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Facebook and your data

By now you may have read about or at least spotted a news headline with the words, Cambridge Analytica, Facebook, Data, Privacy. In a nutshell: The data analytics firm that worked with Donald Trump’s election team and the winning Brexit…

Clients and design

I spotted this list of rules for being a better client last week; White space is your friend No, you can't watch us work Be open to things you didn't imagine Be confident, not arrogant Nothing takes a second Don't be rude Tell me the…

Distinctive Good Design

Mainstream marketing and communication is often boring. Everyone saying the same thing, using the same formula for their branding, design and communication. The same formula for the website. Posting the same inspirational quotes over…

Simple Logo Design

What do we mean when we say simple logo design? A company’s logo is its shorthand, a visual cue that tells a story of the brand’s culture, behaviour, and values... A logo needs to be “true,” in the sense that it should not be…

Simple minimal design

The Forecast from the editors and bureaux of Monocle magazine is ‘a survey of the forces set to shape the year ahead.’ Their predictions and ideas always make for fascinating reading. As I picked up this years edition I was struck again…

Good Design

There’s a difference between good design and nice design. Effective design is probably different again but with elements of good and nice maybe present. That said, a lot of design is subjective. In an ongoing series of posts here at…

AM Vintage Cycles

I wonder if any Ballymena Today readers recognise the sticker in the picture above? I'd be amazed if loads don't. I recently spoke with Colin who runs AM Vintage Cycles about an old bike that my father in-law had passed on to me.…