Companies House SPAM

I decided to have a clear out of my Company Gmail SPAM folder today. I've been getting the odd dodgy email from what initially looked like an official .GOV HMRC email, but then realised the web address is spelt incorrectly in the small print... naughty! ie: companie-s.house.go.uk As a Limited Company, however big or small … Continue reading Companies House SPAM

What’s your ‘Type’?

Last night whilst channel surfing we came across a programme on BBC Four about Typefaces. My partner who has no affiliations to design whatsoever groaned when I said "Hold it... I want to watch that!" but it was actually really interesting. It was about two typefaces that defined an era in Britain. Those being Johnston … Continue reading What’s your ‘Type’?

Coping with my OCD tendancies when freelancing

Following on from my previous post about Pro's and Con's of freelancing.... today I thought I would muse on the things that make my inner OCD go into overdrive. Often when I'm working, I turn up and I am just directed to the nearest hot-desk or wherever a computer is free. That's usually fine and … Continue reading Coping with my OCD tendancies when freelancing

The Pro’s and Con’s of Freelancing…

As I said in my previous post I have been freelancing now since 2010. Events that transpired back then (ie being made redundant) turned my career in a different direction. I kind of fell into freelance as I had been out of work for 4 months and was at a point when I realised I needed … Continue reading The Pro’s and Con’s of Freelancing…

The anxieties of freelancing…

I read an article today titled 'Freelancing with depression' by Shayna Hodkin from the Nu School website. In it she talks about her experiences with depression and how she ultimately dealt with them. It resonated with me a little so I wanted to share it. With mental health being pushed more into the open these … Continue reading The anxieties of freelancing…

Favourite ad campaigns this month…

Two of my favourite ad campaigns at the moment are for the National Lottery and Ikea. The National Lottery ads created by Abbot Mead Vickers, feature Piers Morgan and Katie Price sending themselves up with what they'd do if they won the lottery, along with with the hash-tag #pleasenotthem Piers Morgan gives a nightmarish theme pier … Continue reading Favourite ad campaigns this month…

Lovely photography by Stephen Wilkes

Photographer Stephen Wilkes created these Day to Night shots of various landmarks around the world using a technique of taking thousands of shots from dawn to dusk. The blended results are beautiful! Central Park NYC Wrigley Field, Chicago Coney Island, NY Eiffel Tower, Paris Trafalgar Square, London More of his work can be found at: Stephen Wilkes Fine … Continue reading Lovely photography by Stephen Wilkes

More client feedback from hell…

Following on from a previous post I did a while back, I have been steadily collecting these as and when I see them as all of them ring true in so many ways in my career as a designer. More so of late in the world of 'Brand Marketing' where everyone has a say in … Continue reading More client feedback from hell…