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9 Designer’s Tips for the Perfect Business Card

Posted on November 2, 2017 in Tips & Advice, Trends

9 Designer’s Tips for the Perfect Business Card

We’re living in the digital era, dismissive of the many paper-based or analogue forms of advertising. “Who uses business cards today?” is often muttered in different circles and while we understand the thought, we must say that could not be further from the truth. In fact, business cards are here to stay as professional mementos to personal encounters. They serve to evoke the feeling of that encounter and to inspire the recipient to contact the giver. But before that happens, the recipient needs to be interested and at the very least a little bit impressed. This is where the...

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Looking back at 2016 – No Grey Creative turns 10

Posted on November 8, 2017 in 10 Year Celebrations

Looking back at 2016 – No Grey Creative turns 10

2017 marks 10 years for No Grey Creative. As part of the celebration I’ll be bringing you a series of blog posts with the purpose of sharing my unique business story and also with the hope that you can relate to, learn from and have a laugh at (along with me) my experiences. 
Here’s a look back at 2016… Let’s get the sad news out of the way: This year I bid farewell to the best friend I’ve ever had. My companion in all facets of my life. My little black Chihuahua, Pippi. Pippi was a friend of many...

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Looking back at 2015 – No Grey Creative turns 10

Posted on November 3, 2017 in 10 Year Celebrations

Looking back at 2015 – No Grey Creative turns 10

2017 marks 10 years for No Grey Creative. As part of the celebration I’ll be bringing you a series of blog posts with the purpose of sharing my unique business story and also with the hope that you can relate to, learn from and have a laugh at (along with me) my experiences. 
Here’s a look back at 2015… No Grey Creative website version 4 is launched: When you create websites for a living one of the biggest challenges is doing one for yourself and sticking with it. I find that 5 minutes after I’ve launched something new I’m...

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That’s a wrap! – Open House Melbourne 2017

Posted on August 2, 2017 in Events, Trends

That’s a wrap! – Open House Melbourne 2017

Last weekend saw the 10th instalment of Open House Melbourne. One of my favourite events on the busy Melbourne calendar for the year. The last two years I have worked as a volunteer for the event. 2016 year I was assigned Parliament House and 2015, – my first year on the job – I looked after Melbourne Town Hall. There are many perks to being a volunteer: you get a unique insight into a major public event, meet new people, learn facts about buildings that you look at everyday that you never knew and probably the best benefit of...

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Looking back at 2014 – No Grey Creative turns 10

Posted on September 28, 2017 in 10 Year Celebrations

Looking back at 2014 – No Grey Creative turns 10

2017 marks 10 years for No Grey Creative. As part of the celebration I’ll be bringing you a series of blog posts with the purpose of sharing my unique business story and also with the hope that you can relate to, learn from and have a laugh at (along with me) my experiences. 
Here’s a look back at 2014… 7 years in and business was really flying for me: I had regular clients with ongoing work, new enquiries and was winning a lot of quotes. 2014 fast became my best year in business by a long way and I...

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Looking back at 2013 – No Grey Creative turns 10

Posted on September 28, 2017 in 10 Year Celebrations

Looking back at 2013 – No Grey Creative turns 10

2017 marks 10 years for No Grey Creative. As part of the celebration I’ll be bringing you a series of blog posts with the purpose of sharing my unique business story and also with the hope that you can relate to, learn from and have a laugh at (along with me) my experiences. 
Here’s a look back at 2013… Designed my wedding invitations: 2013 was the year I married the love of my life, Paul! Organising the wedding was a fantastic creative experience and it also helped that I had 3 graphic designers for Bridesmaids. The wedding was to...

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Ballarat Foto Biennale 2017 review

Posted on September 13, 2017 in Events

Ballarat Foto Biennale 2017 review

Founded in 2005, Ballarat International Foto Biennale has put the historic town of Ballarat on the art map. Encompassing the entire city, the event occupies its prime galleries and venues, extending its program to more than 80 cafes, galleries and wine bars locally. Over the 11 years of its existence, BIFB has become a unique platform for Australian and international photography, attracting prominent figures and introducing hundreds of new and emerging artists. From edition to edition, it has shown improvement in programming, but also in presentation, while Ballarat is establishing itself as the exciting place to be. Like many...

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Ray’s Outdoors rebrand

Posted on July 30, 2017 in Trends

Ray’s Outdoors rebrand

For decades, Ray’s Outdoors has been an essential checkpoint for many Australian outdoorsmen (and women). Regular customers and those sensitive to aesthetics must have noticed the current rebrand featuring a bold font and a completely new colour scheme. In October 2015, the “Australia’s best outdoor leisure retailer” got a makeover, introducing a new website and e-commerce system, and a chain of freshly refurbished stores. The famous retailer is now known as “Rays”, a place for those who “camp, paddle, hike [and] explore”.   According to Super Retail Group (purchased Ray’s Outdoors in 2010) chief executive Peter Birtles, the reason behind the...

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Looking back at 2012 – No Grey Creative turns 10

Posted on September 5, 2017 in 10 Year Celebrations

Looking back at 2012 – No Grey Creative turns 10

2017 marks 10 years for No Grey Creative. As part of the celebration I’ll be bringing you a series of blog posts with the purpose of sharing my unique business story and also with the hope that you can relate to, learn from and have a laugh at (along with me) my experiences. 
Here’s a look back at 2012… Hired my first design assistant! When you are trying to grow your own business but also work on existing clients stuff too, it can be a bit of a juggling act. You have the best intentions of setting aside time...

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Top logo design trends for 2016/2017 financial year

Posted on June 22, 2017 in Trends

Top logo design trends for 2016/2017 financial year

When it comes to branding, an impeccable name can only be supported by a perfect logo. Many global companies don’t change their logo for long periods of time, considering it flawless and perfectly recognisable. However, even the biggest of multinational enterprises decide to give their visual identity a touch-up. Among those big names are Mastercard and Google, but also Coca-Cola, with their frequent stunts and refreshments in visual identity. When it comes to small business owners, logos can make or break their brand. So, it’s crucial to come up with a solid design to begin with and not give...

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