27
Feb

Smarts Swap – Sharing Knowledge

Something great happened yesterday. Friend and collaborator Maryrose Lyons and I hooked up for the morning for an exchange of knowledge. She needed to skill up in basic graphics editing with Pixelmator and best practice in applying brand guidelines to graphical content creation. I really needed fresh eyes on a Facebook campaign that’s been a […]

24
Feb

Big New Gorilla Website!

I landed the redesign of the Gorilla Post website recently and we’ve just gone live! Check it out: GorillaPost.ie . We used a commercial theme and spent some time making it Gorilla’s own – with a good font stack and palette to match the logo and few tweaks to the functionality. The project was handled […]

20
Feb

The Time Tracking App – #101 Freelance Tips

I work as a freelance web designer – sometimes it’s big jobs, sometimes it’s little jobs. And whilst I’ve been only truly freelancing for a few months I’ve been working in the industry for over a decade. No matter what you’re doing whether you’re working as employee in company or running your company or you’re […]

Giving up the Ghost

Ok – I give up. After 3 months of hanging with Ghost Blog I am heading back to WordPress. I was enchanted by minimalist ideal of Ghost Blog but actually in my opinion it’s just not there yet – not really ready for the wide world. For one I believe that comments (and social media […]

16
Dec

For the Cool Kids this Christmas

Christmas seems to bearing down on us quickly this year. Bring it! I love it! I wanted to list the 7 coolest presents for your little nerdy darlings, young and old. (For my nearest and dearest – I will be expecting at least one of the below in lieu of some silly bottle of stinky […]

8
Nov

I ain’t afraid of no Ghost #1

Before it all becomes a hazy, half forgotten memory I want to share my experience of setting up my Ghost blog. It’s not 100% perfect but for all intents and purposes my Ghost blog is functioning properly. It was quite easy to get it up and running in basic form however, what I struggled with […]

2
Nov

Websummit Startups for Kids

I have just a wonderfully gruelling two days at Websummit 2013 in Dublin. I felt very privileged to get a free ticket (someone told me that last minute tickets were going for a ludicrous 2.5k) in exchange for tweeting incessantly for 48 hours about the speakers and startups on show. It was totally worth it 🙂 There […]

29
Oct

New Business Cards!

True Story My 5 year old darling girl coyly asked me yesterday: “Do you love your new cards more than me?” Er… No probably not sweetheart. But I mean it’s a tough call! Check ’em out! I designed them and purchased them online from Moo cards, my absolute favourite online printing company. And though you can’t quite […]

28
Oct

Kavaleer Website Rebuild

The old Kavaleer website was a sweet thing – fixed at 780 pixels wide with a lot of soft roundy corners and even a few clouds peaking out from behind the menu. But time moves swiftly on the interwebs and from a functional perspective (let alone design) it did need to be ramped up a little. It’s […]