How to find value in customer reviews

Companies might dread the thought of bad customer reviews and the damage they can cause to their business. They should be – the power of ratings and reviews is undeniable and their importance has only been on the rise in recent years. But there is also great value in reviews. If you listen to your... Continue Reading →

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Growing an Instagram following

If you are a passionate creative you're probably passionate about sharing the work you're proud of as well. Instagram, with its evergrowing membership base, is a perfect channel to use for this. I simply love using Instagram and have been searching for some inspiration on how to best make use of it. Of all the... Continue Reading →

What’s this font called?

Are you checking out a website and a certain typeface catches your eye? You want to know what it's called so that maybe you use it in one of your own projects in the future. But how can you tell? If you don't want to squirm through the webpage code to find out, there is... Continue Reading →

Lovely new logo for Halifax Public Libraries

Hi everyone, What do you think of this logo for the Halifax Public Libraries? Armin’s reviews is not a rave, but rather only points out it’s a big improvement from the old logo. I love it! It’s so playful, colourful, approachable. It makes me want to visit the library. J This may not sound like... Continue Reading →

Ladies, wine and design

Hello everyone! Are you back in shape and hard at work after the Christmas holiday? If you like design, good conversations over a glass of wine (I know you do!) then this is for you. Jessica Walsh, the brilliant designer who's partner at Sagmeister & Walsh in New York initiated the "Ladies, wine and design"... Continue Reading →

Best Xmas book gift ever

Here's one of the best books I ever received as a present: In the Company of Women. Written by Design*Sponge creator Grace Bonney, it is full of examples of wonderful women who overcame adversity and generally anything life throws at you and made it into the world of business and entrepreneurship. Some of their thoughts... Continue Reading →

Where to find affordable typefaces

Free is not always best. Far from it, actually. So, what do you do when you need a high quality typeface (or font, as it's known in popular culture) but don't have the cash to pay that much for it? Web designer Charli Prangley answers this for us! Coming across her video (check it out... Continue Reading →

Getting clients in the door – the ASAP way

Hi all, Short and sweet this time. The friends at nuSchool just wrote a post about how to find clients "right now". Go check it out  - like - right now! 🙂 Cheers, Nicoleta

Have fun with your glasses

Hi all, Let's add a bit of fashion to this blog's mix of topics. I came across Ace & Tate's style guide and, loving their concept, simply had to share it with you. If you are in search of a new pair of glasses (or not, but are just curious), they make it super easy... Continue Reading →

The best magazines at your doorstep

Meet Stack - an independent magazine subscription service which is committed to finding and bringing you the best of the best in independent magazines worldwide. Once subscribed, you can expect a different magazine to be delivered to you each month. The trick is you won't be knowing which one. This is exciting for all magazine... Continue Reading →

Best free stock photos

There's no such thing as a free lunch. Well… there may be. Read on to find out. We all recognise the value of good photography and its impact on design. This is why quality is more important than quantity and, as designers, we are willing to pay for a good stock photo or, even better,... Continue Reading →

Dear Bonnie, I love you

Bonnie Siegler, an accomplished graphic designer who, after partneting with Emily Oberman for many years, now runs her own studio, has decided to share her wisdom with the world in a weekly column on Design Observer, aptly called "Dear Bonnie". In her "truth-telling advice column", she answers questions from new and not so new designers... Continue Reading →

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