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.
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 Pratchett
Fac ut vivas | Latin
Of all creatures that breathe and move upon the earth, nothing is bred that is weaker than man | Homer
Some people look for a beautiful place, others make a place beautiful. | Hazrat Inayat Khan
She’s uncertain if she likes him But she knows she really loves him. | David Bowie
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
There is only one time that is important: NOW! It is the most important time because it is the only time when we have any power. | Leo Tolstoy
The road to truth is long and lined the entire way with annoying bastards. | Alexander Jablokov
Consequences, Schmonsequences, as long as I’m rich. | Daffy Duck
It is not enough to succeed, others must fail. | Gore Vidal
Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. | Stephen R. Covey
An eye for an eye, makes the whole world blind. | ???
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. | Picasso
Before machines the only form of entertainment people really had was relationships. | Doug Coupland
A child of 5 could understand this. Fetch me a child of 5, I can’t understand this. | Groucho Marx
Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right. | Henry Ford
The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them. | Ernest Hemingway
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
A critic is a man who writes about things he doesn’t like. | H. L. Mencken
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. | Friedrich Nietzsche
In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded. | Terry Pratchett
Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s s not okay, it’s not the end. | John Lennon
Good manners sometimes means simply putting up with other people’s bad manners. | H. Jackson Brown, Jr
Attract Attention, Maintain Interest, Create Desire. | Elias St. Elmo Lewis
Under capitalism – man exploits man. Under communism it’s just the opposite. | John Kenneth Galbraith
That which does not kill us makes us stronger. | Friedrich Nietzsche
The trouble with Kittens is, that they eventually become Cats. | Ogden Nash
Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. | William Morris
A cynic is one who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. | Oscar Wilde
I hoped it might kick-start something – but it didn’t. | Mary Portas
We care. We just have no idea what to do about it. | Carole Cadwalladr
If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe. | Carl Sagan
I love deadlines. I love the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. | Douglas Adams
Treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster. | Quentin Crisp
Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race. | H. G. Wells
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