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Working closely with KWT Consultants, Iced were commissioned to develop a new brand identity. Furthermore we have created a range of corporate stationery, updated the website and produced a brand guideline. Can we help you with a rebrand or brand development? If so get in touch on 01257 543503 or email hello@icedgraphics.com

Plenty of web and print to start the week off. We have some exciting projects coming up that we can’t wait to share with you from a variation of industries. If Iced Graphics can help you with any graphic design or web work then give us a follow and visit us online www.icedgraphics.com alternatively follow us on twitter @icedgraphics or email us at hello@icedgraphics.com If you haven’t already you can …

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A guest post by Josh is a print design enthusiast, currently based in the UK. He has a passion for all things colourful and loves any designs that make use of his favourite colour (blue). Flyers are everywhere. If you run a brick and mortar business, you’re probably sick of getting flyers pushed through your door every single day of the week. While printed flyers can be one of the …

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When it comes to creating a graphic design portfolio, there are a number of tips you should follow, but there’s no ‘one correct way’ to lay it out. In a way, that’s good; it means you’re free to experiment and showcase your creativity in designing your website. But it can also create a tyranny of choice: with so many possible avenues to go down, it can be difficult to find …

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Sporting the tagline ‘a better world through creativity’, it’s no surprise that Cape Town’s annual creative extravaganza Design Indaba regularly explores how design can make a difference on a global scale. Last week’s three-day festival certainly didn’t disappoint on that front, and we reported on five ways design can change the world. On a more personal scale, Design Indaba also has no shortage of insight and inspiration for working designers. Art …

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Feeling stumped? Everyone suffers from creative block now and then. Question is, how do you overcome it? We came across this brilliant infographic, which shares 21 top tips and tricks to help inspire you. From taking a risk to copying other people, there are plenty of unusual tricks you can try to give your creative brain a kick up the backside. Remember, there’s no one way to be creative, so …

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1. Death to the Stock Photo Death to the Stock Photo is just that; a photo and inspiration haven for creatives looking to move away from the cheesy stock image and instead find something suitable for their projects. Premium access is available but if you signup to their mailing list, you’ll get free photos by email every month. 2. Pexels Best free stock photos in one place – that’s …

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Leaders in print for designers Route 1 Print reveals the essential things to consider when approaching print-based work. In this ever-expanding digital world, it can be easy to forget the power of print design. But print is most definitely not dead and, done properly, can produce work that is extra special. However, the ‘getting it right’ bit is vital to this outcome – and that’s where leading print and …

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In this tutorial I’m going to create a cube net utilising some of the great functions in InDesign, including smart guides, X and Y positioning, and the height and width text fields. The usual choice for vector graphics work would be Illustrator, but for me it’s faster to work in InDesign – the program has many of the same functions as Illustrator, so it can easily be used to …

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How do you go about rebranding a city? So that it becomes part of its own identity? So woven into every single street, building and bit of infrastructure that it is instantly recognisable, as well as visually pleasing? It’s no easy feat, as many of you will know. When faced with such a colossal task, you have to take into account a city’s history and heritage, and consider where it …

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For more than a decade now the web is continuing to invade every area of our daily lives. From professional workplaces to home entertainment, to on the go help to our connected automobiles,  the web invaded almost everywhere. Naturally, web development is subject to much interest from all stakeholders. While businesses want it to help business conversion, this website development company find the heat of competition when it comes to engaging audience. …

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Some people are destined to be designers. They have a knack for aesthetics, notice the finer details and love to learn new things. These people just move through the world differently. At Shillington, our students—most without any previous design training—recognise their eye for design and decide to turn their passion into a career. Should you become a graphic designer? The following 11 signs will reveal whether you should become …

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Looking to extend your skillset in 2017? Maybe you want to learn how to start a blog or discover how to draw? Upskilling can help you skip to the front of the design opportunities queue. But what should you learn, and how? We’ve already looked at the skills most desired by employers. Now read on for six pro tips from designers who’ve successfully upskilled… 01. Build your confidence “Have …

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As you might expect in the month that plays host to CES, January’s round-up of the best new graphic design tools features some killer new hardware for creatives. From Dell’s cracking new Precision 5520 laptop to Wacom’s workflow-disrupting Intuos Pro Paper Edition, we’ve covered some of the most exciting new design tools below. The best free graphic design software It’s also been a good month for software. Corel led the …

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Every great designer has been inspired by another. So if you’re keen on a creative career in graphic design, you need to know just who the leaders are. Industry experts and guest lecturers from Shillington, which specialises in three and nine-month intensive courses for beginners, have revealed their own personal favourites and just who inspires them. As practising professionals and acclaimed designers in their own right, our lecturing team from …

