Please visit the Tidy Blog for web development, free stuff, Tidy news and marketing posts. "Mike's blog" is my journal, a mix of art, adventure and content marketing experiments. All opinions are my own.
As we bid farewell to the first month of 2024, I reflect on the path that lies ahead. In the realm of creativity and business, I’m excited to reveal some new and exciting illustration projects. For Tidy Design, 2024 marks a chapter of evolution and progression. A business model that took root in 2007 will…Read More
I recently had the pleasure of creating a heartwarming pen sketch of an adorable cat, a truly unique and personalised gift. Whether you want to immortalise your own pet, or surprise a loved one with some custom artwork, I am here to bring your visions to life. Some stories, memories or gifts deserve to be…Read More
As the artist, I am thrilled to present this pen sketch of an osprey to celebrate a momentous 70th birthday. Crafting this piece was a labor of love, and it is my sincere hope that this artwork becomes a cherished keepsake. If you would like to commission some bespoke artwork as a gift, then please…Read More
Just a quick post to showcase some recent artwork I produced for Sussex LMNS. My core business Tidy Design has been an approved NHS supplier for several years. It is a great honour to work with the NHS on multiple projects. We’ve been fortunate to receive such kind recommendations, and even contribute towards a NHS…Read More
Earlier this month I picked up a pencil to sketch a tiger, a drawing of a tigers face for my godson. He loves these silent hunters. Did you know a tiger’s stripes act as camouflage, allowing them to blend in and stalk its prey. I wanted to make this tigers face drawing a mixture of…Read More
Here is a recent drawing of mine, a pen sketch on watercolour paper, it’s called “Southsea Shell”. Since moving back to Southsea I have walked up and down Southsea Beach soooo many times! I actually went through a phase of taking a beach walk most evenings. Southsea Beach is a great place to clear your…Read More
Hello and welcome to my blog, my name is Mike and I design and create websites for a living. So… I’ve been running my own web design and marketing company for 16+ years, and I love living in Southsea! If you are looking for a website designer based in Southsea then please ping me a…Read More
So my 11 year old boy set some 2023 resolutions, top of his list, “to be a YouTuber”. Like most kids his age he loves gaming, and he would happily spend all day on the PS or iPad if he could. The plan is to record and share his gaming videos, thus becoming a content…Read More
So, my core business Tidy Design (a web dev agency based in Portsmouth, Hampshire) has been busy developing its own “off the shelf” WordPress theme. We have called it “FLEX”, a Flexible WordPress website, hand crafted by Tidy Design to deliver you / your company the best return on investment. Why FLEX? FLEX is for…Read More
I get it, creating regular and informative website content is difficult. Most entrepreneurs, business owners and sole traders ware many hats. Be it HR, production, sales or management, there are only so many hours in the day. In an ideal world a business will delegate the task of content writing to a content writer, someone…Read More
Over the years I have created lots of Free Stuff for Tidy Design, a vast collection of icon packs and free graphics. I enjoy all aspects of graphic design, be it logo designs, company branding or website design. If you need some creative input on a project then please let me know, I’d be happy…Read More
Back in 2021 I worked on a large NFT project with a group of friends. My role was to create a collection of artwork for CryptoVikings. The CryptoVikings are a horde of 9873 verifiably-random and unique Viking NFTs, each has 19 attributes which work together to select 9 visual components. Working on this NFT project…Read More
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