3rd January 2020

Designer, some tips for living

Below are my seven top tips and rules that every designer should consider. I began developing these while studying at TU Delft in 2013 and have actively used them since. Hopefully you find them useful in developing your own practice. Please comment and add your own below and remember to take a look at some of my projects.

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2nd November 2019

Giffgaff review 2019 – the community run phone network

Welcome to my 2019 Giffgaff Review. This article aims to be the fairest and most comprehensive review of the experience, from sign up to everyday use. I started using Giffgaff in 2009, and have used them ever since. I've had the chance to try nearly everything they have to offer. Recently they rebuilt the network foundation switching platforms and this felt like the perfect time for an in-depth review. 

Giffgaff is a UK Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) that launched on 25 November 2009. The network takes its name from an old Gaelic word meaning “mutual giving” . This set out the principles outlined in the manifesto, of being member-run, always listening and rewarding people for their involvement. 

This is unique to Giffgaff – its customers are its cornerstone and everyone has the opportunity to help each other. From customer service, sales and marketing to competitions and key decisions, everything takes place through the community. GiffGaff members are rewarded on a regular basis with offers, community points and optionally cash.

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26th May 2019

A startup that’s the “UBER of the air” anyone?

A German startup called Lilium plans to make flying Taxi's reality in the next six years.

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19th December 2018

My designer bookcase

Today I've created a designer bookcase which includes multiple collections of all the design books I own. For scalability (and longevity) I used Pinterest as my organisational tool of choice. It means you and anyone else can easily subscribe to boards of interest and get notified of updates.

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10th October 2010

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