I'm a Christian, a designer, and a gadget fan who lives in Cheltenham, UK.

This is my blog, a creative outlet to mess around and play with as well as a place that logs my thoughts and inspirations.

A real pet hate of mine is when some­one from a dif­fer­ent pro­fes­sion tries to treat me like a tool to exe­cute their design, rather than let­ting me use my years of expe­ri­ence and the expertise/knowledge I’ve devel­oped in that time. In no oth­er pro­fes­sion would you approach an expert and tell them how to do their job. Instead you would give them all the infor­ma­tion they need and let them do the work of pro­vid­ing the best pos­si­ble solu­tion to your prob­lem.
Design is not just how some­thing looks. It’s about how some­thing func­tions. How a key mes­sage is com­mu­ni­cat­ed visu­al­ly. It’s the way that some­thing is used to guide some­one from a posi­tion of not know­ing much to know­ing just a lit­tle bit more. And it’s many things beyond that, but one thing it is not, is just how some­thing looks.
When you’re work­ing with a design­er, don’t try and do their job for them by giv­ing them a lay­out of how you want some­thing to look. Give them the infor­ma­tion they need, talk to them about your aims, and let them use their skills to pro­vide a solu­tion to your prob­lem.

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