About Darren Utteridge

Once a Cartographer, a Mine Design Drafter, CAD Specialist, IT Support Specialist, Desktop Team Leader and now Graphic Designer. I have always loved working with colour, layout and information to relay visual messages to others. I am a perfectionist at everything I do and anything I attempt to do. Knowing that perfection can sometimes come at a cost of time, therefore I take pride in delivering outcomes at the highest possible standard within an agreed time frame that is reasonable and appropriate for every job that I do.

Why WordPress?

WordPress Web Design Brisbane

Why WordPress?

At the time of writing this article, WordPress is, by far, the most popular open source Content Management System (CMS), used by approximately 75 million websites.

That makes it the most popular web design and development tool in the World. Making it easy to find people who can support the platform and provide help if you decide to take on the work yourself.

WordPress is free to install, deploy, and upgrade. Thousands of plugins and templates power a flexible and simple interface, which reduces […]

By |2019-01-02T09:40:27+10:00January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Creative, Design, News|Tags: , |Comments Off on Why WordPress?

Ever wondered where a Web Designer gets inspiration?



Do you critique what you see in advertisements?

Since studying Graphic Design, everything I see around me in the built environment is up for critique. Billboards, Way Signs in Buildings, even the Marketing Brochures left in my mailbox. I can’t help but to analyze and critique everything. When I see some street advertising I appreciate as well designed and executed, I take note. I look at well-designed elements and store them in my head and sometimes write myself a note on what […]

By |2019-01-01T16:37:20+10:00October 28th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Ever wondered where a Web Designer gets inspiration?

Why Graphic & Web Design? The Story of DU Designs

My Story

Have you ever wondered why someone becomes a Graphic Designer?

Everybody’s journey and story are a little different. But this is mine.

My career started when I was very young, at the ripe old age of 15. I left school taking up a position as a Cadet Cartographer at a medium size Surveying & Mapping Company in Brisbane. While working I studied Cartography at QIT (now known as QUT). I learned valuable skills in designing maps and how the printing process worked […]

By |2019-01-01T16:37:20+10:00October 27th, 2015|Categories: News|Comments Off on Why Graphic & Web Design? The Story of DU Designs
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