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Helpful WordPress Plugins

December 10th, 2012

Wordpess website design easing slider plugin

Way back in 2009 we wrote a blog about WordPress hacks and plugins. Since then we have built up a catalogue of plugins we use to enhance WordPress websites. We all know the usual plugins to improve SEO and backup databases. The plugins below are practical plugins which have allowed us to address clients needs and requests. Read the rest of this entry »

Design and Development of Dawlish School Websites

November 1st, 2012

Dawlish School Website re-design

We recently gave you a teaser in our ‘Back to School’ post about the work we have been doing for the Dawlish Learning Partnership and a group of schools in Dawlish. If you haven’t read the post I’ll fill you in… Read the rest of this entry »

Illustration – Munch and Crunch

October 11th, 2012

Munch and Crunch character design, illustration

It feels great to have the honour of bringing clients marketing ideas and designs come to life. Our latest creation was ‘Munch and Crunch’, a pair of characters designed to encourage children at the Smile Dental Centre in Exeter to take care of their teeth. Read the rest of this entry »

Design and development of Amber Human Capital Alignment website

October 4th, 2012

Amber Human Capital Alignment website design

Amber Human Capital Alignment is an HR practice geared at helping businesses and leaders of businesses to understand and to implement the right people practices required to get the best out of their organisation. Read the rest of this entry »

Exchange Site Logo Design and Development

September 27th, 2012

Exchange Site final logo design

The Exchange Site is an incredibly easy to use, reasonably priced, classifieds website. Their refined search results can pin point goods and services specifically for you with incredible accuracy.

The Exchange Site invited us to design a new logo. The logo needed to be eye catching, bold and have an authoritative edge whilst also retaining a welcoming and informal feel. Read the rest of this entry »

Back to School!

September 20th, 2012

Westcliff School, Dawlish, Devon, website design

We have been lucky enough to be invited by the Dawlish Learning Partnership to design websites for a group of schools in Dawlish and the surrounding area. The process began way back in April and we have been liaising with the Dawlish Learning Partnership and the schools since then. Read the rest of this entry »

Infographics – Fad or Future?

September 7th, 2012

Infographics design

I recently received some data from a client that could only be adequately described as a series of bullet points. I, however, thought that the stats could be displayed in a more interesting way, bringing the information to life and bringing the importance of the stats to the forefront. I’ve completed infographics for several client now and this isn’t a particularly original idea, infographics seem to be everywhere. There’s no chance for ‘death by bullet points’ anymore it’s death by infographics! But are these infographics a design fad at the moment like glossy buttons and heavily textured websites or are they here to stay? Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome to our lovely new clients

March 29th, 2012

welcome from eightyone design

I’ve read in several entrepreneurial magazines that 2012 is going to kick start business and this is the year that everyone has been waiting for to start their new venture, review their marketing materials, draw that proverbial line in the sand and create that website they always said they would. Because of all these reasons we have had a flying start to 2012 and been inundated with projects. We cant wait to share these super projects with you soon!

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Design and development of the Sample Mills website

March 20th, 2012

Sample Mills Website Design

Sample Mills & Co is an Independent Estate Agents formed in 2009 which has quickly built up a reputation for selling all different types of properties in the Newton Abbot and the surrounding areas.

We have previously worked with Sample Mills on their brochure design and an iPad presentation but were recently invited to re-design their website. A lot of our market research was fulfilled when we designed their brochure and presentation. We had the branding in place so it was a case of developing a simple user interface as well as a clear website structure. Read the rest of this entry »

How much is your logo design worth?

February 1st, 2012

our weigh logo design by eightyone design, Paignton, South Devon

Many people underestimate the importance of their logo design and think of it as an element they merely use on a website or flyer. What they don’t realise is your logo is a graphical representation of your company and can help to make or break your business. Your logo should represent your companies values, what you offer and how you deliver it.

Your logo is an embodiment of your company and can be the first thing that clients, suppliers and peers think of when they visualise your business. When you recall large corporations such as McDonalds, Coca cola, Nike and Adidas, each of their logos are clean, simple and bold and are therefore instantly recognisable. Read the rest of this entry »