News/Blog Category: Creativity

What logos of famous painters would look like

posted on 4th Dec 2018

As a graphic designer focused on branding I’m always curious about what's going on in this industry to expand my visual boundaries and find inspiration. It’s fascinating what you can come across and makes you think “why didn’t I think about that before?!” Sometimes it’s just simple little things - clever ways to pass through subtle... Gimme More »

Before Pantone …

posted on 26th Nov 2018

The Pantone colour guide system is a basic design tool that is a vital part of a designer’s toolkit. You will find a Pantone Book on the desk of every good designer. It’s used to communicate and specify colours for print on paper, packaging and consumer products and is universally understood and accepted as the colour standard in the print and... Gimme More »

The unbearable nostalgia of books

posted on 7th Nov 2018

They say that nostalgia triggers the reward pathways in the brain and causes the release of feel-good chemicals like dopamine which is why it delivers that indulgently warm glow. There are a few books from my childhood that never fail to hit me with that rush of nostalgia. Three of my favourites were; 'Miserable Aunt Bertha' illustrated by John... Gimme More »

Halloween Fever!

posted on 1st Nov 2018

For some, All Hallows' Eve may not be a big deal, but for others it is. I was born in a country that didn’t celebrate Halloween. It's something that only started to pick up in recent year due to American tv shows and horror movies. When I moved to Ireland, I started to see the buzz in the whole Halloween thing. I was quite surprised to know that... Gimme More »