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Sketch Template Starter — Another Freebie

In a previous blog post I outlined the seven steps of my typical web design process. To further speed up that process I work from a Sketch Template Starter I put together. This freebie will help you to quickly organise your next project’s typography, colours, and other UI elements (responsive layouts, buttons, forms, etc) into a flexible, easy to use design system powered by Sketch’s symbols functionality, text and shared styles.
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Travel Photography 2015—2016

Over the last two years we were extremely lucky to have had a chance to travel a bit. We’ve been to Israel, around the UK, and Ukraine to name a few places. We also lived in St Petersburg for 3 months and have now been living in Rio de Janeiro for a couple of years. These are a few shots we’ve taken along the way.

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The Visual Web Design Process: Seven Steps

My typical website design process consists of three key stages: 1) Consultancy. 2) Design. 3) Development. This particular post is a very practical one. It describes the second stage – a seven step visual design process. By this point in the process, the consultancy package has been signed off. This should ideally include agreed project and creative briefs, wireframes, prototypes, technical specifications, budgets, and timeframes. So where do you start with step two, and how do you get into the right frame of mind?

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Is it Time To Rebrand?

It’s been time for me for a long time now… But there’s never a convenient time to rebrand. So, when is the time to rebrand, and how do you go about doing it?

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Getting inspired through travelling


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Inspiration Through Travel

Nothing gets my neurons firing and creating new connections quite like exposing my senses to new experiences, smells, tastes, languages, and cultures through travel. Below are a few Instagram shots from one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been lucky enough to visit and live in – Rio de Janeiro.

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Designer’s Book Shelf 2015

To stay relevant and fresh in a fast-moving environment, it’s vital to continue being inspired, to learn, and to improve… and good books are one of the important elements in that process. Below is a list of recent acquisitions which are perfect for just that.

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Behance Portfolio Builder


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Freebie: Behance Portfolio Presentation Builder

Ever wondered how designers make their Behance portfolio items pop by seamlessly combining background and foreground images making presentations wider and more appealing? View some examples below:

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Spain-Portugal Travel


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Iberian Adventure

This year we spent a few weeks travelling a little around Spain and Portugal by train. These are a few photographs we took along the way.

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Sketch and InVision UI Design Workflow


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Sketch + InVision UI Design Workflow

A while ago I discovered a dedicated UI design tool you’ve most definitely heard about called Sketch. It has two key advantages over Photoshop that made me switch in the blink of an eye.

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User Interface Design Process

Starting on a new User Interface design project can be daunting. You just received a hundred pages worth of specifications which may include: project, creative design and build briefs; draft wireframes and app flows ideas; deliver abilities requirements; examples of existing products; and brand guidelines that you have to navigate around.

So where do you start?

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Freebie Colour Wheel


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Freebie: Vector Colour Wheel

Every brand guidelines document or user interface style guide requires a section detailing complementary colours. I often create a unique layout to present those colours. But recently, working on a big UI project which required a lot of colours, I found that it was much easier to present them on a customisable colour wheel as it allowed for flexibility and growth.

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Consortium for Street Children Website Visual Design


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Design That Never Was №2

It’s been awhile (almost four months to be precise) since the first one of these articles under the “Design That Never Was” heading. Although the design itself was finished shortly after it. I do apologise. So without further ado, please welcome…

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12 Most Inspirational Websites 2013


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12 Most Inspirational Websites of 2013

I’ve been fortunate to work as a creative web designer for many years now. And it is a very rewarding and exciting time to be one. Designers tend to love their trade as it keeps their brains engaged and it’s very rewarding. It also, however, brings a lot challenges.

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Travel Photography 2013

This year we were extremely lucky to have traveled a bit. These are just a few of the pictures taken during those adventures.

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Book Shelf


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Book Shelf 2013

This will be a yearly post, listing all the books I am planning to read through the year. Hopefully it’ll give me some accountability and encouragement to actually do some of that reading.

The books I planned on covering in 2013 included the following:

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Design That Never Was №1

The Design That Never Was will be an ongoing series of blog articles dedicated to the part of the work that was completed for a project, but for various reasons never saw the light of day (until now, that is). Whether another option was chosen by a client, someone changed their mind, or decided to go in a different direction, here will be a place where tribute can be paid to the designs which were prematurely put to rest.

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Hello World! My First Ever Post!

Well hello there! Thanks for visiting! I wrote this blog post to serve me instead of lorem ipsum dummy text for my first ever article! But it also might answer a few of your questions: Who am I? And what it this all about?

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