Entries by Iain Cameron

How much does a website cost?

How much does a website cost? A very important question for anyone starting a business, or looking to update a website. How much a website costs, is also subject to your requirements and needs. One website is not very much like another website. They can change very significantly, and going with the cheapest price available […]

All the power of WordPress in the best creative hands

‘All the power of WordPress in the best creative hands’ is my tag line. What it means is, WordPress has come so far in the last decade, it now does the heavy lifting of the web design process. Between themes, plugins, my skills in CSS, HTML and javascript, and on occasion using outside developers help, […]

Has Apple jumped the shark?

Has Apple jumped the shark? The phrase jumping the shark comes from an episode of the sitcom Happy Days, in which the Fonz, jumps a shark. The phrase means when you’ve run out of ideas. There’s a new Apple computer out, just like there’s another one always around the corner. Apple are an exceptionally successful […]

Bad logo designs – and why they drive me up the wall

Bad logo designs As a logo designer I look at and analyse logos all around me. The reasoning behind decisions, the aesthetics, the ability to stand out, be memorable, convey a message, or a feeling, all fascinate me, and are an integral part of my work as a designer. There are many aspects to a […]

Mick Jagger and Andy Warhol, the greatest commissioning letter ever

The ultimate commissioning letter. Two successful, wealthy, talented artists, at the height of their powers. Mick Jagger and Andy Warhol. The advice from Jagger. Offered, with self depreciation. “In my short sweet experience, the more complicated the format of the album, e.g. more complex than pages or fold-out, the more fucked up the reproduction and […]

Less is more – Design memes

As a designer I am often looking at stock photos for design jobs, and have a subscription to a large photo resource. So I like to mess around with them sometimes. The design memes side project I have started creating design memes as a creative side project. There is lots of material as a graphic […]