Bad Habits

Bad Habits

I am on a 'no sugar on weekdays' health kick. Anyone that knows me will appreciate that for me, eschewing sugar is on a par with giving up crack.

The Wall - Home Office Inspiration

The Wall - Home Office Inspiration

When I started working from home the crisp blank wall above my desk remained blank for about 3 minutes before I started manically sticking stuff onto it.

Nesting - Setting Up a Home Office

Nesting - Setting Up a Home Office

After years of working of a laptop in the lounge, we finally move out of our one-bed flat into a house, and set up a home office in the spare room

The Dawn of 'The Dawn'

The Dawn of 'The Dawn'

The process of designing a series of 5 book covers for a set of dystopian novels, starting from the first concept through to the final book cover design.

Decent Proposal: Wedding Invitation Design

Decent Proposal: Wedding Invitation Design

It might be a surprise to know that I like designing wedding invites. But not the 'stick on a dove and a ribbon and we're done' kind. The personalised kind

Need for Speed - do designers need to be quick?

Need for Speed - do designers need to be quick?

Does spending a long time on a piece or art, design or architecture elevate the quality of the result, because we assume that more effort has gone into it?

New People

New People

The thought of going to some bare-walled meeting room with a stick-on name tag, for the purposes of making new business connections, is rather horrifying.

Metamorphosis: Book Cover Design

Metamorphosis: Book Cover Design

Designing a book cover is like metamorphosis. From the literal to the pictorial. Taking words and converting them into images.

Nudes Flash - adventures in life drawing

Nudes Flash - adventures in life drawing

Nothing hones your concentration, coordination and drawing skills more than studying the human form for hours and trying to represent it on paper

The Professionals

The Professionals

Acting like a professional, career-focused individual can be tough. It can be even more tough when you make a living from doing creative things

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