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Brexit, the Falling Pound and the Price of Paper [UPDATED]

Whether you voted to Leave or Remain in the European Union, the UK as a whole voted to leave and ‘Brexit’ is firmly on the horizon. This decision is already starting to affect the price of paper and therefore the traditional graphic design, marketing and print industry in the UK. With the pound falling on the […]

October 24th, 2016

Logo Doodles

Google introduced their ‘Google Doodles‘ in the year 2000 to celebrate Bastille Day. This initial Doodle was so well received that Google appointed Dennis Hwang, an intern at the time, as ‘Chief Doodler’. New Google Doodles started to appear more and more regularly to celebrate familiar holidays and nowadays they mark a wide array of events […]

October 17th, 2016

ABACUS Guides Industry Report Design

Supporting Complimentary Creative Agencies We provide graphic design services to all manner of clients, including other businesses in the creative sector, including Public Relations Agencies and Digital Agencies. In September 2016, Knutsford based public relations agency, Solus PR asked us if we’d be happy to get involved with the ABACUS Project. The authors of the […]

October 10th, 2016

Our New Logo & Corporate Identity Design

In June 2016 Quentin James Design celebrated 18 years in business. During those 18 years we’ve had several different designs of company logo and corporate identity design which have come and gone as fashions and trends dictated. Sometimes we’ve changed our logo and identity simply because we got tired of the old one! A Fresh […]

October 3rd, 2016

Spec Work and Free Pitches: #SayNoToSpec

Recently, we we’re asked to undertake some speculative work or ‘Spec Work’, for a potential new client. We politely declined their offer. In this blog post, founder and lead designer Quentin James explains why we don’t undertake ‘Spec Work’ and why we don’t ‘Pitch’ for new business. Why We’ve Never Pitched For Work Since founding […]

September 26th, 2016

Introducing Quentin James

In this blog post, we introduce founder and lead designer Quentin James: How did you get interested in graphic design? Art & Design was my favourite subject in high school and one I excelled at. In 1991, at the age of 14, I was fortunate enough to gain a work experience placement in an advertising […]

September 12th, 2016

Top 5 Social Media Apps for iPhone

With Social Media playing an ever increasing role in our day-to-day marketing strategies, we profile our Top 5 Social Media Apps for iPhone. Tweetbot Download Tweetbot from the App Store Tweetbot has been my go-to twitter app since it launched in 2011. Now in its fourth incarnation, it’s still my preferred twitter client when on […]

The Anatomy of a Perfect eCommerce Store

Recently, we once again teamed up with leading Lancaster based digital marketing agency Digitaloft, to create an informative Infographic Design for their client NuBlue. NuBlue are a Lancaster based Web Hosting company who specialise in providing fast, dynamic and robust hosting solutions for all manner of websites, in particular, eCommerce websites. The theme for the […]

March 14th, 2016

48 Years Of The Ford RS Infographic Design

Designing for the Automotive and Motorsports industries is one of our specialities. We’ve nearly two decades experience working with Manufacturer Main Dealers, Independent Service Centres and a wide range of Race, Rally, and even Formula 1 related projects. When Kendal based digital marketing agency Digitaloft needed an Infographic Design, charting the history of the iconic […]

February 24th, 2016

History Of The Mazda MX-5 Infographic Design

Following the success of our Honda Type-R Infographic Design, digital marketing agency Digitaloft asked us to work on another car related infographic. This time, the infographic was to chart the history of the iconic Mazda MX-5 sports car and was for their client Jennings Motor Group. Our founder and lead designer Quentin ran a second […]