5 Design Secrets From The Nexus Studio

19th September, 2017

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It’s true that creative people work in a myriad of different ways. Here in Shoreham, the Nexus graphic design team is made up of James Morrison and Fiona Edmunds-Prosser. They spend every working day delving deep into their creative resources, fulfilling briefs and meeting deadlines for a huge range of different kinds of projects. But how do they keep that drive going? Drive can be a real problem in design studios. When the pressure is on to create, create, create, there’s a good chance...

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Twenty four hours at Nexus

In an ideal world, all projects are carefully planned, well-prepared for and executed with close precision. However, the truth is that many of us simply can’t operate like that all of the time, especially when deadlines are tight and our to-do lists...

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What is a marketing strategy?

What is a Marketing Strategy? Good question. The Oxford dictionary defines a marketing strategy as:“A plan of action designed to promote and sell a product or service.” Fairly obvious. But what does it entail? Who is it for? And how...

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Website talk: Q and A with Fiona

On Wednesday 30th August Fiona will be giving a talk in association with Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce all about how to assess if your website is working for or against you. This week I had a catch up with her to find out what we can expect...

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Your checklist for perfect print

Increasingly we find that when it comes to printing, there is no one type of client. There are endless different professions and job roles that require print buying in some capacity. Whether you work in marketing, B2B or retail, event planning, hospitality...

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Web usability is your friend

It’s a simple truth that if you have enjoyed the experience of a website you will be happy to return and use the site again another day. If you have had a frustrating experience on a website you will naturally avoid returning to the site again if...

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4 quick wins to refresh your website

Websites are a bit like hair (bear with me on this, I promise it’s going somewhere) If you’re anything like me, you’re too busy to spend a huge amount of time thinking about your hair. Over the years, you’ll have tried on a few...

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An Introduction to SEO

On Thursday 11th May, our graphic designer Fiona attended a bite-sized learning event organized by the Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce, hosted by the Sussex County Cricket Club. The speaker, Peter Phillpot, the Commercial Director at SiteVisibility,...

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Five things we know about creativity

  “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” - Einstein. Creativity is something human beings are pretty amazing at. It’s how we reach innovation and discover new and improved methods for doing things - from inventions to strategies...

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How to be an eco-friendly print buyer

When I think about the impact of our industry on the environment, my head starts to spin a little bit. Not a minute goes by in my day-to-day life where I can’t see an example of a piece of print, whether it be a magazine, a newspaper, a leaflet,...

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We are animated

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...

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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...