4 Practices of Sustainable Graphic Design

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in Blog, Design, Sustainable Business

I receive emails regularly from design students and clients asking me about what it means to be a ‘sustainable graphic designer’. A lot of people ask me about the kinds of practices I’ve put in place that allow me to claim this title. So I thought I’d put together a post to help explain how […]

Presentation design: why good design matters

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Blog, Design, Marketing

How to take your presentation design to the next level with good design. In recent years, I’ve had an increasing number of requests to do corporate presentation design and design pitch decks for startups and organisations seeking seed funding. The work requests come in various forms, including: Updating existing PowerPoint decks (basically, make them look […]

The best lightweight laptop stand ever

Posted by on Feb 16, 2016 in Blog, Design, Sustainable Business

There are plenty of laptop/notebook stands on the market, so it can be difficult to determine which one to buy. I wanted to share my recommendation with you in order to (hopefully) make your decision easier. THE BRIEF I was recently in need of a laptop stand that I could take with me on my travels. In […]

The Creative Process

The Creative Process

Posted by on Apr 12, 2014 in Design

Different designers may have a slightly different approach to the creative process, because what works for them may not work as well for someone else. I have put together a numbered list to outline the general process I like to employ for new design projects. This provides transparency and comfort for new clients as they […]

The Experience Of Design

The Experience Of Design

Posted by on Oct 30, 2013 in Design, Design Anthropology

The other day I was sitting in a shuttle bus in Bali, gazing out the window as we stopped at a set of traffic lights. I noticed a series of bronze statues on the median strip, each of which resembled some kind of Hindu god posing in various positions and pulling faces for passersby. The […]

Interview with Illustrator Genna Campton

Interview with Illustrator Genna Campton

Posted by on May 29, 2013 in Design

1. What made you decide to try at illustration for a living? When I left high school I knew that I wanted to make a living in art or design. I didn’t know exactly which area to go into, in fact I didn’t even know about ‘illustration’ as a profession. I completed a design fundamentals […]

Life is amazing in soloville

Life is amazing in soloville

Posted by on Feb 28, 2013 in Design, Sustainable Business

At the time of writing this I’m sitting on a plane, two empty seats next to me, a magnificent blanket of white outside my window. I’m sipping on a tasteless complimentary instant Nescafe, but I can hardly complain about that. I’m on my way to the Sunshine Coast to spend Australia Day weekend lazing on […]

How Design Contributes to the Meaning of Life

How Design Contributes to the Meaning of Life

Posted by on Feb 6, 2013 in Design

Orignially Posted 5/2/2013 on the Tridant blog. In reading the book Do Good Design a few years ago I was struck by David B. Berman’s perception of the role of design in our world. He discusses the design of a ballot paper used for voting in Palm Beach County, USA for the November 2000 US presidential […]

10 Steps to the Perfect Logo Design

10 Steps to the Perfect Logo Design

Posted by on Jun 26, 2012 in Design

1. Develop a design brief Provide your client with a questionnaire to fill out – detailing their design requirements so you can develop a design brief. you can use anything from an online form to an email to a face-to-face brief sheet. Once the brief is written out, talk to your client NOW if anything […]

Achieving Sustainability with Design Thinking

Achieving Sustainability with Design Thinking

Posted by on Jun 8, 2012 in Design, Sustainable Business, Sustainable Living

Here are 3 of the boldest and most interesting TED talks on achieving sustainability with design thinking. This is the type of visionary thinking that creates change in the world. Each speaker reminds us of the role we play as humans, and how we can make moral decisions for the future of humanity and the […]