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Wallpaper Calendar: June 2012

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If you have come across my 'A doodle a day in 30 days' you may have noticed recently that I have been trying out a variety of designs and illustrations and applying them to different things. Today I present you with Super Pig. I created this character a while back and you may have seen his image popup before in my portfolio along with a few other characters. Today I decided to put him to good use and created a calendar wallpaper free for you...

Wallpaper Calendar: June 2012 - Super Pig

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A doodle a day – Day Three

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Day Three Bubba Beaver Who says TV doesn't inspire creativity? Bubba beaver was inspired by some late night Discovery Channel browsing where I was introduced to the 'thrilling' (ahem) world of gold prospecting in the USA. Not exactly exciting stuff to watch but inspirational none the less. So why a beaver? This little dude combines the outdoors lifestyle with a this well known animal who's work is to destroy and build. Kind of like digging for gold. If you have read my first post 'A doodle a day...

A Doodle A Day – Day Three - Sneak Peek

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A doodle a day – Day Two

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Day Two Today’s doodle began with an attempt to do some freehand sketching with a tablet, rather than my usual pencil and paper. As you can see there wasn’t any real plan to start with, just random pattern based designs, which naturally led to wandering down native Indian and tribal lines often found on totem poles, tapestries and tattoos and popular enough to come easy to the imagination. Repeating patterns, geometric shapes and straight lines make up the bulk of this sketch. The outline is defined prominently,...

A Doodle A Day – Day Two Sneak Peek

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A doodle a day for 30 days…

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I have recently been looking at ways to get back into sketching, designing and illustrating a little more, which is something that I have always enjoyed since I was small enough to hold a pencil. The idea behind a doodle a day is not a new concept. People have been doing these kinds of things for a while now, whether it be taking a photo every day, doodling, trying a new recipe or sports. It’s meant to help you test out new things, things that...

Rocklobster Day One – Sneak Peek

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EU Cookie Law – One Year On

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After the ICO (Information Communications Office) announced the new Cookie Law (EU Directive 2009/136/EC), how far have companies gone to comply with this law? And what does it mean for user's experience (that's you)? First off let me explain what a cookie is for those of you still thinking it's something edible. Needless to say you're going to be very disappointed. A cookie is a small text file made up of characters that are stored locally on your computer when you visit web pages that use them....

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of working from home

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Like most freelancers opportunity to work from home seemed like a great opportunity to reduce my travel time from 45 to 1 minute giving myself more time for other things. Making the jump from a full time employment scenario of a busy, noisy working office with constant interruptions and distractions to a quiet serene productive environment might seem rosy but is working from home all it is cracked up to be? Throughout this article I explore my own experiences since delving into full time freelancing. What...

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7 things I have learnt while freelancing

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This isn't the definitive guide, or applicable to everyone. Depending on what you do and how your business runs, you may learn new or unforeseen lessons that I have come across. However, if there is one thing I've learnt, it is that you can always take lessons from someone else's experience. I have listed below a few points that you might be familiar with. 1. Tasks take longer than you think Tasks that you are not 100% sure how to do take longer than you think. Make...

7 Things To Know About Freelancing

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Freelancing – an experience that can make or break you

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I have been freelancing for a couple of years now. I started off as many people do working a 9 - 5 day job. I started taking on freelancing jobs in the evening to try and gain some extra cash, experience and to start to build what hopefully would lead to a full time career. After a few years in a role that wasn’t getting me very far and a team leader that had no clue about how to lead a team, I decided to...

Freelancing Can Make or Break You

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