• Keep Your Creative Mind Active Without Doing Any Extra Work

    by Tom Kenny

    Life as a web designer is tough as our design brains can wonder off into the real world where we analyse the many objects we interact with. Design is everywhere. That chair you’re sitting on, the sink in your kitchen, the shelves in your wardrobe, street lights, fences in the local park, vending machines, etc. […]

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  • How to Reduce Creative Block and Earn More as a Freelancer

    by Tom Kenny

    You can earn more and reduce creative block as a freelancer with the following advice. Most freelancers are generalists, meaning they work on various different types of websites. One week it could be a restaurant site, the next week a travel site followed by an e-commerce store. This is the traditional way of doing freelance […]

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  • Learn From Great Design: The Algonquin Hotel

    by Tom Kenny

    The Algonquin is a luxury hotel in New York near Times Square, designed by Goldwin Starrett and his brothers who later went on to build other famous landmarks including The Empire State Building. Having opened in 1902 and hosting some of the top creative people of the 1920s on a weekly basis, it is rich […]

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  • The Unfortunate Thought Process of a Web Design Project

    by Tom Kenny

    A designer’s mind can go up and down like a yoyo but the good news is that you can systematically reduce the low points you encounter to help increase your design confidence. A typical web design project can look like this: A typical thought process during a web design project The dotted line indicates the […]

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  • Keep Your Creativity Flowing with a Creative Hobby

    by Tom Kenny

    “I’m not a creative person” is a phrase you’ve probably heard people say before but what they really mean is they don’t practise being creative. No-one is born “creative”. We all have to work at it. You’re a designer not because design comes naturally but because you sit down everyday and design. The main difference […]

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