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"Brand what..? Guidelines..?" Yep, you read that right – the term ‘brand guidelines’ might not be one which you’ve heard of but it’s a real life thing in the design world. Put simply, brand guidelines are a bit like a...

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Now, I'm not saying I'm Delia Smith, but I do like to think of my job as a little bit like baking! Hear me out; branding has lots of elements (ingredients) that when chosen, mixed and baked correctly can result...

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There's many reasons why being consistent with your branding on social media is important. It looks more professional, it builds trust, you become more recognisable and it actually saves you time! Once you have some templates in place you can...

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I am so excited to announce that I'm in the finals for the EVAs - Enterprise Vision Awards - which are a North West England based awards celebrating women in business. I'm up for the Creative Industry Award and I'm...

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Marketing Cumbria

I've been a member of Inspire West Cumbria for a few months now and absolutely love it! Everyone is so friendly and it's such a relaxed atmosphere. Each month there's a speaker and we've learned about everything from GDPR to...

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There but not there

When St Kentigern's Aspatria asked if I'd help with their commemoration of the end of WW1 I didn't even hesitate. I've sponsored a silhouette of a soldier which will sit in the pews amongst other figures to remember those from...

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I was asked to come along and help Young Cumbria at Aspatria Dreamscheme to create some street art. I've never actually done any spray painting before so was a little nervous but it was so much fun! We started by...

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Graphic design cumbria

Do you need a website but feel put off by the cost? Are you a Cumbria based company? Then Cumbria Growth Hub has the solution for you. By funding 40% of up to £2000 of the cost of your website,...

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I recently did a Facebook Live on this subject which you can watch here. Basically, I recently had a positive interaction with Sarah Nelson's Grasmere Gingerbread Company and felt the need to say why I think a lot of businesses could...

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Logo Design Cumbria

OMG There's an Alphabet of Rock! Can you imagine my absolute delight when coming across this bit of awesome typography? An Alphabet of Rock combines two of my very favourite things in life... From AC/DC to ZZ Top, the gang's...

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Graphic design cumbria

Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin… It was 1940 when the two brothers went into business together. They started with a small premises in California. They didn’t have anything other than the aim of providing high quality food with top notch...

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DESIGN TRENDS 2018 Yeah, yeah, I know I am probably a little late on the trends for 2018 but we’re only (checks calendar) 22 days in! Plus, how can these trend setters possibly know what’s going to happen in the...

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Sally Fielding

My year in review 2017 has been a lovely year! I can’t quite believe it’s over to be honest. I’ve had the privilege of working with so many brilliant businesses and charities in the past 12 months. At the start...

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Your brand - the early years I hate to be the one to tell you this but you aren’t Coca Cola. You aren’t Mercedes or Microsoft either. You never will be. And that’s ok. You’ll always be you - that’s...

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Sarah Taylor Art Exhibition This weekend I had the pleasure of visiting Sarah Taylor's open exhibition in St Bees. I've known Sarah for many years as we worked together at The Cumberland Pencil Company and I am an avid fan...

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