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2017 Design trends – what’s been hot?

2017 Design trends – what’s been hot?

Well, with 2017 getting older and spring almost upon us, we thought it time for a little reflection on what trends have been popular this year. We’re looking at the usual suspects of colour, typography and layout and within each of those we have seen…

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7 Reasons why you shouldn’t DIY your logo design

7 Reasons why you shouldn’t DIY your logo design

You’ve got this amazing idea for a new business, you’re bubbling with excitement and you can’t wait to get started. You’re thinking that the first thing you need is a logo, right? “Yes, I need a logo, I need it quick and I don’t really…

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How to choose the perfect font for your brand

How to choose the perfect font for your brand

An essential part of designing your brand is font selection. At its most basic, it commands consistency. Beyond this, fonts lead to a visual brand identity and assist with recognition in a busy marketplace. Furthermore they communicate brand traits and need to speak to your…

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What makes a killer advertising campaign?

What makes a killer advertising campaign?

It’s a hard question and there are many views on what makes an advertising campaign great. Is it winning awards? Is it shifting more products? Or growing the public awareness of your product? In order to determine if a campaign is successful or not, you…

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Logo Design Processes – Don’t just try and wing it

Logo Design Processes – Don’t just try and wing it

The visual identity of your business is often the first port of call for your clients. It’s make or break stuff. If you miss the mark you’ll likely be waving goodbye to business. The ultimate goal of a logo is instant recognition. It needs to…

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Freelancers versus agency – Who wins on strategy?

Freelancers versus agency – Who wins on strategy?

First, this isn’t going to be a shameless plug for agencies from someone working in one. Full disclosure, I used to be freelancer and, I did some awesome creative (ahem, if I do say so myself!). But it boils down to this: more people equals…

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7 key graphic design trends of 2016

7 key graphic design trends of 2016

Trends go up, trends go down and graphic design trends are definitely no exception to this. But what exactly is a trend and how does it influence what we do as designers? Defined as “a general tendency or direction”- they take a while to emerge and…

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Strategic thinking: How to come up with the “I Wish I Had Thought Of That” idea

Strategic thinking: How to come up with the “I Wish I Had Thought Of That” idea

How many times have you looked at a brilliant solution and thought, “That’s so simple,” or “Why hasn’t someone thought of that before?” A doughnut and a croissant = the cronut. A simple piece of wire bent to hold up a shirt = the coat…

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