I publish blog posts about design, art, and other things loosely related to creativity. It’s one way to help me learn about different design approaches, new tools, clever ideas — that type of thing. All useful when working with clients.
According to Google Analytics, my blog pages are viewed millions of times every year. Without those visits, many of which from people I now consider “friends I’ve yet to meet in person,” I wouldn’t be where I am today.
My first blog was launched in 2006 as a way to talk about my work and to keep a note of interesting things. 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.
Advice for design students
Logo Design Love
In January 2008 I started a second blog. The logo-related posts led to an email the same year from US-based 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 ten languages. Funny how these things happen.
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.