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Personal branding...

19 MARCH 2019 | POSTED BY NATALIE SULLIVAN

... it’s the new buzzword in business, but what does it actually mean? A new phrase has been circulating fiercely through our business circles for the last couple of years – but what really is personal branding, and how am I incorporating this new trend into my work as a graphic designer and brand identity specialist? Let’s start at the...

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10 of the biggest web design trends for 2019

26 FEBRUARY 2019 | POSTED BY NATALIE SULLIVAN

Have you been wondering what’s in store for web design in 2019? Well, to satisfy your curiosity, I've put together a list of the 10 hottest web design trends for this year. It’ll be interesting to see how many designers start incorporating these cutting-edge practices into their work, and of course how their ideas are received by the peopl...

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Are Wordpress websites secure?

14 FEBRUARY 2019 | POSTED BY NATALIE SULLIVAN

There’s been a lot of talk recently of Wordpress vulnerabilities. From email salary scams to scam-injecting malware that looks shockingly legitimate to the untrained eye, a new Wordpress security concern appears to be emerging every week! If you’ve been thinking of investing in a beautiful new Wordpress while for a while now and you’ve be...

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5 key benefits of working with a graphic design support partner

28 JANUARY 2019 | POSTED BY NATALIE SULLIVAN

Picture the scene. You’re the owner of a marketing agency, and you’ve had an enquiry from your dream client. The conversation is flowing - you feel that they’re really buying into your pitch, and you’re confident that you and your team will be able to do a great job for them. You’re so close to convincing them you’re th...

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New year, new brand.

08 JANUARY 2019 | POSTED BY NATALIE SULLIVAN

Why January is the best time to invest in your corporate identity. Welcome back to business, everyone! I hope you managed to grab at least a little bit of much-needed time off with family and friends over the festive break. Spending some time away from the inner workings of your business over Christmas has probably got you thinking about what you want ...

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Is Clacton-on-Sea fast becoming Essex’s new business hub?

17 DECEMBER 2018 | POSTED BY NATALIE SULLIVAN

It was once the go-to traditional seaside resort for residents of Essex and London – but throughout the last few decades, Clacton-on-Sea has grown to become much more than a holiday destination. More and more companies are choosing to set up shop in Clacton, and as a result, the economy here has never been so strong! So why is Clacton-on-Sea becomin...

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5 simple ways to sprinkle some Christmas magic on your brand image

22 NOVEMBER 2018 | POSTED BY NATALIE SULLIVAN

Lots of companies avoid embracing Christmas entirely because they’re afraid that the marketing collateral they create will come across as garish (or just downright tacky!). And that’s completely understandable. At Design FX Studio, I’ve seen my fair share of terrible Christmas marketing tactics over the years that must have been huge tur...

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Why I love working with start-ups

13 NOVEMBER 2018 | POSTED BY NATALIE SULLIVAN

With Design FX Studio, I offer comprehensive business start-up packages for freshly-launched organisations that need a helping hand with their design and marketing activities. I often get asked what it is that draws our team to start-ups, so here are 7 reasons why I’ll never tire of helping new companies as they take their first tentative steps into...

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The legal side of logo design

26 OCTOBER 2018 | POSTED BY NATALIE SULLIVAN

Though most of my work involves coming up with the creative concept for your new graphics, you may be surprised to learn that I often get asked about the legal aspects of logo design. I thought it would be a great idea to bring together some useful information on the steps I take to protect your moniker from trademarking issues further down the line, and h...

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5 easy ways to create print designs with more impact

12 OCTOBER 2018 | POSTED BY NATALIE SULLIVAN

If you’re keen to update your marketing materials, but don’t have thousands of pounds to spend on revamping your entire print portfolio, help is at hand! There are in fact plenty of ways you can add a little sparkle to your brochures and business stationery without breaking the bank. Here, we’ve listed 5 simple ways that you can create ...

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