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. [..]

Why YOU are an integral part of your brand
Aug 2011 30

I was asked recently to post a blog about how I attract new customers. I confess I wasn’t sure how to answer until last night.

Yesterday I supposedly took an afternoon and evening off in order to have a meal and some drinks with family and friends. It started off well and I began to unwind from a busy week in good company enjoying a few laughs along the way. [..]

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. [..]

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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Kidz First Aid Commercial Product Photoshoot

I was introduced to Katie of Kidz First Aid at the Women’s business networking event that I attended for Devon Air Ambulance, and was suitably impressed by the quality of products they were displaying.

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