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Neil Berry, Senior UI/UX Designer

Designing world-class solutions and experiences for web & mobile

Essential Sketch Plugins for Designers

In this post I'll walk you through a few of my favourite Sketch plugins that I love using to help you improve your workflow and make you a more efficient designer. Sketch Toolbox Firstly, I recommend downloading and installing...

You're Gonna Make It

By pure chance this evening, I stumbled on a truly inspirational 1993 ESPY Awards speech from Coach Jim Valvano given just a couple of months before he sadly died of metastatic cancer. As head basketball coach at North Carolina St...

Generate App Store images for iPhone, iPad and Android with Sketch

This week I had the task of creating all the various App Store images for iOS and Android prior to the release of an app I’ve been designing. These days the vast array of devices make this a tiresome process (and that’s even befo...

How to run your Ionic app on real devices

Recently I’ve been working on an Ionic app and wanted to explain how to run your app on a real device via Terminal. If you prefer to avoid the command line altogether and are on a Mac, then I recommend downloading Ionic Lab. Lab...

How to fix missing fonts in Sketch

Occasionally you may open up a Sketch file and immediately see the some fonts in the document are missing warning. The reason for this is the original creator of the file has used fonts that you don’t have installed on your Mac. A...

Things keeping me busy this week

Here’s a short run-down of what’s been keeping me busy this week, as well as reading and watching everything about the brilliant new Apple Watch. Reading: Some steps to get started with developing your own prototypes http://stephe...

Creating list and detail portfolio pages in Perch

I recently re-designed my portfolio website as it was in need of a polish and a new lick of paint. Early on I decided to use a brilliant little CMS called Perch to power the backend. I’m a big fan of Perch as it doesn’t dictate th...

2014 review and my goals for 2015

A quick blog post about things learned and accomplished in 2014 and areas of focus for 2015. Just over a year ago I was made Senior UI Designer at FTA and was looking forward to working on some exciting projects in 2014. Twelve mo...

Highlights of Responsive Day Out 2, The Squishening

Last week I headed down to Brighton for Responsive Day Out 2. It was an absolutely brilliant day packed full of great talks and I picked up some valuable insights and advice all about responsive design. Hosted by Jeremy Keith, the...

Innovate and improve your skills with a side project

This year the number one goal I set myself was to start working on a side project to gain more experience, exposure and expand my skillset. Difficult, not only when you have a full-time job, but also when you have a ton of DIY tha...