Welcome to my brand design blog.

This blog contains useful articles and insights all related to strategic branding and graphic design. There’s also a few articles on website design and website best practice. And every now and then, a guest blogger will appear talking about their area of expertise.

Colour by gender

COLOUR BY GENDER As part of my colour-themed posts, I got to thinking about whether there's a big difference in colour preferences between the sexes. Over the past week or so, I have been researching a little about colour and gender to see if I could find any studies....

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the az.design process

DESIGN PROCESS I understand that no two projects are the same and aim to create an effective and memorable brand by following a simple five-stage design process. 1. Discovery We kick off with a briefing meeting to run through our client questionnaire with you. I...

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What is the best colour for your brand? – Yellow

Prior to using Yellow in business, you need to understand the traits and qualities of the colour to decide if it will create the right message for your target market. Yellow is a warm and happy colour, the colour of sunshine, which creates a sense of cheerfulness and...

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What is the best colour for your brand? – Orange

So, as Autumn approaches I have chosen Orange as the next brand colour to discuss. To begin with, it is a warm, vibrant and flamboyant colour. It is energy combined with fun, the colour of the risk-taker, the extrovert and the uninhibited. Orange is the colour of...

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What is the best colour for your brand? – Green

As we have just entered summer, I think the most appropriate colour to learn about is Green - the colour of nature. It symbolises growth, harmony, freshness, new life and fertility. Green has strong emotional correspondence with safety. Psychologically it relates to...

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What is the best colour for your brand? – Red

So - many of you that know me well will know that Red is my favourite colour. Why? Well, to begin with, red is a warm and positive colour, a very physical colour which draws attention to itself and calls for action to be taken. Somewhat like myself! Red is the colour...

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What is the best colour for your brand? – Blue

BEST COLOUR FOR YOUR BRAND Over the coming weeks, I shall be enlightening you with a series of articles on colour. These blogs will help you ascertain which is the best colour for your brand and business. The obvious place to start is with the most popular colour in...

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Rebrand or Brand Refresh?

BRAND REFRESH Is your logo out of date? Marketing feeling a little stale? Sales drying out? A brand refresh will help your business thrive. A brand refresh is a makeover for your company. Think of it as a better haircut. A new look that transforms how a person is...

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