About me



On the web

Hello, I'm Craig Burgess.

I’m creative director at Genius Division. I spend the majority of my time working on branding, design and marketing projects.

I guess most people would call me a graphic designer, but people don't know what that is.

Branding, design and marketing are the three things I specialise in. That crosses a lot of disciplines: graphic design, web design, web development, teaching, consulting, SEO, personal branding, blogging, writing, podcasting, digital advertising. There's probably lots of other stuff I've missed here too.

This is my personal website: the place where I write and discuss what I’m up to right now. If you want to chat to me, find me on Twitter or email me.

You want more?

Hello, my name is (still) Craig. I’m in my 30s, I live in Barnsley, I own 2 cats (3 cats) called Barry, Kate and Alfie, and I have ginger hair. These are the simplest facts to understand about me.

I do branding, design and marketing. I also love cats, enjoy lifting weights, tolerate going on long walks in the rubbish English weather and I’m partial to a good video game.

When I’m not teaching with Learn the Web I’m running Genius Division, the branding and digital agency I set up in 2010.

When I’m not doing that, I’m writing stuff, podcasting about stuff or designing stuff on this website.

When I’m not doing that, I’m recreationally choking people in a martial art called Brazillian Jiu Jitsu.

I give talks to audiences about design, creativity and technology. They’re frequently daft and occasionally informational. A bit like when I live-tweeted a magic trick in the middle of a web design conference.

I have a thing for challenges and seeing what I can (and can’t) achieve. Over the years I’ve made a million stupid things, such as designing a poster every day for 365 days, taking a photo every day for 365 days, designing 100 logos in 100 days, podcasting for 365 days.

One time, I even wrote a book.

I think you can see the pattern here.

I’m currently not taking on any a-thing-a-day-for-365 days challenges, but I'm plotting one.