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Working With Surrey Vegan

Working with vegan brands is something I’ve been wanting to do for some time, and fortunately this year an opportunity popped up that I couldn’t resist. Surrey Vegan arrange a fair each year that involves stalls, food, talks and community. Last year saw hundreds of visitors, and it’s been a great way for the local […]

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Reflect and Begin

Welcome to 2018! Before we get started, here is a look back over 2017 and how things went for Jaz Design. On a personal level, 2017 was hard. I’m very fortunate that I was able to keep things ticking over, and that I could use my work as a refuge. 2017 included some of my […]

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This Week [185]

For the first time in a long while I sat myself down to write an article. I wanted to help people who had an idea for a project but might not know how to approach a designer. I started right at the beginning of a project, focusing on how to write a good brief. A […]

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How to write a good brief for a design project

Your initial contact with a designer will involve providing a brief for the project. A brief sets out the project requirements and provides markers to measure the project against as it progresses. No matter the size of a project, a good brief is essential to making it successful. It could be a commission for a […]

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This Week [183] Outings & Launches

It’s been a busy few weeks. I’ve been to a couple of events, launched a site and been in design heaven with the cat project! Breaking Borders (mini-conference in Reading). The topic was Differentiating with Design and had two fab talks, one about UX and the other about icons. Web Meet Guildford – this time […]

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This Week [180] Cute Cats

Photo by Kristina Makeeva, visit her Instagram https://www.instagram.com/hobopeeba/

It’s always fun when the research you need to do for a project involves looking at endless photos of cute cats 😻The photo above is by talented photographer Kristina Makeeva, found via this Fubiz article (caution: more cute cats inside). Visual research, colour testing and illustration ideas for a cat groomer Website build and test […]

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This Week [177] Short and Sweet

Meeting to discuss another hair extension website Meeting with a former colleague to discuss some skill sharing, and potential referrals. Upper Hand Digital take care of online marketing/social media and SEO which are things I don’t offer, so looking at ways they can help my clients Website design for the medical software provider Newsletter graphics for […]

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This Week [176] Brush Lettering

Back in the swing of things now… Speedy output of a designed holding page for a new TV company Follow up and prep for a website for a cat groomer Continued support for Debbie’s campaign (help her out, she’s so close to her goal – protecting people in care homes) Alchemy Photography has had a […]

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This Week [175] 2017 Begins

The first week back after the Christmas break is always busy, usually with lots of little jobs and setting things up for January. With nothing new to share, I thought I would run down how 2016 went for Jaz Design. Business Development 2016 was about solidifying my position as a freelancer. It was a year […]

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This Week [173] Closed for the Holidays

The Jaz Design offices are officially closed from today. We reopen on the 3rd of January 2017! I want to say a huge thank you to all my clients, followers, friends, and everyone who has supported me, worked with me and helped out over the past year. It’s been a really interesting year, and I […]

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