Blog

A designer who likes to write.

For a selection of ramblings on an almost daily basis where I dump ideas, observations, quotes, travel notes, and consumed culture, enjoy reading the posts below.

Friends who left us

16 April 2021

No added sugar

13 April 2021

Sharing my work

12 April 2021

Design Quotes

11 April 2021

Am I a polymath?

7 April 2021

Two Meals a Day

5 April 2021

Lego SmartBricks

1 April 2021

Carbon results for my site

31 March 2021

Show up and practice

30 March 2021

The ultimate Experience Design Community Reference List

29 March 2021

365 Days Locked Down

27 March 2021

My Creative Type

25 March 2021

Your Digital Strategy Sucks

24 March 2021

Nutrition by Design

22 March 2021

ADPList Mentor

18 March 2021

Marketing work for design

17 March 2021

Your heart can tell

16 March 2021

I want to podcast

15 March 2021

Biodegradable Face Masks

14 March 2021

McDonald’s global packaging system

13 March 2021

Rams pallettes

12 March 2021

Daft Punk Break Up

11 March 2021

Virtual First

11 March 2021

UX is a practice

10 March 2021

Hardly working

9 March 2021

LEGO Women’s Day Campaign

6 March 2021

Now Page

5 March 2021

Content Systems

4 March 2021

Editing your work

3 March 2021

Data-Informed

1 March 2021

System Font Stack

27 February 2021

Buy me a coffee

26 February 2021

2021 Site Update

24 February 2021

clubpad

22 February 2021

LEGO White Noise

21 February 2021

Editor X

15 February 2021

My Daily Rituals

13 February 2021

Side Projects

2 February 2021

Pablito Planeta

25 January 2021

Dealing with haters

22 January 2021

My Job Title

21 January 2021

Gentleman

19 January 2021

My blog in 2021

6 January 2021

How to talk to white kids about racism

4 January 2021

2020 in 366 seconds

31 December 2020

Adaptability

16 December 2020

Flash Player End-Of-Life

27 November 2020

Type Terminology

12 November 2020

Globe + Pantone Skateboards

15 October 2020

Women Who Design

31 August 2020

LEGO Braille Bricks

25 August 2020

Design Coach

25 August 2020

Coach vs Advisor

23 August 2020

Remove << & >> in WordPress

14 August 2020

Featureless

14 August 2020

Career Path

11 August 2020

What we design

11 August 2020

Ask Ahmed Anything

6 August 2020

Mars Rover Logo

4 August 2020

Killing the hamburger menu

29 July 2020

120 Days Lockdown

23 July 2020

SUMMER COVID

18 July 2020

Johnnie Walker Paper Bottle

15 July 2020

Black Illustrations

14 July 2020

Criticizing others

8 July 2020

Proud Black Business

4 July 2020

Second Half

1 July 2020

Rubber Ball

20 June 2020

The Sopranos Dictionary

18 June 2020

Heinz rebrand

15 June 2020

In-Person Meetings are strange

15 June 2020

Modern meets retro

13 June 2020

Blacks Who Design

7 June 2020

Designer’s Code of Ethics

6 June 2020

Doomscrolling

3 June 2020

2020 Redesign

29 May 2020

People Over Profit

26 May 2020

A Decade of Responsive Web Design

25 May 2020

Make America Safe Again

16 May 2020

The rebellious loner

15 May 2020

Remote should be the norm

14 May 2020

Random thoughts during the pandemic

13 May 2020

Live Lightly

5 April 2020

This is everything

31 March 2020

Simply fall in love with life

28 March 2020

An imagined letter from Corona to Humans

27 March 2020

Just Pause

27 March 2020

Back on Twitter

21 March 2020

COVID-19

20 March 2020

Recording your life

17 March 2020

RIP Boosted Boards

6 March 2020

Moldy Whopper

22 February 2020

LEGO Masters

21 February 2020

Coca-Cola Feel It

21 February 2020

Durex Rebrand

20 February 2020

Durex Font

19 February 2020

Do what you love

14 February 2020

Selling Out

13 February 2020

Content Designer

11 February 2020

Versioning & Visioning

10 February 2020

Portfolio Critique

9 February 2020

Ideas

8 February 2020

Power Outage

7 February 2020

Digital Minimalism

5 February 2020

Dan Mace Remixes

4 February 2020

Design Leadership

4 February 2020

Freelancing

3 February 2020

Be a kind Designer

2 February 2020

What is an ECD?

1 February 2020

Struggle

1 February 2020

Free Year in NYC

31 January 2020

DoubleTake

30 January 2020

Do you need talent?

29 January 2020

Pantone’s Color of the Year

28 January 2020

Remote work

27 January 2020

Working Remotely

26 January 2020

IGTV is failing

25 January 2020

Unknown wisdom

24 January 2020

Fear of flying

23 January 2020

Design Books

22 January 2020

Be my friend

21 January 2020

TGIM

20 January 2020

I need your questions

19 January 2020

UFC 246 Preview

18 January 2020

Internet is broken

18 January 2020

Brian Feeney Quotes

17 January 2020

2020 Design Trends

16 January 2020

An Ordinary Life

15 January 2020

Forgot to blog … again

14 January 2020

The Sneaker Shack

10 January 2020

Mild Autism

9 January 2020

How to design with content

8 January 2020

Oops … I forgot to blog

7 January 2020

Binge Watching Casey Neistat

4 January 2020

Weekly or Daily vlogs?

