For more than a decade I’ve been publishing blog posts about design, art, and other creative topics. It’s helped me to learn about different design approaches, new tools, clever ideas, inspiring work — all useful when collaborating with clients.

David Airey (2006—)

The idea was to share some behind-the-scenes from my projects, and to keep a note of interesting work from other people. Readers started to leave feedback and encouragement in the comment threads, and the blog was linked to from other websites, boosting my search rankings and making it easier for potential clients to find me — invaluable as I carved a little space in the design profession.

A collection of various posts:
Advice for design students

Logo Design Love

The logo-related focus of my second blog led to an email from US publisher Peachpit, asking if I’d write for them. A year later and the first edition of the Logo Design Love book was published — now a second edition available in eleven languages.

One of the more popular pages:
Identity style guides from around the world

Identity Designed

This one’s all about the work of others. Talented designers and studios around the world have kindly contributed their identity case studies, sharing insights into the hows and whys of the work they produce.

A sample case study:
Threefold, by Baxter and Bailey, Brighton, England


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