• Newsbeat Branding in Motion Motion in branding

    A few months back I got chatting to Andy Lawrence, a graphic designer based in London who specialises in branding (including branding with motion) and broadcast design. His motion skills together with his branding skills help to bring visual identities alive. He’s now taken the leap to full-time freelance, so able to offer his skills to companies and designers […]

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  • Social media icons on a smart phone How social media is transforming logo design

    Almost everyone has a smartphone, and almost all of us use Social Media. It’s transformed how we communicate and consume content on a daily basis. This change is having a direct impact on how designers are approaching logo design, and in this blog, I want to talk through a few of the developments I’ve noticed. [...] Continue Reading
  • Portland literature design by James Burton Interview with James Burton: Winner of the Visual Identity of the Year!

    Around this time last year I received an email that announced that I had won a gold award in the International Visual Identity Awards for my logo design work for Bathily. Thanks to that I was kindly invited to be on the jury for the 2015/16 awards. The Q2 2016 awards are now open for […]

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  • Logos designed by women Logos designed by women

    I was recently contacted by Miho Aishima, a very talented graphic designer who specialises in brand identity design, to join her to celebrate the work of women graphic designers to help promote the launch of the exhibition; A+: 100 years of graphic communication by women' at Central Saint Martins in London. In the UK women outnumber [...] Continue Reading
  • 50 expert logo design tips eBook 50 logo design tips from the professionals

    I’m always on the look out for ways I can improve my logo design skills. As every designer works differently, I’ve found it really valuable to speak to and learn from other logo designers, to understand their approach/process, to find out what works for them, and what doesn’t. I’ve been fortunate to have had the opportunity to speak to […]

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  • Presenting a logo design to clients How to present logo design

    I recently carried out a survey for the Logo Geek twitter community so I could find out what designers biggest struggles are. I discovered from this research that presenting logo designs was the most popular topic that people want to know more about. Because of that I've put this blog post together to explain how I present [...] Continue Reading
  • Logo story books Books that unravel the story behind famous logos

    The very best brand identities typically have a hidden story within it that can be reversed engineered with a bit of thought (I love that ah-ha! moment), and even more interesting for me as a graphic designer is the story and process behind the logo, as well as the history and evolution of the design […]

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  • Twitter logo clock How I used twitter to become an influencer with 65k+ followers

    The year is slowly coming to an end, and although it’s been slightly chaotic, for me it’s been a really big one, mainly because so many exciting things have happened, all in such a short period of time. Here’re a few notable things: I was on the jury for Logo Lounge book 9 (One of […]

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  • Graphic Design Visionaries Book Learn and improve from the greatest graphic designers

    One of the best ways I’ve learned and developed as a graphic designer is to continually benchmark my work against others… to compare my design work with the very best I can find, and continually push to improve. With logo design, I’ve always been drawn to the iconic identity work of design legends such as Paul […]

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  • Ian Paget in Net Magazine 'How to design a logo' feature I’m in Net magazine feature: How do you design a logo?

    Each month the popular UK web design magazine ‘Net’ feature a big question, this month (issue273) the question is: ‘How do you design a logo?’. I’m super excited (and proud!!) to be included in this, along with a handful of known graphic designers including Graham Smith, Louise Fili, Cindy Vriend, Laura Bohill, Zack Davenport and […]

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  • Best Brand Awards Logo The Best Brand Awards

    If you’re a designer, you probably want to win awards for your efforts. Earlier this year I won gold in the International Visual Identity awards for my logo design work for Bathily. This is something I’m proud of, yet it has added benefits; it allows my logo design service to look much more credible and […]

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  • My Designer Confessions T-Shirts

    If you’re a designer like me, you like t-shirts and probably have too many. It’s also quite likely you’ve had a stab at designing your own already or have dreamed of doing so. If this is you, then you’re going to love the new website I’m going to talk about. It’s called Designer Confessions, a […]

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  • Graphic designer preparing logo files A designers guide to creating logo files

    So you’ve designed a logo and your clients agreed to the design too. Excellent! Now we save and send the file and we’re done? Not quite… If you want to do a professional job, there’s a little more work you need to do. The logo design will be used in different situations. Be it large or [...] Continue Reading
  • Logo Treasure Hunt The discoveries from a logo treasure hunt

    Graphic design is a real passion for me, so every time I see some unique packaging or a well-designed logo I’m in awe. This is, even more, the case when it comes to vintage designs which have a sense of quality to them that modern day designs lack, which I personally find very inspiring. After […]

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  • International Visual Identity Awards Winner A Gold Award in the International Visual Identity Awards

    I’m really proud to have won my very first award for my logo design work… a gold award in the International Visual Identity Awards for the logo design created for wholesaler and Supply Chain, Bathily.   About the logo design that won the award Bathily is a family run wholesaler and supply chain based in […]

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  • Logo Design Treasure Hunt A logo treasure hunt: Who wants to join me?

    I want to invite all my designer friends to join me on a treasure hunt to find vintage logo designs that have been long forgotten…   A love of vintage identity design I’ve been a fan of work from graphic design greats such as Paul Rand and Saul Bass for quite some time. Their work […]

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  • Logo design team working on a design brief A designers guide to creating a logo design brief

    Unless you plan to create your own projects and work for yourself, in almost all cases when designing a logo you will need to work with other people. This includes people who are just starting a business, to those who have run businesses for years. Some of these people may have worked with designers before [...] Continue Reading
  • People Code Logo Design on Billboard Developing an Identity for People Code

    I have recently completed a new logo design for German recruitment agency, People Code, who target technology professionals seeking careers at the hottest international tech firms. You can read more about the logo design for People Code by clicking here, but in this blog I want to show off some of the behind the scenes […]

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  • Refining, perfecting and finessing a logo design 5 tips for refining, perfecting & finessing a logo

    Over the past week, I have been rating logos for Logo Lounge Book 9 (Almost 5000 of them in total). I still have just over 1000 left to rate but decided to have a short break to write a blog. There’re so many excellent logos, but occasionally there’s a design that’s almost perfect, with a […]

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  • Smart Logo Design Principles ‘SMART’ logo design principles

    When it comes to logo design, personally I don’t believe there are any rules. In the words of Paul Rand: A logos primary goal is to identify… to say who the company is, and that’s its only function. Although rules don’t exist as such, there are proven guidelines that can be learned from the great […]

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