September 7, 2022

Product Card Components Template — Figma Freebie

What's the anatomy of a typical e-commerce product card? An image, title, price... is that about it? This Product Card Components Template contains a collection of components that you need to consider depending on your store's complexity, such as:

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September 6, 2022

Website Design Style Guide 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 Website Design Style Guide Starter for Sketch or Figma that I put together a few years back and updated July 2022. This freebie will help you to quickly organise your next project's typography, colours, shared styles, and other UI elements into a flexible, easy to use system powered by Sketch or Figma.

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January 1, 2018

Inspiration Through Travel – Photo Report 2017

There's something about moving through unfamiliar spaces, and navigating cultural differences that resets your capacity to experience life anew. That's what I want to illustrate in this blog post.

And it's been quite a year! It started with us leaving St Petersburg and going back to Rio de Janeiro via Ukraine. We spent our last few months in Brazil visiting Niterói, Ilha Grande, Iguaçu Falls. By way of various points of call in the UK, Lebanon, and Ukraine, we finally settled down in London for a new start in 2018.

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January 20, 2017

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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December 5, 2016

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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September 30, 2015

An Almost A-Z of Brand and Web Design for Clients

For clients unfamiliar with the world of branding and web, the terms we use in the industry can be confusing or intimidating. Here's a plain English guide to some of the most commonly used design vocabulary.

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January 13, 2015

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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October 21, 2014

Inspiration Through Travel – 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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October 17, 2014

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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September 1, 2014

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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July 1, 2014

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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January 15, 2014

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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January 3, 2014

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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October 23, 2013

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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October 16, 2013

Book Shelf 2013

This is a 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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September 27, 2013

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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August 9, 2013

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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