Andy Clarke is one of my web design heroes and it was an honour to interview him for Episode #50 of the podcast. We talk about content first, mobile first, not using WordPress and Planet of the Apes among other things.

Win Prizes

This week we're giving away a copy of “On Web Typography” by Jason Santa Maria. Leave a comment under the video and tell us what's stopping you from having contracts in place with your clients.

Congratulations Matt! Andy has awarded you as the lucky prize winner! (Oct 2014)

Show Notes

Some of the highlights of this episode include:

  • Andy’s love of Paul Weller and The Style Council
  • Designing from the inside out
  • Designing mobile first
  • Developing content with your client (because they are not qualified to do it alone)
  • Our mutual love of Chris Coyier and Css Tricks
  • Andy’s voice, of course 🙂

Elevation Round Answers
Here are the answers to the questions in our Elevation round. Watch the interview to get the full scoop.

  1. Be adaptable
  2. Pick up the telephone
  3. Stop talking about money
  4. Write in your own voice
  5. Excel spreadsheet
  6. Tell the client
  7. Do nice work
  8. Be yourself

 

Reach Out

You can reach out and thank Andrew Clarke on @Malarkey or http://stuffandnonsense.co.uk/.

Suggested Guest

Andrew suggested I interview John Hegarty one of the founders of Bartle Bogle Hegarty and Hegarty on Advertising and Cameron Moll of cameronmoll.com. John and Cameron, keep your eyes on your inbox.

Competition Hint

Hint: to enter the competition, leave a comment below and tell us, Do you have contracts in place for your clients and if not, why not? What’s stopping you from having a contract in place?

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