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Take Five with Andy Fairweather


Andy Fairweather is Director, Website Designer and Brand Designer at Brand Aspect, helping business owners get the maximum ROI from their web properties.  He is also Creative Director at Vidshorts, which specialises in producing videos of under five minutes in length, to market your business.  He understands that however attractive a website is, it only counts as a great design if it is actually producing results for you.  

Andy was the cinematographer on my film, 'This is Not a FIlm About Tango' and at every step of the way, he was supportive, enthusiastic, encouraging and a wealth of useful information.

10 pieces of advice from my Take Five guests



“What piece of advice do you wish you had been given at the beginning of your career?”


My monthly guest blog has been running since February 2011 and this has been one of the regular questions.  There have been some great answers over the 4 years and I have collated 10 top tips from my guests to you:


1.Be yourself, show your personality through your work, don't give up, and create for yourself a niche, a style that sets you apart from others and makes you and your work instantly recognisable.

Is the answer right in front of you?



I realised recently that I had fallen into a trap which catches out many of us.

I had been putting off a project because I thought I needed a special bit of software on my computer which would work like an autocue.  Although I like technology which helps me be more effective, I am not someone who gets excited about software and apps per se, so I wasn’t particularly looking forward to doing the research, being faced with lots of different options, working out which would do what I needed without being a sledgehammer to crack a nut, which wouldn’t take up too much space on the laptop, be too expensive, etc.

'Sparklers' for the New Year


During the next year, I am going to be uploading some of the most popular blogs from this site up on to YouTube.  Most will be about 2-3 minutes long, little Sparklers to give quick ideas, thoughts and hopefully, inspiration to you.  The first one is online now about Action.

Christmas Greetings!





Have a very Happy Christmas
and a Dazzling 2015!

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