As some of you know, I’m a big advocate of Newport. Our lovely city has seen better days but I believe we’re on the cusp of change with the latest developments at Friars Walk helping bring this to light. Newport’s geography is spot on; perfectly accessible from London, Bristol, Cardiff; slap bang on the M4 and fed by mainline rail. Location, location, location.
Earlier this week I came across a business advisor who has just started offering advice to people about their websites & brands (a subject far outside of their comfort/knowledge zone). This was a person who was already offering a very wide range of services.
Do you run or work in a creative agency lacking in house digital expertise or, perhaps you have a digital team, but you just don’t have enough resource to handle all your projects (sound familiar?). If so, maybe I can help.
In the classic book Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow by Peter Hoeg, the story tells us that the Greenlandic Inuit have something like 27 words for snow; covering all the different types which occur in certain conditions.. Now this may or may not be an urban myth but it is certainly true that when armed with the correct knowledge, a seemingly featureless situation can be read in countless ways and fantastic & intricate detail can be revealed, which was otherwise hidden.
A few weeks ago I blogged about speculative work. To re-cap, a client wanted to work with myself & Russell Britton but they needed a website mockup first. I don’t normally do initial mockups and I certainly not for free (for more details on the reasons why, check out that previous article). Not allowing your process to be changed (or, at least, bent totally out of shape) is key for me. By defining a consistent process, I’ve been able to continually help clients; and I believe it’s that process which clients are ultimately buying into.
I’m always on the look out for talented, freelancers who can help me with delivering projects. I tend to work with freelancers over a long period of time so please view this as an opportunity to develop a relationship. This post is not in relation to any particular current requirements, it’s a general call to arms.