We are animated

24th April, 2017

Logo resolve

For the last few months we have been taking a turn at being the client. It’s always tricky for design agencies to work on their own creative. When we spent over 12 months redesigning our website last year we discovered that when it comes to your own work the objective angle often just isn’t there. A design agency’s own brand has an added importance too because it reflects the abilities of the in-house team. It has to be perfect. So when the idea arose to create a piece of animation...

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Top 10 Tips for Writing a Design Brief [Infographic]

Whether you need a new logo, website or brochure created for your business, the key to making a design project a success starts with a thorough creative brief. A good brief explains the ins and outs of your project, helping your designers...

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Design for SME's

SME’s are defined as any business with under 250 employees, so thinking of our local business community, it’s safe to say that most of the companies in Brighton and Hove and the surrounding areas in Sussex fall into this category. In actual...

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Top 10 Promotional Gifts for Exhibitions

Heading to an exhibition this year? It's time to start thinking about promotional gifts! If you’re a seasoned trade show exhibitor you will know that these events are all about meeting prospects and networking, with the ultimate aim of leaving...

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A book is born

Saturday saw the launch of the brand-new children’s book ‘Alphamals’ by the very talented Brighton illustrator Graham Carter. Our developer Steve Elford and I with our respective families dropped in to see what the fuss was all about....

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International Women's Day 2017 with Brighton Women's Centre

Today is International Women’s Day! For those who may not know, IWD has been observed around the world for about 100 years - always on the 8th of march. The purpose of the day is to keep women’s equality on our agenda, to raise awareness about...

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Looking for the one

*This position has now been filled* We are recruiting for a new team member to help generate new business for our little agency. Could it be you? Perhaps someone you know?  Full details of the role can be found here, but to help you work out...

Richard's retirement

Goodbye Richard

Last week we sent off our friend and colleague Richard Putnam, as he (FINALLY) retired from his role in our accounts department. I am not being mean by saying finally - he has retired once already but he didn’t actually leave. We are pretty sure...

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Being heard in a crowded market place

Being heard in a crowded market place: A Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce Bite-sized Learning Event. On Tuesday 21st February, I attended a bite-sized learning event organised by the Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce and hosted by the Sussex...

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Are you exhibition ready?

Exhibition season is fast approaching once again. As we head towards spring, it’s worth getting your plans into gear early on to make sure that you get the pick of bunch when it comes to trade shows. It also pays to make sure your team is fully...

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Competition time! Unite the seagulls

Competition time!  This competition is now closed! Thank you to everyone who entered!  Can you help us mend this seagull's broken heart? His name is Richard and his girlfriend is lost somewhere in the website!  Richard is just an...

Audience personas

How to Create User Personas for Unbeatable UX

UX or User Experience is what a good website should be all about. Your site should offer its visitors a warm welcome wherever they happen to land, as well as a smooth journey through the content from thereon. Your aim is to make your audience feel catered...

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5 Web Design Trends for 2017

2016 was a rollercoaster of a year for many reasons. One result of this is a new and exciting landscape when it comes to design and technology. Now more than ever, design has to be dynamic and scalable to ensure brands stay relevant and messages stay...