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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...

Made of Sticks is on Dribbble!
Yes, you heard it! All my super-duper design work is now on Dribbble. What is this Dribbble you speak of? Dribble is the platform of choice for graphic designers to showcase their current work projects and get feedback from the community. In Dribbble's own words, it is: "Show and Tell for Designers".
A Quick Review of Minimalism. The New iFag.
So sometimes it's good to take the piss out of the big boys at times. Stick it to the man, yeah! At the same time, learn something. Here's a quick review of minimalism in Graphic Design.
Free Photoshop Action To Boost Your Images
Who likes a freebie? Everybody does. I created this Photoshop action on a recent project that was eventually unused. What I came to notice, though, was just how versatile this action was when applied to virtually any image I had.
Epic Poster!
Today I felt compelled to vent my spleen and create an epic poster in ironic homage to the word ‘epic’. To paraphrase the Urban Dictionary: Epic - “The most overused word ever, next to fail. For even more asshole points, use them together to form “epic fail.” “Everything is epic now. Epic car. Epic haircut. Epic movie. Epic album.
Photoshop Layers: Tips & Tricks
Check out this fantastic roundup of 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Photoshop Layers from the guys at PSDTuts+ (or Martin Perhiniak to be precise). Photoshop is a complex beast. Seasoned pro’s are still finding new and fantastical features, tools and shortcuts on a regular basis. With so many variant ways of achieving effects and improving workflow, it’s no wonder that designers need a refresh every now and ...
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