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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14: Scarlett Johansson is in the room

Andy, Jon, Marcus, and Paul are back—sooner than expected—for another fun-packed episode. They talk about who’s voice they’d each like as an AI companion, Apple,Apple’s new iPads and why devices are now so thin that they crack when Andy sits on them. Then, inevitably, they discuss what they think about the new Dr Who.

13: Votre saucisse est très plastique

The nerds of a feather are back for another episode. They talk about whether social media is now either dead or useless for promoting our work and whether old-fashioned email is replacing it. Paul explains his monthly newsletter strategy and how, for him, it’s replaced social media. Then, the boys discuss what they should do next, as they’ve (obviously) reached the pinnacle of their careers.

12: Roasted Chestnuts with the Dreamtime Electric Blanket

The intention was that this would be our Festive episode. Like the doddering old farts that we are, we get there eventually, but only once we've finished discussing Andy's fancy new blanket.

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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