See ya later pal(s)

See ya later pal(s)

As my time at DE22 draws to a close like a pair of velvet curtains, I’m reflecting on my time on Friar Gate. It all started as a possible 6-week freelance gig whilst I waited on an Australian visa and DE22 looked for a permanent designer for the...

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Just our type

Just our type

Choosing the right font for a brand or campaign is part of the journey to creating a unique identity or conveying your messages. Typography can trigger powerful ideas and emotions. Here are some great font choices that we are salivating over!...

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Hashtag Happy

Hashtag Happy

Hashtags, not to be confused with hash browns, are a way of categorising messages and topics on Twitter using the hash # symbol. One of the first times the hashtag was used by the public to segment a topic for discussion was during the San Diego...

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Ethical beer drinking

Ethical beer drinking

During a recent conversation with one of my colleagues, we discussed the best advice we’d been given in our lives so far. Amongst my favourites were: “You can never pack too many pairs of underwear” and “Don’t f**k it up” but the one that sticks...

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The importance of simplicity

The importance of simplicity

Since moving back to the shire just over a year ago, it has been at times a challenge to explain the importance of simplicity in design. Whether posters, publications, brands or websites; keeping work clean, refreshing and uncluttered is seen as...

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The Secret Diary of an Account Manager, Aged 31 ¾

The Secret Diary of an Account Manager, Aged 31 ¾

‘So, what do you do?’ ‘I’m an account manager’ ‘Oh, so you work in finance?’ ‘Erm, no, no I don’t!’ - Not an uncommon response when I tell people what I do (I realised after a short hiatus in finance back in 2012 that my skills in that...

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