20 Years of Change
Feb 2012 10

A client asked me tonight to supply a “mock up” of one of my designs and it suddenly struck me just how much my beloved industry have evolved over my twenty years in the business.

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My Student Guide to Building a Career

In the beginning there was spray mount!!

Work experience is key and I was 13……keen as mustard and naive!

I wouldn’t be where I am without taking on lots and lots of work experience. As valuable as education is…real hands on experience in a functioning business is crucial in my opinion. [..]

Assume a Positive Marketing Stance

We are pretty fickel beings when it comes to making our purchasing decisions and we are influenced all the time by a monumental amount of marketing ploys. We all like to think that we can rise above the hype and remain impartial, but let’s get real, if we were immune then there would be no product placement, no catchy theme tunes and Cheryl Cole wouldn’t be endorsing beauty products! [..]

Deadlines Friend or Foe?

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. [..]

Emergency Photography
Sep 2012 05

As the freelance graphic designer for Devon Air Ambulance Trust I am sometimes asked to cover some of their many events on a voluntary basis. I am always keen to offer my services to the Trust as I believe strongly that this service is vital to the people of Devon. [..]

Looking for a business card that’s a cut above the rest?

I am excited to now be able to offer affordable business cards that will stand out from the crowd and be totally unique to your business. [..]

Beautiful Rebrand

I was asked by local beauty salon, Nineteen, to give their brand a bit of an overhaul. Their existing branding was about 6 years old and whilst it was still effective, the business owner wanted to modernise it in order to reflect the ever changing beauty industry. [..]

From Concept to Publication – A Guest Blog from Devon Air Ambulance Trust Magazine Editor, Debbie Gregory

Photographers, designers, artists… all are creative beings and, I guess, can sometimes be known to have a ‘temperamental’ streak.  Fortunately for me, however, two years of working with Michelle from Lovegrove Design and Photography has shown me that this isn’t always the case. [..]

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