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New Websites for February

Martian Design - Monday, February 18, 2013

With two thirds of the month to go, February is shaping up to be a bumper month.   As well as my regular client work, this month has brought in some cool new clients and with some interesting website projects.   

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Martian sighted at Steampunk Exhibition

Martian Design - Sunday, February 17, 2013

Being lovers of creative retro style art, the wife and I went to check out the "Dark Side of the Mount" Steampunk Exhibit at the Lightwave Gallery this weekend.  There was a range of work from various artists, all with an awesome retro sci-fi look.  From time machine chairs to laser guns, rocket ships to robots, all sorts of curious oddments and wangulators. 

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Imitation is the finest form of flattery...

Martian Design - Wednesday, January 23, 2013

So the old say, "imitation is the finest form of flattery", came true for me today when I stumbled upon one of my own designs on another website.  Only it was not my original design but a hand sketch based on my artwork. 

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The right Designer for the job

Martian Design - Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I'm in support of the notion of saving money on any project whenever practical.  But, I also understand that you get what you pay for!

Businesses in various design related industries will offer to do design or logo work for you even though they have little training or experience in good design, logo creation or branding.  While at the time this might sound like a good deal and a way to save a bit of running around the client more often than not ends up spending money on material that they just can't use. 

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