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 […]

Reduce your Travel Footprint

Reduce your Travel Footprint

Posted by on Feb 5, 2014 in Sustainable Business, Sustainable Living

Over the past 6 months since being away from Australia I’ve taken countless busses, trains, cars, boats and aeroplanes to get from A to B. I have always tried to keep my travel footprint light, taking measures not to disturb nature, always properly disposing of rubbish, never taking more than I need with me, and […]

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 […]

The Psychology of Marketing

The Psychology of Marketing

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013 in Marketing

Guest post by Joe McCord of Matter Solutions What gains your attention? Things that are larger? Things that are brighter? Things that are sharper? To an extent these are all true but it is only when you are already focused that this becomes the case. The psychology of what gains your attention is something that […]

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 […]

6 Ways to Integrate Sustainability and Make Money

6 Ways to Integrate Sustainability and Make Money

Posted by on Aug 2, 2012 in Sustainable Business

Believe it or not, many large companies and corporations are considering sustainability a lot more than you may think. While many are still a long way off developing a fully integrated sustainable business model, most are at least taking steps towards this in a way that ensures their continual financial growth, because they are aware […]

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 […]