Design for Web and Print by David Butterworth
Design isn't just about making stuff pretty, it's about communication too. On receiving a brief, I look for the best way to display the information intelligently, in a clean and clear way.
I enjoy the process of creating and have participated in many different projects, working for busy design consultancies and varied clients. Inspired by good design, I specialise in graphics both online and offline.
As a sci-fi fan I love the Star Trek communicator. Not a great design but the concept was there. People built on the dream. Sadly it took around 40 years till we got anything like it and these days we are still struggling for that clear signal.
There is no such thing as the perfect design, tastes change and the market with it. I've been designing for a number of years and seen fads come and go, companies constantly tweek and adjust their brands.
Today's web is not set, who knows where it's going? All I can do is keep in touch with tech, so I can offer an insight.
Worked in-house for companies including Stanhope Plc, FPC Greenaways, Leytonstone Children’s Centre, and Waltham Forest Council. Freelanced for major companies including Centrica, Camelot, The Carbon Trust and Willmott Dixon.
Before machines the only form of entertainment people really had was relationships. | Doug Coupland
It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English – up to fifty words used in correct context – no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese. | Carl Sagan
Consequences, Schmonsequences, as long as I’m rich. | Daffy Duck
Good manners sometimes means simply putting up with other people’s bad manners. | H. Jackson Brown, Jr
I hoped it might kick-start something – but it didn’t. | Mary Portas
Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. | William Morris
Human beings who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. | Douglas Adams
The road to truth is long and lined the entire way with annoying bastards. | Alexander Jablokov
Under capitalism – man exploits man. Under communism it’s just the opposite. | John Kenneth Galbraith
I love deadlines. I love the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. | Douglas Adams
She’s uncertain if she likes him But she knows she really loves him. | David Bowie
A critic is a man who writes about things he doesn’t like. | H. L. Mencken
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. | Douglas Adams
The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it. | Terry Pritchett
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. | Picasso
When you look at Prince Charles don’t you think that someone in the Royal family knew someone in the Royal family? | Robin Williams
A child of 5 could understand this. Fetch me a child of 5, I can’t understand this. | Groucho Marx
The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them. | Ernest Hemingway
A cynic is one who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. | Oscar Wilde
The trouble with Kittens is, that they eventually become Cats. | Ogden Nash
It is not enough to succeed, others must fail. | Gore Vidal
Fac ut vivas | Latin
When you are 20, you care about what people think about you, when you are 40 you stop caring about what people think about you, and when you are 60, you realise nobody cared in the first place. | Winston Churchill
Some people look for a beautiful place, others make a place beautiful. | Hazrat Inayat Khan
Treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster. | Quentin Crisp
Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right. | Henry Ford