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Design is half of my craft; selling it is the other.

As a designer, I've been trained to create high quality works. To kern appropriately, use colour responsibly, and layout masterfully. Yet, my experience of working in the world of clients and digital design has taught me that these skills count for little if I can't sell the final product.

December 24, 2017

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Luke Medlock

Luke is a designer with a passion for interaction. His love for UX stems from his enjoyment of puzzles - finding the best path that solves an issue. For him design is a hobby, not a job. His style of work is minimalist, but not minimal. He is from Derby but lives in his sketch book, it goes with him everywhere. He calls people 'Duck' quite often.
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Dec 24, 2017

Design

Design is half of my craft; selling it is the other.

As a designer, I've been trained to create high quality works. To kern appropriately, use colour responsibly, and layout masterfully. Yet, my experience of working in the world of clients and digital design has taught me that these skills count for little if I can't sell the final product.

December 24, 2017

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Apr 05, 2017

Design

Bridging the gap between design and development

So a while ago, I sat back and looked at the process we had. The main issue seemed to stem from a communications thing, but looking deeper it was more so the barrier between Design and Development. So I plucked it apart and found out the issues, these are listed below. 

 

April 05, 2017

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Mar 07, 2017

Design

How An App Designer Stays Sharp

Working as a UI/UX designer 9-5, five days a week, you might assume I would have ample time in which to practice my craft. I've found, though, that all this does is keep me steady and complacent as an app designer.

 

As such, I'm not developing my skills so much as repeating that which I can already do. A project comes in, and in a short stretch of time, it needs to be designed and sent out for build. Because of this, I have little time in my working week to learn, get truly creative and improve my personal skill set.

 

March 07, 2017

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Sep 07, 2016

Design

The Do's and Don'ts of Iconography in digital design

ON YOUR MARKS

 

For a quick introduction, I'm a UI/UX and mobile app designer based in Newcastle. Icons are everywhere, literally. On the door to the toilet at work, the packaging on your sandwiches, right across to those found in abundance on your phone. Over the countless number of years I have been designing, I have been subjected to both good and damnable icons and symbolism. However, through working within design agencies, I have seen patterns emerge. 

September 07, 2016

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