Posts by Claire

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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Don’t Underestimate the Power of Your Brand Story

by Micah Bowers – Freelance Designer @ Toptal   This evening, when you’ve finished work, you’ll encounter a story. Maybe you’ll seek the story out on television, at the theater, or in a book. Or perhaps the story will find you by way of a friend’s text or a spouse’s rough day. Either way, stories…

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How Much Coding Should Designers Know?

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by Jônatas Vieira – Freelance Designer @ Toptal Many designers think each discipline should mind their own business, while others see no problem in professionals wearing multiple hats. Many developers see designers who code as a threat, while others see it as a facilitator. This is a hotly debated subject, and although I think some…

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Why You Need: Brand Guidelines

Why you need brand guidelines by Claire Jenks Design

Brand Guidelines can be known as various names such as “brand standards”, “style guide”, “brand manual “or” brand book”, but all refer to the same document. These guidelines are important and usually put together by your designer and contain resources and guidance to help you use the brand elements effectively when creating marketing materials in…

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