National Novel Writing Month 2014 Entry

I have entered the National Novel Writing Month to help push me to get my book finally finished off. See the details here for my book, and hopefully it is in a format much closer for release than it was at the start of the month!

Name and shame – just say no to free pitching

Outing the culprits. Talk about laziness, bulk emailing all creatives you know to basically ‘free pitch’ for work. Without a proper brief or working in consultation, hell not even knowing the criteria they are going to select against, I would have as much luck with a picture my 4 year old has drawn than I…

A random reward for myself: Metal and Hardcore Graphics Book

It goes to eleven! I haven’t bought myself anything in a very long time, I happened to be window shopping in a remainder bookstore. Yes, using it as a reference library for free instead of buying the books is bad. But the last large coffee table book on Heavy Metal and Hardcore band graphics? For…

Outsourcing design: go local not global.

Every business needs a logo, business cards and all manner of branded material. So where do you start? Pretty much everyone starts their search online for someone to create the designs they need. With so many options, it is hard to know where to start. It’s your business, so any costs for the designs can…

Recent picture post trend

It came to my attention that for several weeks in a row I had posted a drink in the sun photo or a photo with some form of alcohol in it. Let me be honest, I rarely drink much these days and did not intend to look like some alcohol fuelled sunbathing machine. 😉 Although…