Entries by Matt Doctor

Calling all ‘Keyboard Warriors’

That’s right folks, Facebook, or, The Facebook as my mother-in-law hilariously refers to it, is a horrific wasteland for the negative, lonely and downright nasty human beings that live within us. Where talkin’ a Mad Max (1 of course) style terrain inside your computer, and your head. It doesn’t matter how cute the post, how …

Know what you’re doing?!

Know who you’re communicating with… and why. Before briefing your designer you need to be crystal clear in your mind what you want and why. That sounds blindingly obvious, but there’s still a lot of woolly briefing out there. (We were going to say ‘woolly briefs’ but that wasn’t going anywhere good). It’s surprising how …

Happy New Year

Hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas and New Year. What’s in-store for many of us in 2016? There’s a few things we can bet on – like the dollar going down, the share market drifting all over the place, oil and mineral prices flat-lining at best…  We all have to get use to coping with …

A design audit: not as frightening as it sounds

Let’s go back sufficient millennia to contemplate the declining fortunes of Ogg, cavemen entrepreneur, recent inventor of the wheel (patent pending). Sales had declined sharply of late and the path once beaten to his cave was now overgrown with weeds inhabited by small mammals: fast, furious and sharp of tongue. Also sharp of tongue was …

Getting the best results from your designer

Basically it’s all in the briefing. Letting the designer in on the secret so there’s no guesswork, no room for ‘unforced errors’ as the tennis folk say when not squealing, grunting or throwing racquets. But I digress. For reasons no one can really fathom, effective briefing is often a bit of a sticking point. Generally, …

Can you afford to be your own graphic designer?

Before we begin looking at this we need to declare our interest: this website is all about offering our services. As you’d expect, we have a bit of an aversion to DIY graphic design. And we don’t mean a frothing-at-the-mouth kind of jealousy, or that we’re somehow automatically entitled to getting the work. It’s just …