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Branding Palette – Cafe Style – Bud Cafe

Bud Cafe   Branding With a name, such as Rose Cafe, the obvious choice may have been to go floral with the branding style guide. But this place wanted to create a vibe of sophisticated elegance. Small gestures of style, such as a single flower head on a saucer....

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Branding Palette – Cafe Style – The Shed Cafe

The Shed Cafe   Branding The Shed Cafe wants to be a place that feels like your shed or 'she shed'. A place to chill, without any hassle. A place which you feel comfortable in. In other words, a home from home. Not too much fuss and a brand which has a neutral...

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Branding Palette – Cafe Style – CCC Cafe

CCC Cafe   Branding Who said cups and saucers have to match. CCC wanted to create a branding style which was fun, quirky and warm. A hub of chatter. With the cakes and coffee enhancing the show (not taking center stage). This cute cafe would be a place for people...

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Branding Palette – Cafe Style – Rose Cafe

Rose Cafe   Branding With a name, such as Rose Cafe, the obvious choice may have been to go floral with the branding style guide. But this place wanted to create a vibe of sophisticated elegance. Small gestures of style, such as a single flower head on a saucer....

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Website Design Hacks – Drop Caps

Adding subtle elegance to a website, with Drop Caps Styling. Design Hacks ont choices are important for many reasons. Fonts have to work hard. They have a number of tasks. They need to appeal to your ideal client, work with and elevate your branding, and be easy to...

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Branding for NoelleGoggin.com

Branding for NoelleGoggin.com Maybe this sounds familiar?  2017 is the year that Noelle Goggin wants to make a big impact.   She has been in business for two years. While Noelle had a website, she wanted a new design and style it to reflect her business now, and the...

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3 ways to restyle a stock photo

3 ways to restyle a stock photo Having great looking and powerful images not only evaluates your brand but also makes you look more established. As the old adage goes, a picture paints a thousand words. But what if you aren’t a photographer. Enter the world of stock...

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The ONLY 3 types of Web Fonts you will need

The ONLY 3 types of Web Fonts you will need     The wonderful world of fonts. There are days when it feels like I’m a kid in a sweetie shop when I look at font choices. Sooooo many decisions to make. It can be tough deciding on just three to work with for a website....

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Creating a Brand Palette

Creating a Colour Palette for your Brand One element of creating a brand is selecting the colour palette you want to use for your website and social media graphics. In this previous blog post, I shared one approach to choosing your brand colours. Today I wanted to...

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The LBD of Text Colour

The LBD of Text Colour - Terracotta is the new black. Black and White Days - Old school Body Font colour days. Having a LBD (Little Black Dress) of body font colour is ok. Using the ‘go to’ of black and grey is fine. I even use grey. There is a long history of why...

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The Guru Approach to Decision Making

The Guru Approach to Decision Making   Childs play As kids, the biggest decision making came down to how to choose who will be "it" at the start of a game. Maybe you were part of the rock, paper, or scissor gang. Or maybe you saw who drew the shortest straw. Or...

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Free Website Buttons!

This week, I’ve created 2 sets of freebies for you! It was a super fun little project to create. As many of you know, I like to break things down into easy to understand, bite-sized pieces of information. I've shared top tips on the use of fonts and colours. Well,...

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My simple tip to selecting your Brand Colours

How to choose brand colours - My simple tip how to selecting your Brand Colours One of the key elements in branding, is the use of colour. I view it as adding the tonic to the gin. It’s the perfect complement to using your branding fonts and graphics. Some people look...

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The Basic Anatomy of Logo Design

The Basic Anatomy of Logo Design       Creating a logo can mean many things to many people. For some, it’s a must have, others it’s a sign they are ready to get serious about their biz, others it’s about visibility. Just as having your first website is a big step for...

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How to Design a Website from Scratch

How to design a website from scratch This week I wanted to share some ideas about how to design a website from scratch. Most DIYers are all starting from the same place. Having minimal knowledge about graphic or web design. This is why so many people feel in a total...

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Spring Colours 2016

Spring Colours 2016 March has arrived and spring is here. I confess, spring is my favourite season. The promise of what is to come, the air of anticipation. We also start to see bursts of colour in nature. For me, this season is filled with Birthdays, events and...

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A story about pricing

A story about pricing Today I'm sharing with you a story about pricing. Deciding what to charge for a product or service can be such a complex topic. There are many schools of thought, heated debates and "success" formulas on this matter. Deciding on a price can be as...

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Monet Water Lilies The Art of Design

Website Inspiration Monet Water Lilies When we look, there is inspiration for website design all around us. In The Art of Design series, I will be looking at paintings by famous artists. As a visual gal, I prefer looking at a painting or seeing a movie, rather than...

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