I realise that this is my first blog post for designdough in the 5 years I have now worked here and it’s not about contrasting colours or the importance of well-kerned titles…
There has been a lot of news and discussion over the last week or so about about Google’s mobile-friendly algorithm change on April 21st 2015.
My first days at work at a new company are usually ridiculously daunting…
Just because you can fill a page with text, doesn’t necessarily mean that you should.
In the land of SEO, there are many myths and do’s and don’ts; a minefield that’s easy to get caught in.
There is little more essential to a branding agency than a strong brand. Imagine trying to sell windows from a boarded up shop and you’ll see what I mean.
Above the fold, below the fold, what is the fold? We shed some light on 600 pixels
You can call us crazy hippies if you want to, but here at designdough, we believe in the power of hand-building and curating your creative space, and allowing it to evolve with your team.
In the summer of 2015, we were honoured to be approached by BadWolf and developed a bold and daring brand strategy and visual in order to further establish them within South Wales and beyond…
We get it, it’s scary, and we don’t envy you, but everyone at designdough had to do it at some point, so let us give you some top tips on how to get on your go-to agency’s radar and stay there!
We launched our current website on 8th April 2016 – that’s 580 days ago.
So you’ve worked your bum off collaborating with your chosen design agency to ensure that your brand is all singing, all dancing and truly represents your mission and vision.
We are delighted to see that print, in its many forms is having somewhat of a renaissance; a hipster revival much in the same way as vinyl has become popular again.
Our new site gives users an immersive experience of what it’s like to work with the Cardiff, Wales-based creative design firm.
Screen-printing has seen many rises and falls in popularity, turning from a revolutionary manufacturing process to an undoubtable art form.
Last year, we were honoured to win a tender laid out by the WCVA (Welsh Council for Voluntary Action) for the brand and design of their new pilot project, gofod3.
Warning! this is a hideously geeky blog post in which we talk about not only our love of print, but our excitement at seeing print processes in action…
If you’re not particularly savvy on contemporary acronyms or a big fan of the TV Show Jersey Shore, then you probably have no idea what ‘DTF’ means and we suggest that you refer to Urban Dictionary…
On our daily appreciation of all things brand, we’ve started to collect snippets from some very special companies…
Okay, so this is going to be bit of a technical post (brace yourselves!)
No, we’re not talking about Tinder or Bumble here, although keeping your brand consistent and concise on all digital channels could be likened to maintaining a dating profile.
Instagram Stories. Snapchat. Periscope. Youtube. Vimeo. Vine (RIP…although, V2 anyone!?). Even Facebook has integrated video banners into its pages.
Think you can launch a website and then its job done? Errrrrr, nope! Those babies take constant upkeep, maintenance, love and care, much like a small furry pet…or a beloved pot plant.
From the beginning, IKEA’s vision has been to “create a better everyday life for the many people” and this is reflected in every part of their business model
Spotify was no longer all about music, it was about people.
There’s something within your business that lies beyond the money it makes, the services it offers or the products it sells. Purpose.
Discover your Reason for Being according to an ancient Japanese concept.
Hello, I’m Abi and I live with a chronic illness…
Creative block. The dreadful, infuriating, inescapable monotony of a brain that won’t switch on…
Typography is one of the key areas of branding and is often the bedrock of any successful identity.
To mark International Week of Happiness at Work, we want to tell you about Officevibe and the reasons we vibe with it.
You may be wondering – what on Earth is Asana? That’s where we can come in. From managing everyday tasks to planning ahead for big projects, Asana is our favourite project management tool, and here’s why…
The brand that re-invented what it means to be outdoors. Read our analysis of Patagonia’s brand values and how they sparked an environmental clothing revolution.
This is designdough’s investigation into the iconic NASA logo. The Meatball and The Worm took the world by storm in their own ways, but which one is your favourite?
Sustainable packaging is nothing new, but businesses are only just starting to realise the benefit. Take a read of our sustainable packaging top tips…
We’ve tried lots of communication platforms in our time, but Slack well and truly won our hearts a few years ago. And here’s why…
Our rebranding journey with The Care Collective, as they join other national charities to raise much-needed awareness for Carers Week 2022.
Stakeholder engagement starts from the very beginning of any project. So, how does designdough work with Stakeholders?
We’re Hiring! Could you be our Graphic Design Summer Intern?
Have you seen that we’re advertising for our new Graphic Design Summer Intern? We’ve put together our 6 Top Tips for applying.
If we can define what a brand is, we can begin to understand why some are so successful over others.