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.
Effective communication with our clients is one of the most important parts of our job. Yet most of us put little consideration into the tools we use.
Recently, a new client asked me who should participate in the kick-off meeting for a project to design a website that would communicate the outcomes of a large research study.
Successful sales and marketing are a key component of your web design business. But as these are non chargeable it is important to work as efficiently as possible. That is where these five tools come in.
I joined Andy Clarke and Jon Hicks on this week’s Unfinished Business podcast. In the show we discuss why I left Headscape and my new work/life balance.
Getting design approval for a website is a minefield of personal opinion, endless iterations, and frustrating debates. It can undermine profitability, damage client relationships, and demoralise you as the designer. That is why I created this course.
Being a project manager involves far more than being a manager of projects.
You have been shortlisted for that project that you are desperate to win. All that stands between you and your dream project is a presentation followed by a question and answer time. How do you ensure you give the best pitch of your life?
Do you find working with clients a challenge? Do you have a hard time convincing them of your ideas and keeping them happy? Do you believe that building a website would be much easier if clients stopped interfering? Help is at hand!
Working 24/7 doesn’t make you any better or worse at your job, it will just burn you out. I’ve been there, and I’m not going back.
The sad fact is that many web projects will fail even before they begin. The problem lies in the way we commission these projects.
Working long hours is not a badge of honour. Instead we should be focusing on efficiency, by working smarter and not harder.
As digital becomes business critical we need to re-evaluate the skills of digital professionals. Currently we overvalue technical competency at the expense of other more important attributes.
Many organisations recognise the importance of digital and the need to change. Unfortunately there is a lot of confusion about what digital transformation is and how to carry it out.
I was recently interviewed by a web startup in Thailand. It was an interesting interview that covered everything from my attitudes toward UX to how I manage my time.
Don’t over promise to your boss or client just to keep them happy. Instead manage expectations and then exceed them.
The tech sector likes to venerate the visionary. But vision is nothing, without an obsessional attention to detail.
Being a generalist is often considered a bad thing in digital. But people like Leigh Howells show just how valuable it can be.
Sometimes being a digital project manager can feel like training for a marathon on a cold, wet day. But like a marathon, when you all come together the experience is amazing.