• 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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  • Learn from Great Design: Basecamp

    by Tom Kenny

    I confess, I haven’t used Basecamp myself but the app isn’t the part I want to show you. I’ve extensively studied their marketing pages and that’s what I am focusing on in this edition of Learn from Great Design. I want to show you techniques you can use to help sell a product or service […]

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  • Don’t Let That Intimidating Blank Screen Get the Best of You

    by Tom Kenny

    You stare at it and it stares straight back at you. You could never beat it at a staring contest, for it’s the ultimate opponent. Well, it doesn’t have eyes, BUT, you keep staring at it hoping you can still win, waiting for some inspiration. It’s almost laughing at you now. This is getting embarrassing. […]

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  • The Top 3 Major Causes of Creative Block and How to Overcome Them

    by Tom Kenny

    Creative block can be a killer. Just look at these horror stories from real designers: “As soon as I attempt any sort of design work, I have this horrible feeling that I’m not up to it. The creative flow just stops.” “I am struggling with gaining confidence as a designer.” “I often get designer’s block […]

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  • Defeating Imposter Syndrome

    by Tom Kenny

    One of the most crippling things about being a web designer is how we compare ourselves to other designers, and we all do it. Comparing ourselves to others can be a huge source of creative block, lowering our confidence and make doing our work harder than it should be. To show you what I mean, […]

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  • Learn from Great Design: Rally Interactive

    by Tom Kenny

    I first came across Rally Interactive’s work when I saw the amazing National Geographic’s National Parks app. It was so beautifully presented, with strong visual design and nice interactions that it made you want to delve deeper into the app. Rally’s new design The app was designed by Rally Interactive, who are an award winning […]

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