Sam West

Author Bio

Sam West

Sam is a recent graduate from Melbourne University’s Creative Writing Publishing and Editing Masters course. He’s a staff writer for The Thousands City Guides where he writes about riding Segways and playing fantasy board games (among other things). He also blogs short fiction on and was once short-listed for the John Marsden Short Story prize. He’s been a diligent desktop contributor since 2009.

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Articles By: Sam West

Feature: Independent publishing

Feature: Independent publishing

We have a chat to some of Australia’s leading independent publishers to find out where the industry is headed.

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Profile: Ben Sanders

Profile: Ben Sanders

Illustrator Ben Sanders was told by his careers teacher to consider fortune cookie writing as a profession. Lucky he declined her advice.

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Bespoke printing – Taylor’d Press

Bespoke printing – Taylor’d Press

Sam West visits the family who run Taylor’d Press, to find out how they’ve become one of the best printers in the business.

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Feature: Signage

Feature: Signage

Signage – what’s good, what’s bad and how can we streamline the visual clutter to leave us all a little less disorientated?

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Retouching: the image tamer

Retouching: the image tamer

Reality is a cruel mistress, and there will be many times in a photographer’s career where capturing that perfect image is simply impossible. It’s at moments like these when the retoucher becomes a photographer’s best friend.

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Power up

Power up

Desktop speaks with games creator Dave Adams about a day in the life of a games designer and finding the secret sauce

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