Blog 99, (eurovision) remember this:
Watch this space, and in a future blog I will tell you how it went.
Well true to my word, here is the client story, the Why, Who and How. . . . of the Parent = Leader project. . . . . (with some valuable design tips on font and colour to help you too.)
. . . . now in the beginning, this was merely a great opportunity to catch up with an old acquaintance, and work on my first international project . . . .
. . . but more recently, due to personal events with my eldest son (just the normal pressures of bringing up a 9 year old I guess) this has made me think a little deeper. Continue reading
About seven years ago I went on a training course in Belper, Derbyshire at The Lion Hotel.
I think it was on one weekday morning for a few weeks, and was aimed at helping small business get some help.
In truth I remember very little about it now, except a few of the people who were on the course with me. . . .
. . . and one guy in particular, who many years later, after reading my blog, has come to me wanting to give his photography business a promotional boost by getting some professional flyers and a website.
So, its nice to know that I am here when people need me, even if it is 7 years later. To be fair if you don’t need any design then you can’t use the services of a designer, can you?
Anyway, as ever when I blog about real actual projects, with real actual people, I hope it will help you to imagine your own projects coming to life, as and when you need them.
And I hope the design tips I include help to provide you with some positivity and inspiration towards finding your own “inner designer”.
However old we get and however many things we do, there are always, always so many more things we can learn, and so many more wonderful people out in this big vast world to connect with and learn from.
I recently attended a ladies networking group as a visitor on 3 occasions, and every single time, I met completely different and diverse people. . .
. . not just the regular members of the group . . . but moreso the chance connection with the other visitors who are passing through. . .
. . . brilliant, wonderful, clever people, who are epic and awesome at what they do, and you can learn / get help with your business from them . . .
This week is the 101st blog – and so immediately I thought of Room 101
The late evening television show most recently hosted by Frank Skinner, and for those of you not familiar with the format then I will allow wikipedia to enlighten you:
“in which celebrities are invited to discuss their pet hates and persuade the host to consign them to oblivion in Room 101, a name inspired by the torture room in the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four which reputedly contained “the worst thing in the world”.
Now I like to think of myself as quite open minded, and when friends come to me with their “designs” and ask for my opinions, immediately adding “I know you will say its terrible”
I do like to give credit where its due. After all people who are not graphic designers should not be judged and criticised as harshly as those who are, for producing a poor design.
I try to be positive, and point out the good bits and then give constructive advice on how to improve things.
And in fact, a lot of people have a good eye and can produce a reasonably good layout for a poster / invite / business card
HOWEVER, A lot is not all, and last night I was reminded once again of one of my own particular pet hates that should go into my room 101. Continue reading
Its always nice to be able to finally realise the design vision with the completion of a project. . . and then to tell the story of that journey in my blog . . . .
. . . . and today is one of those days when I have a story to tell.
Miss S, is an existing client of mine whom I originally created a branding and logo set for her holistic therapy and Ayurvedic massage business, based in Nottingham. Continue reading