Brochure for Northern Experience Wildlife Tours

This week the brochures for Northern Experience Wildlife Tours came back from the printers. Martin is off to the Bird Fair with them today to spread the word about his holidays and short breaks in the beautiful North East countryside where with his expert help you can see spectacular wildlife including Black Grouse, Peregrine, Goshawk,…

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5 Ways your business image is like a wedding

On Friday I was at the wonderful wedding of my two friends Natalie and Gregg.  It was an absolutely fantastic day, beautiful weather, beautiful Bride (Gregg looked great too) beautiful venue, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful… I could go on, but that’s not the point of this post. A wedding takes a lot of time and effort…

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Judging a book by its cover.

Brian Cook was born in Buckinghamshire in 1910. At school he was hopeless at every subject except art. Leaving school he started work at the family business – Batsford’s, publishing books on the English countryside. As he was artistic, his job was to produce the dust jackets to wrap around the books. These had been…

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An abundance of banners

This month there have been A LOT of people needing banners. Here are some of them: Two of these are for Highlights PR, a brilliant PR company headed by Keith Newman. If you need PR, then Keith is your man! Excellent success rate, and he’s great at finding a good angle and linking his clients…

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Looking after your brand

Last night I blitzed my patio with weed killer. It’s a war against the weeds. We’ve lived here for about three years and I’ve only just got excited about the garden – this is due to our daughter, who obviously has a great time running about. I’ve already tackled the patio and won before –…

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Pencils, Pugwash and Postcards

If you live in the North East then it has probably come to your attention that the Antiques Roadshow is at Seaton Deleval Hall today. I thought this would be a great opportunity to have a look at some graphic design related “old things” that I have. First up, here’s a pencil case that used…

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La salle de classe

You may remember I wrote about La Vie en Langues in a previous blog post when I had finished her branding. Since then, her classroom has been finished and it’s wonderful. Cynthia has taken inspiration from her brand by using bright colours to bring the classroom together. She has even had one of her characters…

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Twelve things I like to know

When clients come to me, they often have an idea of what they want, but they need to help me so that I can provide the best service I can. I have a sheet that we fill in together at the beginning over a cup of tea. I really enjoy this bit because I get…

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Young People’s Community Café

One of my clients- the West End Youth Enquiry Service (WEYES) part of Children North East – has been shortlisted for the Jubilee People’s Millions. WEYES want to provide a community café where young people will provide afternoon tea for over 70s on their loneliest day of the week, a Sunday. Isn’t that a lovely…

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Photography and design

I’ve written a guest post for Mandy Charlton Photography about using good quality imagery in design work. You can read it here Here are the two projects featured in the article, with design work by Whiteacres Design and beautiful, good quality, professional photography by Mandy Charlton Photography.          

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