The Power of Print

As much as digital media has exploded over the last decade, this doesn’t (and shouldn’t!) spell the end for traditional printed materials.…

Vector vs Raster

All too commonly, clients just ask us to grab their logo from their website or send us a jpeg of their logo for inclusion in printed…

Food Labelling and Packaging

When it comes to food and drink packaging, it's not as simple as just making the design look attractive. By law all pre-packed food is…

Annotating PDFs

Adding comments to PDFs is a useful feature that helps to improve workflow. It allows clients to add their comments to certain areas of the…

£5,000 Design Grant

It’s not often something comes along that really needs to be shouted about, but the Scottish Enterprise ‘By Design’ Grant is certainly one…

What are brand guidelines?

Brand guidelines (also referred to as a style guide) is a comprehensive document that can be used to help identify and build your brand. It…

Tips for creating a successful Powerpoint presentation

PowerPoint can be a valuable tool to convey information and is a great way to engage visual learners. Even if the spoken presentation is…

How to stand out at your next trade show

Exhibitions and trade shows are an excellent way for your business to gain exposure and meet prospective clients. We’ve had a lot of…

Tips for creating successful business stationery

In this digital era, it is all too easy for companies to underestimate the impact that a well-designed stationery set can have on their…

Using video to capture your ideal customers

In the past 30 days, more online video content has been uploaded to the web than the past 30 years of TV content. This is a staggering…

The Good and Bad of Advertising

Earlier this week Cadbury had to withdraw an advertising campaign, which urged children to dig for treasure after archaeologists said it…

The Psychology of Colour

Understanding the psychology of colour can be a valuable asset for designers and business owners when it comes to selecting the right…

How to Write the Perfect Creative Brief

Writing a detailed and accurate creative brief can greatly speed up the creative process. It eliminates any time spent on guesswork and…

2018 Retrospective

We’d like to begin this blog by wishing you all a Happy New Year! We hope you had a fantastic festive period and you are now fully relaxed…

Christmas Planning

Try as you might, there’s no avoiding it, Christmas is just around the corner and early preparation is essential in order to get the most…

Using FTP

To maintain a smooth and professional working relationship, we make sure all our clients are kept up-to-date throughout the design process…

Does your Brand need a Facelift?

Rebranding shouldn’t be a decision that is taken lightly and a lot of thought and discussion needs to go into it. If you are constantly…

Packaging Trends

Packaging, when done correctly, is the best form of advertisement for your product and can really make it stand out from the competition.…

Design Jargon

Here at Creative Storm we use a few technical terms that have quickly established themselves as part of our working day vocabulary.…

Donald Russell Rebrand

There’s some news we’ve been wanting to share with you for a while… and now finally we can! The Creative Storm team have been working very…

The Creative Process

We often talk about taking your projects “from conception to completion.” In order to demonstrate how we do this, we’ve created a simple…

How to make your website stand out

The World Wide Web contains over 4 billion pages. That’s a lot of traffic! This is why it’s important now, more than ever, that you create…

Digital vs Litho

When it comes to sending your project to print there are two different routes for you to consider – Offset Lithography Printing (usually…

Storming into 2018

We would like to begin this blog by wishing you all a Happy New Year – we hope that 2018 is a prosperous one! Now that the festivities are…

Photography and Design Process

When it comes to taking memorable photographs of food and drink our main objective is for them to look enticing. However, it is equally…

The Power of a Brand Image

Collins English Dictionary defines brand image as “the attributes of a brand as perceived by potential and actual customers.” A company’s…

5 Small Ways Small Businesses can Attract new Customers

It’s all very well having an amazing product or service to sing and shout about but what’s the point in doing so if there’s nobody within…

6 Golden Rules of Logo Design

A successful logo provides an instant visual communication of your brand and it is often the first thing your customers see. With this in…

Our New Blog

To kick things off, we’ve put together a company profile to give you an idea of just what we’re all about here.

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