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[…]
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
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[…]
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 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[…]