What is Graphic Design?

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Let’s get back to basics. It sounds like a very simple question but, as designers, we often get asked “so what does that involve?” or “what do you actually do?” because graphic design is quite a specialist vocation that many ‘non-creatives’ are unfamiliar with. According to the Interaction Design Foundation, Graphic Design is: “… the […]

DIY Web Designer

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Over the years, there has been a global increase of DIY, from building and fixing houses to hairdressing. Graphic and web design has not been an exception. Pre-internet days, pre-blogging, vlogging and video tutorials, design disciplines were left to the professionals. Why? From the most basic through to the most complex design required years of training […]

How to boost creativity

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As designers we need to have creative and open minds 90% of the time, so it’s inevitable that we will have “mind-blanks” at times! When we do, there are things we can do to help us get back on track… without panicking. The best creative ideas aren’t forced and are often collaborative, which is why […]

How to speak ‘designer’

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Confused by design jargon and tech-talk? Don’t know your .eps from your css? When working with designers, it can sometimes feel daunting when faced with specific terminology if you’re not in the business yourself. Our WonDesigners never want to make you feel confused or overwhelmed, so we’ve but together a (very small) jargon buster for […]

Different forms of design

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We all know there are many forms of design: interior, architecture, fashion, game, industrial, landscape, product, urban and even sound and of course Graphic and Web (to name a few). There are a lot of differences between them, in particular the material used. The one thing all design does have in common is their purpose. […]