Identity Studio Design Blog

Welcome to the Identity Studio Design Blog. We love design and all things related to it.

This blog is our thoughts and musings regarding design, marketing, websites and, well a whole heap of stuff really. We open a secret door into the minds of our creatives, beware once opened you may be unable to close again.

Tips, Advice and Design Gems Abound

These will just be a snippet of what you garner from our design blog. Packed with practical advice  and inspiration. We hope to offer up many useful hints and tips as well as firing up your creative juices. So what are you waiting for lay on Macduff…

Celebrating Cornwall

Celebrating Cornwall

The print was created to showcase some of the historical aspects of Cornwall. The 8ft bronze sculpture of King Arthur, located at Tintagel Castle, long associated with the legend of King Arthur is seen battling the sea in the foreground. A bottle of Sharps Doombar can be seen nestled on the sea bed alongside the remains […]

Butterflies in Shakespeare’s Sheep Lane

Butterflies in Shakespeare’s Sheep Lane

The print was created to showcase some of the historical aspects of Stratford-upon-Avon. The statue of William Shakespeare, located next to river in the Bancroft Gardens, is depicted deep in the River Avon. He is sinking into the depths of the Avon along with symbolism from many of his great works. Yorick’s skull, the dead […]

Image retouching – where to draw the line

Image retouching – where to draw the line

As graphic designers, it’s easy to forget that there’s a certain responsibility that goes hand in hand with retouching images. After all, which one of us hasn’t de-spotted a client’s chin or smoothed out a couple of crow’s feet without giving it a second thought? But there can be serious consequences that goes with this type of […]

Healthy competition on the high street

Healthy competition on the high street

Last night whilst watching BBC West Midlands News, with the enigmatic Nick Owen, we were intrigued by the idea of ‘clustering’ mentioned during the Birmingham Digital Week 2015 article. But does this encourage healthy competition on the high street? Clustering It was used in the context of developing a digital creative cluster in the Digbeth […]

Interest in Pinterest? What is it?

Interest in Pinterest? What is it?

It had to happen, the internet has become the go-to place for every bit of information. Be it researching medical symptoms, what song is on that advert, even a discussion in a pub over who played the original Demelza in the 1975 BBC adaptation of Poldark. So when Pinterest was launched in March 2010 it quickly […]

Marketing front and centre for young entrepreneurs

Marketing front and centre for young entrepreneurs

After judging the teams at the Young Enterprise Awards this week, it got me thinking about how marketing is such an integral part of business. Okay it’s not the ‘be-all and end-all’ but it can be the difference between a successful or struggling organisation. While these Young Enterprise ‘companies’ were learning the basic business ropes in a relatively risk-free environment, it […]