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How to get a design internship and turn it into a job – without a degree

I got my job at Big Lemon with no design degree and little experience – here’s how I did it I chose to do an illustration degree at the Cardiff School of Art and Design, because it’s what I enjoyed and what I was good at. I love illustration and I loved my degree, but it’s not the kind of course that gives you the pick of jobs. After attempting the freelance illustrator life – [Continue reading...]

Four things to automate in your business right now

I love a bit of automation. Whether it’s my lights, music, shopping or news, I’m on a mission to automate everything in my home. I can turn on my lamps, turn up The Darkness and order the essentials from Amazon all with the touch of a button. But what about automation at work? We're currently working on a data automation project for a client, and it’s something I’ve been imp [Continue reading...]

How to start a business with a friend and survive

Before we started Big Lemon, we were friends. We went to school together, got drunk together and grew up together – university, dogs, babies, the whole adulthood thing. After almost three years of running a business together we’ve had our fair share of disagreements, awkward moments and straightforward developer vs designer arguments but we’ve got through them all. To mark Na [Continue reading...]

We're Creative finalists at the Wales Start Up Awards

We're super excited to have been shortlisted for Creative Start-Up of the Year at the second annual Wales Start Up Awards. Almost as good as being nominated, our tweet to announce that we’d been shortlisted was our 500th! We’re shortlisted alongside Tramshed Tech a co-working and events space in Cardiff, BrandContent, a content marketing agency, and Cowshed, a PR and comms age [Continue reading...]

Introducing the Big Lemon Project Tracker

I have a confession to make; I’m totally addicted to apps (cue Basshunter). Specifically, organizational apps. Trello, Slack, Wunderlist, Asana, I’ve tried them all and there isn’t one I met that I haven’t liked. If I want to check where I’m at with a piece of development I’ll pop to Trello, with its many delightfully colour-coded labels. If I want to nag Kieran about where a p [Continue reading...]