Becoming a better designer and illustrator with my side project The Dandy Dons



As an illustrator, graphic designer and web designer I use my side project The Dandy Dons’ website and Facebook page as an online sketch book.

On the page I develop styles, gain new skills, experiment, turn ideas around quickly, and test social media marketing practises. I then receive instant feedback and the opportunity to evaluate my work in a way that does not work for me with portfolio work.

This makes me a better designer and illustrator, which in turn helps me deliver better solutions for my clients. It also connects me to an online community where we share our passion for Aberdeen Football Club.

The website has vague aspirations of becoming a conceptual art project, but is ultimately just a blog about a football team. COYR as we say.