Pig… meet Lipstick.

To put “lipstick on a pig” is a rhetorical expression, used to convey the message that making superficial or cosmetic changes is a futile attempt to disguise the true nature of a product.

After more than a decade of experience, I’m here to tell you there is nothing superficial or futile about it.  Lipstick in the digital world sells pigs.  Lipstick can open budgets to improve said pig.  Lipstick is the lifeblood of a digital products career, it’s not all that is needed, but it’s a damn good start.

Lipstick on the Pig was inspired by my real life experiences designing, updating and fixing websites for huge corporations down to small local businesses.  Everyday I find new and interesting ways to turn otherwise ordinary (and sometimes downright ugly) websites into something my clients can be proud of.  While putting lipstick on a pig might still leave you with a pig, in the digital world it is often the first step you need to achieve fame, fortune and glory on the web.

Some days I learn things I never thought were possible.  I figure out glorious tricks of the trade that separate the men from the boys.  Other days I spend countless hours muddling through problems I didn’t even know existed.  I want to share all these experiences with fellow programmers and designers, not just to help them in their daily trials, but also to learn from you all with your feedback and insight.  Online coments… what could go wrong?

You might be wondering what qualifies this guy to tell  you your business.

Erik Runia

Erik Runia

While still a young lad, Erik discovered that learning to program gave him infinite lives while playing Gorillas on a Windows 3.1 machine...

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