Category Archives: design

When is a deadline not a deadline?

When it’s not drop-dead. Let me explain. I have a theory. If there is an important event that the piece of work needs to be completed for then the deadline will be hit. Take the printing of an annual report. … Continue reading

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When design becomes less about design and more about decorating

Eric Karjaluoto over at Ideas on Ideas has written a great post about how design as a skill and profrssion has become a great mimic-fest. How there’s a race to the bottom of faddy design whipped up by very talented people who … Continue reading

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Made By Many just got one more

After seven months freelancing I’m very excited to announce that I’ve resumed the position in the Creative Director’s chair. I talked last October about wanting to search out the new, the innovative and the exciting. At the time I felt … Continue reading

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Looking back at the Future of Web Design 2009

I’ve had a few days to reflect on my experiences at this years Future of Web Design conference here in London. This is the third or fourth year I’ve attended but unless some things change very drastically I won’t be dishing out … Continue reading

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Dieter Rams’s 10 Commandments of Good Design

Back in the 1980s, to help himself decide whether what he was producing was good design, Dieter Rams drew up what has come to be known as his 10 Commandments. My personal favourite. “Good Design is as little design as … Continue reading

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Link Digest. February 2009

Do it, then fix it is a blog post from ad guru Dave Trott. In it he comments on something I agree with wholeheartedly. Why sit around talking about something when you can just get on an do it? One … Continue reading

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Volunteering can be so inspiring

A site that I was working on just before Christmas with the good folk over at Made by Many has recently gone live. is all about volunteering. They believe in free. They do favours for free – and by … Continue reading

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