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You can build the best product in the world, but if nobody knows it exists can it really be the best? Getting discovered can be as important as creating a great product nowadays. This has lead to many startups creating products the other way round: instead of ‘build it, and they will come’, it’s become: ‘go to where they are,… Read More →

I was born in the age where people still wrote on paper for their school homework and back then I was obsessed with handwriting. Honestly, it was kind of a problem and I might have looked fairly psycho to anyone who flicked through a notebook of mine as I’d test a new one out every two weeks. Computers stole this… Read More →

Here we are, entry three of the ‘Dear Developers’ series and so far I’ve explained why I’m learning to code, asked my stupid questions and have done the first basic few lines of code which are building the first page of my website. I’ve been excited this week – not just because my website is currently looking as bland as… Read More →

Turning your app idea into a real product isn’t as far from reality as you might think. It can so often just come down to getting started— and to do so, “all you need is paper, pens, scissors and your imagination” (Shawn Medero, Alistapart). “All you need is paper, pens, scissors, and your imagination.” For example, when Jack Dorsey had… Read More →

It’s been two weeks since I announced to the world I’d be learning to code from scratch and documenting it all here on the internet…for everyone to see. And if that isn’t a motivator, I don’t know what is. The past couple of weeks have flown by, as they always do. You’ll be proud to know I stuck to my… Read More →

It’s the dawn of the new year and I can only imagine how many posts there are which are centered around the theme of learning to code. There are a few people who might think that New Year’s Resolutions are a total farce, I am not one of these people. In fact mine seem to be going pretty well this… Read More →

There has been a monumental shift in the design atmosphere, where more and more designers are moving into freelance work. In the UK alone, freelancing has grown 14% in the past decade and 34% of the U.S workforce are now working as freelancers. It’s not hard to understand why, there are a bunch of appealing aspects to working freelance. From… Read More →

Deliveroo has been the talk of the town in design for the last couple of months. Their new visual identity sparked conversation and drove attention to the fast moving startup – which launched in 2013 and now has over 20,000 riders and operates in 12 different markets. Last month lead Deliveroo designers, Courtney McNeil and Simon Rohrbach, spoke to the… Read More →

Communication enables process and progress. The reason the human race have developed to our current state is because we can communicate with one another. Over time, the way we do this has changed drastically. From hieroglyphics on cave walls to phone calls to messages. The latter has stuck over time but has appeared in different forms as technology has advanced…. Read More →

So, you’ve found the right designer for the job. It wasn’t easy but you got there through some rigorous role analysis with the team, excellent job marketing techniques and creating a fool-proof interview process, which drew out all the information you needed. Trusting that your designer has accepted the role – it’s now time to assess what happens after you… Read More →

It’s hard to stay inspired. We’ve all experienced the headaches and weariness of losing momentum whilst designing. It’s common knowledge that everyone has different ways of driving a new spurt of creativity – whether it’s going for a run or simply staying in tune with their surroundings. However, most people find inspiration within a content rich space where they can… Read More →

Hiring the right people can be a challenge. We spend around 70 per cent of our time with our colleagues, so it’s pretty imperative that they can not only deliver results but also that we can work well with them. The comfort of knowing they’re not a raging maniac that could diminish your business clientele, connections and general office morale… Read More →