A blog post about blog writing SEO, and providing blog SEO tips and tricks – practising what I preach and preaching what I practice! Why are blogs good for SEO? Blogs are a tried and tested method for content marketers to drive traffic to their sites and create buzz around their products. By writing aContinue reading “10 delightfully simple factors that will boost your blog’s SEO”
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The Digital Content Marketer’s Toolbox
Exploring free online tools and apps that make Digital Content Marketing much easier for blog, video, and webinar marketing. Jump to: Blogging Tools Blogging as a form of digital content marketing is a tried and tested strategy, allowing for seamless keyword integration and generating entertaining and informative stories around your service or product. The followingContinue reading “The Digital Content Marketer’s Toolbox”
Marketing Campaigns for Brands – with Examples
A set of Case Studies for the many types of Marketing Campaigns available for content marketers. This set of case studies outlines the different types of Marketing campaigns used by marketers and brands, and provides an example of each type of campaign.
Process Video: Halfling Portrait
Halfling portrait This painting was created in Procreate on the iPad Pro, and took 4.5 hours. This example was an experiment in a new technique for digital painting, which I am going to be exploring over the course of the next few weeks. Watch this space!
Principles of business document production and information management: an essay
This essay covers the topics:
DESCRIBE DIFFERENT TYPES OF BUSINESS DOCUMENTS THAT MAY BE PRODUCED AND THE FORMAT TO BE FOLLOWED FOR EACH.
EXPLAIN THE USE OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) FOR DOCUMENT PRODUCTION.
EXPLAIN THE REASONS FOR AGREEING THE USE, CONTENT, LAYOUT, QUALITY STANDARDS, AND DEADLINES FOR DOCUMENT PRODUCTION.
EXPLAIN THE IMPORTANCE OF DOCUMENT VERSION CONTROL AND AUTHORISATION.
EXPLAIN HOW THE REQUIREMENTS OF SECURITY, DATA PROTECTION, COPYRIGHT, AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LEGISLATION MAY AFFECT THE PRODUCTION OF BUSINESS DOCUMENTS.
EXPLAIN HOW TO CHECK THE ACCURACY OF BUSINESS DOCUMENTS
EXPLAIN HOW THE REQUIREMENTS OF SECURITY, DATA PROTECTION, COPYRIGHT, AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LEGISLATION MAY AFFECT THE DISTRIBUTION AND STORAGE OF BUSINESS DOCUMENTS.
DESCRIBE DIFFERENT TYPES OF DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS.
DESCRIBE THE TYPES OF INFORMATION FOUND IN BUSINESS ORGANISATIONS.
EXPLAIN THE NEED FOR SAFE STORAGE AND EFFICIENT RETRIEVAL OF INFORMATION.
DESCRIBE THE FEATURES OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF SYSTEMS USED FOR STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL OF INFORMATION.
DESCRIBE THE LEGAL REQUIREMENTS FOR STORING BUSINESS INFORMATION.
The 33 Laws of Typography
Content reviewed and updated 1 March 2023. Recently, I came across this series of blog posts about the 33 Laws of Typography, written by Alex Devero, while I was looking for this video by Jill Butler, on the same topic, over on LinkedIn’s Learning feature. So, cross-referencing the two, I’ve popped them into my ownContinue reading “The 33 Laws of Typography”
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Sketches and linework [NSFW IMAGES]
Sketches and linework are the cheapest and most simple commissions I offer. Sketches can be in either pencil, biro pen, or a digital sketch – and full linework can be either digital or traditional in pigment pen or ink. (Please bear in mind digital work will always give a smoother result.) All traditionally-created pieces are scanned and touched-up in Photoshop.
“Rendered paintings” are paintings with a focus on a smooth, semi-realistic finish. Multiple textures and custom brushes are applied to add dynamic effect, and details are worked-into for maximum definition.
A speedpaint is where details are mapped-out, but remain somewhat rough and not fully rendered, a cross-hatched custom brush is used to add interesting texture to less refined areas. Areas of non-importance are left rough.