Hello, I’m Ben Holliday. This is my blog where I’ve been writing for 15 years. You will find posts here about design, services, product and leadership. You can also follow my regular updates on Twitter.


2019 and the end of a decade

2019 yearly round up and personal reflections.

The art of football


The roundup. January (and some of February) 2019

2018 – End of year review

The roundup. November 2018

My November round up.

For the love of the blog

Ending my experiment with blogging more on Medium.

The roundup. June/July 2018

The roundup. May 2018

May was all about the boy.

The roundup. April 2018

The roundup. March 2018

The roundup. February 2018

The roundup. January 2018

My monthly notes for January 2018.

2017 – End of year review

My end of year review for 2017.

Some principles for blogging

I’ve been thinking about my own approach to blogging, and making this sharable

Anxiety labels and emotional needs

We all have a genuine need to be treated and thought of as individuals. And we all have a story that's worth hearing.

Mark making and broad strokes (learning to throw out your toolbox)

A story about my first week at art college 20 years ago (1997).

Art is emotive

We all find meaning in life through art and how things make us feel.

Earning your optimism

The gift of giving away your best work