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.

16 June 2019 business personal Shopit

Three things I learned from working alone to running an agency

It’s been approximately 18 months since I resigned from Project Octo, the agency I co-founded back in Manchester, so I thought I’d share a few things I learned during my experiences. Project Octo was running...

8 June 2019 Git Web Development

My reason for switching from BitBucket to GitHub

Now that GitHub provides free private repositories, I decided to switch from BitBucket (yes, even though Microsoft have taken over GitHub!). I’ve been using BitBucket for a few years now, and am familiar with its...

Sports illustrations for LeagueRepublic

8 March 2019 Illustration

Sports illustrations for LeagueRepublic

Below are a series of sports illustrations I created for LeagueRepublic, a sports administration platform, as part of their website redesign. Read the case study for more details about the project. “I highly recommend Ketan’s...

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...