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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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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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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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