A trip to Edinburgh.

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Edinburgh has a reputation for being a fantastic blend of beautiful, cultural and historical. It is a well deserved reputation. I spent last weekend (Feb 17th – 19th) there on a city break.

We spent three days walking the streets of Auld Reekie (the nickname for the city), taking in the atmosphere and the sights. The sound of bagpipes, the cobbled streets and the many colours of tartan.

I took with me a borrowed Nikon D7000 to try and capture some of the city’s aura.

Back to basics: four simple ways to improve yourself as a designer

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With so many new platforms, buzzwords, technologies and mediums in the digital industry, if you’re not thinking about what to learn next you’ll end up lagging behind.

If you want to stay relevant as a designer, you need to keep pushing forward and honing your design skills. Successful UX designers never stop learning. They continue to take classes, study the work of other designers and grow in their craft.

If you think good design is expensive, you should look at the cost of bad design.

Ralf Speth

I lost a good hour admiring flatguitars.com today. Love the illustration.

It’s inspired me to think of something similar to do. Perhaps baseball shirts or classic footballs.

Watch this space.

I’ve just watched the first episode of Black Mirror, Season 3.

It’s scary how perfectly possible it seemed. It could actually happen.

If society ever ends up like that I’m packing my stuff and going to live in the mountains.