LJMU: graphic design and illustration degree show 2017

LJMU: graphic design and illustration degree show 2017

I always find it pretty inspirational looking at student work. Here are some shots of the pieces that stood out to me from the graphic design and illustration degree show… read more

21st Sep 2017 | Design, Events
New graphic / typographic prints for sale

New graphic / typographic prints for sale

I’ve made some interesting additions to my Etsy shop which you can buy!

5th Mar 2017 | Design, For Sale
Etsy store is live!

Etsy store is live!

It’s taken longer than planned but I’ve finally got my Etsy shop online! You can visit it here. I thought Etsy could be a nice little creative outlet around client… read more

5th Nov 2016 | Design, For Sale
Inside my design sketchbooks: 2014–2016

Inside my design sketchbooks: 2014–2016

Some of my logo, typography and layout sketches over the last couple of years… along with a fair bit of rough illustration work too. These days I can’t even imagine… read more

12th Oct 2016 | Design, Illustration
Graphic designer self-branding 2014–2017

Graphic designer self-branding 2014–2017

If you’re a designer and anything like myself, you probably find that you are your own worst client and by far the most difficult to please. It always turns out… read more

13th Sep 2016 | Design, Freelancing
File naming conventions for creatives

File naming conventions for creatives

This is the first proper blog post I’ve written in 21 months, and what a riveting post at that! It’s only within the last year or so where I’ve had… read more

13th Sep 2016 | Design, Freelancing, Tips & Tutorials

Photoshop vs InDesign for Designing Websites

I’ve fairly recently decided to choose InDesign in favour of Photoshop for designing websites. Before this I’d been happily using Photoshop since the start of my career (even before that… read more

8th Jan 2015 | Design
Back to School: My Shillington Experience

Back to School: My Shillington Experience

I hope this article will be useful both for people considering studying at Shillington as well as those who are feeling like their design career maybe needs a bit of… read more

4th Jan 2015 | Design, Freelancing, Reviews
How to Crop Vectors in Adobe Illustrator

How to Crop Vectors in Adobe Illustrator

If you’re quite new to Adobe Illustrator (or vector based programs in general) it can be tough to get your head around how to crop images and graphics, especially if… read more

28th Dec 2014 | Design, Tips & Tutorials