To side project or not to side project...

For nearly four years I've been immersed in client work. Good proper client work. They send me a comp. I suggest some revisions. They make amends, I build it (or at least get it built), be it a website, app, email or whatever. I've been fortunate in that we've never…

Our first app..

We've just had our first iOS app approved by the gods at Apple. It's an internal comms tool for a ridiculously large company based in London who really should have an internal dev team. The app works something like this: Administrators can post news articles and ask users questions via…

On finding good freelancers

amillionmonkeys is a tiny agency. Two of us are permanent full-time staff and the rest of the work is done by a handful of freelancers. Over the past twelve months we've said hello and bye-bye to a fair few freelancers, here are a few things we've learned in the process.…

On managing projects

Dan Edwards wrote an interesting article on Medium yesterday about how No Divide manage projects. If you're running an agency or even a freelancer it's worth reading or watching the video below which the article is based on. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="…

On ditching Photoshop

Over the past twelve months I've done much less designing and much more running the business and handing stuff over to freelancers, but recently it's just made sense for me to do a bit of designing again. I've always designed website in either Photoshop or Illustrator but a few things…

Listen to me witter on about Perch

I'm going to be on the mighty fine CTRL+CLICK next month talking about Perch, Perch Runway and Perch Shop. Mildly nervous the hosts won't understand my dulcet, northern tones, but if we can get over that it should be fun. *(Other CMSs are available but they're generally not as…