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Grown-up Graphic Design and the Firework Effect

Grown-up Graphic Design and the Firework Effect There’s a whimsical aura around the graphic design profession and it’s easy to see why. Imaginative, inventive and inspiring, it’s an industry that in our experience, when we tell people what we do, generally provokes a ‘wow’ reaction. I like to call it the ‘firework effect’. (If you’ve…

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How to get the best from your graphic designer…

How to get the best from your graphic designer… Are you a client who has provided a rough creative brief. Given your designer ‘a blank canvas’ but found the final result lacking in creative design? Are you a designer who has found yourself working to what you believed to be your client’s objectives. Only to…

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The Value of ‘Expertise’

It used to be that to call oneself a designer automatically implied certain expertise. Schooling, certification and talent were generally required — or at least implied. These days, however, anyone with a laptop, a latte and Photoshop can jump into the marketplace and don the “Designer” badge. Fonts, clip art, and royalty free stock photography available…

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Small Business Branding

Branding is a big word. Say it and most people think of the logos and ad campaigns of global giants like Nike, Starbucks, and Apple. So for some small businesses, contemplating branding (and brand strategy) can feel like wishful thinking. Surely it’s too costly, complex, and sophisticated an endeavour for a small business right? The truth…

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Army Cadet Force

The Army Cadet Force is one of the UK’s oldest, largest and most successful youth organisations. With the promise of fun, action, adventure & friendship, it provides young people aged 12 to 18 with the opportunity to enjoy new experiences, gain qualifications and much more. 52dn were approached by registered Charity ‘The Friends of Staffordshire…

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Staffordshire County Show 2018

The extremely popular County Show recently returned to the Staffordshire County Showground and South Staffordshire College was delighted to once again be supporting the event as the main corporate sponsor. A highlight in Staffordshire’s events calendar, the annual event welcomes tens of thousands of visitors each year and is a fantastic day out for all…

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Motion Graphics

LET’S TALK FACTS… According to a study by Cisco over 80% of global internet consumption will be video content by 2019. Roughly speaking, it would take an individual over 5 million years (yes, YEARS) to watch the amount of video that will cross global IP networks every single month that year. Of course, this surge…