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Wireframing with pen and paper or on screen?

13 July 2016 | Freelance

I find wireframes really useful to get the requirements of the site clear in my head and as a way to visually discuss layouts with clients before spending time on the design visuals.

My Workspace

30 April 2015 | Freelance

As a freelancer it's vital to have a home office space you feel happy in. 18 months later I have a space that I not just like but feel productive in.

Freelancing Resources for Designers

05 June 2014 | Freelance

Making the decision to quit your steady paying day job and go freelance is one of the most important life decisions to make. Thankfully there are plenty of resources offering guidance. I stated reading up on freelancing a good six months before making the jump. Here is a list of the resources which helped me, and have been guiding me ever since.

Naturally Sassy: Perch Build

23 May 2014 | Perch

I recently launched the Naturally Sassy website. The site is effectively a blog with content pages, which may sound like your typical Wordpress website. Anyone who follows me and my work will know how much I love working with Perch CMS due to how flexible it is, giving me total control of the design and code, therefore allowing me to produce fast and bespoke websites for my clients.

Slate - Mobile AirDesk

03 February 2014 | Freelance

I backed, and later received the Slate – Mobile AirDesk via Kickstarter. It interested me as a freelancer as from time-to-time I enjoy working from other areas of my house, than just my office. This is especially true first thing in the morning where I like to be in a room where I can enjoy the morning sunshine pouring in, which unfortunately my office doesn’t get being a north facing room. I saw the Slate as an opportunity to be able to work anywhere in comfort.

How I got started with Sass

24 December 2013 | Web Design

This very site was my first built using Sass. In this post I’m going to share how I got started using Sass, and what features I felt most comfortable implementing as a newbie.

Luxe Business Cards

27 November 2013 | Freelance

Having recently gone freelance and launched my new website I needed some new business cards. I ordered these lovely Luxe business cards from Moo.com. The quality of these are really quite remarkable, at 600gsm you’d be forgiven for thinking there were three stuck together.

Concrete5 Themes

25 November 2013 | Concrete5

During the last year I have developed a number of responsive themes that are for sale in the Concrete5 marketplace, and on Themeforest.

A new beginning for new skills and tools

13 November 2013 | Web Design

Six weeks ago I went freelance full-time. I left my agency role and moved from Bournemouth to London. One of the first tasks I set myself was to create a new portfolio website (this site). I had an existing (but slightly neglected) site which I hadn't done much to since it launched 18 months ago. I felt that with so many other changes in my life it was a good time to start fresh.

I took the opportunity to use some new tools, which have been on my \'to learn\' list for far longer than I\'d like to admit. This is a major part of the freelance dream for me. Being a freelancer gives me the opportunity to refine my workflow and experiment with the tools that best suit how I want to work going forward.

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