3 January 2020

366 1 second videos

2 January 2020

My 2020 Goals

1 January 2020

Help plant 20 million trees

26 October 2019

You’ve got to show up

24 September 2019

The world needs a tech diet

6 July 2019

2019 MacBook Pro wishlist

3 July 2019

Google’s Creative Canvas

28 June 2019

2019 Product Design Hiring Report

27 June 2019

RecordScreen.io

20 June 2019

Swiss Miss

20 June 2019

Three Things Matter

19 June 2019

Sustainable Web Manifesto

18 June 2019

50 things I’m grateful for in 2018

31 December 2018

Bali

18 December 2018

London Day Trip

18 May 2018

New York 2018

17 May 2018

London 2018

6 May 2018

I’ve started vlogging

22 February 2018

What is a design system?

13 January 2018

GoPro, Pros & Cons

12 January 2018

Do more in 2018

9 January 2018

2017 Site Maintenance

24 December 2017

Live the Adventure

23 December 2017

Let the Connection Be What It Is

23 October 2017

New York 2017

28 August 2017

Freelance TV

28 April 2017

Lego minifigure display

20 April 2017

System design: Block builders

31 January 2017

Designers: learn to code

20 January 2017

KLM iFly 50

12 January 2017

Intentions for 2017

3 January 2017

50 Things 2016

31 December 2016

Launch It

29 December 2016

5 Admin things to do for 2017

22 December 2016

Transparency

28 October 2016

Creative Mornings

24 October 2016

41 Charity Water Campaign

31 August 2016

Living style guides for new team members

12 August 2016

Freelance Creative Director Success

6 August 2016

Design Disruptors

4 August 2016

50+ Things they won’t teach you at Design School

1 August 2016

Designer Ego

26 July 2016

What makes you tick?

16 July 2016

LinkedIn username

14 July 2016

Why I subscribe to UX, but don’t call myself a UX Designer

13 July 2016

Mobile Input Types

17 June 2016

Purpose

16 June 2016

Learn all about Type

10 June 2016

National Freelancers Day

9 June 2016

It’s ok to …

2 June 2016

The most important meal of the day

30 May 2016

Web Designers in 2016

19 May 2016

How to BOLD text in your messages

22 April 2016

Day of love

14 February 2016

The Letters of Gratitude

7 January 2016

Hello 2016

1 January 2016

15 epic moments in 2015

31 December 2015

Like my Joburg sunset on Instagram

30 November 2015

One small step

13 November 2015

2 out of 3 device updates from Apple

14 October 2015

3 device updates I’d like to see from Apple

4 October 2015

iOS CarPlay UX Fail

25 September 2015

Be Kind. Expect nothing in return.

4 August 2015

Fuck Lorem Ipsum

31 July 2015

The 32-Hour Workweek

24 July 2015

Nobody Tells This To Beginners

28 June 2015

GOBAG

27 June 2015

The color of Craig Jamieson

22 June 2015

Freelancing Creative Director Failure

17 June 2015

Spoken

13 June 2015

Humility

31 May 2015

10 Years Ago

30 May 2015

Shorty Interview

25 May 2015

Pursue the things you love doing

22 May 2015

Available for hire

19 May 2015

2015 Web Design Trends

17 May 2015

Make it easy to give

15 May 2015

Professional websites on a small budget

6 May 2015

Star Wars Day

4 May 2015

7 Supplements

26 April 2015

Learn to study

18 April 2015

Social recognition for online learning

12 April 2015

Reducing phone reach

11 April 2015

Writing badly

8 April 2015

Productivity & being chained to your desk

7 April 2015

Non-responsive web design

25 March 2015

The only thing that’s constant, is change

18 March 2015

11 Lives

4 March 2015

Material Wealth

3 March 2015

Apple – The Song

17 December 2014

Creative in Business

28 August 2014

Increasing Followers on Twitter

23 August 2014

Focus on the project, not awards

8 August 2014

Legocy

18 July 2014

Handoff

3 June 2014

Add a domain as your location in Instagram

8 May 2014

Treehouse

6 May 2014

Minifig Mondays

3 March 2014

Use the force wisely you must

8 January 2014

The better part of 2013

31 December 2013

Nelson Mandela

6 December 2013

Crafting Digital

20 November 2013

Not so appy

22 October 2013

Tossing Tables

9 October 2013

Donate to Charity Water

30 July 2013

Bean counting …

24 July 2013

FNB site redesign

15 July 2013

Clone Wars

15 July 2013

Don’t be a square

12 June 2013

Friday free social media tips

12 April 2013

Academy of Design Professionals

5 April 2013

My current Audible books

3 April 2013

Harlem Shake Agency Challenge

9 February 2013

The Digital Diet

30 January 2013

Downsizing

9 January 2013

7 things I’d like to see in digital for 2013

7 January 2013

Reflecting on 2012

31 December 2012

Fighting words!

21 November 2012

Tips when naming images for SEO

26 March 2012

An alternate approach to building a website

15 March 2012

My current Kindle reads

12 March 2012

FNB are quick to respond but are they responsive?

9 March 2012

Social Media Etiquette

17 February 2012

2012 resolutions need not be a revolution

9 January 2012

2011 a short look back

31 December 2011

What clients need to know about time

9 December 2011

Social Responsibility

31 October 2011

Why I don’t care much for SEO

21 October 2011

The brilliance of 140 characters

12 October 2011

My current iBooks reads

1 October 2011

Digital Copywriting

20 September 2011

Digital Monarchy website

14 September 2011

2011 September Birthday Campaign

25 August 2011

Friday finds + friendly tips

15 July 2011

Is Google+ the first real social network?

9 July 2011

Google+ first impressions

4 July 2011

Remember to be more social & less social media

3 July 2011

Responsive Web Design by Ethan Marcotte

30 June 2011

Design Professionalism

24 June 2011

Business advice I should have taken

16 June 2011

Get your head out of the clouds

31 May 2011

F*ck You. Pay Me.

13 May 2011

Digiguru 2011

30 April 2011

iPad in the house!

29 April 2011