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Why I deleted facebook & that includes Instagram

Just a warning before I begin, this is a rant. But i hope in some way this can serve a purpose and be helpful to you. So today I decided to delete every photo on Facebook, every tag, every bit of personal information, my business page and then the account itself. I...

How to increase website traffic with Pinterest

Pinterest is an amazing platform to use for personal use and for your business. It can help increase traffic to your website and blog and can provide hours of inspiration around design work. You can utilize Pinterest to increase traffic to your website by creating...

Choosing fonts and colours when designing a website

When designing any website for a client it is important to gather certain information which will help you be consistent with design. This is particularly necessary when it comes to choosing fonts and colours. Since designing over 250 websites I have put together a...

Social Media cover photo sizes

How to create your social media cover photos Before we get started its important you have the right software which you can use to create your social media cover photos. You will not need advanced design skills for this, you can download software such as Photoshop ...

What should you expect when getting a logo designed?

Having a professionally designed logo is essential to your brands identity. It is important to hire a graphic designer that can produce a design that represents you as a business. However getting to the finish line in the process of design may not always seem...

50 lessons learnt since running my creative business

It has consistently been a learning curve since starting Hub Graphics in 2013. Many transitions from how I work and the tools that I have used. Design trends with graphic design, logos and anything web based is changing fast and is competitive. Responsive design is...

How to get more customers (and keep them) as a local business

So as a local business how do you get more customers (and keep them). Here I have listed 10 ways that most businesses can apply. Nowadays your online efforts will be imperative to get more customers which I will cover in more detail in number 10. Other more...

15 Helpful Resources for Graphic Designers

Thought I would share a few helpful resources for graphic designers, which I use myself, I came across these over the past few months. In the future this is a list that can easily be added to as more useful stuff is found on the mighty inter-web. I hope the...

25 WordPress Resources for bloggers

WHY THIS POST? The reason I have put together a Wordpress resources for bloggers is help those who are looking to launch their own website or blog online or they just want manage or optimize a Wordpress website either for business or personal use. These are simply...

10 Reasons Your Business Should Use WordPress

The key factor to consider when it comes to building any website is its functionality. Does the website deliver what the client needs and does it engage properly with your customers? Wordpress is the CMS (content management system) platform of choice for businesses,...

The importance of wayfinding design

In 1999, as a very excited teenager learning the ultimate skills in graphic design to transform the world, a friend and I landed in Germany to have three months of study at the Bauhuas school in Weimar. The knowledge and discipline from the experience itself didn't...

A spot on – Top 50 Design Blogs in the UK

There are some great designers and agencies on this list, nice to have a mention at number 36.I can see why its nice that is at number one, they have some great informative articles on the blog lots to keep in touch with across different professions. Thanks Gabriel...

Colour Theory and your brand

When it comes to colour theory and your brand there a various important aspects to consider when choosing the right colour palette. As this will then be used across your marketing channels including your logo, website, print material, signage etc. You should not...

A small part to play in Alex Echo’s latest work.

I love having a diversity of work. Having a part to play in Alex Echo's latest venture has been quite rewarding. What I did is hardly worth mentioning but glad I could contribute to the really cool finished product of his tuk tuk. He will be driving this across India...

Where to start with SEO for your blog or website?

It can be a mind field when looking at where to start with SEO for your website. There are so many techniques and methods out there to put into practice and develop as Google changes their algorithm several times a year. It might seem for those that do SEO that they...

5 factors for effective logo design

It maybe clear in your mind what you want your logo to look like or you may just have the name of your company. With any business logo however for effective logo design you will want it to be clear and portray the right message of your brands identity.     1....

WordPress Speed – Don’t overlook it!

When it comes to the speed of computers and the Internet in particular I seem to lack a bit in the patience department. I am sure, no certain that we have all had moments when we have lost it when it comes to operating a computer. However quick they make them it seems...

Choosing a Hosting Company

This article is a guide for start-up businesses for choosing a hosting company and a helpful set of considerations if your setting up a website for the first time. If you are an online blogger or marketer or just on a tighter budget as a business may mean you have to...

5 Ways as a Designer to Utilize time & effort

When I worked a second job alongside design it had its blessings but I found that my time had to be utilized efficiently. It was also a blessing to have a lot of work, and a benefit to me that it was varied. But it was one thing completing the jobs and...

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