I design .

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

Journal

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

Please do not send me requests for "publishing opportunities on my website" or link placements - they will be ignored.

A blast from the past - Will Tang CD cover artwork

8 March 2019 Graphic Design Music

A blast from the past - Will Tang CD cover artwork

So, whilst rooting through some old boxes, I came across this old CD by Will Tang for which I designed the cover art for around 15 years ago. It got me thinking, that I got...

30 January 2019 Ecommerce Development Business

Linnworks. One bad experience.

I first used Linnworks over ten years ago for a Bristol based superstore who wanted to integrate all their online and offline sales channels into one manageable system. 2009 At the time, Linnworks was for...

Flowerpots Online branding & web design

12 January 2019 Project Logo Design Web Design

Flowerpots Online branding & web design

I designed the logo and produced the website for Flowerpots Online, an ecommerce store powered by Shopify. The logo was designed using a single colour and uses the font “Fira Sans Black”. The design of...

Freelancing in 2018: My year in review

21 December 2018 Freelancing Personal Business Shopit

Freelancing in 2018: My year in review

This year has been a significant change for me personally and a very challenging experience. In December 2017, I resigned as Director/Co-founder of Manchester-based companies Project Octo Ltd and Shopit Commerce Ltd because I wasn’t...

One dribbble invite to giveaway!

19 December 2018 dribbble UI Design

One dribbble invite to giveaway!

I have 1 dribbble invite to giveaway so if you want to be part of this awesome community, send me 3 of your best shots (or a link to your portfolio) to [email protected] with the...

17 December 2018 Web Design Music Coding Life

Music to code to - Part 1

I like to get in the “zone” when I’m coding, so I usually have my headphones on, even though I’m the only one around, which helps me focus and ignore any distractions from outside. What...

Website migration template for Sketch

11 November 2018 Web Design SketchApp

Website migration template for Sketch

Website migrations can be a tricky task and depending on the size of the project, require some advanced planning. I’ve completed quite a few migrations during my career, and have always spent some time before...

Ecommerce - Where do I start?

26 October 2018 Ecommerce Project Web Design Shopify

Ecommerce - Where do I start?

By now you should know which ecommerce platform you’re going to use for your online store and now the hard work begins. But where do you start? Before any design or development begins on your...

Currency app UI design & illustration

12 October 2018 UI Design Illustration Mobile App Design

Currency app UI design & illustration

I designed the user interface for a currency monitoring app for Android which also involved creating a set of illustrations for each screen. The UI was designed within Sketch, and the illustrations were all created...