Brutally Honest Thank You Cards 1

British people are renowned worldwide for being polite, apologising in case it was our fault when someone else bumps in to us, not answering our phone on the bus to avoid disturbing other passengers. Most people can think of a time they have been excessively polite… right? Well it is that time of year for […]

The Force Awakens after 32 years

You would need to be ‘in a galaxy far far away’ to have missed the gathering media storm for the upcoming Star Wars release, Episode VII: The Force Awakens. The film is trending across the web and social media with all the usual speculation; how the film has been shot, what the story is about, […]

ssafa-christmas-cards

In support of service families from the local Royal Air Force station, RAF Cosford, we have been working with SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association) to raise money and awareness of the help they offer. SSAFA has been serving the Armed Forces community for 130 years and they work in partnership with other military […]

Tradesman

This sounds simple but it is key that all your marketing communications share the same image. This is not just your logo, it’s not only your company colour theme, its your principles and style. The same goes for your staff, especially if they are customer facing. They are a human representation of your brand and […]

Free Menu Template

There has never been greater restaurant diversity than we have now. There is a growing trend for a unique and alternative approach to food, combining influences from various cultures, being a specialist for a very small niche or creating an atmosphere for a target market. Whether the audience is shabby-chic loving mum’s looking for tea […]

Small Christmas Cards

As the cold weather has hit us like a slushy snowball in the face, we are reminded of the oncoming festive season and the celebrations that ensue (and a warm cosy blanket by the fire). Are you prepared…? Do you have the Christmas party planned? Are this years decorations updated to the new colour schemes? […]

Superstitious Branding

Halloween. A time for the spooky, frightening and magical happenings to be lived out through imaginative costumes and decorations. Many of us will be celebrating this historic event, scaring off the weird creatures and evil spirits of the underworld. Nowadays there are fewer people that really believe in the ghosts and paranormal happenings the party […]

Halloween Masks

Witches, demons and ghosts are just around the corner. It’s just a few weeks till the Halloween parties kick off and we wanted to help with the celebrations by doing something creative. Our design team created this set of printable masks so you can get crafty with the little ones. They are sized for the […]

Poster Design

If you need to advertise an event, product launch or special offer, a poster can be an effective attention grabber. You don’t need to have the skills of Roger Kastel and produce the next Jaws phenomenon. But your design does need to stand out in-store, in a conference centre or at local fairs and events. […]

Universities for Graphic Design

At the weekend, The Sunday Times printed their Good University guide for 2016. This is a great resources for seeing how a university is performing overall. However, if the engineering department isn’t pumping out the next James Dyson it could make the future-carving graphics department look second rate too. Before you get hung up on […]

business-brochure

People like reading in print. Recent research has identified that people remember more when they read in print, so if you want to hook new customers by introducing your company or organisation then print a business brochure. Most of us have been to an exhibition or trade fair and come across companies we may never […]

Recycled paper has long been considered as the paper of choice for eco-friendly businesses and consumers. It takes no explanation to understand the benefits to recycled paper and this can be stated to customers to demonstrate the moral fibre of an organisation. But when you dig a little deeper you find that recycled paper is […]

What should you put in a flyer

Getting marketing materials printed is a valuable investment. Flyers are perfect for getting a simple message across, one that might be time-bound such as a product offer or branch opening. Whether they are for distribution at a trade fair, through direct mail or in-store, they all need to follow the same basic principles. These will […]

Football Team Logos in Rival Colours

There are not many countries in the World that don’t play football. Ignoring the rugby-style game played whilst wearing protective clothing and helmets the other side of the pond, Football as we know it is the biggest sport the World over. Whether you’re in South America, Europe, Africa, Asia even in the forgotten corners of […]

Customer retention

Even those of us like me who don’t drink coffee (I know, how do I get through the day right?) have come across the loyalty card. Collect the stamps and you can get a free coffee… and a new card. This is a super simple but effective way of generating a habit in your customers, […]

VW altered typeface

Although most of us can appreciate that Arial looks a lot more professional than Comic Sans, using psychological profiling to refine the curve of the ‘s’ in our company typeface would seem a little excessive. But some companies are spending huge amounts of money of their typeface or logo design. Volkswagon recently changed their font. […]

How to annoy a graphic designer

It’s not that all Graphic designers are primadonna’s, we like to be professional and conduct ourselves in a stress free environment (as much as possible anyway), especially if we are up against a deadline. We like projects to go smoothly so we can complete them to the specified deadline and that keeps us and our […]

main UK political party logos

Organisational branding is a key tool in letting people know who you are. It can identify the organisations position in the market, who they are targeting themselves at and the mission or founding principles. Logo, typeface, colour scheme, images and design layout are all important elements in the branding process. This even more so important […]