As the county town of Essex, Chelmsford is considered the true hub of the county. Nestled in the London commuter belt with great transport links into the capital, visits to the DSD studio are an absolute breeze. These articles explore what to expect when you visit.

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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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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Ten Years: A Million Thanks!

By David Kightley | 26th October 2019 | 1

Dan Summers Design, increasingly known as DSD, celebrates its tenth anniversary on 26 October 2019. A decade ago, if somebody had offered us getting on for 250 direct clients in the first ten years we’d have taken that! In this post, our guest author David Kightley (aka the Old Sage) looks back on our journey…

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Top 5 tips to strengthen your brand

By Dan Summers | 3rd September 2019 | 2

1. Create original content There are literally hundreds of websites offering stock images that you can use for your marketing and social media content. From chargeable providers such as iStock Photo ( to free sources like Pexels (, these give you the peace-of-mind that you are using content that is copyright free. However it also means…

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Did you know… The story of the DSD logo?

By Dan Summers | 12th July 2019 | 2

The DSD logo has evolved incrementally in the last ten years. In this article we look back on the history of that evolution – a never ending journey! 2007 – DSR Two years prior to the launch of DSD a similarly styled brand existed in the form of DSR. Dan Summers Racing (DSR) represented our…

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Chelmsford: Birthplace of radio? Home of great design!

By Dan Summers | 24th March 2019 | 0

Welcome to Chelmsford Visitors arriving by road in Chelmsford, the county town of Essex and granted city status in 2012, are currently welcomed by ten brown road signs proudly proclaiming that Chelmsford is the birthplace of radio. Continue into the city centre and a stone’s throw from the Civic Centre is Marconi Plaza with its…

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