Feeling stuck can be a good thing

At some point or other you’ll find yourself feeling stuck. Whether that be in your personal or professional life. So long as you realise that it’s not a permanent state of mind then you’ll become unstuck. It just takes some time. There’s a saying a friend of mine used to have as their laptop background – if you don’t like where you are, move, you are not a tree. It’s 100 percent true. If you feel stuck, do something about it. Personal lives are perhaps easier to fix than professional lives but......

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Why we should design and print in pure CMYK

We all know that the physical print process happens in CMYK. For those that don’t know, now you do. CMYK stands for cyan, magenta, yellow and key – or black as it’s more commonly known. While we design printed articles in CMYK and print in CMYK why is it that we do not design purely using these four colours? A whole brand or publication that uses only CMYK would stand out so much in a competitive industry. LESS PRINT INCONSISTENCIES How many times have you sent something to print and been disappointed......

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Design roles are changing

To make it as a designer in any shape or form these days you need to be well-rounded, and have skills in almost every department. Sounds crazy, right? It is. But clients and businesses expect more from their designers. If you’re a logo designer but know how to animate too, then you’re quids in. Clients will likely use you more if you can provide them a multitude of skills. It’s good for them as it helps with costs, but even better for you as you’ll get work on a regular basis. Working......

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Music for that Friday feeling

Happy Friday! Or should I say Fri-yay? Too hipster? Yeah, that’s what I thought too. It’s been a while since I posted anything music related. The last Music Monday was back in February so I think you’re all due an update on some music that will get you through the weekend. As always it’s a mixed bag with me. You know I have an eclectic taste. I just like to listen to everything and anything. Preferably really loud on a Sonos speaker with some awful dancing in the comfort of my own......

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Choosing the right e-commerce platform for your business

Starting an online store with e-commerce can be a tricky thing. A lot more goes into e-commerce than simply selling. You’ve come up with a grand master plan to take over the business world. You hope to make a million in the space of a year and be living on a private yacht in the Bahamas by year two. That’s the dream of many budding entrepreneurs, right? Perhaps not. For those of you wanting to get into business to develop your career rather than make a quick buck then you’re already heading......

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