Paddy Donnelly

Paddy Donnelly

Illustrator at Lefft Joined over 10 years ago via an invitation from Josh L. Paddy has invited Kristof Houben, Alain Hufkens

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  • Posted to Site Design: Design Consultant, in reply to Colm Tuite , Jul 15, 2015

    Thanks for the feedback Colm! Belgium is great. Beer and waffles. What more could you want? :)

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  • Posted to Site Design: Design Consultant, in reply to Brendan McDonald , Jul 14, 2015

    Thanks for the detailed feedback Brendan! Some really interesting thoughts here. The copy is something I've been refining, and will continue to trim down where I can. Reworking the intro to focus more on customer value is a great point.

    It's true, most of the projects in my portfolio have been for clients familiar with design, but for my consultancy work I'm also targeting people who aren't so aware of the benefits, so I need to include some education here.

    I toyed about with the structure of the page a lot, chopping and changing the sections. Indeed I tried leading with the portfolio at one stage, but I feel the order of 1. 'Here's what I'm offering', 2. 'Reasons why you should choose me', 3. 'Get in touch' worked so much better than the alternatives I tried out before. Plus, a big point is that most people will reach this page from my portfolio, so they'll have already seen my work. This page is serving a different purpose than my main portfolio, so that's why I structured it in this way and didn't lead with examples of my work.

    I curated the list of featured projects down to the ones which I'm particularly proud of, but also I wanted to have enough on there to show the variety of work I've done. I don't want to limit it to 1-3 projects and then have potential clients not see something close to their product and think 'ah, I guess this guys doesn't do X so he isn't for me'. The number of projects on display here felt right to me.

    Thanks again for the feedback! Really appreciated.

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  • Posted to Site Design: Design Consultant, in reply to Aaron Davis , Jul 14, 2015

    Thanks Aaron! There has always been a UX/design consultancy aspect to most of my projects anyway, and I particularly enjoy critiquing apps, giving recommendations and brainstorms. I'd like to do a lot more of that, so that's what this page is about.

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  • Posted to Working Remotely [Podcast], in reply to James Mejia , Jun 05, 2015

    Thanks James! :)

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  • Posted to Ask DN: I'd love to go freelance/start a creative company. Where do I begin? Should I do it?, May 28, 2015

    I'd recommend listening to our podcast, Working Out. This particular journey is what we talk about every week. Hope it helps!

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  • Posted to Quality Matters [Podcast], in reply to Jim Hill , May 14, 2015

    Thanks Jim!

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  • Posted to How To Survive Working From Home, in reply to Jerome Arfouche , Apr 23, 2015

    Yes we are! :)

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  • Posted to Ask DN: What podcasts do you listen do? , Nov 06, 2014

    We make Working Out - a podcast on creating a business doing what you love.

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  • Posted to What If I'm Not Good Enough?, in reply to Ben Howdle , Sep 26, 2014

    That's so true. Experience is important, but it's also hard to let go of past experiences (good or bad) in situations where you need a fresh take on something.

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  • Posted to What If I'm Not Good Enough?, in reply to Christian Perez , Sep 26, 2014

    Thank you so much! It's so great to hear that people are getting something out of the show. :)

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