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Designing for Facebook

Posted on: August 2nd, 2012 by Alexander Stanuga 2 Comments


There's no doubt about it, if you're in business it's likely you've strongly considered, if not already explored having a facebook business page, and why shouldn't you? As well as being a great usable database of potential customers, the platform offers a lot in the form of feedback, referrals and coverage, and if your product or service finds the right audience, there's no telling what could happen. Needless to say, woe betide anyone who doesn't take the time to understand facebook ettiquete and how to appropriately deal with feedback when it comes. ... Read More

Monthly sketchbook: August

Posted on: August 1st, 2012 by Alexander Stanuga No Comments


Well it's been quite a busy month, and thankfully I've had plenty of time in transit on the tube around London. As promised in my last post in June, my goal is to maintain a monthly sketchbook post. I feel that if I do this then I will keep myself honest and above all, stay curious!

As one sketchbook finishes, another begins, thankfully a timely little treat arrived in the mail recently, I'm now the owner of a pocket sized Moleskin, thanks to the folk at the D&AD who included it in with my membership.... Read More

The Designers Review of Books

Posted on: July 1st, 2012 by Alexander Stanuga No Comments


Over the years I've taken a great interest in tracking down and acquiring new Design books, for both personal and professional reasons, I feel that in the Creative industry there's never a time when you feel that you've stopped learning. Also I love discovering the stories behind some of the most prominent Design Agencies and famous Design icons in history.... Read More

Monthly Sketchbook: July

Posted on: June 29th, 2012 by Alexander Stanuga 2 Comments


During my first trip to London back in 2005 to study Fine Art, I got into the practice of keeping a sketchbook, as a student on the course, we were required to maintain a regular sketchbook. The book was required to be small enough to fit in our pockets, so we had no excuse for not taking it with us everywhere, and we were required to sketch daily. We were occasionally had to produce the books for random check ups and had to complete at least 1 worked up drawing in the books every week. I've personally found many benefits to the practice and would highly recommend it to any aspiring Artist/Creative out there, for starters, no one really needs to see it, you are free to explore and make mistakes, and the more mistakes the better. ... Read More – REDUX

Posted on: June 23rd, 2012 by Alexander Stanuga 4 Comments


It's been a long time coming, and a lot can happen during the life of a website, especially when it's sole purpose is to display design work and act as an online portfolio. With each iteration you can only hope that you've learn't from the last and ventured forth to try something new. As a Designer working in the digital landscape, it's pretty much expected that you stay on top of current web trends and how best to apply them, and how better than on your own site? ... Read More

Simple steps to get the most out of your Mac

Posted on: June 22nd, 2012 by Alexander Stanuga 1 Comment


So you've come to the conclusion that your beloved Mac is much slower than you remember, starting it up feels like a chore, you're onto your second latte before Photoshop even displays it's pallets. Now, Before you start considering an upgrade there are a few simple steps you could take to best optimise the performance of your beloved machine. I currently run a 2010 model MacBook Pro and until I ran through a handful of these suggestions I hadn't realised just how much memory lag had really occurred. ... Read More