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How to pick the right font


Different fonts imply different impressions. So when it comes to your business it is important to choose a font well suited for the message of your brand.

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What Are With Compliments Slips And Do You Still Need Them?


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Best Logo Trends for 2017


Every business needs a good logo that can help capture audience attention and inform people of what their brand stands for. We’ve rounded up the hottest logo trends set to be big this year.

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Halloween Inspired Print Designs


Halloween is fast approaching and it offers a great theme to create fun and memorable campaign or event for your customers and prospects. From invitations and cards through to posters, flyers and banners – check out these Halloween-inspired print marketing ideas.

Responsive Logos: What Are They and Why Do I Need One?


These days you not only need a good looking logo, you also need to have a logo design that looks good at any size or on any device it is being viewed on.

Essential Ingredients for a Logo that Sticks


Get your logo design just right and it will instantly let people know exactly what your brand is all about. Let’s take a look at some of the key ingredients to help make your logo a success.

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How to create a great business card


Here are some tips to ensure your business cards accurately reflect your brand and help you stand out from the competition.

Unique business cards that will inspire you


Do you want your business cards to stand out from the crowd? Check out these cards for inspiration!

5 Steps to Take your Brochures to the Next Level


Get more engagement out of your printed brochures with our 5 easy steps!

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The Basics of Creating Brochures for your Business


Let’s take a closer look at some of the basics to getting your printed brochure just right.

The Impact of Printed Booklets


A well-designed booklet as part of your marketing strategy can give you a positive ROI if you get it right. Here are some ideas to help you get creative.

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Create Cut-Through with Die-Cutting


Die-cutting involves cutting shapes or designs out of the paper using a die. High speed lasers can cut, etch and score materials with huge precision, making die-cutting perfect for adding a creative, eye-catching finish to your business marketing materials.

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6 Tips for Creating Engaging Infographics


If you want to increase the chances of your infographics enjoying online success then they need to include the following elements.

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Graphic Design Tips #4 – Consider Your Audience


This is the fourth article in our graphic design series. This blog explains the importance of knowing your audience and how this will affect your design.

10 Of The Best Australian Logos


An effective logo can change the way your customers see your business. Learn some tips from the best with this list of the top 10 Australian logos.

Designing Marketing Collateral


Wondering how to make your marketing collateral work for you? This blog highlights important design tips to consider.

The Basics of Effective Branding


Branding is important to every business as it not only differentiates you from the competition but it also lets your customers and target market know

Graphic Design Tips – #3 Keeping Up With Trends


Keeping up with current graphic design trends is crucial in today’s world. Here are the latest styles and how they can be best used.

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Mistakes to avoid when designing your flyers


If you’re a small business looking to attract customers from your local area, flyers can be a great option. They’re a versatile product to include in your marketing mix.

Graphic Design Tips #2 – Understanding The Medium


It almost seems with every new day comes a new channel of communication. For businesses, finding a way to go with the flow rather than staying stagnant is a constant challenge.

Tips for Designing Amazing Marketing Collateral


If you want to build brand loyalty and repeat customers then you can’t go past great marketing collateral to raise the profile of your business.

Inspiration: Creative Business Card Designs


If you want to make a great first impression – and leave a lasting impression with your customers and prospects then draw some inspiration from these innovative business card designs.

Things to Consider When Designing Your Packaging


Great product packaging can capture your audience and do amazing things for brand awareness. But it’s a tricky area and there are some important things to consider…

How to Create Professional Letterhead


Creating a professional letterhead is a great way to further your corporate branding. Use our tips to get started!

Graphic Design Tips #1 – Simplify!


It is incredibly ironic that achieving simplicity can be one of the hardest principles of design to master, or at least achieving it successfully. Don’t let your message get lost in the graphic design process.

How to Design a Brochure


There are lots of great design templates out there, but the truth is that a great brochure design starts way before you add anything to a template.

Top 5 Annual Report Design Tips


Gone are the days where your annual report was a boring document that you produce just because you have to. Consider our tips when designing your annual report.

Business Style Guide Tips


If you’re committed to creating a consistent brand message then you need to have a style guide – it’s as simple as that! Learn what to include in this blog.

Elements of Good Corporate Design


The prospect of creating your corporate identity can be overwhelming for any business. You need to think beyond just your business logo or letterhead template.

How To Create A Good Design Brief


To help make sure you and your designer are on the same page, here are a few essential elements to include in your design brief.

Colour Theory 101


If you want to know more about creating business graphics or just really into design, then it’s vital to understand a little bit about colour theory.

The Importance of Typography in Web Design


In today’s modern world of web design, typography is holding its own. We examine why it continues to have such an important role when it comes to web design.

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Packaging Trends for 2015


We can expect to see some wonderful packaging trends shape our world in 2015. Functionality will continue to be important but the packaging itself can also become the hero and help bring your brand

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Top Logo Redesigns of 2014


A well designed logo should work for a long time for your business – that is as long as it’s relevant. Take a look at our picks for some of the top logo redesigns of last year.

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Typography Mistakes to Avoid


Typography is extremely important when it comes to the design of your marketing collateral (both print and online). As well as being important for establishing your brand and identity, it can also help make information more interesting

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How to Use Contrast in your Web Design


When it comes to website design, contrast is one of the most important things to consider. Without contrast communicating effectively is very difficult to achieve as your visual components will be out of balance.

2015 Design Trends


Design is constantly evolving and if you want to stay ahead of the game when it comes to your branding, marketing materials or website then it’s important to take a look at some of the design trends around.

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Design Tips to Get More Website Visitors


We live in a competitive online world, so if you’re a small business owner then you need to find ways of making your website appeal to your target market.

