A little bit of introduction…

Hi, nice to meet you. My name, as the url suggests, is Rufus Spiller and I am a freelance Creative Director and Designer. I specialise in idea and concept creation, digital campaigns and user experience.

I have been lucky enough to work for some great digital agencies in Scotland, London and Melbourne since I graduated in 1998. Along the way I have worked for a wide variety of clients, won a few awards and, most importantly, done some really interesting work.

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Design Thoughts

Designers, mediocre design is your fault.

I have to agree with KLM designer Hella Jongerius – ‘There’s too much shit design’ in today’s society. Personally though I think that design is also a victim of it’s own success. In our ever increasing consumer society ‘design’ has now become a commodity (not a highly valued one but I’ll need to come back […]

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Spread Too Thin

I am carrying baggage. Almost 15 years ago my flatmate, who was then studying a degree in Corporate Communication, showed me some desktop publishing that he had been doing for his course. They were looking at layout, typography and presentation to teach better communication skills. At the time I was in my first few years […]

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Measure Twice, Cut Once

I count myself pretty lucky to have worked with some amazingly talented people over the last 14 years. Robbie Manson is definitely in the top five. His talk at New Adventures in Web Design is a bit of a belter in my opinion. As with any good talk it has some points that I whole […]

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