Web & Graphic Design

Why a specialist web designer can see your business better than you can

July 21st, 2015
Charlie Street
Web & Graphic Design

Once upon a time, a local business meant local customers, and it was unlikely that your client base would reach much beyond the distribution area of the regional telephone directory. Now, a business is only as local as its web presence, especially if you are providing a service or product that can be delivered worldwide. […]

Simple animated GIFs in Photoshop

March 18th, 2015
Barry Muir
Web & Graphic Design

As Graphic Designer here at Media Street, I regularly create remarketing advertisements for clients. Sometimes an animated banner advert on a website can be really effective, but the key to a good design is keeping it relatively simple. To create a simple animated GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) in Photoshop, follow these steps: Open the file that you […]

Web & Graphic Design 2015

March 12th, 2015
Barry Muir
Web & Graphic Design

With the new year steadily approaching and graphic and website design becoming more and more prevalent, it’s important to keep your company’s image up-to-date. No longer is a website just enough, everyone has a website and this is why it’s crucial that you really invest in your graphic artwork, so it stands head and shoulders […]

How to add a favicon

January 23rd, 2015
Charlie Street
Tutorials, Web & Graphic Design

Recently I was asked how to add a favicon to my website. What is a favicon I hear you say? Favicon’s are the little image you see on your browers tabs. Favicon’s are a geat little feature to any website. It’s a great way for your clients, who will be using your site to know […]

Design Jargon – simplified

January 2nd, 2015
Barry Muir
Web & Graphic Design

As Graphic Designer here at Media Street I sometimes get asked by clients what I mean by certain speak regarding design. So I decided to put together a basic guide: Bleed If you want a design or photograph to be printed right to the very edge of the paper without a white gap, you need […]

Design Inspiration

December 23rd, 2014
Barry Muir
Web & Graphic Design

As Graphic Designer here at Media Street I find the first step for a new project can be the key to the rest of the project – attaining the style and feel. This can often be an extension of a clients branding, but if I have a new client to design for I would have […]

Letterpress & Screenprinting Style Design

December 22nd, 2014
Barry Muir
Web & Graphic Design

Here at Media Street we like to keep on top of what’s happening in the design world and like everyone else, we can’t help but notice that there is a huge trend for retro wooden letterpress and screenprinted style design. When I was at art college we had a room full of metal type and […]

5 Great Seasonal Infographics

December 17th, 2014
Barry Muir
Web & Graphic Design

Infographics are a great way to learn something as they keep the readers interest visually and usually contain some well researched information that you didn’t know before. Whilst getting some inspiration prior to designing Media Street’s new Christmas Infographic, I stumbled across these gems and thought I would share them with you:   The Big […]

Creating Master Pages with InDesign – 5 easy to follow steps

October 30th, 2014
Barry Muir
Web & Graphic Design

As Head of Graphic Design at Media Street I occasionally have to design multiple page documents. I always knew that Adobe InDesign had the feature to enable automatic page numbering, but only just got around to learning how to apply it, as usually when a job like that turns up it is needed in a […]

Graphic Design

Ten Ways a Graphic Designer can Transform your Business

October 10th, 2014
Emma Thomas
Web & Graphic Design

When searching the web, we typically see all manner of design, from the simple to the complex, the subtle to the bold and everything in between. A great design will tap into the essence of the brand it is showcasing and reflect its unique qualities in the best possible light, whilst being visually engaging and […]