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The Studio Name Game

Here's that niggle I mentioned back in April. It might not have escaped your attention that there have been some changes over here. You see, quite some time ago, I decided to move away from my old business name (Severn Agency) and am now working under my new studio name &Something.

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June 6, 2022
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Not London? Not here…

Here’s a question – have you ever come across situations where you’ve lost out on a project simply because of your location? Here’s another – does location matter?

Something happened to me recently that I questioned how important location is when searching for work

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May 5, 2022
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What’s in a name?

I have a confession. I'd never really, truly, been happy with my original company name. I’m not saying it was a terrible name, it just didn't fit very well.

I lived with it, but there was always that little niggle in the back of my mind.

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April 30, 2022
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Where do you seek inspiration?

No matter what kind of designer you are, there is an abundance of inspiration that can really help to get the creative juices flowing. But you have to allow it to inspire and not overwhelm.

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April 5, 2022
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Are you talking to your clients?

Being a designer, having a regular stream of paying clients is a big deal. Without them, we’re nothing more than hobbyists.  But here’s the thing; we have to know how to talk to them to have people hire us. It’s essential that we speak their language and not bamboozle them with our jargon.

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February 17, 2022
The Outside Directory

Step outside the obvious.

It might be good to head for the hills sometimes…Alice Fraser and Craig Oldham's Outside Directory champions the creative industry across the whole UK.

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January 31, 2022
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Is social media worth it for graphic designers?

Social media marketing is a notoriously difficult beast to master, not least for graphic designers. Gone are the days when everyone was on Facebook with no other platforms to entertain, let alone tricky algorithms to worry about.
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December 13, 2021
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Rebranding – when should you do it?

There have been a couple of quite significant rebrands in the news recently – you’ve probably seen the arguments going on around the BBC one, and then there’s the one in which the Facebook brand has been encapsulated under the new ‘Meta’ umbrella.
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November 24, 2021
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Discussing openness in the industry with an Annual 2021 Silver winner | #AnnualSpotlight

The Annual 2021 winners have been revealed over the summer, with some of the most exciting companies in the history of Creativepool. Who are these amazing professionals and why do they represent the best of the best in the realm of creativity?
Written by Antonino Lupo
Published 25/10/2021
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Designers: What are your hopes for 2022?

I have recently been reflecting on the changes I’ve seen happening in the design industry over the past months, and how lockdown has brought about shifts in the way we work, and the habits we’ve formed.
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October 19, 2021
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A little industry comparison can be healthy – but don’t get carried away.

Comparison can be healthy, but it can so easily become an all-consuming, paralysing thing that stops us from being our best.

"Should I have done what X did, and would I be as successful as she is?"

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September 9, 2021
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Creativepool Annual 2021 Silver Award

Our concept for the Emergency Services Self-Help wellbeing app ‘OPPO’ has been awarded silver in this years Creativepool Annual 2021 competition.
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September 9, 2021
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Creativepool Annual 2021 Bronze Award

Our book documenting a day in the life of the Market Hall in Shrewsbury has been awarded bronze in this years Creativepool Annual 2021 competition.

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