Which comes first: the design or the copy?

Design

How I solve this chicken-or-egg situation

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Putting the art back into design

Design

In our efforts to ensure design has "a seat at the table", we've leaned a little too far into the data and science side of design and away from the artistry of it.

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2020 Year in Review

Life

A look back at how 2020 changed me and my life, and the things that got me through it.

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You can’t do it all: How outsourcing keeps my side hustles running

Business

An overview of the thought process I went through in deciding to hire help in my business, as well as some advice for my fellow independent creators.

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My income streams in 2019/20

Business

Breaking down my income from the 2019/20 tax year

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An in-depth look at exactly how I spend my time at work

Design

Sharing the real data from my time tracking tool for a week in my work life. Spoiler alert: I don't work 40 hours a week

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Dealing with hate when making content online

Content creation

Just because we expect hate in the comments section, it doesn't mean we should accept it. Here's how I cope with it.

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2019 Year in Review

Life

Reflecting on the good and the not-so-good parts of 2019

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Finding my place

Design

In a stark contrast to the formal applications, handshakes, CV reviews and dressing up nice for interviews that were part of the process for landing the previous roles I’ve had in my career, my job at ConvertKit came to me in a completely unexpected way.

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The weight of potential

Design

An honest look at a challenge I'm in the middle of.

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Why I turned off YouTube monetisation

Content creation

The reasons behind my decision to stop earning money through Google Adsense.

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A breakdown of my 2018/19 income

Business

An annual report on my income from the 2018/19 tax year.

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Stepping out of your lane as a designer (Without stepping on toes)

Design

Thoughts on doing things that aren't design as part of your job (and how it can benefit you)

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The rise and fall of my first business

Business

In 2008, I accidentally started a business. This is the story of my first side project, Liner Note Kids.

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2018 Year in Review

Life

Reflecting on the year that's been and looking at what I'll change in the year ahead.

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My 2017/18 Income Report

Business

A breakdown of my different income sources for the 2017/18 tax year.

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Frequently Asked Questions about YouTube

Content creation

Answers to all the common questions I get via email or direct messages in one handy place

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