Posts by Claire

Stock Imagery vs Professional Bespoke Imagery

Bespoke Imagery vs Stock Imagery by Claire Jenks Graphic Design

I was working with a client recently on her website design who didn’t have any imagery of her own. This meant we couldn’t convey her messaging and make the designs more appealing. We started to explore stock photography sites but couldn’t find anything that would work perfectly. In the end the client invested in getting…

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Rebranding: When is the right time to rebrand?

Rebranding: When is the right time to rebrand by Claire Jenks Design

I was recently approached by a new client who was looking to rebrand their blog. Their blog had been successful, but a lot of changes were happening in their business and after putting off a rebrand for a while, they decided now was the right time. But do you know when it is the right…

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How to use Canva to gain back time in your day

How to use Canva to gain back time in your day by Claire Jenks Design

Time is the one thing you can’t go back and get. Once it’s gone, it’s gone, so it’s so important to use it efficiently and effectively. In business it seems like there’s even less time than ever to get around to all the jobs you need to do.   There’s so many great resources and…

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Planoly – Plan your grid beautifully!

Planoly Review by Claire Jenks Design

If you’re into Instagram and spend hours with grid envy, admiring other accounts grids which look beautifully laid out and not a ‘mish mash’ of images, then this could be their secret! Planoly lets you upload all the images you plan to use and see how they sit together in the Instagram grid layout before…

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Why I Invested in On Brand Headshots for my Small Business

Claire Jenks Design: Why I invested in on brand headshots for my small business

The Before You’re working on your social media schedule or website and you’ve hit a stumbling block for what image or headshot to use? This was happening time and time again for me. Using stock imagery and photos of my desk purposely arranged just weren’t hitting the mark anymore. They didn’t say anything about who…

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#dodigital for Willow Burn Hospice

Digital Sparkles #dodigitalevent for Willow Burn Hospice by Claire Jenks Design

On the 13th July, Nicola Little from Digital Sparkles hosted a fundraising event for Willow Burn Hospice in County Durham. Various trainers with different specialist subjects donated their time to provide training sessions to a group of business owners from all over the North East, and what a sparkly day it was.   The location…

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How Calligraphy Will Make Your Brand Unique

How Calligraphy Will Make Your Brand Unique

Calligraphy is enjoying a surge in popularity at the moment. A quick search on Instagram for calligraphy at the time of writing this brought up 5,114,101 posts on the topic! Social media is awash with calligraphers and lettering artists sharing their skills and inspiring others with hypnotic videos and on point photography. It’s a back-to-basics…

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Personal Style – Why it is Important to Your Brand

Personal Style - Why it is important to your brand

Personal style should be an integral part of your brand The importance of having clear branding for your business is well known, yet there is often less concern over the personal style that is shown in head shots and other company photographs. This should be an integral part of your branding process. My personal style influences…

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