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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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  MARKETING 101: Branding You’ve heard about marketing, most people have. It’s pretty important in business. It’s that voodoo that companies use to get people’s hands in their pockets and spending mindlessly like some sort of zombie consumer. Kind of....

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Every so often I will be featuring one of the businesses I work with. Today we have Two White Hats which is a company that blends seasoning mixes for your home cooking. Debra Knight, the brain behind the brand, approached...

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Logo design Cumbria

DESIGN FOR NON-DESIGNERS - ISSUE 2 So, after so many lovely comments about the last blog post I did about design for non-designers, I am writing another one to hopefully shed some light on how you can dabble in design...

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Graphic design cumbria

DESIGN FOR NON-DESIGNERS - MY TOP TIPS It may be unconventional, but I love it when my clients take their new brand and design their own stuff. This type of self-sufficiency must be applauded as it allows clients to feel...

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Microsoft Paint

I got my first computer when I was 15. My parents were strapped for cash but felt I should have a PC for school work and they were right, I used it for school work. And pissing about out Microsoft...

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It all starts with a brief. Well actually, before that, it starts with a client calling me up for a chat about their new brand! Since the dawn of time, or at least since I became a designer, it's been...

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Cumbria

I wrote this last year but it still remains relevant... I remember the day of our Private View at art college; the blood (paper cut!), sweat and tears of the past few years rested on the final exhibition where friends...

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