Posts by Claire

Studio Stories: September 2018

Studio Stories-Claire Jenks Graphic Design-Company Update

September is over! It’s been an exciting one with a few projects and events happening. We’re now into the last quarter of the year and fast heading towards to dare I say the C word….(Christmas!) which seems a little crazy! I’m holding out for the sunshine a little longer, as I told everyone at MarketEd…

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The Surf Report: September 2018

Surf Report-Claire Jenks Design-Industry Update

September’s Surf Report is in! A roundup of some the news happening in and around the design industry that has made an impact.   There has been a lot of rebranding news happening over the last month or two across a variety of industries. Especially so around the high street, with Debenhams and John Lewis…

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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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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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