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    Oct 22, 2019 12:59:00 PM

    Text Formatting in Illustrator

    The Guru (not me) has come back and has more lessons to share. Some shortcuts that I have learned during his teachings are:

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    Mar 19, 2019 3:37:00 PM

    Creative, Engaging Content - What on Earth Does That Mean - Meet Samson

    If you have ever managed a social media page you have probably googled ‘best social media strategy ideas,’ or’ social media post ideas’ - and you probably found almost 70% of those articles are not helpful.

    All they tell you is to create engaging and creative content to trigger an emotional response, but what if you’re managing a social page for say an accounting firm, or something very niche and… sorry accountants, but not something all that exciting? And even if you are lucky enough to manage a fun page, what qualifies as engaging content?

    So today, I am not going to give you a ready-made guide on “how to create engaging content,” instead, I thought we could break down an example of why Samson the ladle has become a new Instagram sensation and why 150k followers, including myself, enjoy following a ladle around his daily duties.  

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    Mar 1, 2019 3:19:00 PM

    Just Be Creative

    I'm going out on a limb and I'm going to assume that at some point someone has asked you to solve a problem by being creative. How did that work out?

    Asking someone to "be creative" can cause a wide range of reactions from fear and panic all the way through to excitement and joy. Read More
    Jan 8, 2019 1:44:00 PM

    Let's Talk About Typography

     

    Back in the day, to create typography you would have had to carry around a heavy box full of metal type for a single font, individual letters and punctuation all to create one document. Then you would have to manually put the blocks in order before you could start thinking about printing.

    Thankfully the progress of technology has made the process of using type a lot easier. Gone are the large boxes of clunking metal to be replaced with a laptop and an endless supply of fonts available at our fingertips. Though typography is no longer as physically exhausting as it once was, the wide variety of fonts now available to us can make choosing the right font for the job just as difficult as back in the day, even if there were a lot fewer fonts to choose from. 

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    Nov 13, 2018 9:24:00 AM

    Red: It's Meaning, EMOTION & EVOLUTION

     

    Colours are a weird and wonderful thing. It is bizarre to me that I can look at a colour and automatically understand the feeling and emotion behind it. However, my perception of the very same colour can change depending on the way in which the colour is being presented to me.

    The truth is that everyone might react differently, and as we’ve discussed previously your age is one factor that can alter the way in which you view a colour. Using the same example, Millennials' are more likely to associate the colour green with energy and excitement. Whereas the Baby Boomer generation would associate green with calmness.

    The colour I am going to focus on today is red. When you read the word ‘red’ what was the first thing you thought of? I asked a few people and their answers varied from ‘sexy’ and ‘passion’ to ‘danger’ and even ‘Taylor Swift.’

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    Oct 16, 2018 11:13:00 AM

    Copy & Creative: Principals of Design to Remember

     

    In this day and age, you’ll come across a variety of people. Some will consider themselves creatives while others believe they don’t have a creative bone in their body.

    You’ll come across individuals who feel they can design creatively but can’t write anything and you’ll have individuals who feel they can write but can’t design.

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    Aug 14, 2018 3:35:00 PM

    Let Me Ask You, is Every Ad a Tide Ad?

     

    It's A Tie Dad?

    I’m sure you’ve heard of the ‘It’s A Tide Ad’ Super Bowl commercial by now.

    The one with David Harbour from Stranger Things? I mean we’re late getting around to writing about it but you’ve no excuse for not seeing it. Check it out, we’ll wait. Read More
    Jul 24, 2018 3:03:00 PM

    4 Free Pieces of Design Software You Need to Know

     

    DESIGN SOFTWARE IS AN ESSENTIAL PIECE OF KIT, ONE THAT DOESN'T ALWAYS HAVE A BUDGET WHICH IS WHY WE'RE SHARING WITH YOU SOME FREE DESIGN SOFTWARE TO ADD TO YOUR BUSINESS.

    Not everyone considers themselves a designer which means not everyone will have access to design software such as the Adobe Creative Clouds and their programmes such as Photoshop or Illustrator, but that doesn’t mean you can’t and shouldn’t design.

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