I publish blog posts about design, art, and other creative topics. It’s one way to help me learn about different design approaches, new tools, clever ideas, inspiring work — useful when collaborating with clients.
My first blog was launched in 2006 as a way to talk about my work and to keep a note of interesting projects. Then people started leaving comments and offering design feedback, motivating me as I worked in my studio of one. Other sites started linking to the posts, boosting my search rankings and making it easier for potential clients to find me — invaluable as I carved out a tiny corner of the web and earned a living in the design profession.
A collation of (hopefully) helpful posts:
Advice for design students
In January 2008 I started a second blog. The logo-related posts led to an email the same year 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 in eleven languages. Funny how these things happen.
One of the more popular pages:
Identity style guides from around the world
This one’s all about the work of others. Since 2010, 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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