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As our resident illustrator, Michelle’s specialist knowledge covers illustration in all its forms. She explores new techniques and interesting approaches, both hand-drawn and digital, and considers what illustration and animation can do for your brand and how. Her broader interests span all areas of branding, design and the creative process. And’s she’s great with words.

Q&A WITH Michelle
Why we use mood boards

Why do we use mood boards?

Moodboards are an incredibly useful tool in the branding and web design process. Michelle looks into this crucial step between brand strategy and brand identity.

By Michelle Barnett : 21/05/2020
Boosting our design in the run-up to 2020

How we boosted our design in 2019

It’s that time again. It’s not just a new year, but also a new decade!  It’s the perfect moment to cast our eye back over the year that…

By Michelle Barnett : 06/01/2020

How do I adjust my tone of voice for social media?

Our organisations should already have a ‘tone of voice’ as part of their brand. This is the way companies presents themselves to clients, employees and stakeholders through the words…

By Michelle Barnett : 29/10/2019
Having a brand strategy gives you control over the how clients, employees percoeve your brand - your image. brand can include a lot of elements, depending on what makes the most sense for your market. There could be logos, visuals, colours, use of language, phone manner, building layout, product and packaging design… The list goes on!

Why is brand strategy important?

The importance of Brand Strategy is easy to overlook. It sounds like jargon, but actually it’s a straightforward idea. A strategy is simply a plan that lays out what…

By Michelle Barnett : 22/10/2019
Brand identities represent an organisation's values to it's audience. We create them by deciding on a brand strategy and then designing brands that encompass this

How to develop a brand identity

Building a brand identity involves a lot of decision making and discussion. Our goal is to create something unique to you, that communicates your service well to the people…

By Michelle Barnett : 29/07/2019
Infographics are a great marketing tool for businesses who need to communicate complex information in a simple form. Visual elements increase engagement massively.

Infographics – What they are and when to use them

The term ‘infographics’ gets thrown around a lot, but what it means is any visual representation of data.  This can sound unhelpfully broad; any pie chart you see…

By Michelle Barnett : 28/05/2019