Entries by Iain Cameron

And what do you do?

My job title is something of an issue/mouthful. Web designer, graphic designer and illustrator. Depending on the context, I’ll generally respond to the question of what I do, as ‘I make websites’. In most situations it is just polite smalltalk and no-one could care less. But as a freelancer, you never know who might be […]

Developers and designers

Can’t live without them, not allowed to punch them… Working with Developers is always an enjoyable experience. Our skills overlap, in the sense I have some front-end skills, and they have read Lord of the Rings, several times. I tease them because their new PC they love and adore is an ugly box, and they […]

Very amusing failed logos

  A splendid website and a very amusing article on failed logos at www.boredpanda.com/worst-logo-fails-ever/ From Bored Panda ‘This is an actual logo designed in 1973 for the Catholic Church’s Archdiocesan Youth Commission. It even won an award from the Art Directors Club of Los Angeles.’

When bad design is inexcusable – That’s you London Olympics 2012

I’m writing this fully six months after the London Olympics 2012. An Olympics which were highly successful, particularly from a British perspective, both in terms of organisation, sporting success and spectacle. From the sheer genius of Sir Danny Boyle’s opening ceremony (above), the 2012 Olympics was a complete success. Then there’s the logo. Released a […]

A Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year to all!

Coming to the end of my first year as freelance designer and illustrator in a few years, I’d like to take the opportunity to thank my clients of 2012, and wish them all a very Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year. I look forward to working again with them in the future, and to […]

Logo Design Love

Logo Design Love is a book written by the designer David Airey. Essential reading for designers as a guide to creating iconic brand identities. It is also a fascinating read for anyone in business. His blog at www.logodesignlove.com is also well worth visiting.

Creative reading

One of my favourite magazines is Computer Arts. It’s tagline is ‘The essential read for the modern designer’. Which is exactly what it is. It is filled with inspiration, techniques and fascinating industry features. I also read it’s sister magazine .Net, which keeps me up to date with the latest trends in web design. While […]