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What is Graphic Design?

Graphic design is a design process whereby graphics, pictures and text are placed together to produce a coherent whole. This can be physically or virtually. From the postage stamps on your letters to the tin of beans in your cupboard or to the website that you are now reading, this form of visual communication is everywhere.

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Do I Need a Website?

If you are in a service providing industry, big or small, you need a website. Having a good website design is like opening a door and inviting potential customers into your business 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

How much does a website cost?

If you are new to the world of websites and are looking to put together a budget to setup a new project or re-vamp an existing one then you have come to the right place.  Setting up a website can be a very daunting task especially when trying to work out how much it is likely to cost.

A Creative Drought

As a designer, it’s so easy to go through what I like to call a creative drought in that you get so caught up in the daily grind of what your client wants that your own inner creativity can dry up, as a result your work becomes mediocre and begins to lack passion and inspiration. When this happens STOP! Take » Continue Reading.

Kelpies

The Kelpies.  A remarkable feat of engineering and creativity by the Glaswegian sculptor Andy Scott. Upon seeing these magnificent horse heads from afar you cannot help but stop to visually digest the almost ethereal majesty of these silver steel sculptures.  They sit amidst the beauty of the surrounding nature in the most surreal way like a mirage in the » Continue Reading.

A Thing of Beauty

I recently went to the Royal Geographical Society in Kensington and came across the awe-inspiring Travel Photographer of the Year 2014 exhibition. As much as I loved all the other entries, this was the one that got me. Taken by a UK photographer, Timothy Allen, winner of the Cutty Sark Award for the Travel Photographer of the Year 2013. WOW!

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Bond In Motion

Just for fun after being inspired by the Bond In Motion exhibition at the London Film Museum, Covent Garden:

I’m Bond, James Bond with a Licence to Kill Octopussy on Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Did you know The Spy Who Loved Me took me to Casino Royale to see Dr No who, in turn, scared The Living Daylights out of » Continue Reading.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel. A movie so perfectly put together that each still reads like a Tennyson poem. A visual spectacle of artistic brilliance in the background together with the simple yet cleverly told story in the foreground. Every detail is delicately precise and purposefully positioned: the lift scenes for example, though set against a plain background, the placing of » Continue Reading.