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I'm a thinker, and these are some of my thoughts. 


Free 'Have Macbook Will Travel' Wallpaper

2013.10.02 - Have Macbook Will Travel


My Macbook is the ultimate tool for freelance graphic design: It's my work-station, presentation display, and internet-distraction provider. Needless to say that this little machine gets around a bit and, whilst musing, the idiom 

Glacier Destroying Whiskers

2013.09.27 - Moustache

Freelancing requires meeting people, and conversations can sometimes need a little nudge to get going. It has come to my attention that my handlebar moustache is a bit of an ice-breaker, but the 2013 Just For Men National Beard and Mustache Championships featured some real glacier-destroyers.

The Art (and Design) of War: Chapter 1 - Making of Plans

2013.08.18 - Art and Design of War

Photo by kanegen


This is the first article in The Art (and Design) of War series, and considers the first chapter of The Art of War: The Making of Plans. Sun Tzu effectively lays out the core principles that will bind his teachings throughout the rest of his work, and I do my very humble best to apply them to the modern world of Freelance Graphic Design.


The Art (and Design) of War: How Sun Tzu Helps Us in the Battlefield of Freelancing

2013.08.18 - Art and Design of War

Photo by kanegen


Being a fan of strategy games such as the epic Civilization series, I was enchanted by the timeless tome that is Sun Tzu's Art of War. An ancient Chinese text composed of 13 chapters, each dedicated to an aspect of warfare. …

Designed for Distraction: Five Online Games for Designers and Their Idle Thumbs

2013.08.30 - Games

Photo by Rob Boudon


The Devil makes work for idle thumbs, so why not distract yourself with some free online games? But ho! These games come laced with educational value! However, unlike your standard educational games, the following titles are actually entertaining.


How to Survive the Next 12 Months as a Freelance Graphic Designer

2013.08.18 - School


Having reflected upon my first twelve months in a previous article, it seems that the obvious next step is to consider how on earth I plan to survive the next twelve. What lessons have been learned and how should they be implemented in the coming year?


How to Survive Your First 12 Months as a Freelance Graphic Designer

2013.08.18 - medic


I started Problem Solved in September 2012, so it seems that I have survived my first twelve months, and certainly at times it felt like more luck than judgement. However, a quick retrospective shows me that I have actually come quite far. …

A New Adventure

2013.08.18 - Road


I think I'm quite ready for another adventure.

Very poignantly said by Bilbo Baggins at the harbour in the Grey Havens, and it is time for my own new adventure: With the re-vamp of this site, I am also founding this blog. So I guess it's time to depart from Middle Earth, and cross the great sea towards the Blogosphere.


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