Having read many articles on what to expect in branding and graphic design for 2021, here are Alex's top five themes to inspire your next design project!
Team IC Design wishes everyone a merry festive season and a happy, healthy and prosperous 2021! Our last working day is Wednesday 23 Dec and we return on Monday 4 Jan.
We are proud to have been working with Enterprise Rent-A-Car UK to relaunch their Enterprise Drive website – an online resource and source of inspiration on the topic of gender diversity at Enterprise.
Letting your brand put on a seasonal outfit is a great way to send best wishes to your team, clients and other stakeholders. Here we feature a range of clients and how we have transformed them towards the end of the year to lift seasonal spirits.
Medical software company Brainomix have launched a new website on the Umbraco 8 CMS platform. IC Design collaborated with the in-house design department and created a customised backend with integrations to existing systems.
Mike guides you through what Meta Data is and how it helps search engines to understand the content of your website.
Mike explains why we use the concept of centralised content when designing the website editor experience – allowing you to save time and improve accuracy.
Tates Estates in West Kensington received a crisp new identity and colour palette to help them refresh and rejuvenate their brand communications.
What to think about when planning sub brands to ensure you protect and enhance existing brand equity.
As events and training sessions move online, here are our top three design tips to promote your webinars AND your brand.
Photography plays an important part in your visual brand storytelling. Discover the pros and cons of the different options available when sourcing photography from free to commissioned.
Find out how to improve your campaign results with the right branding strategy and design assets
The rich text editor allows you to format text and more as you would with any word processor such as Microsoft Word, Apple Pages or Google Docs. Mike guides you through all the functions to make you a master text editor.
The media section is your central library of images and files that can be embedded or linked to from your content pages. Improve your CMS editor skills and learn how to make the most out of this critical section in Umbraco.
Today we are launching a new 'nordic cool' brand and website for Ahrel & Co. Built on Umbraco 8 with superbly easy to use editor features and control.
Follow our checklist of what digital marketing channel should be kitted out with to ensure you maximise your opportunities in the new normal.
Top tips on how to use designer tricks to turn your plain text report into eye catching collateral and strengthen your brand building through thought leadership collateral
Infographics are a fun and engaging way of presenting information, especially complex data and processes. Rowana guides us through five ways where they are especially helpful in powering up your communication.
Discover the magic that is the Sorting function in Umbraco! Putting you in the driving seat of how content is ordered in the front and back end, making it easy to maintain a great site structure.
If your business would benefit from diversification, maybe to enter a new market, introduce a new service or product, you need to consider the impact of this on your brand. Alex highlights the do's and don'ts.
Date: Tues 19 May
Alex will be moderating this panel of experts for the Swedish Chamber of Commerce on how to ramp up the conversation around your brand and keeping momentum with social media, PR and e-commerce - join us!
Doing regular audits of your marketing collateral is a must for seasoned marketing professionals. In this post, Alex lists relevant questions to ask yourself to help you get started with your audit.
As businesses take stock and review current product and service offerings to stay relevant in an evolving business climate, Rowana shows you why colour palettes are a quick and easy way to give your communication a lift.
In any website content management system, your editors are central to the efficient management of your content. In this article, Mike guides you through how to manage users in Umbraco 8.
Our Managing and Creative Director Alex Haddon is chairing a virtual roundtable discussion for invited SMEs of the Swedish Chamber network on Monday 20th April.
One of the headline-grabbing features of Umbraco 8 is Language Variants, a big step forward in the management of multilingual websites. In this article, we take you through the new functionality and its benefits.
Why is it important to rebrand, when should you do it and exactly how? Alex sheds some light on the strategies for rebranding and highlights common levels with examples from our portfolio.
A very fresh pop of colour is the hero of the rebrand new website for interior design consultancy Hilary Hayes Interiors
Our favourite quotations on branding and how you can use them to inspire a better brand strategy for your business.
Highlights from the recent retrospective on Bridget Riley at the Hayward Gallery – focusing on the monochrome work. A fantastic inspiration for any graphic design system!
On 3 December we hosted our annual festive event SoHoHo and, as is customary, guests competed hard for the coveted 2019 trophy which this year went to Nick Baldwin from Mobilise - well done!
As we make less use of print, we are seeing an increase in the use of branded merchandise – helping businesses deliver that all important tactile brand experience.
We are very proud of our collaboration with the Thompson Taraz team to deliver a complete rebrand and today sees the launch of the new website.
Top tips to enhance your pitch decks and make your concept memorable when asking for finance.
Improve your long-term brand building whilst delivering content marketing with maximum impact. Alex gives you some tips with examples from our portfolio.
Today marks the end of a 10 month project to update the website for the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in the UK. Still on the Umbraco platform, the site has been completely overhauled and puts its membership at the heart of their communication.
Having now implemented Umbraco 8 on a few websites, our Technical Director Mike Royle provides a review covering features, benefits and challenges.
Our Creative and Managing Director Alex Haddon was interviewed in the June issue of The LINK, a business magazine issued by The Swedish Chamber of Commerce, together with Suzanne Bolinder from client company Consido. They discuss how they met and work together, creating a mutually successful business relationship – article on p27-28.
Useful tips and advise on how to make sure your PDF collateral is as good as it could be. This includes page links, forms and how to deal with interactive elements and multimedia.
Top tips for reaping the full benefits of a ‘sold out’ event, cement existing relationships, attract media coverage and build your long-term corporate brand.
Most brands have a strong requirement for an icon as it provides a useful branding device and helps create distinction from competitors. In this article, we explore some common themes to inspire and realise the full potential of this brand asset.
When it comes to building your brand online, how the typefaces work on your website is a key tool in creating brand recognition. Here are five of our favourites.
The new App for for AVCA launches in time for the 16th Annual AVCA Conference in Niarobi, Kenya. With full agenda, delegate and booking features as well as chat and notifications, it is the perfect event companion with scope to add further features in the future to support the full range of services offered.
There are many ways you can make your business card stand out and deliver a great first impression of your brand. We've selected some top choices we have at our disposal for every business card design.
Let’s demystify colour theory and understand terminology that helps us manage (and enjoy!) colour even more in our brands.
Ensuring your website has an SSL certificate delivers many advantages. Our Technical Director Mike provides an overview on their use in view of GDPR and recent Google changes.
Brand Guidelines are usually created as soon as the brand is approved – but how can you get the most value out of them over time?
Take a look at photos from our festive drinks event SoHoHo held on 4 December – thanks to everyone who joined us – and also note our Christmas closure dates