• How to Cure Design Perfectionism with The 80/20 Rule

    • Tom Kenny

    Perfectionism can be devastating. It can make you feel depressed, frustrated, anxious, and even angry, especially if you constantly criticise yourself for not doing a good enough job after spending a lot of time and effort on a design. It’s an unhealthy mindset. It isn’t healthy for you and it isn’t healthy for your design […]

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  • Why Quality Over Quantity Isn’t Entirely True for Web Design

    • Tom Kenny

    How do the best designers do it? They seem to consistently produce great work without ever struggling with creative block. The truth is they do come across creative block but they have ways to get past it easier than others. There is one technique they use that you may not be aware of when you […]

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  • Unlock Your Childlike Ability to Design With Confidence

    • Tom Kenny

    “It looks like a Fisher-Price toy” said the company owner, looking at a design I had just created. It hurt (but it’s ok because I would later learn he was the most disrespectful boss I’ve ever had). I wasn’t deliberately thinking like a child but it turns out it’s a beneficial way to think in […]

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  • 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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