Moving home guide for designers

Moving house while working at home, a freelancers guide

Moving house is stressful, especially when you run a business from your home. Here’s my guide on how to deal with it. This year marks my 10th year of being a freelance UI & UXer – In that time I’ve moved house three times but this was the first time me and my wife Chrissy have sold and bought at the same time so it needed some extra preparation. All of these things are probably pretty obvious to
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Quitting Adobe Creative Cloud – 6 Months on

Ah Quitting Adobe Creative Cloud, challenge or relief? TL;DR – I don’t miss using Adobe Products. I’ve been a professional designer for over 15 years and for 14 out of those years I’ve been a dedicated Adobe supporter but a while back I decided that quitting Adobe Creative Cloud was the best way forward for me. First, a bit of history. I’ve worked on huge licensing brands such as Star Wa
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Invision for Designers

Why InVision is Important to UI Designers

In the beginning there was darkness, and then there was InVision. InVision is increasingly becoming part of my everyday workflow. I use it all the time. I’m almost addicted to it and this is my love letter to InVision. This is why InVision is important to UI Designers. Before we begin, I’ve recently launched my design business Bossanova. Please view some of my projects over at, thank you. Rig
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Be a better freelance designer

Be a better freelance designer I’ve been a freelance designer since 2008 and I can confirm, freelancing is a tough gig. I’ve worked on projects of all sizes, ranging from Exhibition Design, Branding, Licensed product design, Packaging, Print and of course, UI / UX Design. I thought I would share with you a few lessons I’ve learned to be a better freelance designer and how they will aid you in the ye
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Do NDA’s for Designers Stifle Creativity?

An NDA creative world (This article is aimed to open up discussion, not suggesting NDA’s should be scrapped) As someone who works for a lot of start-ups, entrepreneurs and small business I’ve noticed an increase in clients asking me to sign Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs). It’s become almost par for the course that if I’m working on an interesting project I will have to agree to keep the work I’m doing a secre
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Adobe Kuler UI Colour Resource

Amazing Colour Resources for Designers

Amazing Colour Resources for Designers As a designer I should be better at using colour, I think we’re all guilty of “sticking to what we know” at some point in our careers. Luckily for me the internet is a haven of inspiration and truly amazing resources to aid your every day design work. This blog highlights some of the websites, apps and services which I use on a daily basis, If I miss any, pleas
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