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Domain names for sale
I have over the years had a number of great ideas and bought domain names to go with them. On account of not getting past the ‘great idea’ phase, I’m listing here domain names that I have available. Please get in touch so we can haggle over prices Domain names for...
I love networking. I hate networking. I like people, I like meeting people. I like finding out about the people I meet. What I hate is the ‘what do you do’ bit. I’m a designer, of many years experience and have specialised in a number of different areas over the years, so do I pigeon-hole myself in three sentences?
Greenery! Pantone colour of the year 2017
Colour is a powerful marketing tool, reflecting the message and meaning of your brand. Because first impressions count, and colour is the first thing you notice in a logo or visual footprint (80% of visual information is related to colour), your colour palette works...
Refresh, or reframe your branding?
Branding style guidelines needn’t be a straitjacket. Consider them as a living document, providing a framework that allows your team constructive creativity. By having at least basic principles in place, you can ensure that there is a consistency to your branding, and the image and ethos you want to convey to the world accurately represents your vision.
Ideas are just like chocolate…
Ideas are like Chocolate – lets work on yours before it melts away!
The rise and rise of Snapchat!
Snapchat is no longer the app anyone past puberty couldn’t work out how to use, or if you did, couldn’t see the point of. How do I know this is true? Forbes has changed its Twitter profile image to its Snapchat avatar. The fact is, in Social media you have to be where your customers are – and if they are young (13-34), Snapchat is where you need to be.
Designed to… attract graduates
Is your company looking to attract graduates? If so, now is the time of year to think about how you are going to go about it. Remember, a graduate is looking to start their career – not get a job! And you are most likely looking for someone who can grow with your company. You both need to make the right choice. It’s a long-term commitment for both sides – employer and employee.
If this, then that – wow!
I first looked at IFTTT – ‘If This, Then That’ when a fantastic plugin I used called ’LinkedIn Include’ – which pulled your articles (not your profile or stream) from LinkedIn onto your WordPress site – was eventually blocked by LinkedIn (hey –ho!). I discovered that...
Sky-blue-pink is the new black?
Colour is an important part of how we express ourselves. Colour can make us feel more comfortable, more assured, more attuned. First impressions count, and colour is the first thing you notice in a logo or visual footprint – 80% of visual information is related to...
20 x 20 PowerPoint presentations
Avoid ‘Death by PowerPoint’ by adapting a new strategy to your slide shows – keep them short, clear and entertaining.
Monkeys and chainsaws
Monkeys and chainsaws – who owns the intellectual copyright to a document once it’s artworked and printed? The relationship between a designer and client needs to be navigated carefully …
design muse #1
website design tips – It sounds obvious, but if you don’t know what you’re trying to achieve, why bother building a site? Also, you want everyone who has a stake in the site to agree on the content and purpose. Defining a site’s goals solves all of these problems.