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Photoshop has many types of layers and adjustment layers available, but there are six that you’ll find you need to use again and again. Learning how they should be used may seem a little daunting for beginners, but there are plenty of Photoshop tutorials to help you out, and once you’ve got to grips with them, you’ll find they play a part in the creative process of almost every image …

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  “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration,” according to Thomas A. Edison. But when it comes to design, inspiration plays a much more important role, it’s an essential part of the creative process. You need to constantly spot things when you’re out and about, read books and magazines, and – of course – scour the internet to get inspired. To save you time, we’ve put together …

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If you simply can’t imagine life without your creative passion, then you’re probably looking at ways to turn that hobby into a career. Whether you paint, sculpt, sew, weave or make – the following 10 books come highly recommended, and will provide excellent advice on launching a creative business in 2017. 1. Make it Now!: Creative Inspiration and the Art of Getting Things Done by Anthony Burrill This life-affirming …

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Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes when a company embarks upon a rebranding exercise? As with other vital areas of business, proper consideration and thought should be given to ensure that the visual output is reflective of the corporate values and brand personality. Logo design is an integral part of the branding process and something that is easy for businesses of all sizes to relate to. Done …

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20 of the best places to find free assets for your graphic design projects by Katy Cowan of Creative Boom Almost no design project can be complete without the addition of the odd asset. Whether you need a stock photograph, vector, mockup or handy icon to add to your work – you’ll want to find what you need quickly and easily, and preferably without costing you a penny. The following helpful …

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Typography can make or break a project, particularly when you’re challenged with looking for the perfect script font. Which is why we’ve picked out 20 of the best in modern calligraphy to help you get it right in 2017. The following suggestions are available at an affordable price, all courtesy of our friends at Font Bundles – an online marketplace that offers exclusive deals on the highest quality premium and …

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Some examples of our latest completed logo and branding designs being added to a ex army land rover. More information and images coming soon.

  We were recently commissioned to design a brand for nutrition and health product brand ‘We Are Juice’. Martin Ainsworth, director of We Are Juice said: “Kev and the team were really helpful throughout the whole process, helped us visualise exactly what we wanted and then came up with a concept that blew us away – they didn’t fail to deliver with the final product either, amazing customer service and …

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Examples of some beautiful textured print we designed and printed for the NHS recently. The brief was to create a menu for a President’s Dinner to be held at the Lowry Theatre. We were extremely excited when they turned up at the office and for good reason, they have turned out superb. Do you need help with your design and print? Our print services include: Leaflet/flyer, Business cards, Compliment slips, Brochures, Newspapers/trade magazines, Signage, Posters, Indoor & outdoor …

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We’re fans of Creative Review down at Iced, receiving each issue released. Their latest issue focused on their new branding which we think looks terrific!                     If you could you do with Iced’s help in updating/creating a new logo or brand for you then why not break the ice? Get in touch to see how Iced can help you.

Last week Ministry of Sound released a new brand identity, gone are the name Ministry of Sound, gone is the iconic gate and gone is the crown which sat atop the logo. Whilst the logo has been completely revamped, they have decided to keep one aspect of the old logo alive to combine elements of the past while looking forward to the future. Personally I’m not too sure this rebrand was …

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The George Bence Builders Merchant landscape issue 2 magazine is out now! We designed, artworked and sourced a printers who could print the trade magazine to their specifications. We are pleased with the outcome and feel it looks great.   Get in touch to see if we can help you with any design and print requirements.

So you may have seen it in the news/on TV lately, the CBBC logo has had a makeover, gone is the dated green and black logo and in comes this vibrant, colourful logo. This comes after a controversial makeover of the BBC3 logo. Here is the logo in various forms. As a motion piece, the logo works extremely well, and as you can see the logo isn’t restricted in any …

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We’ve waited patiently for the arrival of the latest edition of Net magazine in the studio. As we announced previously, we would be featured under a section which invites designers to get involved by creating a piece of work. In this particular issue, Kev created a piece of work for Chorley Little Theatre. The brief was to design a website for a theatre. It could be a West End or …

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Another client site has gone live! The Lush Pet Boutique (Kirsty & Paul) visited the Iced studio back in October 2015 with the brief of creating a brand for their new business start up, selling luxury pet products (starting with food and eventually moving on to sell various other luxury pet products. The brand consists of many different design outcomes which would include the following: A new logo both …

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We love the football at Iced, and today we were excited by the news that The English Premier League today unveiled their new brand logo. The clean, simple design is a positive improvement from the previous versions and will no doubts have creatives talking throughout the world today, (after all it is the best league in the world). It is a logo that can adapt easily on various platforms …

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Sneak peak inside our e-brochure, you’ll find out who we work with, client testimonials, examples of our work and last but not least how you can contact us here at Iced. You can view our e-brochure online at: www.icedgraphics.com/brochure/

We were proud to design and print all branding and posters for Melanie Sykes ‘Ice creams for Autism’ charity tour.    

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