Dog Calendar

Promotional calendar design featuring photos of dogs… everyone loves a nice doggy calendar! This was a series of A4 calendars, one calendar for small dogs, another for large dogs. The calendars were printed in bulk, which is the best way to get value for money.

My time at Funky Pigeon

Back in early 2008 I landed an amazing job at an on-line, personalised greeting card company called Remind4u – they later became Funky Pigeon. Initially, my job was to design photographic greeting cards using Photoshop, Illustrator, Direct Smile & InDesign. So my days were spent searching the internet for nice images, doctoring them in Photoshop […]

History of ModRed Design

I built this website back in 2008, initially without any real plans for what I was going to do with it, it was simply a way for me to practice my web design skills & experiment with SEO. This post details the original intention & the re-builds / re-designing of ModRed Design through the ages. […]

My time at the Evening Post

My first real job was at the Evening Post in Swansea. I prepared newspapers for production in a variety of ways… I will try to convey my experiences in this post. My job title was ‘Page Production Operative’ – which has a very broad definition. In practice, I basically got what was seen on screen […]

Print Bleed & Margins

This article explains how to set up artwork for print when using full bleed images. After explaining it to countless people over the years via email or over the phone, I thought I’d create this post to explain it visually. The image above shows a full bleed image (image that goes right to the edge […]


Crafty Beggars Logo Design

Bespoke logo design for Crafty Beggars – a local children’s play centre & craft centre. Crafty Beggars asked for a logo design using elements from their arts & crafts centre. The logo design uses different textures for letters, a scissors & a ribbon. Each letter was created as a high resolution TIFF using Photoshop, then […]