Designer to Record Producer ..and back again!

nightclub website design for DJs and music producers

After gaining notoriety in Ibiza as a trusted and effective designer for the nightclub and nightlife industry, I was asked by a collection of club promoters to help them launch this startup Business. BOHO NIGHTCLUB. We were tasked with not only creating the logo for this nightclub but the entire branding campaign. This included Corporate […]

Microsoft Paint Ditched from Windows 10 Update

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After 32 years, Microsoft Paint is set to disappear from future Windows installations. The next update will see MS Paint replaced by Paint 3D. It has appeared on Windows since the very first version of the operating system, which was back in 1985. Lets face it – no great web designs were created with it…but […]

The Importance of Sound Stationery Design

The logo for Dreamkatcha Web Design Bracknell

Why stationery design is too important to compromise If a picture paints a thousand words, there’s every chance its choice of typeface could make or break the business. In other words, skimping on your stationery design could project the wrong kind of image. If you remember our previous blog post on the Oscar nomination slips, […]

Know Your Image File Formats: JPG

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Dreamkatcha looks at JPG file formats There’s a great website called Fileinfo.com. It is a one-stop reference point for common and not-so-common file extensions. Every file format from JPG to TIF and D64 (the last named format being the Commodore 64’s disk file format on the slow 1541 disk drive). Inspired by this website is […]

Iconic Logo Designs Through The Ages

Iconic Logo Designs image by Mike C. Photos (via Shutterstock).

Dreamkatcha’s pick of the most iconic logo designs A great logo needs to be instantly recognisable, must work well in black and white as well as colour, and stick to one typeface. Some of the greatest logo designs have been in use for well over fifty years, give or take minor changes. Some have been […]

20 reasons why you need a website 

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Reason #1 – It’s an online brochure Why spend your hard earned money on printed brochures when many of them will simply end up on a shelf, or worse, in the bin. Your website can serve as an online brochure where potential clients can view your product or services at any time. Moreover, you can […]

What is Brutalist Web Design All About?

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How Brutalist web design challenges the norms of conventional web design If you remember our Ten Web Design and Development Fails blog post, our last paragraph mentioned Ling Valentine’s Ling’s Car Hire website. We said how it had broken many web design rules, yet worked very well. In another source, we found how the Ling’s […]

Graphic Standards: You Can’t Stop The Classics

Graphic Standards NYC Subway Feature

How the old graphic standards are making a comeback Sometimes, the greatest designs are the simplest yet most effective (check our portfolio to see ours!). This is especially true with the Design Research Unit’s graphics for British Rail in 1966. Most of their design language is still in use, though diluted by the rail franchisee’s […]

HSBC Plans to Redesign Its Bank Cards

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New unified design proposed for HSBC’s bank cards across its 30 countries HSBC could be onto something with their latest announcement. The multinational retail banking giant are going to redesign their bank cards. Across the thirty countries it serves, the Hong Kong based bank aim to standardise the graphic design of its ATM, credit, and […]

Typography: Stuck for Suitable Typefaces?

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How to choose suitable typography for web and print based projects It takes a bit of nous to choose a different typeface to the first one you see. By default, we set our standard body text to Times New Roman, Calibri or (gulp!) Comic Sans MS. After a bit of soul searching, you find there’s […]