I design .

I'm Ketan ‐ A Melbourne web designer, developer and illustrator with 20 years industry experience.


My journal, a collection of my design work, inspiration, discoveries and personal experiences in running a business.

20 October 2019 shopify liquid web development

Removing null values from an array in liquid

Here’s a little trick I learned for removing null or empty values from an array in Shopify’s liquid. By using the compact option like below, we’ll get a nice filtered array back. { % assign...

20 October 2019 web development

My website's blog is now powered by Tumblr!

Over the weekend, I decided to make a few changes to the blog on my website and switch it over to using Tumblr. It was previously built using Contentful, the headless CMS, but I was...

My finished logo

19 October 2019 logo logo redesign freelance

Completed my new logo.

Logo concepts for my brand

18 October 2019 logo design freelancer

Here are some of my sketches from the past weekend, working on redesigning my logo. The green and purple stickers at the top are my current version, which was created (as a temporary one) a couple of years ago - I never got around to changing it.

24 September 2019 Social Business LinkedIn

First Twitter, now goodbye LinkedIn

I’ve been a LinkedIn member for a long, long time and I know some people who use it a lot for absolutely everything, but it never grew on me. I’m surprised it’s taken me so...

9 September 2019 Twitter Social Freelance

Goodbye Twitter

I’ve been using Twitter for some time now, and am a casual tweeter using it only to keep up to date with the latest trends in design and development. But lately, I just can’t be...

5 September 2019 web design

You should be using markdown

I was working on a Wordpress blog redesign recently and came across an issue which reconfirmed my belief that all CMS editors should use markdown. The content in each post on the blog I was...

My website is an experiment, and so should yours

30 August 2019 Web Design

My website is an experiment, and so should yours

Whenever something new comes out for the web, I like to try it out somewhere, and there’s nowhere better than my website. The last addition I made was playing with CSS Grid, and now more...

Wireframes - A key ingredient to my work

16 June 2019 Design UI Design Wireframing

Wireframes - A key ingredient to my work

When I first started in design over 20 years ago, I would go straight into Fireworks or Photoshop and begin composing the look and feel of the website without much thought about content or messaging....