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Branding helps your business grow

Posted on Aug 4, 2011 in BLOG, Branding, Business, Graphic Design | 0 comments

Branding helps your business grow

Maybe I’m preaching to the converted here but having a clear identity not only allows you to differentiate yourself from the competition, it also enables you to clearly signal changes and growth within your organisation. This piece in the Washington Post, highlights how business and utilities use branding to signal a clear change of intent, personality and focus. Moving from being a simple function of naming into something more characterful, emotive and dare I say it ‘holistic’ a good branding strategy and a programme of consistent implementation will strengthen and protect...

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Presenting Per Ardua

Posted on Aug 3, 2011 in BLOG, Branding, Graphic Design, Web Design | 0 comments

Presenting Per Ardua

It’s always nice to be recommended by one client to another, we were introduced to Per Ardua in 2009 and have worked with them since then to refresh their brand both in print and online. Per Ardua Associates are an executive search firm, specialising in financial services sector. Even to us creatives it was very apparent early on that they have extensive knowledge and experience of the market and are consistently high performing both as individuals and as a collegiate team. We’ve found them to be a very switched on client, open to new technologies and ways of working. They allowed...

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The end of Brand Hollywood?

Posted on Jan 18, 2011 in BLOG, Branding, Celebrity, Film, Opinion, Society | 0 comments

The end of Brand Hollywood?

Ricky Gervais punctures the Hollywood bubble at the Golden Globes. Let's be clear about this, Gervais is a cult. A marmite. You either love him or hate him, you either get him or you don't. He either aggravates or deflates in equal measure. Those who are offended probably lack the self awareness of where the entertainment industry actually is, the sound of bubbles bursting is long overdue.

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Designers love cock

Posted on Nov 4, 2010 in Advertising, BLOG, Celebrity, Graphic Design, Society | 0 comments

Designers love cock

Yes you read it right, but it will only make sense if you were at the Pecha Kucha event in central London this evening. Organised by the D&AD (Designers & Art Directors) it’s another of the President’s Lectures. Hosted by the President himself, Sankey was a great host, keeping the evening moving (which is the essence of PK) and generally making sure that everyone had a good time. The cast of speakers was fairly glittering in design terms. Speakers included members of design studio Bibliotheque, branding experts (the logo is well and truly dead) SomeOne, cultural curators...

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iPod Apps for Designers

Posted on Oct 11, 2010 in BLOG, Education, Mobile, Technology | 0 comments

iPod Apps for Designers

This is a companion piece to an item I’ve written for the DBA on the top 10 Apps for the iPhone for designers and those in the business of design. Having squeezed into down to 10 I was left thinking that there were numerous Apps that missed the cut by a mere whisker and probably deserved a mention. For those of you who’ve missed the piece for the DBA I’m going to include the original list in with those I’ve added subsequently. It’s by no means comprehensive or scientific, if you’ve got any suggestions then please let me know and I’ll be more than...

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S4C Eisteddfod identity looks very familiar

Posted on Aug 2, 2010 in BLOG, Branding, Graphic Design, Television | 3 comments

S4C Eisteddfod identity looks very familiar

I don’t think this has happened to me before. You’re sitting down to watch some TV and there it is! Something that looks pretty much like something you designed months and months ago… but it’s not yours, it’s not something that you designed… it’s very close though, you could almost say inspired by or in homage to, the cynic would obviously say ‘ripped off’ or ‘stolen’ but we don’t want to use words like that here… naturally I’m very flattered… Have a look and decide for yourselves… S4C ident for...

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HRH Prince Philip on Design

Posted on Jul 29, 2010 in Awards, BLOG, Celebrity, Education, Society | 0 comments

HRH Prince Philip on Design

An interview from October 2009 with Kevin McCloud talking to Prince Philip about his views on design and society, celebrating 50 years of the Prince Philip Designers Prize.

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