Posted 09 Aug 2011 - No Comments - leave yours now!
A while back I wrote an article for Design Informer. It’s now been published, please visit Design Informer and give it a read.
It’s titled “Ignorance is Bliss for a Creative Mind.” It’s all about not being afraid to say those three magic words: ‘I don’t know!’ Then making sure you follow through by finding out.
Jad Limcaco has done a great job of styling the article, plus there is a small bonus comic strip to help illustrate the points made.- leave a comment!
Posted 14 Jul 2010 - No Comments - leave yours now!
One of my ‘blog-ject‘ articles has been republished on the excellent Creative Network: TAXI. They asked me last week if they could use my post on forming a design brief. You can re-read the article here, if you wish!
While you’re there it’s well worth having a good nose around the TAXI site because it contains plenty of helpful resources for creative professionals.- leave a comment!
Posted 24 Jun 2010 - No Comments - leave yours now!
I’ve had an article published on Inspired Mag. The article is called “The disadvantages of having too many ideas.”
I hope you’ll take a look and give it a read, while you’re there please take the time to give Inspired Mag a good look, as there are many fantastic articles there that I’m sure you’ll find helpful.- leave a comment!
Posted 26 May 2010 - No Comments - leave yours now!
I hope you’ll take a look and give it a read, while you’re there please check out the fantastic design resource that is the Smashing website.- leave a comment!
Posted 22 Feb 2010 - No Comments - leave yours now!
I’m pretty excited because I’ve had my first article published on another blog! Callum Chapman over at Circlebox, very kindly accepted my article entitled: “Living with a Freelance Designer”.
Please take a look, and while you’re there check out the great things Callum is doing with his blog.
Posted 07 Dec 2009 - One gratefully received comment
Recently I got thinking about the pros and cons of ‘Trade’ work, probably because I have done a lot of it – both personally working with other designers and within various companies I have worked for.
So what am I talking about when I say ‘Trade’ work?
I am not talking about working for brick layers, carpenters or electricians, I am referring to work within ‘our’ trade – design, illustration, photography, web development and print. This is work commissioned by another design/print/web company (or individual) who will then invoice their client in the same way they would have had they completed the work themselves ‘inhouse’.
I guess the other kind of work we do could be called ‘Direct’ work. You have your own clients which you usually meet through marketing or word of mouth. You will speak to them on the phone, travel to meetings with them, take briefs, provide quotations for print, advise on hosting and either produce all the work yourself or put elements of the job out to others.
Posted 06 Aug 2009 - 3 Gratefully received comments
Welcome to the first guest article on the Ken Reynolds Design Blog, this came about from a conversation between Ken and myself (Andy Kleeman) – which we thought could turn into an interesting guest post… hopefully you’ll agree!
I’ve been aware of (and a user of) twitter for some time now and have a pretty empty looking home page on my twitter account. As much as I’ve tried, I’ve never really got into twitter and at times have struggled to see the point… especially when text updates stopped in the UK.
For those of you who were never aware of the SMS updates… until around a year ago twitter would text you the updates of those you follow free of charge! Obviously you had to be a bit pickier on those you received updates from in order to stop your phone becoming like a vibrator with no off switch.
In fact twitter has always been very focused around mobile updates – which I guess is in part, where the 140 character limit comes from.
It’s that focus on mobile phones that became a big problem solver for me last week!