The Recommended Agency Register

RAR has been created to help business owners, marketeers and startups choose a reliable and consistent agency.


Am I Still A Freelancer?

I think he was picturing me sat in Starbucks, sipping a flat white and using their electricity instead of my own.


Why I Love e-mail and Hate Phonecalls – Contacting a Designer

I wrote this piece to help clients understand why I don’t pick up their phone calls every time, and why I love emails so much.


Titles are for books and English lords. I’m a Designer.

People love a job title and it’s completely bollocks.


Extend Your Knowledge or Extend Your Team

If you’re trying to bootstrap your new online idea yourself, you are limited by what you know how to do.


Why it’s not my place to tell you “Your Idea Sucks!”

Startup validation isn’t my job. It wasn’t a niche I had a lot of expertise in and even if it was, I’d never put a downer on what somebody is building.


Why I’ll Never Fear Online Website Builders

These tools are great for consumers who want to get a website up and have very little budget or don’t require any bells and whistles.


Tips for Hiring a Designer

Don’t look for your design in their portfolio.


Recommendations Work

The chances are you know someone, somewhere, who’s hired somebody to do something you need at some point.


Why should I know your website budget?

Unsurprisingly there are different solutions to solving problems on the web, your budget tells me how to guide you toward the appropriate design solution for you


Own Your Own Short URL

Your own short URL can be a nice personal touch to social media posts, marketing SMS’ and can also be used for memorable links on printed materials.