Seven months after leaving the Liverpool Echo, I started my own business in July 2015. I am a writer and designer and I work for schools, charities and businesses; what I write and what I design is largely up to them.
Some days I am a graphic designer, other days I am a blog writer, other days I am a web designer. I turn my hand to pretty much anything that involves writing or designing and j... Read More
Graphic design tips 1: Keep things simple
Graphic design tips don't come much more basic than keep it simple. In this blog I'll be explaining why that is my golden rule for any kind of graphic design.
Whether you’re working out how to use Photoshop on your family pictures or trying your hand at Adobe Illustrator for a bookclub poster, it’s tempting to make use of each and every one of Adobe’... Read More
Last month I made a birthday card for my friend Rachel’s son Josh.
Josh is seven years old and Minecraft mad like the rest of the seven-year-old population, so the first thing I did was find an image of Minecraft character Steve to put on the front.
The second thing I did was very important - I downloaded a Minecraft-like font and on the front of the card wrote “Happy 7th birthday Josh”.... Read More