Notes from the Studio

On Writing for Mashable

Creativity is in my blood, it drives me, whether it’s designing or taking pictures, I have to be creative. A few years ago I was asked by (the awesome) Matt Silverman, to contribute to a selection of design focused articles for Mashable, I was thrilled. This snowballed into being asked to contribute my own articles, I did, I loved it, and this continued for around a year.

However with several large client projects in the works for Postscript5, I no longer had the time to dedicate to writing, and so my contributions dwindled.

Revitalised

However, at the start of the year, I decided to free up some time to write again. I’m fortunate that I can pick and choose what projects I work on as a Freelancer, so I scheduled my design work to enable me to dedicate a chunk of time each week to research and write.

I’ve been asked in the past by several publications to contribute articles, however I always loved the team at Mashable, so I contacted Matt and within a few hours I had an article outline ready to start. The old adage “if you don’t ask, you don’t get” really does apply! Go after what you want and you just might get it.

My editor, the lovely, Stephanie, makes the process a breeze, and since January I’ve covered everything from Wireframing, to Color Schemes and Browser Extensions. I’ll be posting excerpts of some of my favourite articles here on the blog, just in case you don’t catch them on Mashable.

The process of researching, collating, editing and writing is different for every article, it’s a process I love. I hope you will keep up with me as I chase this new adventure! Please feel free to ping me with design or tech news tips, criticism, advice, tools or recommendations.

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