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Choosing a colour palette for your brand

By Alison

When developing a brand identity for your business one of the most important decisions to make is 'what colours are you going to use?' Colour alone says many things about an object or business.

The festive season is coming

By Alison

Now we are in November it seems that it is now ok to start talking about the 'C' word! Shops are full of gift ideas and a certain department store has revealed its current festive TV ad.

Colour inspiration

By Alison

I love Autumn, it's a shame Summer is over and the warm weather has to go but when the cold weather arrives nature turns in to an amazing source of colour inspiration.

Royalty free? Rights managed? What does it all mean?

By Alison

Whether you are putting together your website, newsletter or leaflet the chances are you will want some imagery to bring the design to life. But where do you get your images from and is it ok to download images for free from the internet?

A creative day in London town

By Alison

Juggling a business and looking after a toddler can sometimes mean certain things in life have to take a back step. Unfortunately one of those things is getting to art galleries but last Saturday was an exception and I had a day off from being Mum and got to visit the Royal Academy of Arts.

eps, jpeg, png? – What format do I need my logo in?

By Alison

So you have commissioned a graphic designer to create you a logo, great news, but what do you get at the end? What format do you need your logo in so you can upload to facebook, twitter and use to send to print?

You incorrectly spelt your email address – Don't panic!

By Alison

Printed advertising and marketing can be expensive and the last thing you want to do is send your ad or flyer to print without your website or email address on. (And I bet there are a few of you that have done this!) There are so many easy mistakes to make and by following my checklist below, (hopefully) you will not have to call up the printers in a panic because you left off an all important phone number or miss-spelt your email address!

Lets get blogging

By Alison

These days if you have a website you have a blog. But what do you write about and will people read it?

True Detective

By Alison

Myself and my husband love a good TV drama and we were recently recommended the recent HBO drama, True Detective, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson.

IWM; Lost Artists

By Alison

A few months back I was approached by the Imperial War Museum to help design some merchandise items for their shop to mark the Centenary of the First World War.

A day out...

By Alison

Last week we decided to make the most of all this glorious weather and go to Kew for the day. I haven't been back for a few years but I do love the place and always wish I made the most of the fact that it's just down the road.

High Five: Design inspiration

By Alison

When I get a new brief from a client, before I even start creating anything on my computer I always have a look at other creative work that is currently out there. This can be either through magazines or on inspirational websites.