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Why Branding is so Important to Your Business?

Your business brand is everything. It represents the goals you set for the future, the relationship that you have with customers, the ethos you want your staff to have and the place you forge in the world of commerce or services. It’s what makes you easily...

Need Packaging for Your Product?

Branding is more important than it has ever been. With so many businesses opening online and new products being developed, standing out from the crowd is vital if you want to succeed. The packaging you choose for your product is a huge part of how your brand is...

e-Commerce: A Quick Guide to Selling on Amazon

Amazon is undoubtedly one of the biggest e-commerce platforms on the planet. If you are a business looking to broaden the number of channels where people can access your products, it will no doubt be top of your list. The good news is setting up on Amazon is easy and...

How Often do you Need a New Website?

Whether you run a blog, have an e-commerce site or advertise your services online, your business website is one of the most important tools in your marketing arsenal. Making sure it is up to date and fit for purpose is no easy job into today’s fast paced world where...

2017 Trends for Website Design

With so many businesses going online and new companies starting up practically every day, standing out from the crowd is becoming increasingly harder. If you’re website doesn’t catch the eye in 2017, then you may have some serious work to do. Here are just some of the...

Facebook Vs Snapchat

There’s no doubt that social media has a big impact on businesses and draws in potential customers and fans from all over the world. The decision about which platform to choose has always been a major dilemma, particularly for small businesses that have limited...

Phil Noto’s “35MM”

Phil Noto's "35MM" I came across this work during my usual late night wanderings round the design art world of the web, usually on tumbler. I am a massive sci fi geek and I especially love classic sci fi designs from the classical era of the 20's through to the early...

“The Afterman” Artwork by Nathan Spoor

I been a fan of Coheed and Cambria for a few years now and whilst trawling YouTube for new videos from the band I came across a video about the bands new concept album "The Afterman" and its artwork. The album is fantastic with some great tunes but the concept behind...

4 Top Tips on Promoting Your Business Online

Regardless of the industry you operate in or how you trade, your business will have a website, if you don’t, you should have one. It is essential to have an online digital presence if you want to reach your potential customers and we have listed below some great tips...

Why is SEO so Important to Small Business?

With the help of a web designer, setting up a professional business website is pretty straightforward but getting it noticed, well that’s a whole other story! Unfortunately small businesses not only have to compete with businesses of the same size online, but the big...

An Overview of the Top Social Media Platforms

Social media has an important role to play in every business marketing strategy today, so if you haven’t already, you need to start setting up your profiles! But with so many different social media platforms to choose from it can be difficult knowing which you will...

Can You Run a Business from a Template Service Website

Can you seriously run a business from a template service Website Design? I've been thinking about writing this blog for a while now and the recent increase in TV adverts has made my mind up once and for all. Can you seriously run a business with a website that you...

Website Design and Social Media – Why its Essential

All of my website design projects include a basic social media campaign as standard. For me, including social media feeds into a website design, both internally to the site and by setting up the accounts externally, is essential. Social media is at the core of the...

Marina Muun’s Sacred Spaces

Marina Munn is an amazing artist, and her latest work entitled sacred spaces is exquisite. Her ethereal, imaginary creatures feature in mythical, off world environments, shaded in pastel tones that evoke feelings of untouchable elements in the everyday world. Munn has...

Website Design and Colour Choice

Website Design and Colour Choice is one of the many aspects of getting your website design right, you have to make sure your choice of colour scheme is spot on. Colour is often overlooked as just a minor concern when designing a website by both the designer and the...

The Importance of Good Content

A lot of my work involves advising clients on website content, and from a personal perspective I write a lot of content about website design and graphic design. So good consistent content is always something I have to think about. Primarily I am hired to design and...

Goolge’s New Panda 4.0

Roll up for the Magical Mystery Tour Despite Google’s usual stance of repeatedly stating that “nothing is happening” and “no updates are planned….honest” There were a lot of signs from the beginning of this month of some major changes to algorithms were happening and...

Content Management Systems (CMS) – to use or not to use?

One of the first topics of discussion I have with every client is related to the set up of their new site regarding content management. Do you require a content management system (CMS) for your site? What is CMS? well, Simply put, a CMS system helps the user to manage...

Hollis and Lana

Its been a while I know, busy busy busy with exciting work but I wanted to share this find with you. This month is the work of husband and wife team Hollis and Lana. They paint and sculpt abstract visions with liquid and bubble textures which creates an amazing...

Schandra Singh’s Portraits of Fragmented Identity

I spend lots of my time looking for inspiration for new graphic design and web design projects on sites such as tumbler, pinterest, et al, and I come across a lot of great work. Some times some of the work is exceptional and I feel the need to write a quick blog about...

Portraits of Drifting Minds by Henrietta Harris

Its time for some Digital Yak, graphic design Arty self indulgence again. A new collection of watercolours by Henrietta Harris grabbed my attention this week and I wanted to share them with you. Her new work is an attempt to capture that fleeting moment between...

Search Engine Optimisation SEO – Why Content is King

I get asked a lot of questions regarding SEO practices from clients and industry peeps alike. A lot of the questions are usually, what SEO tricks do you know? how can you get to the number 1 spot on Google really quickly and so on and on and on.... SEO is a very...

Website Design – Should a Business Have a Website?

The short answer is yes! I speak to a lot of prospective customers about website design and weather its is in my local area of Newcastle Upon Tyne or anywhere else in the UK or around the globe, a lot of companies still do not feel it is necessary to have their own...

The Benefits of Hiring a Website Designer

Whilst I don't want this to be seen as shamelessly promoting my work ( I'm a designer, of course I do) and the industry I work in, various conversations over the past few weeks have led me to seriously consider what compels businesses to build there own website using...

The Apple Cabinet – Judson Beaumont

Nope, this is not an article about a shinny apple accessory to store your istuff in, so sorry if that's what you where expecting, but this is much better! Looking for new furniture and be a real pain sometimes but when faced with such brilliant design as this, it...

Berners-Lee Web Index 2012

The Sir Tim Berners-Lee World Wide Web Foundation has compiled its latest global index list, analysing the the political and social impact the web has on 61 country's. Having collected data over the past 5 years, countries were scored on on seven different categories:...

Kuler – The Awesome Colour Chooser!

Kuler is a godsend from Adobe, remember those early school days in art lessons learning about the colour wheel and complimentary colours? Well in comparison, Kuler from Adobe is an intergalactic colour wheel from Azgard. Kuler will help you create, share and implement...

The Many Faces of the Digital Yak

The many faces of the Digital Yak is an ongoing pet project for me. It started life as some doodles based around the original Digital Yak icon and grew from there. I draw my design inspiration from lots of different avenues and throughout all my research into styles...

Detroit Rooms by Glenn Barr

With a textured mix of whimsy and sci fi, Glenn Barr's new work 'Detroit Rooms' does not disappoint. Following on themes form his previous works; and in Barr's own words , drawing his inspirations from television, he uses his self styled 'kinetic' painting technique,...