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.

The Week in Links

This weeks edi­tion of The Week in Links is packed with some great reads and a stun­ning video. It cov­ers note­books, Antarc­ti­ca, work­spaces, focus, learn­ing and a stun­ning piece of brand­ing. Grab a cof­fee, beer or glass of wine and sit back and enjoy.

Sakura Quick Math ›

Because the iPad is only for con­sum­ing right? You can’t use it for pro­duc­tive tasks, like maybe improv­ing your maths, or teach­ing your kids in a way they are used to. This app looks great, I’m sure I’d have enjoyed maths more had I been able to learn it in a more relaxed fun way.

Maturity And Relaxed Productivity by Randy Murray ›

When you hes­i­tate, feel pres­sure, that’s an indi­ca­tor that you don’t yet have the matu­ri­ty that you need. After you fin­ish the task at hand, step back and see if you can learn more about your task or activ­i­ty. That’s the first sign of matu­ri­ty. The next step towards matu­ri­ty and mas­tery is the dawn­ing recog­ni­tion that you don’t real­ly know what you’re doing, you don’t under­stand the fun­da­men­tal issues, and the recog­ni­tion that you can grow, learn, and change.

I love design and am thank­ful that my job is always push­ing me. The pres­sure that I do feel at work is on the bits that are out­side my com­fort zone, the bit’s per­haps I don’t like doing but have lit­tle choice but to do. This quote from Randy just hit home, when you do some­thing most days but still feel like you’re bat­tling with it, take a step back and try to under­stand why, then prob­lem solve.