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An Interview with Chip Kidd

I’m a big fan of the work of Chip Kidd – probably best known as the book cover designer for titles such as Jurassic Park, much of Brett Easton Ellis’s work, David Sedaris … etc. etc.  Anyway, there’s a good interview with him over on Smashing Magazine. If people liked everything I did just because […]

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Everyone needs one of these signs … sometimes

The great people at Kenspeckle Letterpress have put together a sign that speaks volumes – not just for their thought process, but for how closely aligned they are with what has become known as ‘the general mood’.  Okay, so, as a sole trader who needs to make sales and generally be as nice and helpful as […]

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Angela’s Bella Flora – work in progress

I just wanted to share with you a splash of colour and joy on this dreary (in Fermanagh) Wednesday afternoon … so I’m working on an ecommerce website for a florist in Minnesota (I sketched wireframes and the lovely, talented Marian Lansky fleshed out the design … all photography from Rolf Hagberg) and it’s just […]

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dConstruct 2011

It’s a great looking event – although, for me, it seems to have moved away from the direct relevance of my day to day to a more abstract view on digital product design.  That’s okay – but maybe not for me this year – there are other demands on my conference time this year! BUT […]

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Logo design considerations

A nice article on how clients should prepare for having their logo redesigned … the example used in this article – for ‘Northland OB-GYN’ is a site I’m working on with Sally who wrote this piece. Can’t wait for the Northland site to go live … it looks great, and the logo is a wonderfully […]

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More effective, useless

This came via Signal vs. Noise and is an excellent example of the devil being in the details: … the ‘more effective, useless’ problem reminds me of other such mis-guided domain names as therapistfinder.com, speedofart.com and powergenitalia.com

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Mail Chimp logo design

A nice look at John Hicks’ logo redesign for mailchimp. John is the icon / logo design genius behind such things as the Firefox logo, The Escape Committee logo (my favourite of his, I think), as well as the design work for the new usability testing software suite: Silver Back App. Check out John’s work

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