Why your small business needs a website

Web design template. Vector

The Power of an online presence: Why your small business needs a website In today’s digital age, having a strong online presence is essential for any small business looking to thrive and stay competitive. With the internet playing a central role in people’s lives, a well-designed website can be a powerful tool to connect with potential…

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Unleashing the Power of Word-of-Mouth Networking.

The Washington Chapter on BNI UK

In today’s digitally-driven world, where social media and online marketing dominate, one might question the relevance of traditional networking methods. However, the George BNI (Business Network International) group in the UK is proving that the power of word-of-mouth networking is still alive and thriving. This blog post explores the benefits of word-of-mouth networking, focusing on…

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A ‘brand’ new image for the Premier League

Grieves Design blog post, march 2017. Premier League re=brand

2016 saw the relaunch of the Premier League with an excellent new brand design from Design Studio. What makes this design unique and original is that it is so flexible, with an array of different formats, colours and combinations that will appeal to all of the vast audience around the globe who love the league and…

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2017 wall planner

Following our Christmas and New Year marketing campaign which included an advertising in December’s issue or Northern Insight, a Christmas card design and multi-sized wall planners as well as a social media give away, we’ve added a downloadable and printable version of our 2017 wall planner for you to download and print as any times…

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Excellent logo design… FedEx

FedEx logo Design

Following on from our graphic design 10 minute presentation at Washington BNI chapter, here’s some background info from the logo design we mentioned, The Fed Ex logo… In 1994 the current Fed Ex logo design was created. The logo design featured only the words FedEx which, though it seems simplistic, actually has some depth to…

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We’re growing…

Former Newcastle United man takes startup to Sunderland in new expansion From being made redundant by Newcastle United in 2013 to boasting Sunderland AFC as a client at his own agency, graphic designer Gavin Grieves has really moved the goalposts in two short years. Undeterred in entering unemployment, Gavin quickly bounced back to establish Grieves…

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Free design work websites at their worst.

design crowd logo

After 3 winners in as many months submitting designs for designcrowd.com, you would expect a little bit of praise from the people behind the the scenes at the ‘free’ design website. After my third ‘competition’ winner the design team down under blocked my account and retracted more than 10 submitted designs for briefs I had…

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Another Design Crowd Winner

Revolve logo design design north east

This is our third design crowd winner since we started on the site in August. Having submitted over 30 designs the the site, only winning our third is only a 10% success rate. Baring in mind each design only take about 30 minutes to create, its money for nothing really ($200 each minimum) as these…

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The Door Doctor – WINNER

Design Crowd Winner. The Door Doctor

After 10 days since submitting the final changes for The Door Doctor, Gav finally received payment from designcrowd.com for his winning design. Design Crowd took 15%, which dropped the prize to $300, then he will have to withdraw it from paypal and lose another 3.4% plus 20p from that. So from $400 at the start…

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Design Crowd Winner

Our Creative Director Gav Grieves today won a designcrowd.com project for a logo design scooping a $360 payment in the process. There are still a few amendments to be done to the final design but as soon as Gav has completed the design and it gets approved we’ll get a image uploaded…

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