A Branding Journey

29.01.2019

You only have 7 seconds to make a strong first impression. We know how important they are, but not everybody knows that the “first impression” is actually only a seven second window upon first meeting someone. Let’s think about your brand. Imagine that the first time someone ‘meets’ your company, they are solely reliant on…

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Six was the magic number

26.10.2018

I stepped down as a trustee on the board of Cancer Support Scotland in October 2018 after six years of being involved with the charity. I spent three as a trustee and three as Chairman. The last six years have been challenging, exciting, rewarding, frustrating, energising, fun, funny, educational, inspiring and a privilege. This is just a little bit…

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Arcturus nominated at Gin Awards 2018

05.10.2018

When the stars align Arcturus Gin ends it’s first year in a flourish with 2 nominations at the Gin Awards 2018! One for Excellence in Branding no less! To say we were chuffed to be surrounded by such big names in the industry, both in drinks and design, we are looking forward to what next…

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The Value of a Video

05.10.2018

It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. If that is the case, then video is worth chapter and verse!

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Make your social standout!

11.06.2018

In the world of easily accessible digital cameras and smartphones, there really is no reason to post shaky out of focus shots. Follow our tips below to find out how to up your game. Nowadays when someone wants to find out more about you as a business/product/service they will whip out their phones and head…

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To stock or not to stock…

18.01.2018

“We don’t have the budget… It’s an additional cost that’s not needed… I’ve found this stock image I like…” Chances are someone else did too! This is the general response any time the idea of arranging a bespoke photo shoot with a client is mentioned. It doesn’t need to be cost prohibitive. You are looking…

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You've got (design) mail

25.10.2017

It’s my feeling that we all intrinsically miss physical mail, we miss the personal touch. The time taken to pen a note or a simple thanks for your business. Our inboxes have become the new receptacle for junk mail, getting snail mail holds a certain romanticism

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Martyn's Adventure To The Sunny Land Down Under

29.08.2017

Well, its been five years since I joined SHINE and its been five years of working with a great team and great friends, but sadly my time at SHINE is coming to an end. Don’t worry I’m not leaving for another studio around the corner or anything… I’ll be going slightly further. 10,168 miles to be exact! My family and I are emigrating to Brisbane, Australia.

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Web Developer Position

04.07.2017

We promise it won’t be boring! You will have to put up with stories of Craig’s guitars, Peter’s island, Martyn’s running challenges, Ryan’s gig photography, Hannah’s Disney moonlighting, Karen’s nail painting, Bryan’s energy drinking and Laura’s baking! If you have any time left over we have a host of exciting digital work to get you…

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