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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 […]