club for the next 100 years. Unfortunately it looks like it will be lucky to even last 100 days after over 70,000 fans signed a petition against the crest in a couple of days. So what went so wrong?

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Reviewing Handcrafting Pixels one year on

A review of my first year showcasing Handcrafting Pixels from a professional and personal point of view.

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First steps into website hosting and domains

Before you can start a website you need to make two pretty big decisions regarding your website hosting and domains.

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Starting a blog – Why start another project?

Why start another side project? A question I am not sure I can answer - but at this moment in time starting to blog feels like the right thing to do.

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User Experience  -  it’s a love, hate thing…

I’m really beginning to dislike the term User Experience (UX) in relation to digital design, it’s overuse and mis-interpretation is not only alarming, but just plain annoying.

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There are two sides to every blog

For a creative, starting a design blog is made twice as hard. We not only strive to create great content - but it has to look and feel the part at the same time. Meaning it becomes very difficult to get anything up and running outside of the working environment.

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Design blog: Introducing Handcrafting Pixels

The work and journal of a designer in a digital world. I started my design blog - Handcrafting Pixels - to document life as a designer in a world being dominated by digital.

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The Rise of User Experience Design

The past few years has seen a major rise in the use of the term “user experience design” or UX as it is commonly known. It seems to be everywhere, especially in the digital space. Companies now have dedicated teams working specifically on it and new job titles like ‘User Experience Specialist’ or ‘User Experience Architect’ are surfacing. So what has caused this sudden rise in popularity? And what are people really talking about when they use the term ‘User Experience Design’.

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Design Accessibility for Ophthalmology Patients

We have recently embarked on a project for our longstanding client Making Research Better. After we originally delivered some print materials and a website, they came to us with the new challenge of individually targeting their Ophthalmology patients.

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