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Brand photoshoot - 10 steps to getting the most out of yours

Branding photoshoots create a sense of trust in you and your business. If potential clients feel connected to you through your stories and images they're more likely to want to invest in you, rather than a 'faceless' brand.⁠ The idea of being photographed can seem too daunting, and you may be tempted to use stock images so you don’t have to get in front of the camera. Even though we have thousands of free stock images available to us, nothing beats unique and personalised images for your own...

November 14, 2019

How to plan your website content in 3 simple steps

What should you write? How many pages do you need and which ones? On top of that, your website content needs to be strategic, not just sound nice. You want your website content to: welcome visitorshelp them understand what you do and how you can helphelp them feel comfortable to buy your products or hire you....

October 18, 2019

What is a brand?

Imagine a look for your business that you (and your audience) want to dive into and never leave, which also tells a story to your audience about who you are. Do you love various different design styles and feel like a bit of a magpie, wanting to have a bit of everything, and finding it hard to narrow things down?!Do you wish for a logo and visual design style that reflects your level of professionalism and expertise?Do you feel like you try to reinvent the wheel on every marketing piec...

October 11, 2019

Let’s create your dream client avatar!

A huge part of the Logo and Branding process requires a strong understanding of your target market. This blog aims to help you figure out who your target market is....

September 15, 2019

What's in a name? How to choose your brand name

Over the years I’ve worked with many start-ups, and have gained some valuable knowledge about choosing a name. I am no expert in this area, but I can offer some handy kick-starter tips… Key points to keep in mind when choosing your brand name: Is it available?Is it search friendly?Get creativeDon’t offendBe official  ...

August 27, 2019

How to know when you need a rebrand

your ideal clients looking at your branding and website and breathing a sigh of relief, knowing that they have found the person to solve their problems.  To feel confident to move forward because everything you are communicating tells them you’re going to deliver. But right now, if someone was to make a first impression from the way you’re presenting yourself, you feel they wouldn’t get you. They wouldn’t feel like they can totally trust you....

August 10, 2019

How to build trust in your brand

Here are four keys to building a brand your clients can trust....

July 2, 2019

"No one wants to read your life story"

...that’s what they say. But perhaps you want to see if we’ll connect before contacting me?...

June 29, 2019

How to find your dream Graphic Designer

Graphic Designers are visual communicators. They use text and image to portray messages and solve problems. Their aim is to help people understand, through colour, tone and mood, through both written and visual language.  It may seem designers are just creating 'pretty pictures', but there is a lot of mind power that goes behind every decision a graphic designer makes. There is also a bit of a psychology in typography (font choices, how they make you feel, the way the text is laid out, etc)...

June 22, 2019

Visual branding identity guidelines – what are they and why do you need them?

Ensuring everything from your email newsletters to your business cards look and feel like they come from your company is vital to help customers (and potential new customers) recognise – and remember – your brand. To do this, you will need a Visual branding identity guidelines document. This document will become your guidebook for creating any new images for your website, physical documents, or other communication for your clients....

June 6, 2019

Marketing your business with print collateral

Basically, print collateral materials are a collection of printed “leave-behind marketing materials”. They can be utilised to support your product, service or event your company or business may be trying to promote. There are a number of options for marketing your business. Printed material such as brochures, flyers, postcards, posters and banners are a great way to promote your products and/or services. Printed collateral has many advantages, but there are some disadvant...

May 28, 2019

Free stock photography websites

Here's a handy list of websites you can find high quality, free stock photos for your website, blog or even your next PowerPoint presentation! (FYI... finding images on Google Images can be a breach of copyright!)...

May 2, 2019

Send the right message with your brand colours

Colour is what gets your audience to see what you want them to see, feel what you want them to feel, and to do what you want them to do.  You might notice that technology or finance companies use blues and cooler tones in their branding, or that health food brands often use greens and earthy browns. This is in part thanks to colour theory and the effect that these colours have on us.  We don't all react the same way to colours, as we all have previous experiences with colours from...

March 10, 2019

What to do when you want to up your prices

Before upping your prices you need to prime your audience for the increase first. Start educating your clients and audience via posts, blogs and newsletters. Explain how much work is involved with your service, and the value of that work to your clients. Let them know your knowledge – list your client’s problems with bite size information, and how you provide solutions to their problems. Show them how clever you are!...

December 13, 2018

3 ways to improve your sites ranking in Google searches

SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) is essential to improve how well you rank in search engine results. The higher you rank the better, because more people will see your page which will hopefully result in more enquiries and sales. SEO is a complex and ever-changing subject with many variables at play, and there are no guarantees you will obtain a certain ranking. However, there are many things you can do to help assist with a better ranking. To help you out here's three things for you to chec...

December 7, 2018

Why a logo is such an important part of your brand identity

Customers generally form their opinion of a business within the first second of their encounter. Often, your logo and company name are the first thing that they see. The colour, font, size and style of your logo says a lot about your business, so you’ll want to make sure that it represents who you are and what you offer....

December 5, 2018

Utilise Instagram for Brand Awareness

With only a few seconds to gain the viewers' interest it is so important to post top quality content to your pages, not only to entice new visitors and followers, but also to keep the followers you have worked so hard to get.Do you have an overall style in mind for your Instagram page? Whether you prefer a personal blogging feel or you’re going for a more impact-through-imagery style – there’s a stunning idea for everyone. There are some excellent online resources these days for free high-...

October 13, 2018

Common Design File Formats Explained

I provide #design files to my clients and/or #printers for final output. It is unlikely that clients will be able to open some of these files. Typically the file formats the average person will not be able to open are the ones with the extensions .ai, .eps, and .psd. Each of these file formats can be opened with a software program used by #designers, printers, signage manufacturers, etc. Here is a quick list of the different file extensions you may come across when working with a #graphic #...

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