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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.[…]

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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[…]

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Your brand image or brand identity is often the very first thing prospective customers notice – and in that short window of opportunity, it has to communicate everything about your business. As customers, the choices we make about which brands to engage with are so intricately woven with the image they project. Branding is so[…]

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A few years ago, I met up with an old school friend and his wife (you know who you are!)*… *so as not to offend anybody I’ll use the pseudonyms ‘Old School Friend’ and ‘His Wife’… Although I don’t think they’ll be reading this as we aren’t really in touch any more… either face to[…]

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I arrived here in Shropshire via North Wales where I grew up, Preston where I studied (of a sort) Graphic Design and London where I spent 12 years at various design consultancies… Growing up in North Wales in the ’70’s and 80’s, in the pre-internet, pre-satellite TV days, my exposure to iconic design was limited[…]

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We live and work in a digital age – which we love – but I believe that there’s still very much a place for print. I’d much prefer to receive a well-designed, lovingly crafted brochure or catalogue in my morning post than the plethora of junk emails that await me daily on every device. For those of[…]

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