Mike's blog...

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.

WordPress Web Design, Updates & Support

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…

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Freelance Content Writer Hampshire

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…

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Freelance Graphic Designer in Southsea, Portsmouth

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…

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NFT Artist for Hire Hampshire

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…

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Bee Oil Painting on Canvas

Here is an oil painting I’ve been working on called “Pollinate”, what do you think? These little dudes have an important part to play in maintaining our planets ecosystem. Bees pollinate the food we eat, plus many trees and flowers that provide habitats for wildlife. Adding paint to canvas… I wanted this oil painting to…

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Do I need ISO Certification?

Now here is an interesting question; do I need ISO Certification? My core business Tidy Design works with lots of different sectors and industries, there is rarely a dull moment and always something new to learn. Tidy Design clients vary from NHS midwifery departments to ISO Certification consultants. They say variety is the spice of…

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Original Southsea Artwork for Sale

So… I decided to frame a few more pen sketches. Above you will see Southsea Castle and South Parade Pier, two places I love to visit in Southsea. Since my divorce and moving back into Southsea, I have slowly been framing and hanging more artwork. If you like these Southsea pen sketches and would like…

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Petworth Park Tree Drawing

Looking for a bespoke piece of artwork for someone special? Maybe you’d like an illustration of their favourite pet or a drawing of their favourite place? Whatever your artist requirements are, I’d be delighted to help. Creating meaningful art is an awesome process. To produce an original piece of artwork, a “one of a kind”,…

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Logo Designer in Southsea, Portsmouth

Over the years I have designed lots of logos, helping businesses with their brand identity. My core business is called Tidy Design and we have been creating bespoke websites, logos and company branding since 2007! Above is a logo design for a local hotel, it is one of a few logos I created for the…

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Local Artist in Southsea, Portsmouth

In May 2021 I moved back to Southsea, an area of Portsmouth I left several years ago. I lived in Southsea for a number of years prior, but moved to Drayton in 2014. Having kids definitely changes things, schools and a garden become a consideration. Anyway, a lot has happened since leaving and returning to…

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Let’s do this 2022!

It has been a while since I blogged, be it here or on my other websites. Let’s face it, 2021 was a difficult year for many, I think everyone had something to contend with. For me 2021 was a mixed bag; the challenges of running a business during a pandemic, my divorce, moving out of…

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Southsea (Eastney Beach) Kayaking

Living in Southsea is pretty awesome, Southsea is the perfect location for those who love the beach… As that old saying goes, “an ocean breeze puts the mind at ease”, so regular sea front walks are a must if you live down here! Earlier this year (2021) I got back into kayaking. Being out on…

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A Website & Graphic Designer, Artist & Digital Marketing Consultant in Southsea, Portsmouth

Registered Address: 29c Clarendon Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, PO5 2ED.