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14 Apr
A Few Notes on Japanese Design

In February this year I travelled to Japan for a month long venture around the country, with stops in Niseko, Sapporo, Tokyo, Nozawa Onsen, Osaka, Kyoto and Hiroshima.   This was my...

01 Jan
A long time Icarian leaves the nest

When we closed the doors for Christmas at the end of 2014, we also bid adieu to our long-serving Icarian, Janet Stone.   It was the end of a 25 year chapter...

26 Sep
Design under pressure

An important new DIA discussion paper reveals that while Australian designers still love their job with a passion, times are getting tougher.   Each year it gets more difficult to attract new...

30 Jul
Judging the box by more than just it’s cover

When I was studying packaging at University, my mentor told me how the students from the year before had produced some very nice designs, but that they wouldn't have sold...

18 Jun
Why responsive design is here to stay

Responsive design has been around for a little while now, and has been one of the most exciting (and liberating) things to happen to web design since CSS based layouts....

10 May
Arrivals | May 2013

Where ideas land and solutions take flight. A collection of our latest offerings in brand, communication + digital design. There's brand identities for clients in the healthcare, finance and manufacturing...

01 Apr
It’s All About Fees

This year’s Fees & Salary Survey published by the Design Institute of Australia has a great deal to interest design practitioners and design industry watchers alike. Based on a much...

27 Dec
My 1974 VW Kombi Restoration

I was 8 years old in 1974 when my family became the proud owners of a brand new VW Kombi with a full camper fitout. It was our home for...

15 May
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Clients often ask me about SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and what they can do to achieve a higher site ranking on Google. Google's search algorithm is a complex beast and constantly...