My client wanted to create a Chilli Oil that was at the more gourmet end of the spectrum. Read: higher price tag. It would be the kind of product that would appear in Asian grocery stores and then move into gourmet food stores. The kind that inner city cool-cats shop at....

Design is a collaborative process. Any person involved with the process can have an impact on the final outcome. That is: the client, the engineer, the CEO and the end user. But not all design is good design...

This story on the importance of details in logo design and typography is pure joy. Follow legendary type designer Doyald Young take you through the nuance of typography and lettering using examples of his own work. I have three comments to make on this...

The End of Financial Year has been and gone and it gives us an opportunity to set some goals in much the same way as New Years Day. (Such as sending my very sporadic newsletters). But as an alternative, maybe July 1 should be a day for specifically setting career and personal development goals and coincidently, last week I picked up a book on the moon landing. The book is all about the mindset of the people behind the moon landing. It’s a psychology book with a few strategies you can apply yourself. So today I’m sharing a small portion of chapter one,...

These fantastic safron rice raviolis were made by Linda Miller Nicholson otherwise known as Salty Seattle This colourful pasta is a joyous way to bring design to food. Linda works with all natural ingredients for her dyes and adds it to her pasta dough. I can't say much more about it from a design point of view other than how inspirational that someone thought to do this and then turned it into an art form and business! If you think you'll try this at home you can get her cookbook. Linda's secret is: The shorter the amount of time the pasta is in the water, the better...

Having only got back from a west coast tour of America I thought I just had to share some of the design highlights. First things first, I started my trip with a good book. I wanted something that could give me a bit of perspective on local social issues while I was driving from San Francisco to Seattle. I ended up with Naomi Klein's great book No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need. If you're a designer, you may recognise Klein form her amazing book No Logo and if you haven't read that then you need to...

This is something I try to do every day – Take a pen and paper, wacom and tablet or anything and just play for 20 minutes. You have to have side projects that take you away from the paid work otherwise you'll probably go insane. Mine is undenk.com. I really should post there more often! I post most of my stuff on instagram because its so easy. They really need to make a better mailto function for wordpress...