Which social media platforms are right for my business?

“You can’t run away from trouble. There ain’t no place that far.” Or social media, in this case. When you’re next on a train, bus, a busy street, or out and about anywhere – count the people with their heads buried in their phones and you’ll have no problem reaching double figures. All of those people […]

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Vegetable Mashups

Last time we had too much time on a Friday we decided to have some fun and posted a blog post called Animal Mashups. It had quite a good response and we have been eager to do another ever since. This time we are we have chosen to some Vegetable Mashups. I’m not sure why. […]

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Animated Monster Gifs

Animated Gifs often receive a similar reaction to that of Marmite, you either love them or hate them! Personally, I love them. They are easy to make, you can pop them in an email campaign or use them to add some interest to static images on a webpage. They do not require any plugins or […]

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Mastering Business Cards

The humble business card is a great direct marketing tool. It’s an essential component for building your brand and gaining new customers. It’s shareable, durable and can leave a lasting impression (good or bad). So how do you guard against ending up with a business card that doesn’t cut the mustard?

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A New Identity

The last Symbian logo was launched over 10 years ago. It was originally designed to represent the print side of the business, so when Symbian Create was born a few years ago the word ‘create’ was simply bolted on as a temporary fix. Whilst the original logo served us well, it was felt that it […]

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Beautiful colour palettes

These colour palettes are taken from images of famous places all over the world. Chosen for one reason–they all have a colour in the name. I created these colour palettes from photographs using Adobe’s Color utility (formerly Kuler). Which is dead easy even if you haven’t got an Adobe ID! Editor’s note: Make your own themes with our tutorial: How do I create a […]

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Top Restaurant Marketing Tips

As you well know, competition among restaurants is pretty fierce so it’s essential you use all forms of marketing to stand out from the rest.  Whether it’s the new French Bistro on the corner, or the Gastro pub that opened down the road last week, there is always a new restaurant competing for your customers business. […]

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15 Email Marketing Facts that can Help Improve your Business

About 33% of the worlds population use email these days*. With over two thirds of those being business emails This makes email marketing an important and relatively inexpensive option in driving your business. We are experts at creating succesful email marketing campaigns that will help you achieve more. Get in touch and find out how […]

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Tutorial: How do I create a Photoshop colour theme?

In today’s post we show you how creating a theme from a photograph and installing it as swatches in Adobe Photoshop is much easier than you thought! For this tutorial, we will be using Adobe’s Color utility, mainly because it can be easily synced with creative cloud, and therefore, all of your adobe applications. Editor’s note: you will need an […]

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8 of the best colour palette resources on the web

The success of great websites and print projects are often determined by subtle choices in the colour palette. Your design is vastly improved – or ruined – by simple adjustments in colour palettes and here are some inspirational resources to get you started. Even before you add content, your design can begin to feel warm, bright, menacing, corporate, or ice cold – just by […]

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Valentines Day Cards

Valentines Day is just around the corner and if you have not planned anything for that special someone by now – then you might be experiencing some level of anxiety. The impending disappointment, that is certain to wash over your better-half’s features as you hand them a tacky Valentine’s Day card you picked up an […]

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Gourmet Burger Kitchen underestimate vegans

Never underestimate the power of the vegan voice. The message of compassion goes a long way, especially when heard in large numbers. Gourmet Burger Kitchen found this out the hard way over the weekend, when complaints came flooding in for their latest ad campaign, forcing them to backtrack and pull the ads after just two […]

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Animal Mashup

What does a bored graphic designer get up to when he is sitting at his desk twiddling his thumbs on a Friday..? He uses Photoshop to put together amusing images to pass the time of course. Here are a few of Animal Mashups that have helped to pass time in our office…enjoy! Animal Mashup Crocodile […]

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