Niche Examples for Your Design Business

Niche Examples for Your Design Business

So maybe now you’re convinced that you may need to go more niche with your design company (or your freelancing). You’ve heard that operating in a Niche will result in clients hunting you down, rather than you going chasing after every man and his dog....
Birmingham Design Festival 2018

Birmingham Design Festival 2018

As a designer based in the Midlands in the UK, I want to shout loud about the forthcoming Birmingham Design Festival in the Summer 2018. This will be a chance to celebrate the breadth of talent in and around the City over four full days of workshops, talks,...
The Tragedy of Hourly Pricing

The Tragedy of Hourly Pricing

For years, I’ve been on record against pricing creative services by the hour. My main beef is simple: the better you get at what you do, the less time it will take and, when you price hourly, the less you will earn. This is a tragedy and doesn’t make sense in the...
The best graphic design podcasts

The best graphic design podcasts

I love listening to and creating graphic design podcasts. It’s a medium that provides options to go deep and connect with an audience. In times of short messages and notifications it’s a haven of value and knowledge. I would love to guide you trought the landscape of...
Quick interview with Jerrod Maruyama

Quick interview with Jerrod Maruyama

1. When did you realise you wanted to be a designer? Like most kids, I grew up drawing. Unlike most kids, I stuck with it. I never considered going into art as a career until my senior year in high school. I saw The Little Mermaid in theaters and decided I wanted to...
Quick interview with Ian Paget

Quick interview with Ian Paget

1. When did you realise you wanted to be a designer? Growing up I was that kid that loved art. I loved to make things, loved drawing and was interested in animation too. I used to win a lot of art competitions, and even had my drawings on TV a few times. Because of...
Quick interview with Shawn Barry

Quick interview with Shawn Barry

1. When did you realize you wanted to be a designer? I was always an artist, and growing up, that was where my focus was taking me. I struggled with academics in school, but excelled at art and music. It wasn’t until going back to a high school equivalency...