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  In my previous post about those who suffer with Dyslexia, I briefly covered those things that can render some design work impossible for sufferers to read. I’m going to delve a little deeper into the topic in the hope that I can enlighten you further....

When talking about iconic names, how would you reference certain colours? If you are not part of the “design” world then a Pantone reference is probably irrelevant to you, but I’m pretty sure everyone would understand the reference “Cadbury Purple”. I know I was asked...

What design projects do you have planned in for this year? Because according to Venngage, 2018 is the year we are going to start taking risks, both in life and in graphic design. And why shouldn’t we? In our ever changing and ever shocking world,...

We are only a few weeks in to this new year, but my inbox has already been bombarded by so many emails regarding the “trends for 2018” that we all need to watch out for! Even before the new year started the emails had begun....

Having worked from home for four years, I have jumped between a mixture of laptops and “desks”. When I say “desks”, I mean that I have never actually had an official desk until a month ago. My desk was any suitable work space I could...

Facebook and Twitter are constantly updating and tweaking their settings. In the latest wave of changes to the cover image set-up, Facebook has tweaked how covers are displayed on mobile devices. Here you can learn how to optimise your Facebook and Twitter cover images for desktop...

It is estimated that as many as 1 in 10 people in the UK suffer from Dyslexia or related learning disability. That's a huge amount of people, but have you ever thought about this when creating your latest design project? Dyslexia can cause a reader...

When you think about a Graphic Designer, what pops into your mind? Go on, be honest, I can probably guess what you’re going to say… ripped jeans, Converse shoes, messy hair, peculiar taste in music, particularly “trendy”. Yep, thought as much. Well as accurate as...

In my previous roles I have been located in various different environments; a silent but busy and  resourceful office, a further silent, but tiny studio at a noisy factory, and now I'm based at home, which is hardly ever silent! But which environment has inspired...

Since becoming a parent, almost two years ago (scary how fast they grow!!) I’ve been amazed at the number of times I’ve heard fellow parents say things like … ‘she’s not getting paint everywhere in my house!’ and ‘you let her play with Play-Doh at...

As I wrote about this last January, I thought it best that I follow up on that post at the beginning of a new year. Just before Christmas, Pantone announced their colour of the year and I have to say, I'm not hugely enthused by...

When choosing an image for use with an article or in a design, what assists us in our choices? Is it the current trend for a certain colour of image or is it more dependant on how well an image represents the product or story...

Just when you were getting used to where everything was on your social profiles, the powers that be decide a change is in order with a new Twitter layout. Firstly, Twitter rolled out a whole profile facelift. Gone are the days of your profile image taking...

Every fashion magazine, designer and high street shop has a popular colour for the coming season, and whether you decide to follow their lead is up to you. I like to take my guidance from the time of year and even the particular day we...

Whether it's your home town, your family’s team or simply a team you enjoy watching play, you follow your respected football team through thick and thin, sunshine and rain, ups and downs, but have you ever wondered why their kit is the colour it is?...