With one foot in the door of their retirement home for senior web designers, Paul Boag, Andy Clarke, Jon Hicks, and Marcus Lillington get together once a month to distract each other from everyday life and work.
The show’s funny and frivolous and the chaps have a genuinely unique chemistry and will entertain you if you work on the web and even if you don’t.
It’s a new year, the year of artificial things. In this episode, the four chaps talk about artificial intelligence and artificial hips. Andy has a (painful) bone to pick with Paul but all he got in response was an AI-written apology. Finally, the talk Mastodon and why it’s better than Twitter.
After a fabulous summer of fun, the four fellas are back with an extra-long episode. Even though it’s only October, they talk about Christmas and Andy’s plan to escape to Costa Rica. The chaps discuss which celebrity we’d elect to parliament and which cabinet position we’d want most. Then, they talk about whether ghosts exist or Andy was just drunk. (This episode was recorded before Liz Catastussrophe was beaten by a lettuce.)
In this new episode, Andy bought a watch which isn’t as expensive as the divorce he narrowly avoided after. Jon sadly missed his bird nerd holiday but bought himself a camera. Paul’s wife crushed his expensive headphones so he bought new ones. The chaps then talk about the things they buy which give them joy and what they’d do if or when they retire.
Paul advises on every area of digital transformation and user experience. He’s written six books on topics such as conversion rate optimisation and digital transformation.@boagworld boagworld.com
Andy’s a well-known web designer who’s written several popular books on art direction and website design including Transcending CSS, Hardboiled Web Design, and Art Direction for the Web.@malarkey stuffandnonsense.co.uk
Jon’s a gentleman graphic artist who wears many hats. He’s most known for his logo work for Firefox, MailChimp and Shopify, but his skills cover a much broader spectrum.@hicksdesign hicks.design
Marcus is a former pop-star who now runs the design agency Headscape and consults with their clients on business analysis, UX design, and content strategy.@marcus67 headscape.co.uk