Tips for Rebranding


Your brand acts as the ambassador of your …
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How Graphic Design Can Work For Your Business


If you want to bring your ideas to …
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Top 5 Classic Australian Music Posters of All Time


Both music and art visually express what you …
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Famous Logo Colour Schemes


Choosing to use bright colours in your logo …
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Understanding Colour Theory


Colour theory is all about how colour works …
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2015 Pantone Colour of the Year: Marsala


There’s nothing like an explosion of colour …
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Things to Consider When Designing Your Letterhead


Designing a successful letterhead means getting all the …
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Business Card Design Tips


A new year is the perfect time to …
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The Principles of Design


Great design has an important role to play …
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Principles of Design: Balance


It’s important to understand the principles of …
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Tips for Creating Effective Retail Signage


If you own or operate a retail business …
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Our Top 5 Favourite Gig Posters For Inspiration


Gig posters – a world where art and music …
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Why Your Signage Needs a Strong Call To Action


Every business wants to get their signs noticed …
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Typography DOs and DON’Ts


In today’s world, typography has become quite …
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Designing Posters to Catch Attention, Interest, Desire and Action (AIDA)


AIDA is an acronym for the formula commonly …
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Getting Logo Design Right for Large Format


Your logo is one of the first things …
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How to Design an Effective Pull-Up Banner


A pull-up banner is a cost-effective …
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Point of Sale Signage Design Tips


Point of sale (POS) signage is a great …
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Designing Powerful Posters For Your Business


Posters are an affordable and effective way to …
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Why Pull Up Banners Are Good For Business


Pull up banners are a cost effective promotional …
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Why Digital Restaurant Signage Makes an Impact


When it comes to menu boards in restaurants …
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Window Display Inspiration


If you’re looking for some inspiration then …
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4 Valuable Print Marketing Tools in a Digital World


Print has been around for a thousand years …
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RGB vs. CMYK vs. PMS


RGB, CMYK and PMS are acronyms you see …
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Why Minimalist Web Design Works


We live in a busy online world where …
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5 Website Layout Examples


When it comes to great website layouts there …
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The Most Used Fonts Used By Professionals in Design


If you’ve ever wondered how your graphic …
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Awesome Letterhead Designs


A letterhead topped with your company’s logo …
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Interesting Business Cards


In a world often dominated by all things …
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The Artists Behind the Worlds Best Intricate Matchstick Art


There is definitely no shortage of artistic talent …
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Top 5 Die-Cut Business Cards


If you want your business card to create …
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Our Favourite Design Apps


Just as the saying goes – there’s an …
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4 Best Practice Web Design Tips


These days it can be easy to have …
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Why Does my Small Business Need a Style Guide?


Have you ever wondered if you need a …
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5 Great Examples of How Logo Redesigns Went Wrong


We have seen all the very best in …
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How to make your graphic design portfolio stand out
How to make your Graphic Design Portfolio Stand Out


You’ve spent 3 years studying and designing …
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What to Look for When Selecting Graphic Design Software


In the artistic world of graphic design any …
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Top 5 Website Design Trends for 2014


As the year progresses we decided take a …
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The incredible edible art you need to see


If you’re a lover of modern art …
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Trademarking a logo
How to Trademark a Logo in Australia


How many businesses could you identify solely based …
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Bringing Your Product Packaging to Life


As our world becomes increasingly digitalised, the role …
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How to Build a Great Design


Most of us can recognise a great design …
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Keeping Up With Designers


Designers are an elusive bunch aren’t they …
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The art of minimalism
The Art of Minimalism

We’ve all heard the concept that less …
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Colour and your Business Identity


Colour plays an important part in creating your …
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Top 10 Most Iconic Brand Logos


Creating logos with longevity requires ongoing refinements to ensure their relevance in a modern age. Let’s take a look back at the evolution of the top ten most iconic logos.

Paper Art from Around the Globe


Paper art is multidimensional, flexible and intricate. We’re not just talking about origami or high school paper planes here… but marvelling at the cutting, carving folding and sculpting of paper to create incredible 3D paper sculptures. Check out 5 of the most astounding works of paper art from incredible artists around the globe.

How to create an effective business card


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The big list of top lists


Each month there is a new top 10 …
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Why your branding identity is more than just a new logo design


The basic science of branding identity focuses on …
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Making Colours Work for your business


When it comes to choosing a colour for …
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Making typography work. What type are you?


Just as the colour you choose for your …
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The importance of good brand design


Branding is a word that’s often thrown …
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Style guides – learn from the big players


One of the big benefits of working with …
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Kwik Kopy’s ebook on branding identity and logo design


Kwik Kopy has teamed up with Smarter Business …
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Web design trends for 2013


Web design is a constantly evolving space.  Ever …
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Creative business card designs for 2013


Sometimes we need a little design inspiration to …
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Design tips for business success
4 Design tips for Business Success


So you’re thinking of designing a brand …
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Importance of good web graphic design


What does your online graphic design say about …
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Start the year strong with bold branding


If your figures didn’t quite cut it …
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Design for Business Growth
Design for business growth


Everything that has your company name on it …
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The perfect logo design


From a marketing point of view, your logo …
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Designing a unique business card


It’s an age old truth that a …
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Inspired designs


Everything that has your company name on it …
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Colour Swatches
Colour your world

Able to alter a mood, stimulate hunger, invoke …
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Graphic Design styles
Design: Old school versus new

When it comes to graphic design, some companies …
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Typography is the selection and arrangement of typefaces …
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Saddle stitching

Saddle stitching refers to a binding process where …
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Fit for print: Image formats

Using the right image format will help you …
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