4 weeks ago;
I lost a job I loved, a team that I believed in, an annual bonus, and my US immigration status.
Today I accepted a dream job offer.
I wanted to write something about that experience. What I learned, how I felt, and the process of finding a job in a global pandemic.
Continue reading “Always Adventure-Ready”
Tuesday, March 31, I lost my job, alongside 349 teammates due to the spread of COVID-19.
Continue reading “That Hurt”
I could have planned this better…
Continue reading “Be Inspired”
I say this often…
girl designer has good taste
Continue reading “Good Taste”
January was hard. Work, super sick, short on family, training, and smiles. I even missed my first race of the year 😭.
Continue reading “Stay Hard”
We don’t nearly celebrate consistency enough.
Continue reading “A marathon, not a sprint”
I recently attended a 2-day
SNP Communications Manager Training Workshop. Yass!
Continue reading “Maker to Manager”
Tools to maximise the potential of your website.
4 simple steps to a faster WordPress website.
Continue reading “Speed up your WordPress website”
Maybe one day…
Still keen to design a beer label … But for now here is some more inspiration …
Continue reading “Beer label design”
Firstly, what is WordPress?
WordPress is the most powerful and most widely used content management system (CMS) in the world. It currently has roughly 67% of the market share for all CMSs and is used to power nearly 20% of all websites on the internet.
Continue reading “Improving your WordPress security”
Graphs & charts can be beautiful things.
Tracking your progress can be a source of motivation in and out of work. Either way, it feels good to see what you’ve accomplished.
Continue reading “A modern day, visual diary”
I’m confused I thought you loved living in Harrogate?
I do love
Harrogate and I will miss friends and family dearly. 2015 was a great year, returning to my home town after 9 years in London but inside I knew it was too safe, I needed to challenge myself.
Continue reading “Why I relocated to America”
A blog can be a great way to create dialogue with your potential customers.
Continue reading “Start a blog for your business”
Whether you need a website, mobile app, or logo; hiring the right design agency will be one of the most important decisions you make.
Continue reading “Hiring a design agency”
Understand what customers do on your site by visually representing their clicks, taps and scrolling behaviour.
We recently stumbled across a new app –
Hotjar, a user testing tool. We took it for a spin this week.
Continue reading “See how customers use your website”
Do I need a business plan?
Maybe you own a trendy cake shop, and are looking to build your first website. Or maybe you have an awesome idea for a new mobile app. If your goal is to start or grow a business, you’ve likely been advised to write a business plan.
Continue reading “Making a plan”
Where do you find your visual inspiration?
We’ve grown to love Pinterest. From logos & websites to interior design & beautiful bicycles – it’s our go to place for visual inspiration.
Continue reading “A visual scrapbook”
A little escape to break the routine.
I recently took some time away from work to gather my thoughts, relax and soak up some sun. My clearest thinking and strongest ideas happen when I’m away from my daily tasks;
Meetings, Photoshop & Coda.
Continue reading “How to build a world famous brand”
A few simple rules and tools we use when taking on a design project.
An insight into how we deliver successful web design projects and get you up and running on the web.
Continue reading “Design project management”
A few simple steps and tools to get your business up and running and visible on the web.
The motivation to write this post is mainly the result of a conversation with a good friend in the pub …
“I have this great business idea but I’m not sure how to get it off the ground. Where should I start?”
Continue reading “Starting your own small business”
Dribbble is a social sharing platform for designers. It continues to be our go to place for inspiration and it’s where you will find our latest work.
Continue reading “Dribbble invite giveaway”
How to stay inspired
Before starting up, I worked at a number of design agencies in the UK and Europe. In that time I’ve designed a lot of logos and built many websites. One of the biggest challenges for any designer is creating a large volume of work that is unique to each customer.
Continue reading “Workflow 34”
How to love your work
I’m often asked
how come you enjoy your job so much? It’s true I do love my work – day to day my job involves ideas, pictures and pretty colors – its quite an easy job to like. I also work with a hugely talented and inspiring team of friends at Nutshell.
Continue reading “Workflow 33”
Move fast and produce a lot of work.
Continue reading “Words 164”
A little late posting this but DotYork was a lot of fun.
DotYork is a conference aimed at people who make for the web – designers, developers and other digital creatives held in April at Grand Opera House, York.
Continue reading “Workflow 32”
Spring cleaning … Found some very old work that I had to share.
Continue reading “Pictures 123”
The studio playlist over the last 3 months.
Design iteration … So many options … Only one final design.
Continue reading “Workflow 30”
A few more beer labels to add to the collection:
Always been a big fan of the
Kindle. Their new Christmas print ad is delightful – a lovely use of type and color.
Solid new package design from
Walkers Crisps – Market Deli.
Something pretty for the weekend.
Found some design advice …
My first ever appearance on a podcast,
Code Optional – the trials and tribulations of building software. Hugely embarrassing but a lot of fun.
Episode 7: Our first ever guest, designing remotely – Oct 27, 2014.
Continue reading “Pictures 115”