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Macbook Air, Sketch App, iA Writer

My Tools

I love to travel light, so whether I'm designing or writing, it's always done on my 11" MacBook Air using Sketch/Adobe XD (for designing) or iA Writer (for writing). I couldn't live without my tools. When my MacBook is in the overhead locker I use my iPad Mini (still rocking the 1st Gen!).

I also code (vanilla, no frameworks). I founded a creative studio and spent several years designing and coding for startups, but the lack of freedom edged me further towards writing. I've not left my interests behind, though, because I write about design and code frequently. In fact, Sketch/Adobe XD has become a specializing topic of mine!

My Publishers

Plus, I write at Sympli and Web Design Ledger too!

SitePoint Author PageCreative Market Author PageDesignmodo Author Page

“Where to next?”

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Contact Me

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About Me

Erm, lets see

Apps I use

FiftyThree for iteration and sketching
Sketch (or XD) for user interface design
Affinity Photo for image-editing
Invision + Craft for prototyping
Sympli for design handoff

Brackets for code editing

iA Writer for writing in Markdown
Skitch annotating screenshots
Screenium 3 creating screencasts
Zoommy for stock image search
Trello for managing content
Draftin for editing/v.control

Airbnb for finding accomodation
Revolut for cross-currency spending
Transferwise for cc transactions

Creative Market for design resources

Slack for communication
Spark for better mail
Alfred for spotlight productivity
Wunderlist for managing tasks
Noizio for background noise
Spotify for when I need more noise

Interesting facts about me

I have Type 1 diabetes. Without injecting insulin a few times a day I'll become quite ill (*tear*), so I usually try to avoid sugar (lies). Since leaving home I've tried to be healthier, learn meditation and exercise more; so lets see how long that lasts (update: didn't last). Less interesting: I'm 27, I travel with my wife, and I'm currently trying to turn my design studio into a content studio that creates content centered around writing, design, food and travel (update: currently writing my 4th book!).

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