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.

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...

My project process for designing websites and apps

7 October 2018 Project Web Design Wireframing

My project process for designing websites and apps

This is my typical process for designing and building a new website. It briefly describes each step of the project, what’s required and what it entails. 1. Project Brief The client and I discuss the...

How working from Australia benefits my UK clients

3 October 2018 Business Freelancing Remote Working

How working from Australia benefits my UK clients

I have quite a few UK based clients, so when I moved to Melbourne, Australia with my family in 2016, I wasn’t sure how my working week would go. Working during the night while the...

Blood app UI design for Android

27 September 2018 UI Design Mobile App Design Icon Design

Blood app UI design for Android

I designed the branding and user interface for a blood pressure logging app for Android. All the artwork was created in Sketch. Onboarding Dashboard Recording pressure Guide Icons & illustrations