Art college is for many a great experience, however it doesn’t always go to plan. So I’m going to look at the less positive aspects of art college, including my own time at Robert Gordon University’s Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen.
About Iain Cameron
Iain Cameron is a Copenhagen based graphic designer, web designer and illustrator. Outside of all things design, he follows Aberdeen Football Club, and will argue with anyone who'll listen that Willie Miller was the greatest.
Entries by Iain Cameron
I have written previously as to why companies should not use stock photos to promote their business. In this very amusing video from the actress Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones, Solo, Terminator etc.) she brilliantly destroys stock photos.
I’ve made plenty mistakes as a freelance graphic designer. So I have listed the worst by way of advice to any others starting as freelancers.
An illustration featuring a cheeky dig at Noel Gallagher.
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 […]
Back in the Nineties I worked as a freelance blackboard artist in London. I came into contact with all sorts of people, and the occasional celeb. As no one cares about blackboards, I’ll write about my celeb spotting.
Content on a website is an integrated, and incredibly important element of a brand. The website is the shop window, it is here where first impressions are made. As we all know, we make our evaluation on a person or business very quickly. Messing up that initial impression, is really not worth it.
After a couple of weeks of hard work without a day off, you force yourself to take an evening off and at 9.15pm you find yourself writing and illustrating an article on ‘Five signs you are a workaholic freelance designer’, then I guess that’s me then. 1.When to relax from work, you open a copy […]
A large dump of my design memes on hipsters, skateboards, baristas and other stuff that catches my eye when scanning stock photos for clients. I’ve started an Instagram page for my design memes too. Giving me an excuse to hang around with the beautiful people and proper artists of Instagram, and pretend to fit in. www.instagram.com/iainsdesignmemes […]
As much as I love digital design, my Macs and creative software, it’s great now and again to go back to basics and create some hand-made design. I received an invite from The Storehouse restaurant, part of Adina Apartment Hotel, Amerika Plads, Nordhavn, Copenhagen to paint their blackboards. When I made my living doing this […]
A Copenhagen based, freelance graphic designer, web designer and illustrator. Originally from Scotland with more than two decades experience in design and marketing.