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Category: Branding

Where's my fucking Thank you!

Act like your Grandma is in the room

Most of us are taught the basics as infants… before we can even walk. Ta! By the time we can talk we have a solid grip on please and thank you, even if we need some prompting. So isn’t it curious that those lifelong learnings, and societal norms just go out of the window when interacting online. It’s digital Lord of the Flies, some folks can so ...

Abrandoned

neglecting or failing to adequately provide, plan or act on behalf of a brand – therefore misleading perceptions and/or forsaking the potential of business or opportunity: 1. By the time the customers arrived, the business had already been abrandoned. 2. As a entity it was abrandoned by it’s owner. 3. As a business we were sinking fast, and the captain gave ...

Annual Report planning

How to work with a Graphic Designer on your Annual Report

Better get moving! It may only be January but those in the know would say it’s already a bit late to start planning your companies annual report. Producing an annual report is a major undertaking… the logistics and coordination involved can be quite overwhelming even if you are prepared. Plan as soon as you can! Tip. Tip number one has to be – have a plan! ...

Elevate perception with the power of purpose

Back when we could travel freely, you may recall being asked this question: What’s the purpose of your visit? For most people the answer is pretty simple; business or pleasure. If the passport control operator pressed you a little, you might answer –  To visit and reconnect with family, to relax and unwind on holiday, to network and gain insights ...

Right? Wrong? Good? Bad?

Self Belief I’ve been designing and creating for the best part of twenty years and I’ve always prided myself on my ability to generate ideas and new approaches to solve problems and backed by experience I’m usually pretty confident in the those ideas. Creating subjective solutions for peoples brands and businesses – you have to be right! But even with years ...

COVID-19 Social Distance Awareness Kit

Why? Having a lanyard, a badge, a door or desk sign simply lets people know how you feel about social distancing without having to get into a full blown discussion about it… because despite everything that is happening in the world around us – I’ve been really amazed by how many still seem to think this is a conspiracy or a media hype. If you ...

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How to be inspired

Inspiration can be elusive… It can be easy, indescribable, deeply personal, stubborn, fleeting, for some it may even be formulaic and ready made. A catalyst for the creation of something new. Inspiration – When you work in the Creative Industries, this word becomes synonymous with two things…1. the exciting, hunter gathering, early phase of the ...

Good Designer

Top 5 Qualities Of A Good Graphic Designer

What makes a good graphic designer? This is an intriguing and not altogether straightforward question. If good in our context means, effective, competent or skilful then my definition of a good graphic designer would be: A professional who skilfully constructs methods of effectively communicating a clients requirements in order to fulfil a set of desired ...