Typekit is one of the many applications that I keep up my sleeve when I am designing. Typekit is a source of great fonts and it partners with some of the world’s leading type foundries. I particularly enjoy using Typekit as it integrates perfectly with my other Adobe applications. WhenRead More →


My wife and I are redesigning our backyard, and we are getting to the stage where we are required to draw up plans. I came across an application for my iPhone the other day called magicplan. I used it to create a plan of our backyard so that I couldRead More →

Upwork Freelance Value At Bailey Street Design we have been using¬†Upwork¬†for our non core activities, such as research, social media engagement, Search Engine Optimisation, content management. What is Upwork? Upwork (Formerly known as oDesk) is one of the largest online outsourcing workplace where clients and contractors meet to establish andRead More →


A tooltip is an on screen function that displays information automatically on mouse over, and click tips that display information for the user when they click on a specific area of the screen. ¬†A tooltip is often referred to as embedded user assistance. Context Sensitive Tooltip 1 Hover over theRead More →

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I was reading through International Traveller magazine and I noticed the use of generous tracking between the letters of the country destinations.Read More →

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As a web design professional I like to keep up-to-date as possible with industry news and developments. ¬†Over the years I have been able to develop my own strategies for keeping up with the news that I want to read. ¬†I was sad to see Google Reader go and IRead More →

Simon is a Sydney based digital¬†designer. He is¬†the Director of a boutique digital design studio, Bailey Street Design located in the vibrant inner¬†west suburb of Newtown. ¬†Simon studied graphic design at Shillington College and specialises in web design for small and medium size¬†businesses.¬† Simon and his team (Toby the studioRead More →

I have a subscription to Press Reader which affords me the opportunity to read magazines from all around the world. ¬† One of activities that I enjoyed when I studied Graphic Design was the practice of keeping a ‘visual diary’. A visual diary is important because it inspires creativity, itRead More →

Visual designers see things differently, a matter, I suppose, both of instinct and of training. ¬†An example is the concept of “positive” and “negative” space. ¬†A designer looking at an object may be comprehending not only the object itself ¬†(positive space) but the space around it (negative space). ¬†In whatRead More →

Town Hall

Typography inspiration is everywhere. ¬†The chalkboard signs on the Town Hall Hotel are a great example of some of the inspiring type that can be found in your local community. Simon is a Sydney based digital¬†designer. He is¬†the Director of a boutique digital design studio, Bailey Street Design located inRead More →


A ocean themed mural has popped up on the corner of Goddard Street and Bailey Street in Newtown. Simon is a Sydney based digital¬†designer. He is¬†the Director of a boutique digital design studio, Bailey Street Design located in the vibrant inner¬†west suburb of Newtown. ¬†Simon studied graphic design at ShillingtonRead More →

“I’ve been sober for six months once before – and it drove me to drink”. “It’s just all a bit of shit… and I’m here to shake it up.” “I’d tell my younger self that you can actually do anything you want” ¬†These are the sort of quotes that manageRead More →

Tabby Cat

No member of the animal kingdom has garnered internet fame like the humble domestic cat. I always think if you‚Äôre going to procrastinate then do it with mindfulness and intention. Internet Cat Videos have always been one of my favourite ways to procrastinate. New research indicates that Videos can provideRead More →


Typography: font selection Spock is my favourite characters from Star Trek. ¬†If Spock were a designer what sort of Typography would appeal to him? ¬†This theoretical perspective interested me as Spock is a scientist rather than a creative. ¬†Typography design, choice, and selection would appeal to his intellect. ¬†There isRead More →

I took this picture of a black-and-white stencil the other day while walking the dog. Read More →

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Adobe has offered a sneak peek to variable fonts coming to Photoshop CC. This new Open type format allows you to add attributes to fonts, be it size, thickness or angle of tilt. The idea is to be able to create a combination of fonts quite easily for its futureRead More →

Black Hat vs. White Hat SEO

White Hat SEO is an SEO technique that is highly valued by search engines and add value to the user experience. ¬†It is the practice of publishing web pages that are useful to people.¬†Black Hat SEO are SEO techniques that search engines penalise for their questionable quality. ¬†It is associatedRead More →

New gTLD's

Findability on the internet is a priority for small businesses. For 2017, Companies that respond quickly have an opportunity to take the lead by leveraging an influx of new generic domain extensions that are beginning to fill the market.¬† A generic top-level domain (gTLD) is one of the categories ofRead More →

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Leave it in or out? One can make an enormous impact on the ‘look and feel’ of a image with the wise choices about what should be included, and what should not. This process is known as cropping and is a fundamental image manipulation technique. Cropping alters the original visual;Read More →