The life of a designer can be a strange one sometimes
Aug 2011 16

Having been asked to embark on a new logo design for friend Scot Baston over at Zooming Feet, I was left initially with a very open brief which is often a designer’s nightmare.
You see, often a client will actually have little idea about which direction they would like their branding to take or indeed how they want to be portrayed by the world and potential future customer. It’s my job to get inside my client’s head, advise on and interpret their vision, however vague that initial concept is and commissions don’t get any more inside someone’s head than this one.

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Aug 2011 30

I am lucky enough to have received design commissions from all over the world including Bali, Dubai, France and now Spain. This latest commission was I admit a bit of a challenge.

You see, sometimes the role of  a designer is less creative than you may think and instead more intuitive. With only virtual communication available it is imperative that briefs are accurately exchanged and the limited lines of communication are kept as wide open as possible. [..]

DIY…do you?
Aug 2011 30

It seems we live in a DIY society these days…it started with decorating and DIY mechanics, bringing about the rise of brands such as Homebase and the good old Haynes Manuals, but whether you consider yourself handy with a hammer or not, we are ALL guilty of this trend in one way or another, more so than ever in challenging economic times. The combination of an inquisitive mind and the desire to save a few bob leads us into temptation to have a crack at tasks ourselves that we are not qualified to attempt. [..]

Deadlines…Friend or Foe?
Aug 2011 30

I have been thinking alot about deadlines recently….everyone knows that a designer’s life is ruled by timescales and deadlines but it struck me that not everyone is as used to working within a timeframe in the same way as I am. So I wondered what advice I could give to help others reach their targets. [..]

Flexible affordable vehicle signage
Aug 2011 30

Vehicle livery is now more versatile than ever and I am pleased to announce a new service and product to my customers.

You may think that getting your commercial vehicle signwritten is beyond your budget, or what about if you drive a car for business?, or what about if you have both? [..]

The True Value of Twitter
Aug 2011 30
I was chatting a while ago to a fellow businesswoman about the benefits of Twitter and the amount of time we all spend tweeting.
She was telling me that she had hired a Business Mentor who had quizzed her on the amount of business she gained from Twitter and we were comparing notes to that effect. We both agreed that orders obtained through Twitter whilst valued were by no means a dominant contribution to our business turnover. This admission lead to the Mentor lecturing my fellow tweeter that the amount of time she spent on Twitter was disproportionate to the financial reward she obtained in return. [..]
Exciting NEW Enterprise with….Enterprise!
Nov 2011 19

A new blog post about a new alliance with Enterprise Inns PLC. Lovegrove Design and Photography are now working closely with Enterprise to improve the branding of their pubs within the Westcountry

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My Summer of Love
Nov 2011 20

It’s fair to say that this summer has been filled with love…in a professional sense anyway!

Living in a relatively small community as a photographer, it’s inevitable that you will be asked to shoot as wedding for someone you know. Personally I find this a real pleasure and whilst the pressure is no less than shooting for a stranger, at least the worry of forming a rapport with your clients is reduced.

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival Promotion Design

This summer brought forward a call from hugely talented Tiverton comedian Scott Adams. Having toured the North London Comedy Circuit he had returned to Devon to prepare material for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Show he is sharing with fellow comedian, Anastasia Travers. [..]

Uffculme Sports & Fitness Launch

This Easter saw the launch of a really exciting new venture which I have been delighted to be involved with.

Uffculme School is a large school near Tiverton in Devon with an excellent reputation and facilities.

The decision was made by the governing body to utilise their state of the art gym facilities to a greater degree and open the Sports and Fitness Centre to the public as a business venture, increasing the school’s potential for self funding and relieving the education budget for the benefit of the students. [..]

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