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The technical, the creative and some fun bits about working in branding and design – mainly because we love what we do and you might find some useful information about marketing, design and technology along the way.

2024-02-14 19:11:37

The art of patience: mastering time for better creative thinking

Have you ever felt that rush of excitement when you’re handed a new design brief? That sense of eager anticipation mixed with a dash of creative anxiety as you ponder over where to begin? If you’re nodding along, then welcome to the club.
2023-09-01 11:11:29

Brand Consistency: More than Just a Logo

Brand consistency is one of the crucial elements in achieving this, but it is often overlooked or misunderstood. Branding is not just about a memorable logo or a catchy slogan; it’s an integrated s…
2022-10-07 12:52:26

How to come up with a brand name that works internationally as well as locally

Creating a brand starts with a name. But finding the right name, especially one that works internationally as well as locally, can take time and effort. Here are some tips on how to come up with a …
2022-06-24 09:27:57

It’s a wrap.

This year we’ve been able to get back to designing for actual ‘live’ events, with exhibitions starting to make a come-back after ‘you know what’. It’s been great…
2022-06-03 11:03:50

Tool tip for web videos.

Don’t let your visitors wait for videos to load on your website. They may never get to see it if it takes too long to load – especially on mobile. Here is a quick video compression 101. 
2022-03-15 13:55:23

Missed opportunity alert

I love working on brand strategy and design projects, and I’ve always seen the two as interconnected. For me, graphic, web or interior design are all tools to bring a company’s message …
2022-02-22 19:54:42

Joomla 4 – how to get rid of index.php from your URLs

I’ve just started using Joomla 4 for some new websites and it’s just as easy to use as the older versions. Some things are a bit unexpected, but basically it’s the same as before …
2022-01-27 09:42:34

The rule of five beyond your five a day

So I’ve got three boys aged 13 and younger. If all these years as a parent have taught me something for business, it’s that little and often works better than procrastinating and facing a huge heap. How did my family life make me come to that conclusion?  Take bedrooms. Even thinking about them left to […]
2021-08-31 20:52:20

A name, a kingdom for a name!

Business is about connecting with your customers and the best way to do this is through something they can relate to: a brand name. But in today’s crowded marketplace, it’s not easy to stand out from the crowd. Your brand name should be clearly defined, memorable, and unique — but that’s easier said than done. Here are seven steps you need to take in order to create a great brand name for your business.
2021-05-22 11:29:29

What running a Sutton Coldfield design studio & brand consultancy taught me

Everybody has different paths to their chosen career. And everyone will have different experiences with self-development professionally and personally. Education has always been important to me as a designer. From the moment I entered the creative scene in London, to now where I am the creative director of a Sutton Coldfield design studio, keeping myself skilled-up is a key element of my working week.
2021-05-13 21:36:30

A Graphic design studio and a brand consultancy – what’s the difference ?

Ever wondered what the difference is between working with a studio or a consultancy? Are you looking for affordable logo and web design in Sutton Coldfield or the West Midlands? Or are you a start-up with a vision, but not quite sure how to let the world know about it? Or maybe you are an established business that simply needs to have some new brochures designed. Who do you approach?
2021-04-13 17:01:19

Let’s talk fibres

Your brand connects with your customers in many different ways. Some call it touch points, but simply-put it’s all the varied ways someone will come across your brand in the mind, online and in print. We are tactile people, and online does lack that dimension. Print, however, opens up a whole Aladin’s cave of possibilities […]
2021-03-19 13:04:33

Your web tech wrapped up

It’s geeky time again! Let’s talk web tech… If you have a website, you probably know there’s a lot more to the site itself. My clients won’t notice most of these extra things to think about when setting up a site.  And I’ve got a lot of little helpers that make the web process smooth […]
2021-03-08 10:35:53

International Women’s Day

Today is international women’s day. It’s a day we always observed and celebrated back in the former East when I was a child. Our pen pals from Russia would send these amazing cards for it, and we would giggle cause they were our age, yet sent them as if we already were ‘women’. I never […]