Copenhagen design blog

An opportunity for me to write and draw on design, the creative industry, Copenhagen, food, and whatever takes my fancy. On the off chance you want to read more about me, you’ll find that here.

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fyre festival marketing

Fyre Festival - the lesson of great marketing

The important marketing lesson from Fyre Festival (now on Netflix) the disastrous 'luxury' festival on a remote island in the Bahamas.
steve-jobs

Apple loving, and the problem with Steve Jobs

I like Apple, I like their products, I own quite a few. I would consider my relationship to Apple to be a healthy, rational, grown up one. This is, as opposed to my relationship with say, the football team I support, or Star Wars, The Sopranos, ex girlfriends, ex girlfriends' sisters... I could go on.
boring graphic design

Graphic design is boring

A look at why graphic design is boring, and why it's okay to admit it.
copenhagen budget beer

Copenhagen on a budget 2019 - how to get a cheap pint and other tips

Some budget tips on visiting Copenhagen from living here twenty plus years.
perfection paralyses

Anxiety and the creative process

Dealing with and understanding some of the potential issues can help to get a creative project finished successfully.
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Get ready for Xmas design

It's time to get ready for Xmas!
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summer designer

A freelance designer in Copenhagen

As a freelance designer in Copenhagen I love the cyclical…
Book-keeping for freelancers

Book keeping for freelancers - the agony and the ecstasy

Book keeping for freelancers is the necessary pain that goes with the freedom and creativity of the freelance world. A look at dealing with my least favourite job.
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Art college - the best time of your life, or a complete nightmare

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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.
emilia clarke stock photos

Emilia Clarke destroying stock photos forever

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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.