• How to illustrate once and for all that your brand is the best
    16/07/18

    How to illustrate once and for all that your brand is the best

    The recent summer fair at The House of Illustration reminded us how much we love using illustration in our designs – and was also proof that this is a design trend that will always be popular. Whether you are thinking of an animated illustrated video to explain what you do, or unique illustration-style branding, here are just a few of the benefits of using illustration…

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  • Inspiration: Summer 2018 colour trends
    09/07/18

    Inspiration: Summer 2018 colour trends

    When it comes to trend-spotting, the catwalk is the obvious place to look. Although we work with many fashion brands, we thought that a glimpse into the catwalk colours of Summer 2018 may inspire any business thinking about design, branding, marketing or web. Here’s our guide to colour trends in summer 2018…

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  • Six signs your brand isn’t doing you justice
    02/07/18

    Six signs your brand isn’t doing you justice

    Your branding says everything about your business. But what if your brand is bad-mouthing you behind your back? In the day-to-day busyness of running a business, it’s hard to find the time to take a step back and think about your branding. We’re always happy to give businesses a no-obligation brand review to identify areas where they could improve, and we’ve also put together this list of tell-tale signs that you might need a refresh…

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  • Get your summer 2018 design inspiration here!
    25/06/18

    Get your summer 2018 design inspiration here!

    Getting ready for a rebrand? Launching a new product or service? Events coming up that need advertising? Time for a new website? Good news – this summer is packed with art and design events to get those ideas flowing! Here’s our round-up of places to go looking for inspiration…

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  • Brilliant design, print and web should be enjoyed by everyone!
    18/06/18

    Brilliant design, print and web should be enjoyed by everyone!

    The British Dyslexia Association has recently launched this guide to making design more accessible. Having undertaken many Public Sector and charity design, print and web projects, accessibility is something we always try to factor into our ideas. Here’s our guide to where to find more information, along with some best practices…

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  • Take our quiz to find out what we can do for you!
    11/06/18

    Take our quiz to find out what we can do for you!

    Silly season is here and people are jetting-off on holiday left, right and centre. Which as we all now know, thanks to one of our most popular blogs, is good for productivity because, well, science. One thing most of us do on holiday, whether it’s in the departure lounge or by the poolside, is read magazines. So we have produced a holiday magazine-style quiz to help you identify how we can help you this summer (or anytime!) …

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  • How image conscious are you?
    04/06/18

    How image conscious are you?

    We all know that image is everything when it comes to the success of an organisation. And that the little things add up to the bigger picture. In the clamour to create a constant flow of content, businesses of all sizes are regularly using stock images. Getting your stock images right is as important as any other visual element of your branding. Here’s our guide to choosing the right images…

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  • The Power of Print
    28/05/18

    The Power of Print

    There’s been plenty of headlines lately about how design is changing the world – from political to protest campaigns. So we were very excited to learn of the ‘Print! Tearing it Up’ exhibition at Somerset House this summer, which celebrates the power of independent publications from 1914 to the present day and demonstrates the lasting power of print.

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  • How to look your coolest this festival season
    21/05/18

    How to look your coolest this festival season

    Despite all the advice to the contrary from magazines, most of us know from experience that it is incredibly difficult to look cool at festivals. This is because, as a festival-going nation, we are usually soaked in either sweat or rain, or both, covered in mud, sunburned, sleep deprived and trying to juggle any number of belongings, coats, children, pets, drinks and hot snacks …

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  • Inspiration: Our top five ways to generate fresh ideas this summer
    14/05/18

    Inspiration: Our top five ways to generate fresh ideas this summer

    As The Guardian and D&AD announce a partnership to create a global festival of creativity in London, we got thinking about our favourite ways to stimulate new ideas when it comes to branding, design, print and web for our clients. Whether you are a creative marketing type yourself who could use all the inspiration you can get, or you don’t see yourself as a ‘creative type’ at all, we hope these techniques will help you. Of course, if you get really stuck, you could always just give us a call…

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