One Footer in the Grave


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.


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4: Wrapped in disappointment

In this new episode, Andy moans about the sad fact that sweet peanuts aren’t what they used to be. The chaps discuss what they add to peanut butter—banana, jam, Marmite, or even mayonnaise—to make their deliciously nutty combinations. They talk about electric cycling and why the classic ’70s Chopper would make the perfect electric bike today. Finally, the chaps reveal which celebrity autographs they collected for Andy’s challenge.

3: Per calendar month

In the new episode, find out which of the four chaps thinks they’re the most productive and who likes to nap in the afternoon. They talk about signs of getting old, cosmetic surgery, and whether their bladders are mighty enough to sit through Avengers Endgame. Plus, you can find out who tackled Andy’s challenge from last episode.

2: Segwaytastic

In the new episode, the four chaps get topical and talk about the Basecamp founders’ controversial decision to not allow political discussions in company channels. But, don’t worry, it’s not all serious, as you can find out if they succeeded in Andy’s last challenge or if, in fact, they could be bothered to try.

1: Here to see some potatoes

In the first episode of their brand new show, the four chaps talk about getting back to travelling, planning imaginary trips until they can, and Paul’s plans for a year-long America road trip.

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The chaps

Paul Boag

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 Clarke

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 Hicks

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 Lillington

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