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Why I’ll be suggesting Moosend from now on.

In the bustling world of animal-named email marketing, choosing the right platform can be a game-changer for your business or blog. While Mailchimp has long been a go-to for many, it’s time to shine a spotlight on Moosend and explore why it might just be the better pick for your email marketing needs. RSS Feed […]

I ain’t afraid of no ghost, but they are REALLY frustrating.

As a graphic designer, my adventures often feel like I'm in an episode of "Ghostbusters", minus slime but with the mystery of disappearing clients.

Create a safe-word for your phone to help deal with an autistic shutdown

As someone who is both Autistic and ADHD, I understand how overwhelming sensory overloads can be. They can strike suddenly and leave us needing immediate relief or a reliable escape plan. That’s why I’ve created a personalised shortcut on my iPhone, triggered by the phrase “daydream,” to help manage these situations. I want to share […]

Why your domain name is a valuable asset to your brand.

Analogy warning: This post has an incredibly ham-fisted reference to your domain name being like a front door. Have you ever thought about how crucial your domain name is for your business, regardless of its size? In simple terms, a domain name is your website’s address on the internet. But, it’s so much more than […]

Hey, rich white people! Visit (these very specific areas of) Ipswich!

A promotional video created by Ipswich Central from about ten years ago was shared on LinkedIn as a retrospective back-slapping pride piece. WHY.

The Hitchhikers’ Guide to AI

Douglas Adams' astute observation about technology across life stages provides a profound perspective on AI’s role in graphic design.

Creative Sparks – How learning new skills can improve creativity

Knife forging and candle making. These have been not just fun, but also real eye-openers in terms of boosting creativity.

The lost art of doing nothing

Listening to music and getting inspiration from it is fantastic. Read about how doing "less" can actually help your working week.

Further thoughts on the weight of tasks

Recently, I stumbled upon a perspective that resonated with me. It's about the 'weight' of a task, not just its duration.

Time isn’t the Gold Standard

As someone living with both ADHD and Autism, I've often felt that the traditional ways of viewing tasks didn’t quite gel with my experience.

What to do when you have nothing to do

I've had a fairly quiet spell over the last couple of weeks, and it's given me some much-needed time to regroup, plan some future projects ...

Own your mistakes

From little mistakes like slipping on odd socks in the morning, to seismic errors like running a `RM -RF` - we all make mistakes.

Big ideas, community thinking.

Maybe I’m showing my age, or maybe I’m just re-thinking some of my priorities on what matters and where energy should be spent.

Be the Champion of “As Standard”

If you've ever wanted a straightforward way to display a list of important links on your WordPress site, you might find this useful

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