Author Archives: Joanna Burrows

Joanna Burrows

About Joanna Burrows

Senior Design Lead


As the Senior Design Lead at MyWork, I’m closely involved in interviewing and hiring new designers for our team. After seeing the good, the bad and the ugly of designer applications, here’s some tips for not only submitting a great resume, but how to stand out from the crowd when applying for a design job…. Read More.

Date Posted: February 5, 2016 Posted In: Help & Support Web Design Author:

As an interface designer, I’m always on the hunt for high quality icons to use in my designs. Icons can serve many purposes, from making text links more functional and easy to understand, to simply adding some fun detail to make your design more attractive. Here are my three go-to websites for unique, elegant and… Read More.

Date Posted: March 9, 2015 Posted In: Resources Web Design Author:

I have, at one stage, been called The Queen of Patterns here at MyWork due to my somewhat obsessive use of patterns and textures in my website designs. I love them. Any excuse to use a pattern, I will. A well placed pattern, subtle or loud, can not only give the design depth and dimension,… Read More.

Date Posted: August 4, 2014 Posted In: Resources Web Design Author:

As a designer at MyWork, I regularly work with clients that are just starting out with their business. This often means they haven’t yet had a chance to get good quality photographs of their products or services. In this scenario, stock photos are a lifesaver when building a website as there are literally millions of… Read More.

Date Posted: April 22, 2014 Posted In: Resources Web Design Author:

As a design graduate myself a couple of years back, I know the terror of transitioning from study to a career. When reflecting on my darkest days, spending endless nights hunched over, under nourished and un-showered, my wish is to help other poor (in both senses of the word) design students who don’t quite… Read More.

Date Posted: December 9, 2013 Posted In: Web Design Author:

Now that I’ve got your attention, I’d like to coax your mind away from faecal thoughts and tell you about my favourite design principle – Contrast, Repetition, Alignment and Proximity, aka CRAP. First coined by Robin Williams, author of Non-Designers Design Book, the CRAP acronym captured my attention way back in my grade 9 graphics… Read More.

Date Posted: September 8, 2013 Posted In: Web Design Author: