I found this article in an old newspaper and originally it was titled; “Advice from Father to Son.”  I read and thought this was a perfect example of a cautionary tale and great writing advice. Writing advice – How not to write In promulgating your esoteric and egregious cogitationsRead More →

Feedly screen shot

As a web design professional I like to keep up-to-date as possible with industry news and developments.  Over the years I have been able to develop my own strategies for keeping up with the news that I want to read.  I was sad to see Google Reader go and IRead More →

Simon is a Sydney based digital designer. He is the Director of a boutique digital design studio, Bailey Street Design located in the vibrant inner west suburb of Newtown.  Simon studied graphic design at Shillington College and specialises in web design for small and medium size businesses.  Simon and his team (Toby the studioRead More →

I have a subscription to Press Reader which affords me the opportunity to read magazines from all around the world.   One of activities that I enjoyed when I studied Graphic Design was the practice of keeping a ‘visual diary’. A visual diary is important because it inspires creativity, itRead More →

Visual designers see things differently, a matter, I suppose, both of instinct and of training.  An example is the concept of “positive” and “negative” space.  A designer looking at an object may be comprehending not only the object itself  (positive space) but the space around it (negative space).  In whatRead More →

Town Hall

Typography inspiration is everywhere.  The chalkboard signs on the Town Hall Hotel are a great example of some of the inspiring type that can be found in your local community. Simon is a Sydney based digital designer. He is the Director of a boutique digital design studio, Bailey Street Design located inRead More →

Mural

A ocean themed mural has popped up on the corner of Goddard Street and Bailey Street in Newtown. Simon is a Sydney based digital designer. He is the Director of a boutique digital design studio, Bailey Street Design located in the vibrant inner west suburb of Newtown.  Simon studied graphic design at ShillingtonRead More →

“I’ve been sober for six months once before – and it drove me to drink”. “It’s just all a bit of shit… and I’m here to shake it up.” “I’d tell my younger self that you can actually do anything you want”  These are the sort of quotes that manageRead More →

Tabby Cat

No member of the animal kingdom has garnered internet fame like the humble domestic cat. I always think if you’re going to procrastinate then do it with mindfulness and intention. Internet Cat Videos have always been one of my favourite ways to procrastinate. New research indicates that Videos can provideRead More →

Typography: font selection Spock is my favourite characters from Star Trek.  If Spock were a designer what sort of Typography would appeal to him?  This theoretical perspective interested me as Spock is a scientist rather than a creative.  Typography design, choice, and selection would appeal to his intellect.  There isRead More →

Redhead girl with big scissors

Leave it in or out? One can make an enormous impact on the ‘look and feel’ of a image with the wise choices about what should be included, and what should not. This process is known as cropping and is a fundamental image manipulation technique. Cropping alters the original visual;Read More →

Teddy bear and koala bear

I love living in Newtown, there is always something interesting to see.  I saw these two when getting a coffee this morning.  Read More →

Rosie Boylan Hats Shop

I have just added some images to the shop page for Rosie Boylan Hats on the Newtown Business Precinct website. Rosie’s latest project was designing hats for the cast of Alien: Covenant. Bio – for Rosie Over 30 remarkable years of hat-making Rosie has perfected her extensive repertoire of millineryRead More →

Typography has a major role in creating a luxury effect on a website.  Traditionally the luxury brands have used serif and script typefaces, to convey wealth and prosperity.  These typefaces are safe choices and like any classic design have stood the test of time. Sans Serif Newer brands are redefiningRead More →