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Archive for September, 2008

Customisable PDFs — Part 1: Creating Text Fields

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

I originally created this in response to a post on MacRumors but thought it might make a nice first tutorial for my site. Although the example used is a poster, this method can be used on any PDF, no matter what size, shape or intended purpose.

Right, do yourself a poster. I did a quick example in Adobe Illustrator just for this tutorial, but any PDF should be the same if created with a respectable program. (more…)


Wednesday, September 24th, 2008
Bill Dan touching his work

Bill Dan touching his work

I thought I would make my first real post about something that wasn’t necessarily related to design or technology.


The Beginning…

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

…is here and although I haven’t quite finished the site or even told anyone it exists yet, I have decided that this will be it. The beginning of my blog!

If anyone stumbles upon this in the future, wish me luck… and if you like anything you’ve read here, I ask you to pass a link to those you feel may also enjoy it.

Who knows what’s going to happen – Here we go!


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As a designer, technology is closely linked with every aspect of my day-to-day life. Since an early age I have utilised the software at my disposal to bring ideas and sketches to life.


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