So far in this mini-series of posts I've dealt with Admin and Design Tools. Now it's the turn of a super-vital component of running any studio or freelance business: Communication Tools. Clear communication is one of the bedrocks of any business, so having and using...read more
Recently I kicked off a series of posts about what is needed to set up a freelance or small design studio - talking about admin tools. Today, I'll continue with the series and talk about the actual tools that I use (and recommend) for doing the work of design. Start...read more
This fascinating TED talk by organisational psychologist Adam Grant sheds light on what it takes to be an Original - and it's not what you might think.read more
I come across any number of young (and some not-so-young) creatives who are freelancing or setting up small studios, who don’t have a clue what to do outside of design work. So today I’ll begin a short series of posts aimed at giving some insight into how a small or freelance studio runs – starting with the tools you need.read more
Since the middle of last year, I’ve kept things on the Creo front pretty quiet; mainly as I was contracting with other studios. Now I’m charging full-steam-ahead with Creo once again, whilst looking for a team to join. Whilst I look… As with any business, you have to...read more
A few months back I did Gallup's StrengthsFinder assessment, followed by a session with one of New Zealand's top StrengthsFinder coaches. It was phenomenally insightful, and I daresay the best of the bunch in terms of its results. The thing that's bugged me for a...read more
Update: March 2016 After three months working with the wonderful team at Husk, I'll be dialling back my hours there and getting on with some Creo projects and a jumping in wherever other studios or businesses need my help. Life is change. Change is life. Over...read more
Earlier this month I was invited by Ora to present to them on Branding 101. After my presentation I sat down with Justin Flitter to do a bit of a recap. Have a watch, and if you'd like to discuss how I can help with your business branding, please get in...read more
Over the past few months I've had the great pleasure of working with Shade7 to update their website to a new, improved WordPress site. The new site went live last night - perfectly timed for the Auckland Home Show. Head on over to the site and take a look at their...read more
Taking the lessons learned after a year of running Creo and plotting a course for the future. A year ago I made the shift from Chris Young Design to Creo. From operating as a simple freelance business to a new (for me) business model and way of operating. I wrote some...read more
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