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  • Facebook inviting not for profits (NFPs) in Europe to trial exciting new tools

    If you’re a not for profit organisation there is no question that you want to use as many tools as possible to maximise the potential of fundraising, donations and supporter engagement. With several of our lovely clients being based in the third sector we try our best to stay up to date with what’s new […]

  • Top tips for designing stylish but effective websites

    When designing  websites that are easy on the eyes and easy to use, there are many factors to consider. Here are 5 top tips to follow, that I feel to be important in achieving functional great looking websites. 1. Don’t ignore trends Web design trends occur very frequently, they either stick around for the long-haul […]

  • Creating a Facebook Cover Video

    A little while ago Facebook rolled out a new update which allowed a video to be used as a cover image, in today’s blog we’re looking at how we created a short video to be used on our Facebook business page and how we discovered a few best practices along the way. You can see […]

  • Interesting news roundup – August 17

    We’re back again for another roundup of interesting and useful links from across the web. AR and VR 101: What marketers need to know today Next steps toward more connection security How to Perform a Basic Local Business Competitive Audit How to Set Up a Creative Facebook Cover Video 16 Video Marketing Stats to Blow […]

  • How to create a simple WordPress Plugin

    Plugins are a great way of extending the functionality of your WordPress website, allowing you to easily activate and deactivate via the WordPress plugins dashboard. They are a great place to add your custom functions usually dumped within your functions.php file. The thought of creating a WordPress plugin can seem very overwhelming to many, however […]

  • Did someone just say ‘free resources’?

    As a designer, quality free resources are absolute gold and there’s a wealth of free resources out there just waiting to be found. The daunting task of trawling through the internet without getting sidetracked often puts us off going out there to find fresh resources and we end up heading back to familiar hunting grounds […]

  • Interesting news roundup

    Here’s our regular interesting news roundup where we list the links we’ve found interesting and informative over the last month. This month’s is a little later so we’ve included a few recent articles from August as well! Facebook launches highly anticipated ads in Messenger Live Video Tools: The Best Apps for Going Live Overcoming Corporate […]

  • The print process

    Last week I had completed a fairly complex design, I confidently prepared the print-ready pdf for the client’s chosen printer, uploaded, sent the link and moved on to the next project. An hour later I received an email to say that the printers had found an issue with my file and please could I sort […]

  • Branding and marketing taking glamping to a new level

    Lilypod is an exciting new eco-friendly experience that takes glamping to a whole new level! The guys at Lilypod approached us a while back about a new venture they were in the early stages of, they wanted our help when it came to the branding, website and accompanying social media presence. Their enthusiasm was infectious […]

  • House Doodlebug

    As season 7’s much anticipated arrival is finally upon us, we thought a quick summary of our three favourite houses would wet appetites and get you through the working day. Checking out Game of Thrones Wiki gives us a great little round-up. Here are our faves, plus a sneaky little addition: House Lannister – the […]

  • The Creative Process: Expectation vs Reality

    According to psychologists, there are 4 main stages for thinking creatively. They are as follows: Preparation (formulating the problem and collecting ideas), Incubation (unconscious processing of thoughts), Illumination (following incubation, creative ideas occur and become clearer), and finally Verification (self validation of the idea once complete). However, as a creative, the process rarely (if ever) goes […]

  • What interesting news caught our eye in June?

    Another month has flown past and that means it’s roundup time – here’s our list of interesting articles from across the web that appeared in June. Check out our new look! Twitter rolled out an updated look and feel across their web and app platforms. 3 Ways to Easily Caption Social Media Video Social media […]

  • Helvetica Typeface turned 60 this year!

    Would you believe Helvetica is 60 years old this year! Whether you love it or hate it, you cannot ignore how successful this san-serif typeface is. Designed in 1957 by Max Miedinger and Eduard Hoffmann,  Swiss typeface designers, it has since become one of the most popular typefaces in the 20th century. Being such a […]

  • Keeping inspired

    I absolutely love being a designer. I love solving problems, creating something new and working with lots of different types of clients with ideas as different as each of them are. But how do you keep being creative all the time? This is a problem that every single designer faces. In his book How to be […]

  • Basics of UX Design: Users and User Personas

    Welcome to the basics of UX Design, a small series of easy to digest articles. During the previous article we covered What is UX Design. This time around we are going to be taking a look at how to find out who your users are, along with learning what user personas are, why they are […]

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