It’s a newsletter about design.

And UX/UI. And branding. And product design. And everything interesting.

There are turtle doodles.

Because design talk is already oversaturated with formal business-speak and boring diagrams — it’s all the same. My writing is aimed at designers and non-designers alike, and… there are doodles of turtles.

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No paywalls. One or two emails a month. I’ll only publish something when I think it’ll interest you too.

It’s written by a human.

Because you could talk to ChatGPT on your own if you wanted to. My tone of voice makes me… me! You won’t get any generic, AI-written nonsense here.

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About the author

Disclaimer: Only in the morning.

I’m Tom. I’m a User Experience Designer and Researcher living in the pointy bit at the bottom of the UK. I’m a big fan of German pasta. I’ve been designing commercially for 7 years, and the constant learning and sharing of new things is the reason I do it. My education background is in traditional graphic design, and I’m fully qualified to draw cartoon turtles.

In my day job in a product agency, I've had the privilege of collaborating with businesses of all sizes, from budding startups to industry giants like Google and the United Nations (eep!).

People called me a turtle back in school because I had a long neck. Well, the joke’s on them, as I can wear 50% more scarf.

Disclaimer: All views are my own, and don’t represent those of my employer, clients, turtles, or anything else that lands in me in trouble.

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I'm a multidisciplinary digital designer that really likes UX/UI, typography, spätzle, and trying to make the world a better place.