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Welcome to Made of Sticks!

MoS is the personal portfolio site and blog of British graphic designer, Ben Morgan.

On the site, you will find a feast of creative work expertly crafted by yours truly; design tutorials covering a range of techniques and disciplines; my personal blog exploring the design industry, as well as a merchandise store.

If you're looking for a freelancer or a creative designer for your next project, then why not get in touch? What have you got to lose?

And if you're wondering about the name... simply mix too much alcohol, a reckless game of pick-up sticks and an accidental Giraffe made of sticks...

My Design Background

I have always had a passion for design. I remember entering a school art competition at a young age and feeling so excited about creating a masterpiece of Donald Duck and his nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie. It was a game changer, a dead cert for 1st place, but, alas, I was disqualified. My miserable teacher thought I’d traced it. How life can be so cruel.
But the experience didn’t deter me and although my journey to being a graphic designer has been a bumpy one, it has been a hugely rewarding one too.

Experience

After completing my studies, I entered the world of work and spent 10 years in Creative Marketing, where I caught the Photoshop bug. Those years changed my life significantly. In 2009 I took a huge gamble and gave up my secure marketing job to join the design industry as a professional, with no major qualifications… Best. Decision. Ever. In 2010 I joined Studio One as a designer, working on a variety of projects with main focus on web & digital. After 4 years, I moved up the industry ladder to join Nephew Media as Creative Manager.

About this site

After successfully completing a few small side projects, the idea of freelancing has become a wholesome one. It helps to keep my creativity fresh and diverse but also explore new and different challenges. This site aims to provide a brief insight into my work, help marketeers to better understand the design process and assist other designers in improving their output and efficiency.

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