Only gone and made myself a website.

February 16, 2011

Finally got round to learning dreamweaver and to celebrate I designed my own website which is on the web now, go check it out at, still working on it, few bits a still a bit buggy.


the yids are coming

May 6, 2010

this is how happy I am today, rocked my vote earlier as well

small amendment

April 19, 2010

as a small amendment to that last post, i’m not having a go at all promoters. The majority of them are very sound people who have a lot of respect for the work designers like me do, and appreciate what this business is like as many of them are in the same boat.

but some don’t.

small debate – designing for free

April 19, 2010

Saw on facebook earlier someone saying “am designing logos who wants one….for free?


I don’t know if it’s just me getting older and grumpier, I like to think wiser, though probably more like grumpier seeing as I felt I should write about it on here. but this annoyed me, I mentioned to him that he’s selling himself short as well as cheapening the design industry, I said  it as advice from designer to designer, but it seemed to spark off small debate, lots of people jumped at chance for a free logo, which is where the problem lies.

I understand starting off in this business is hard as i’ve been there myself, and to be honest probably still am there (though wiser and grumpier). The first flyer job I did in the first year of university I got paid a £5 bag of weed, but when he came back a few weeks later with another job I charged him £30, and he accepted this and I carried on working for him for the next two years and basically established myself as a professional designer. this was cause I realised it was a business, and haven’t done a piece of free work since then.

The fact of the matter is you’re providing a service for someone, a service you should get paid for. If people in the same position as you aren’t charging anything, of course the clients will go for them. I don’t mind other people getting jobs but I do when they’re doing it for free, because soon it’s what these promoters will expect, to find some fresh faced designer whos happy to work for free thinking that these promoters are doing them a favor by giving them work.

I had someone the other day asked me to do some work for them, followed by ‘1st jobs free yeh?’ completely seriously, no hint of irony or sarcasm, cause that’s what people fuckin expect nowadays. now like I said before wiser and grumpier, a lot of people try and fuck you over in this business, and will continue to do so if people happily bend over for them.

right, thas my rant over, felt good. on the lighter side of life got an interview and a print/design shop on thursday. think it’s for front of house rather than design, but it’d be nice to work somewhere relevant to what i do. the reason i’m getting a job is cause it’s too stressful full-time freelance design, for some of the reasons mentioned, but won’t get bogged down in that again.

feed me some rss

March 6, 2010

finally figured out what RSS feeds do,  I say figured out, I was told, but don’t think the one on this site was sorted and someone ask me bout it. had a fiddle think it’s sorted now should be in the address line bit on the browser. still need to figure out how to get the little rss icon on the side.


December 18, 2009

lots of snow down in brighton too, here’s some pics from last night.

aggressive expansion

December 10, 2009

Join the bungo design facebook group >here<