Why pretend to be infallible?

I have worked with a number of people over the years who felt it was a weakness to admit not knowing the answer to a client question or to suggest that there isn’t one single ‘correct’ answer, but I have never subscribed to this view. In fact, I see it as a strength rather than a  [Read more…]

Help us to help you…

Given that we live and breathe our businesses daily it is simply too easy to fall into the trap of thinking that everyone is as familiar with our brands as we are. A key tenet of good branding is ‘consistency’ and when done correctly this can mean that you start to worry that you might be  [Read more…]

The man with two brains

Since starting my own business I’ve realised that you almost instantly have to adapt and create two different versions of yourself, especially when it comes to finances… Investment vs cost When I first started on the path to running my own creative agency one of the first things I did was consider joining the Federation  [Read more…]

You haven’t bought a pizza yet

There is a worrying new trend in email mass marketing and one which frankly disappoints and infuriates me in equal measure, I am sure you have seen it as well… Bully boy tactics It starts with a ‘cold’ email offering their services, most often SEO or web development. The email talks about how great they  [Read more…]

Tell us the truth, we can take it – honest!

We feel that it is vitally important that our clients are honest with us. In fact, we would prefer it if they were brutally honest as it helps us to help them more! Say what you mean, not what you think we want to hear I think sometimes designers are seen as precious little flowers  [Read more…]

Honesty is the best policy

I have always taken the view that honesty is the best policy, and I had that philosophy confirmed today. In trying to get contacts for one of my target markets I was told that a potentially useful contact attends a mastermind group for larger businesses in the area, and I was put in touch with the  [Read more…]

The joy of tables…

It’s very easy to think that graphic design is all about highly creative ‘funky’ designs, with lots of weird and wonderful colours and typefaces. Although sometimes that is true, that isn’t its primary purpose, fundamentally, graphic design is about clearly communicating information and ideas. Simple is beautiful As much as I enjoy creating wonderfully creative designs,  [Read more…]

Can you spot them all?

Do you love a competition? Do you love FREE stuff? *****This competition is now closed***** Well, then you are in luck because our latest competition gives you the opportunity to win a FREE design from us, and all you need to do is Spot The Difference! We’ve used our Photoshop skills to make 11 differences  [Read more…]

#PixoomaMan has a name!

We have a winner! Congratulations to Stuart from iSuite for winning our #PixoomaMan competition. We loved the name ‘Pete the Pixel’ as it had a nice alliteration to it, had a connection to the work that Pixooma does and, well, it just felt right!   The stats… We’d like to thank all those who took  [Read more…]

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