[gawr-juhs] – Visual Communication & Design Thinking

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How Grant Stott helped to make [gawr-juhs] gorgeous
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Like many people across Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife, my Monday morning was settling down into a nice groove. The radio was on in the studio. Email had been checked. Weekly analytics for clients’ websites had been checked, and it was full-steam ahead with projects on my “to do” list. 

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Does your business stationery & website comply with UK legal guidelines?
Thursday, January 05, 2017

At [gawr-juhs] we specialises in working with start-up organisations. I'm always surprised, when the owners of new businesses say that they didn’t realise they were legally required to show specific information about their company on their website and printed stationery.  

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Why You Should Participate in BIMA’s Digital Day
Friday, September 16, 2016

Why is it important for your school or digital agency to participate in the British Interactive Media Association’s (BIMA) Digital Day this 15 November? You may be unaware of the fact that we are facing an imminent skills shortage within the digital industry. How can this be? I hear you ask. Aren’t all young people IT savvy these days? It’s true that they’re heavy users of digital. However very few of them are aware of how the apps, games and sites – that they use on a daily basis – are created. 

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You’re Just My Type
Monday, June 27, 2016

A few weeks ago I was contacted by David White, secretary for The Creative Exchange. He asked whether I would be interested in presenting a short talk, at their next meeting, about type design. Not knowing anything about this group, David explained that members were all creatives who worked for public sector bodies: local authorities; universities; the health service; housing associations; etc. As I’m always happy to share any design knowledge I have, that may be relevant or useful to others, I said yes. 

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Delivering The Goods
Monday, May 16, 2016

At the beginning of 2015 we were approached by a potential new customer. Mr Smith was in the early stages of setting up a business. He asked us if we would be able to produce an identity for his new venture and create a digital presence for it, all for a limited budget. We said we could, as this was exactly the kind of design project that interested us, and which [gawr-juhs] specialises in. 

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Intellectual Stimulation
Monday, June 23, 2014

Early last week I wandered along to Creative Scotland's HQ at Waverley Gate in Edinburgh to attend a seminar entitled "Up Your IP: Design meets Intellectual Property." This was a joint-event with the Institute for Capitalising on Creativity (ICC) at the University of St Andrews. It was advertised as providing creatives with legal advice and knowledge on Intellectual Property Rights, with industry experts discussing the issues faced by designers from all disciplines in today's market-place. 

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You Are A Card
Friday, May 16, 2014

I've been working on several business cards recently - including a redesigned, more luxurious one for [gawr-juhs] - which will hopefully be in production very soon! I suddenly realised that I didn't really know much about the history of business cards, what their original purpose and function were, and what a modern business card should include.  

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Trust Me
Friday, February 21, 2014

An image has been circulating around social media networks recently that many of my business contacts have approved of. The photo simply says "If you think it's expensive to hire a professional. Wait until you hire an amateur." 

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Design Brief
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

This blogpost was originally published on the [gawr-juhs] Blogger site in July 2013 under the title "I SPY…". It summarises what clients should consider putting into the design brief that they give to their chosen creative agency. We still think this is a relevant post, hence why we've included a shortened version in this section. 

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