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I have run my own graphic design company for over 6 years now, so you'd think I'd be pretty confident, hey? Nope. At least, not all the time. I have recently joined a new local networking group called Pink Link...

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I got a message today that made me sad. But then extremely proud. I was going about my business when a message pinged into my Facebook business page. It was from a young Mum who was desperate to make a...

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I know what you all think about home workers; we sit in our pyjamas, working from our sofa… Just kidding, I know only my Dad thinks that. I’m no stranger to working from home. When I worked in-house as a...

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We all know how hard it can be to get the jobs done that we really need to do but have zero motivation for! Here, in a guest blog, Mary Richards from Motivated Women gives us 10 tips for motivation...

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Do you need a brand refresh? They say "don't judge a book by its cover", yet we continually find ourselves judging everything around us. Whether it be the aforementioned books, the clothing of the person next to you or indeed...

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Why I Became A Graphic Designer   It's a question I get asked from time to time... why did I become a designer? Well, as a child I can't really say I was particularly arty although I was always very...

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Following on from my blog post on the beginnings of my journey into graphic design, I am giving an insight into what came next. I’d left university and had been working for the college as a designer and was recommended...

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I like to look back each year and celebrate the projects I’ve worked on and to showcase some of the businesses I’ve helped with their branding. I have only picked a few projects as there’s been so many – but...

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I’m often asked how I got started in graphic design. To be honest, I didn’t even know what a graphic designer was when I was growing up. My Mum worked in a shop and my Dad was a groundsman and...

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Networking in Cumbria Networking is vital in a place like Cumbria as it's so massive and spread out! I thought it would be helpful to list a few business networking groups which are especially useful for making contacts in Cumbria....

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I hired an accountant last year to help with my book-keeping. Angela Black from AB Accountancy popped round and we discussed what I needed and chatted about how nice it is to work with someone likeminded and having a similar...

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Tips for networking Now, I’m by no means an expert at networking but I have picked up a few tips over the years. It can be daunting to start networking for the first time; I know some seasoned professionals who...

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I love logos. There, I said it.  I love it when inspiration strikes and I can create a design that will be absolutely perfect for a business (maybe yours?). My faithful readers and customers know that I conjure up bespoke...

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We’ve nattered about the importance of finding your brand voice, prepping your photoshoots and generally fine tuning your brand personality, but what about that all important colour palette? How important can those shimmering hues and tones really be to the...

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Everyone knows you have a wonderful personality (you’re welcome!) but what kind of personality does your brand have? Is it commanding? Chatty? Quirky? All three? It’s very rare for any brand, or person for that matter, to have vastly conflicting...

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