• When is the Best Time of the Day to Design?

    • Tom Kenny

    I hate getting up early. It doesn’t come naturally to me at all and I would much rather work late at night until 2am because I’m a night owl. However, all the advice I’ve heard and read is that creativity flows more freely in the morning so instead of thinking “that’s nice but I hate […]

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  • Keep Your Creative Mind Active Without Doing Any Extra Work

    • Tom Kenny

    Life as a web designer is tough as our design brains can wonder off into the real world where we analyse the many objects we interact with. Design is everywhere. That chair you’re sitting on, the sink in your kitchen, the shelves in your wardrobe, street lights, fences in the local park, vending machines, etc. […]

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  • How to Reduce Creative Block and Earn More as a Freelancer

    • Tom Kenny

    You can earn more and reduce creative block as a freelancer with the following advice. Most freelancers are generalists, meaning they work on various different types of websites. One week it could be a restaurant site, the next week a travel site followed by an e-commerce store. This is the traditional way of doing freelance […]

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  • The Unfortunate Thought Process of a Web Design Project

    • Tom Kenny

    A designer’s mind can go up and down like a yoyo but the good news is that you can systematically reduce the low points you encounter to help increase your design confidence. A typical web design project can look like this: A typical thought process during a web design project The dotted line indicates the […]

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  • Keep Your Creativity Flowing with a Creative Hobby

    • 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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