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  • 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 […]

  • The right tool for the right job

    I like to think I’m a pretty practical person when it comes to home DIY and will generally get stuck in to any kind of home improvements (apart from plumbing – a past soggy experience always reminds me this is best left to professionals!) Along my way of fumbling through putting up shelves, constructing planters […]

  • What interesting news caught our eye in May?

    It’s that time again for another of our retrospective roundup of interesting content from around the web. What brands need to know about Google Lens A great roundup about one of the highlights from this year’s Google I/O conference. Introducing Location and Hashtag Stories on Explore New features in Instagram enable different ways to explore stories […]

  • 5 things to consider when designing for print

    1. Standard paper sizes It is important to consider the finished size of your printed item at the beginning of the project to avoid having inefficient print runs.   2. Choose CMYK rather than RGB Always design for print using CMYK colour mode. Some screen colours will not reproduce in print.   3. Resolution It […]

  • Basics of UX Design: What is UX Design?

    Welcome to the basics of UX Design, a small series of easy to digest articles focused around explaining the basics of User Experience (UX) Design, identifying UX elements within your websites and application, along with how to start implementing UX principles within your business. During this particular article we will be taking a look at […]

  • Customer Spotlight – Morris Lettings 

    In our customer spotlight this week, is local estate agents Morris Lettings and focuses on a website project we worked on with them recently. Morris Lettings, based in Sidmouth, was set up in 2009 by Robert Morris who decided he wanted to start out on his own after over 20 years in the Estate Agency […]

  • What interesting news caught our eye in April?

    It’s time for another of our retrospective roundup of interesting content from around the web. Facebook releases augmented reality camera effects platform Following the success of Facebook’s camera effects the social media giant has released a developer platform for creating augmented reality effects to be used within Facebook camera. Channel 4 gets personal with world’s first […]

  • Website FAQs

    We fully appreciate how confusing it can be when it comes to website projects, how long will it take? What will be the cost? We’ve rounded up some website FAQs we’re asked to help break it all down. If you have a question that isn’t covered below, drop us a note and we’ll be happy to […]

  • The Importance of SSL Certificates

    SSL (or Secure Socker Layer) certificates are small data files that bind a cryptographic key to an organisations details. In plain English, an SSL certificate provides a safer, encrypted connection between your website and its visitors. SSL has long been a requirement for PCI Compliance (taking payments online) but recent changes to search engines and […]

  • Logos with a hidden meaning

    Hidden meanings in logos that have been right in-front of you! If there’s one thing I love, it’s discovering that something you have seen around for years has even more meaning than you knew. At the weekend, I clocked an article on Facebook titled ‘These 15 famous logos all have a hidden meaning. Have you ever […]

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