How to craft a portfolio that will get you hired.

How to craft a portfolio that will get you hired.

Around this time of the year, I get loads of emails asking for help getting jobs.  Many are graduating from University, looking to move jobs and make the jump from part-time hobby to full-time career. None of these things are easy, but there are recurring themes regarding how to go about it if you want to be successful.

I wanted to share an email I recently received along with my response as I believe it will help more than the person it was intended for.

Why does having a 'why' matter so much?!

Why does having a 'why' matter so much?!

We all know and love unique brands, both large and small for very specific reasons, we choose them over their rivals and often remain very loyal to them for many years. But why?

Something about what they do, the service they provide or the people behind the brand, resonates with us and being associated with or supporting them, we feel better about ourselves.

This all stems from their 'Why'. Let me help you find yours.

Let me help you 'Find Your Why'.

Let me help you 'Find Your Why'.

Establishing the reasons behind why you are passionate about what you do is crucial as your ‘Why’ is going to be the big thing that makes you stand out from your competitors. It has to be distinctive, memorable and allow people to connect with you and understand your passion for what you do.

This Thursday at 13:00 GMT I'll be hosting a Facebook Live Q&A in Thaducation where I will be tackling this and answering questions on this and anything else on your mind.

The Top 5 reasons why your portfolio is losing you clients and how to fix it.

The Top 5 reasons why your portfolio is losing you clients and how to fix it.

Nothing inspires me more than when someone is brave enough to start a new business based on their passion and so I want to help make sure that you never have to consider going back to a job you hate just to pay the bills.

During consultations with numerous designers and freelancers I see the same mistakes being made time after time and so let me share the Top 5 reasons why your website isn’t getting you more clients.

Why are the added benefits of choosing your Brand?

Why are the added benefits of choosing your Brand?

Looking forward to 2017 I wanted to get your thinking about your brand and what you offer. Not just in a more literal way in terms of the service your provide, but in a more lateral way to consider how your service changes the lives of your customers and clients for the better.

Of course there will be financial benefits, but what else? What about the positive physical, emotional and spiritual side effects working with you? Here are 4 categories that I feel are the most important to consider.

UFC 205

UFC 205

Last weekend was a big one for me. Not only am a huge fan of Conor McGregor, but if you looked carefully at the Octagon you would've seen not one, but two of my logos! It was a huge honour to be sought after by two such well known brands, both of which are still clients and a huge fun to work with. So it made UFC 205 even sweeter to see Conor doing his thing on top of my work!

The gift that keeps on giving.

The gift that keeps on giving.

When we create experiences for our customers and clients, we create memories that are remembered fondly and are shared through stories. Small anecdotes that carry our reputation beyond our current 'network' into the hearts and minds of others.

So with this mind I wanted to talk about how this time of year is perfect opportunity to enhance your customer experience of your brand, deepen your customer relationships and provide a timely boost to your Christmas coffers.

Choosing your Target Market

Choosing your Target Market

In order to create a Brand that will be successful as a business and that resonates with your customers, you will need to establish a few things early on: Who are those services for? What services are you providing? Why should they choose you?

Without first clarifying this, it is hard to be specific and build resonance as your offering will be to generic and ultimately forgettable. This week I will be dealing with how to choose your target market.