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Jospice UK, Charity Re-Brand & Newsletter
Oct201610

Jospice UK, Charity Re-Brand & Newsletter

We love working with charities and over the years we've built quite the portfolio of creative design for charitable organisations both big and small. When we are contacted about work it's mainly through word of mouth, and to us, there's no better way of advertising, after all, it's free. ...

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Four Reasons Brand Consistency is so Important
Sep201619

Four Reasons Brand Consistency is so Important

We can't say it enough but customers want to buy from brands that they recognise. Interacting with customers through a consistent brand voice and aesthetic is a major step towards letting consumers get to know you as an organisation. When they get to know you they'll identify with you and your purpose. And when customers feel like they know you and can trust you, they will be more likely to purchase from you. It's these simple rules that we've used when working with Bill Beaumont Textiles, Midi Photography, MHA Lighting, Wigan & Leigh Hospice and every other business we've worked with. We help to develop a brand its style then stick with it. ...

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Grow your business with Facebook Ads.
Aug201619

Grow your business with Facebook Ads.

Did you know that Social media has been found to be one of the most effective digital advertising channels for getting more impressions, clicks and conversions? Facebook ads has proved extremely popular and often up to x7 times more affordable than Twitter advertising. ...

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Do you need an SSL Certificate?
Jul201625

Do you need an SSL Certificate?

At NW Design we're passionate about security and data protection which is why our head software engineer, proficient in internet security spent the past 18 months developing our own very bespoke website framework RedPrism. ...

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Primary School Reward Cards and Stickers
Jul201615

Primary School Reward Cards and Stickers

Reward cards and stickers provide a fantastic way to reward primary school children within education and help to promote good behaviour in the classroom. For a number of years, we've been working with Leigh based Primary school, Leigh Central to help them with their school's marketing materials, branding and playground values. ...

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Workspace Design & Build Responsive Website Design
Jun201615

Workspace Design & Build Responsive Website Design

Working alongside a Manchester based PR firm we were given a brief to design and develop a responsive website and corporate logo for Workspace Design & Build. The design brief specified that the project must be built on Wordpress CMS, feature a contact form, gallery to showcase various Workspace case studies and blog. Wordpress is a great platform for those on a budget but our in-house coded framework RedPrism is better suited for people wanting something a little more bespoke and specialised.. A wireframe design and Photoshop mockup were initially created and presented to the client. The home page features the main hero slider featuring Workspace Projects and the whole site built with royal blue and grey is complemented by professional Photography of workspace projects. The Gibson font family was used for the project which hits the right spot for many people and on many levels. It is a humanist sans serif typeface designed by eminent Canadian type designer Rod McDonald. The big bold titles stand out on every page and fit the style of the site perfectly. The final result is a great looking website that looks beautiful on any device and showcases the client's projects. We have three tiers of website design: 1. Brochure style websites are our most affordable and serve well for businesses needing a primary web presence. 2. Wordpress built websites are our middle of the road price band. Wordpress is a CMS platform originally designed for blogging but over the years, it's been heavily modified and can also be used for online stores. Wordpress allows for the end user to change and add their own content. Built from base templates, we help to keep costs down for our customers. 3. RedPrism, is our fully bespoke framework and CMS, all hand coded in-house our backend developer created it to be lightning fast, secure and fully customisable to the customer's requirements. ...

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The Old Dog Gentleman's Barbershop Branding
May201611

The Old Dog Gentleman's Barbershop Branding

We've just taken on a branding project for a new barber shop in UP Holland, Skelmersdale. Here's how we helped the Old Dog Barbers Shop stand out by creating great branding and visual style solutions for this growing market. The Old Dog wanted to tap into the retro or vintage style and take on a very graphic nature using block colours or recognisable shapes having taken inspiration from barber shops of the 40s/50s. ...

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Google Adwords positions 1 & 4 Show increased CTR
Apr201626

Google Adwords positions 1 & 4 Show increased CTR

So a recent study made by Adobe Media Optimiser finds that the Paid Google SERPs (Search Engine Result Page) may be more beneficial to retailers who down bid their CPC and aim for position 3 or 4 as opposed to number 1 and 2 paid place. ...

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Saddle Stitching - Print Lingo
Apr201622

Saddle Stitching - Print Lingo

Having been in the design and print industry for over 35 years, we thought we'd start to create informative blog posts about the different types of print and print related lingo that often confuse clients. ...

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Cast Iron Design for Team Ironworks Wigan
Feb201622

Cast Iron Design for Team Ironworks Wigan

For some years, we've been working with Wigan's premier bodybuilding specialists and with over 30 years of training under their belts, there’s very little they haven’t seen or heard about in the world of bodybuilding and their passion for the sport has been the driving force behind the IRONWORKS brand. In 2010, they opened up a 1200sq/ft one stop bodybuilding superstore that offers a massive selection of the most up to date products in the world of bodybuilding & fitness. ...

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Small Business Sunday Event 2016
Feb201615

Small Business Sunday Event 2016

On Thursday, we travelled down to Birmingham for our second visit to the Small Business Sunday Winners Event held at the ICC. Every Sunday evening ex-Dragons Den star Theo Paphitis, an entrepreneur passionate about small businesses selects six companies from those who tweet him about their business and what makes them different. On a Monday evening, he re-tweets the selected businesses and they then become part of the #SBS winners club. We won our SBS award on the 14-12-14, just before Christmas and attended our first event in January 2015. Once a year Theo then invites the winners to an all inclusive event of talks, networking, questions and food and drink! This year the entrepreneurial guest speakers were Holly Tucker of Not on the High Street and Mike Pickles of really useful boxes. ...

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Desktop Roller Banner Design Service
Feb201605

Desktop Roller Banner Design Service

These quirky little desktop roller banners were created for a customer of ours, the Liverpool School of English. They are to be displayed at their premises to inform people of the up and coming summer school which will be held in London. ...

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