Cover Story: Making Management Insider a Tiger

In April of 2017, Management Insider was gearing up for their latest issue. It was a big issue focusing on a global event in Cambodia and the time to design was short. The management team was also looking for a new visual direction for the magazine. They contacted me to work on it as Art Director in charge of layout and setting a new look.

The Art of The Rebrand

The Vice Design Co Rebranding Philosophy In the career of a designer, it will one day be necessary to update a client's visual branding.  With these projects, I always follow one rule "Leave it better than you found it."  It's a quote attributed to Robert Baden-Powell, a turn of the century military leader, author, painter and illustrator. [...]

4 Reasons To Choose a One-Page Website

1. One-Page Websites are Easy-To-Use We live in fast-paced world of content bites and skimming copy.   The best way to reach a connected, diversified client base is by respecting their time and communicating your needs in an intuitive fashion.  And on the web, there's nothing more intuitive than a scroll. The act of scrolling [...]

Case Study: Kamworks Logo Redesign

The Client. Kamworks is the number 1 solar energy company in Cambodia. The company was established in 2006 and have since provided solar power to well over 150,000 people. Founded by experienced Dutch solar engineers, Kamworks has the largest track record with both on-grid as well as off-grid solar energy in the country. Moreover, its products have been [...]

What Is Branding?

What Is Branding? Branding is often one of the most misunderstood aspects of a branding and identity design package. Which is unfortunate. A solid brand is one of the most important components of a company in communicating effectively with its consumers. The best brands are authentic, communicative, consistent, and conversational. Brands are not one piece […]

Tips & Tricks: Installing a New Email Signature in Outlook

Tips & Tricks: Installing a New Email Signature in Outlook When delivering branding packages, clients seem to have the most difficulty with email signatures. Often this is due to the somewhat arcane process for adding signatures in Microsoft Outlook. To help them out, I always add a mini-guide for intalling them to their deliveries. I’ve […]

Top Font Trends of 2016

Top Font Trends of 2016   I’m a sucker for fonts, I always have been. Maybe it initially grew from my love of books, but there’s also just something pleasing about the forms of letters. We may not notice it, but font choices play a major role in how we understand written communication. Serif fonts […]

Are Business Cards Still Necessary?

Are Business Cards Still Necessary? Every time I slip someone my email or LinkedIn, some part of me questions the need for business cards. Especially here, in Southeast Asia, where so much of business goes on over social media. Instead of over Slack chat or Skype, many internal teams here use Facebook for group communication. […]

FOMO – A Hand Lettering Case Study

FOMO – A Hand Lettering Case Study   Inspiration for hand lettering pieces can come from anywhere. A recent spark came recently, in Vietnam, while I was speaking to a guy about relocating. He was contemplating moving from Saigon to a small beachside town a few hours away to get more work done. For him […]

The Importance of Time Tracking

The Importance of Time Tracking Keeping track of hours is one of the most important tasks in a project. Proper and diligent time tracking can tell you a lot about your business. From potential bottlenecks in your process that suck team members’ time to the real costs vs. profit of your gigs. When I started […]