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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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.
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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.
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A list of my mistakes as a freelance graphic designer

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.
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Noel Gallagher's got a new product out

An illustration featuring a cheeky dig at Noel Gallagher.
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Blackboards, The Sex Pistols, Britpop, Diana, Sgt. Pepper and me

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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.
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Who can spot a stock photo a mile off?

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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.
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Blackboards for Copenhagen restaurant Storehouse

As much as I love digital design, my Macs and creative software,…
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Get your logos for a Fiver

There are a number of web platforms set up to match freelance…
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Do you need to learn Danish to live in Denmark?

An illustrated article on the importance of learning Danish if you move to Denmark.

Choosing a name for your business and things to watch out for

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Choosing a name for your business is an important, fun, and sometimes…
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Choosing a web host for small or large businesses

As a web designer the issue of web hosting is a regular concern.…