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My top 4 tips on starting a design and branding agency

1. Don’t blow all your start up capital on toys!

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2. Do you want to work with your friends or lose your friends.

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If you are starting a business with friends because it will be fun, you are going in with the wrong attitude. If they don’t have the same work ethic and/or commitment as you, you may well ruin a business and a friendship.

3. Be wary and be prepared

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In business as in life the vast majority of people are hard working and honest. However every now and then you meet a bad one. Some are such skilled con men and women they will have conned you without you even knowing. Read about contracts. Look at contract templates. Cover yourself. Alternatively find yourself a hit man in need of a website/logo design. Just kidding… for legal reasons.

4. Get an accountant

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Unless you really love accounting just get an accountant. Take away the hassle and stress of dealing with the tax man/woman…

Lies graphic designers say to art directors

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‘Lies graphic designers say to Art Directors’ is based on my time working in agencies as a graphic designer working under Art Directors. Some of whom have been incredibly inspiring, talented people, who have taught me an immeasurable amount.

Hopefully that covers me should I run into any of them…

Cartoons on Denmark

I mentioned on my blog post on Michael Booth’s Guardian article criticising Denmark www.iaincameron.dk/ugly-truth-scandinavia/ that I worked for the English language newspaper The Copenhagen Post a number of years ago. So I decided to find some of the old work, and post it here.

However this devout minimalist designer, likes to get rid of old stuff. So I re-drew some of my favourites. More will follow as I get them done.

Danish religious cartoonEaster beer cartoonAnders Fogh Rasmussen Nato cartoon

Meanwhile at Noma restaurant

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Daft Punk gif

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Your GIF keeps on giving…

Well guess what’s been playing in my house… my house. I found this excellent tutorial on the net http://vector.tutsplus.com/tutorials/illustration/create-a-daft-punk-gif-animation-using-illustrator-and-photoshop/ and decided to give it a go and create my own Daft Punk animated GIF, and add a little joke.

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Happy Halloween illustration

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Halloween Illustration

Halloween illustrations are a fun way to decorate your website or Social Media pages during the late October early November period. All sorts of variations between pumpkins, spiders, witches, moons, werewolves, and terrible puns can be used to develop your brand.

If you require any specialised holiday/celebration illustration or design, please get in touch. There are more examples of my work on my illustration page here.

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