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“I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving – we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it – but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

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North East Creative Network (NECN)

As a designer who has worked on a freelance basis frequently over the last few years I understand all too well the frustrations of securing regular work. This is exacerbated personally due to my hearing disability - I can't use the phone (I wear hearing aids and lip-read) and have difficulty communicating in loud/busy environments (so networking events ...

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INFJ: Our Inner Turmoil…

By Saturday, May 7, 2016 No tags Permalink 2

"Conscience causes our contradictions" Ni (we see all the problems) + Fe (we relate to all the people) + conscience (we want to do right by ourselves AND everyone else) = root cause of our constant internal conflict and contradictory nature? I had that random thought pop into my head a week or so ago and got ...

Coming soon. The Ejaculations of Mister Pink…

Well not soon, more a work in progress (I'll explain a little later on). But first a little backstory... A few years ago a very good friend of mine, Adam Nucci, who has a design/illustration background (and a penchant for knocking up random memes, cartoons and designs), sent me the below image, based upon his knowledge and ...

Development of the Tees Valley Combined Authority Brand…

By Saturday, April 16, 2016 No tags Permalink 0

Originally employed in December 2015 as the sole graphic designer for Tees Valley Unlimited (the Local Enterprise Partnership for Tees Valley), one of the first projects I worked on was the identity/brand for the Tees Valley Combined Authority - a newly established Government organisation which I now work for (Tees Valley Unlimited and Tees Valley Combined Authority actually share the ...

The Creative Process Infographic (Logo/Identity)

By Monday, April 4, 2016 No tags Permalink 1

Ever wondered what an INFJ graphic designer's process is for creating a simple identity? Well, earlier today, the thought crossed my mind, and then decided to stick around. Even though I've been through the process many times, it has developed and evolved into a kind of autopilot. So for once, I decided to sit down and attempt to break down ...