Piclet is me – Kay Morton. I have been creating logos and brochures and other bits of visual communications off and on for years. Lots of them.
I wasn’t particularly good at drawing and painting at school, although I really wanted to be. In fact, I was pretty terrible. But I was good at the designing stuff.
Colour. Shape. Balance.
And then putting it all together with words… that’s what makes it really fun.
It's all about the message
What you are trying to say to the person you are communicating with?
Do they get your message?
Do they like your message?
Does it resonate with them?
And then I started playing with making websites. I had been working in and around IT and communications for a long time so it just kind of followed. So I made some websites for other people.
And I learnt more about how to do it well: they must be easy to use and navigate, they are appealing visually, and they help the website owner succeed with their objectives.
I have also been taking photos for years. I got my first camera when I was about ten. You didn’t need batteries because you wound the film on manually. With your thumb. Now thumbs spend a lot more time texting.
Fortunately the camera I have now is better than my first one.
I am a Canon girl. Have been since I used my first SLR. It was a film camera. Nothing against Nikon, I just never got around to trying one. I hear they’re good too. 🙂
I am now using a Fujifilm mirrorless camera. It is small and looks a bit like a film camera from the 60s. Very cool.