James Greig

Articles

My latest writing on design, freelancing and making stuff happen.
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Your mind is a jail built out of bullshit.

(And why honesty is the long-lost friend you need back in your life...) I sometimes wake early in the morning thinking about stupid stuff I've done and whether or not...

Thirteen variations on less.

I stopped reading the news on a daily basis over a year ago. Newspapers have become a luxury reserved for killing time on long journeys. My TV is also long...

My first website

Remember the dulcet, gurgling tones of a 56K modem connecting over your phone line? I can’t think of a more evocative sound from my early online adventures. Apart from an...

Trust your internal bullshit detector

A generic business estate on the outskirts of town. A generic office building. Generic office spaces lined up neatly inside. (Are these places cloned somewhere? Maybe that's what Milton Keynes...

Ang Lee and the uncertainty of success

The story of director Ang Lee's six year struggle to make it in the movie business serves as an inspirational reminder to any aspiring creative or startup founder of the importance...

Be kind to yourself

You are not a hypocrite. The world is a complicated place and you are doing your best to make sense of it. You haven't sold out, you're just being pragmatic.  All...

The benefits of (not) finding a mentor…

Reading this insanely long article on how to find a mentor, I felt bamboozled by the variety of possible ways to reach out to people. So instead, I decided to...