The world of design and branding is a constantly evolving arena - a journey without end. We always make a constant effort to keep up to date with the latest industry news and trends, which enables us to continuously provide the highest quality branding and marketing materials for our clients; coupled with the expertise that we have become renowned for over the past ten years. Here in our blog, we share many of our own top tips, studio updates and industry news relating to simply anything to do with graphic design and branding!

Feel free to browse our articles that cover a wide range of topics, including: Branding, Production, Marketing Materials, Software and our regular 'Did You Know' features. You’re very welcome to also leave us your comments and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

My 5 Basic Social Media Design Tips

By Dan Summers | 3rd November 2021 | 0

Setting up social media accounts for your brand can be an exciting experience as you begin to share your content with the world. Amongst the excitement it’s easy to miss simple design elements which can make or break a profile. Here are 5 basic social media design tips to help you on your way… Profile…

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Great design is a piece of cake…

By David Kightley | 15th October 2021 | 0

Have you ever stopped to think about what a wonderful thing a piece of cake is? Equally, a piece of cake is an age-old English idiom to claim that something can be easily achieved.  In this post our guest author, David Kightley (aka the Old Sage), compares the key ingredients required to create both a…

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Studio 3, the story so far…

By Dan Summers | 21st September 2021 | 0

It’s crazy to think that we’ve already been ‘city-based’ for almost a month! It was way back on August 3rd that I first visited 78 New London Road; soon to become DSD’s new home and third studio in the firm’s 12-year history. The path to moving studios started in early January this year when we…

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DSD by numbers!

By David Kightley | 5th March 2021 | 0

Painting by numbers is seen by some as cheating, but to others it’s an artistic process and a godsend that allows relative novices to create a masterpiece! In this post our guest author, David Kightley, paints a picture of how DSD has been built on numbers from its foundation in 2009 right up to the…

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Fifty Shades of Gold!

By David Kightley | 4th February 2021 | 0

There might be a question mark for the second year running over many of our favourite live televised events. In this final post of the Fifty Shades theme our guest author, David Kightley, goes in search of simply anybody who has gone for gold in their chosen fields…     In the gardening world, Carol…

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My Top 5 Sticker Mule Products

By Dan Summers | 4th December 2020 | 0

I’ve been a huge fan of Sticker Mule products since receiving my first order back in December 2017.  Finding a supplier of custom products that you can rely on order after order is a god-send when you’re promoting your business. Sticker Mule’s relentless focus on making the process as quick and as stress-free as possible…

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Is your logo ready for a digital world?

By Dan Summers | 11th September 2020 | 1

A great logo has the ability to work across a wide range of applications whilst retaining a consistent message throughout. It’s something that designers strive to build intoany logo design. This required structure can take the form of colours, typefaces or brand elements that you use in a particular way. With so many brands utilising…

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Whatever the shape of the recession we’ll be here for you!

By David Kightley | 26th August 2020 | 0

Waves of workers have begun to return to their jobs after those who were unable to carry out business from home were encouraged to head back. It may indeed be a case of off to work we go but not necessarily as we knew it before COVID-19. In this post our guest author, David Kightley,…

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Why working from home is a shedload less stressful!

By David Kightley | 13th May 2020 | 2

Even with the easing of restrictions relating to Coronavirus Covid-19, we are advised to stay at home as much as possible. In this post, our guest author David Kightley speculates if for many people working from home, far from being an imposition, it is set to become the new norm? With the aid of innovative…

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Fifty Shades Of Green: If Only!

By Gerald Dubarts | 28th February 2020 | 1

E L James’ enlightening and possibly liberating novel, Fifty Shades of Grey, extolling the virtues or otherwise of entrepreneur Christian Grey, was a best-seller back in 2012. In this post, our new guest author for 2020, Gerald Dubarts, explores the insignificance of fifty shades of simply any colour, tint or hue in the context of…

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