Are you working on anything else exiting at the moment?
Of course! I’ve always got something on the go, at the moment i’m sticking to my strengths and working on a Marketplace for designers by designers for selling their unwanted or discarded Logos/Pixels at http://unusedpixels.com/ Yeh yeh, there’s CreativeMarket or Themeforrest, GraphicRiver etc. These are great and we’re not interested in their market. I think unused Pixels should be all about designers getting their worth, selling at the price they set, taking the most commision and selling only great pieces of work. It’s something i’ve always thought of doing and hopefully it helps others in the same situation as myself with around 100 unusable, not picked logos throughout the years that are just sitting in a dust dropbox folder.
Now that the barriers to entrepreneurship are getting lower, have you noticed the rise in the non-technical users looking to dip their toes in having an online presence?
Absolutely, i think it’s great, there’s now no excuse not to pursue an idea at least to the generation stages with the amount of resources and information online to help make a dream or creative idea a reality.
What free design tools would you recommend for non-designers?
Ahhh i’ve got tons on Freestack that i keep updated but for non designers i would say canva is a great tool. I sometimes use it myself for easy great design to quickly get a social media page setup. Font Ninja to find the font on any website, this helps massively when you randomly come across the perfect one for your project but have no idea what it is!
Any particular tools or resources you would recommend to be featured on NoCode?
NoCode has such an array of great content i’m pretty sure you already have these but some of the newest ones will have to be halfdollar, webgradients and cakeresume.
Why do you think good design is important, and what does good design mean for you
Design is so much more than a pretty logo nowadays, everything starts and progresses with a genuine story behind it. Think of your ideal target audience as a theatre full of people and how you might take them on a journey for as long as you’re luckily enough to keep them entertained for. The whole idea of creating a story or journey introduces the fantasy into your audience's lives and makes them want to be apart of it. Good design is pretty and pleasing but great design needs to pull on your emotions. Think of everything you have in your fridge, cupboard, laptop bag, house, car and pocket. How many of those things do you feel something about? Have you ever noticed you’ve been chosen to take part in their second act? You’re on the journey with them whilst they have your attention. That’s why design is important.
What's your favourite track/mix to listen to while designing?