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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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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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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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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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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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?  To help you work out if you'd fit in with our lovely team we’ve...

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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...

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Understanding Web Projects

It's important to understand what your web agency is talking about. Most of us use websites every day. We use them to work, to shop, to find our way, to communicate and they aid us with general day to day requirements hopefully making life...

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Creative businesses: make time for yourself

What does it take to build a good website? Our default answer would be: A good web design agency. But what if you are the agency, and the website is your own? That’s more tricky. Our new website is finally live and if you’re reading this,...