This morning I was chatting with my daughters, Daisy & Florence, about where we’d like to visit in the coming months. I mentioned that I’d like to get out to art some galleries again. Visiting places such as Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool, The Royal Academy, Baltic in Newcastle, The Design Museum – and independent galleries[…]
What’s in a name?
By Carl Branding, Business, Opinion, Startups, Tech Mar 03, 2021
For many years now we’ve been helping companies, organisations, charities with their branding – name, brand image, brand & business strategy, brand marketing & communication. Just recently we thought it was time to help ourselves. Having traded as Carl Jones Design Ltd for the past 18 years (yes, we are 18 this year, our company[…]
Here we go. Again.
By Carl Branding, Business, Inspiration, Opinion Jan 07, 2021
So. Here we are again. Back in lockdown. Is it lockdown 2 or lockdown 3. For us it’s lockdown 2. The last lockdown wasn’t really a lockdown. Schools were open. The traffic on the roads was at normal levels. This time, our daughters are home from school again. They are now age 10 & 12.[…]
What a year 2020 has been. We want to wish all of our clients, friends, associates, suppliers – and anyone who we know – a Wonderful, Happy & Safe Christmas & New Year. Take care all and see you in 2021. Illustration by Clare Heighway-Jones this year #christmas #branddesign #graphicdesign #shropshire #brandedbyjones
I remember years ago when I was a fresh faced 13 year old, about to decide which ‘O’ Levels to take at a school. Yep, I’m that old. I visited the ‘options’ evening at my high school with the idea in the back of my mind that I would like to be a ‘graphic designer’[…]
Would you stop a clock to try and save time?
By Carl Branding, Business, Inspiration, Opinion, Startups Apr 29, 2020
Hello, it’s me again. I know what you’re thinking. You don’t hear from me in months and I go and post three times recently. Well, here’s another post. For years I’ve been using an old saying that I heard years ago – companies who stop advertising in a recession to save money are like those who[…]
Some tips for working from home. From someone who works from home all the time.
By Carl Business, Opinion Apr 20, 2020
So, we’ve had 4 weeks of lockdown and lots of us are now working from home. Me? I work from home all of the time. We have a studio at home that we do most of our work from. Clients don’t really visit us (I go and see them) so we are used to working[…]
How are you all?
By Carl Branding, Business, Opinion Apr 03, 2020
From the people I’ve spoken to and the posts I’ve viewed on social media and email, I can see that some are thriving, some are coping. And some are struggling. Me? Thanks for asking. I’m fine. And so is our company. There are two of us in our business – Clare and myself – and we[…]
Wandering around London (or Manchester, or Liverpool, or any city for that matter) with a camera and a notebook… Inspiration. That’s something every designer needs. Without it you can’t be a designer. It’s our lifeline. Where we get our ideas. Our new thoughts. Our ‘lightbulb moments…’. For our clients. And for ourselves. Inspiration is everywhere.[…]
I’m an obsessive, compulsive person. But, just so you know, I don’t have OCD. As a graphic designer/brand designer, part of my job is to understand and get to know our clients. To help them formulate a brief. Then I have to come up with ideas, concepts, designs. Then refine those ideas into a final[…]