A new way to make a living

July 1, 2013By David HornBusiness, work

The other week – and for only the second time in 10 years – a customer declined to pay an invoice. I’m not going to go into the reasons – it wasn’t an especially acrimonious discussion, and it boiled down to a mis-understanding more than anything else, but still – it burnt for a little … Read More

One Small Change

June 20, 2013By David Hornwork

I’ve changed the way I work. It’s a small change but is already having a significant impact on how much I get done, and how I feel about what I’m doing. Currently, I’m reading 99U’s book called ‘Manage Your Day-To-Day‘ and, from the first chapter it’s struck a chord. The biggest problem we face today … Read More

How’s it going?

June 3, 2013By David Hornwork

I’ve fallen into a really poor habit. For the past however long, when anyone has asked me how I’m doing, or how it’s going, I’ve usually replied ‘Oh, you know, busy – really busy’ … the standard response to that is often ‘oh, that’s great – great in this economy’.  Which usually leaves me grumbling … Read More

All about the productivity …

May 13, 2013By David HornBusiness, work

Just a quick one … I’ve got stuff to do. But I’m all about the productivity at the moment and wanted to share this great anecdote from Jerry Seinfeld (via lifehacker). Software developer Brad Isaac got some great advice from Jerry Seinfeld:  … He told me to get a big wall calendar that has a whole … Read More

Notes from a brief business trip

May 8, 2013By David HornBusiness, work

This past week I was away for 2 days on a business trip … the kind where you leave at 4am on a Thursday, and arrive back at about midnight on the Friday. Short, intensive, rewarding and filled with travel.  I probably had about 10 hours when I was travelling in one form or another … Read More

The Cheese Hub – site launch

November 12, 2012By David HornDesign, Mobile, On the interwebs, Web Development, work

Cheese and websites … two of my favourite things, and brought together so wonderfully with this deceptively simple little ecommerce project: The Cheese Hub.   They’re business based in Leitrim that have some lovely looking hampers and a really interesting business in cheese maturation for local producers. Shelves and shelves of maturing cheese line their … Read More

New website design for Gerard O’Brien, Accountant

April 6, 2012By David Hornwork

I’ve just completed this wordpress based web design project for our friendly local accountant, Gerard O’Brien.  It’s a fully responsive website – so you can view it on your iPad, mobile phone, desktop, laptop, fridge top, etc. and all will be well.  Take a look:   … and should you ever need an accountant in … Read More

Starting A Freelance Web Design Business

February 21, 2012By David HornBusiness, work

I had my second Freelance Switch article published a couple of weeks ago now (my next one is scheduled for some time in the next week or two) – this one focuses on some of the things I learnt in starting up as a freelance web designer.  9 steps in fact … I love the … Read More