We cannot do away with meetings. I know that. But I am done with attending badly run meetings and if you have any sense so should you be.
Many executive teams are throwing around phrases like ‘digital first’ or ‘digital by default’. But you need to be the one who turns those phrases into reality.
Proposing a new digital strategy involves change. People dislike change and so you will meet resistance. Handling that resistance can be painful if you are not prepared.
With most web teams under-resourced and at the whims of management, it is time to introduce a triage system.
Prototyping website redesigns is a smart move on many levels. But I am not convinced traditional agile is always up to the task.
There is a battle going on to capture smaller website business. The winner may define the role of web design in the future.
Running workshops is a key part of engaging stakeholders with user experience. But doing it right is critical if you want to avoid design by committee.
I love working in the education sector. Education can change lives. But not everybody has access to the education they so desperately need. As a UX designer I am not satisfied with solving the user experience problems of students in the west. I want to help with #deeperproblems too.
The web industry is changing. We need to specialise to survive. And as I explain in a post on Shopify, one of your options is ecommerce.
As business owners we often fixate on what we do and for whom. Rarely do we step back and ask why we do what we do.
I was asked by Adobe to speak at the launch of their latest version of their Creative Suite. It was a great evening in which I encouraged web designers to expand their role and skills. We often limit ourselves to design and coding. But there is so much more to our job.
Good design isn’t created in a vacuum. It happens based on information about brand, user needs and business requirements. But extracting this kind of information from the client can be challenging. That is where workshops can help.
Technology evolves faster than we can learn it. Fortunately our skills are not defined by the technologies we know. So why worry?
In a recent episode of Being Freelance I share how striking out on my own has enabled me finally to find the work life balance I have always wanted.
In a recent post for Creative Bloq I explore some ways in-house teams can get the respect they deserve.
There is an increasing amount of talk about the death of web design and the web design agency. I share my perspective in an interview with Pantheon.
Many digital professionals think of sales as a dirty word. In truth it is a fundamental part of our jobs and we need to start embracing it.
In an upcoming episode of the podcast we are discussing the pros and cons of going into business with others.
You have made the decision to work for yourself. But what do you need to do at the beginning to get setup? Share your experiences, questions and advice in the comments below.
So you want to be a web designer. Or perhaps you already are and don’t know what your next step should be. Either way you will have tons of questions. This is the place to ask them.