Prove me wrong!

As a professional, we most likely strive for perfection. To deliver on time and deliver really well. The delivery for most designers is the Developer Handover. The moment you give your design to the developer and say, “here you go, have … continue reading

Why I stopped planning to create

I always had so many ideas. Most of them ended up on some to-do list. Sometimes I’d be so fired up about an idea that I would make actual plans (and actual results). These were really smart plans, with an MVP … continue reading

Writing to write

I write to write. I feel a bit hypocritical about that because, often, it is just adding noise. And I hate noise. I love silence. Silence is space. Space to think. Space to be. Space to receive. You need to hold … continue reading

Meditations from Seth Godin

It’s no secret I love Seth Godin. I think he’s just remarkable. There are a few of his books I truly cherish, the ones I read multiple times or that made such an impression. The sheer presence of these books on … continue reading

Domain hoarding

Back in the old days, when we had an idea (for a website, service or application etc.), the first thing we did was check -and claim- all the available domain names and social media handles. It is the expression of a … continue reading

CSSday & keyboard nerdery

Last June I was at the CSSday, and Marcin Wichary from Figma had a fantastic talk. It had all the right ingredients: Figma, Typography and fonts and indeed the “Why is ⌘B so unpredictable” (and I get it now) and then… … continue reading

Don’t be a tool

Recently I wrote an article about how to be of value as a designer. I want to elaborate on the last point some more. Basically: don’t be a tool! don’t be used as a tool The most well-known designer allergy is … continue reading

Be of value

The key to being a successful freelance designer, one that is in high demand and thus never without work, is very simple. Be of value. Sure, you need to know your design stuff. Like being able to listen to your stakeholders … continue reading

The golden cage of ‘side projects’

Most of us realise that having a job, whether as a freelancer or not, is trading time for money. We spend an amount of time delivering (hopefully) value to a business, and in return, we receive money or a salary. You … continue reading