From first time blog visitor to firm fan – Seven tips

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Let’s face it, driving traffic to your blog can be challenging, demanding much time, effort and, if you invest in PPC, money. Once your visitors have arrived, you’ll want to make the most out of every first-time reader and (ideally) ensure that they come back for more. Here are seven tips to ensure you achieve exactly that. 1. First things first – Ensure that your content is captivating from the first word to the last If you’ve managed to drive someone to your blog then the chances are that you’ve …

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Improve your website layout!

White Space Matters! White space refers to the area within a pages layout that is left empty. It is the space between graphics, margins or text and is also referred to as negative space. White space should not be considered merely ‘blank’ space — it is an important element of design which enables the objects in it to exist in a balanced manner. The use of white spaces is key to aesthetic composition.    Image One                                   …

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What’s WordPress got to do with it?

Have you ever considered using WordPress to build your own website or are you a WordPress hater? Birmingham based Design company Kimberley-Jane: Design asks you to read on to discover how her dislike turned in to a fully fledged love affair… Would you believe me if I told you this website was built and designed in WordPress? Well it was and it only required a few weeks of planning. I have a background in Website Development and Graphic Design but like most designers my skills are stronger in one area …

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How important is Typography within your composition?

I often think that Typography is overlooked in print and digital artwork. For me it is the je ne sais quoi! It will either make or break the image, more often or not probably breaking it. I believe that some people don’t think of typography as an important part of designing or an art form. “It’s just a font, we have loads, and they look so similar!” (I hear you gasp designers) At the risk of boring those said believers I will ask one question: Do you realise how much …

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Why is a good logo design so important?

When people ask me to design them a logo I always ask a set of questions which are supposed to encourage the client to think about what they want. Quite often they don’t actually know but a logo is the most important thing to get right. A logo is what represents you, your company and your values. It is more likely that someone see’s your logo before they see or meet you. Whether you are the most approachable or best sales person in the world if you are not face …

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Photography Fashion Shoot in Leicester

Tamworth based photographer Kimberley Turrell from Kimberley-Jane: Design and Leicesterhsire Ladies Beth Widowson and Lizze Leary from Kindred Sole embarked on a day of fashion, shoes, skittles and horse stables. As a result some gorgeous fashion photography was produced for Kindred Soles website. Their Autumn/Winter collection of 2010 went live this week and below are the results. Kindred Sole handpick the finest designs from around the world from established designer brands as well as up and coming footwear designers and it was my job to photograph the new styles for …

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Design Winners at Fresh Business Thinking

Maybe I take my role as a designer a little too seriously but when I am surrounded my marketing material I cant help but analyse it. If I dont like it why dont I? What is it about their colour scheme that I like? Let me put it into context…Yesterday I went to the ‘Fresh Business Thinking’ conference and thumbs up to them because it was really informative and I came home buzzing with ideas. There were several stands and whilst most were not relevant to me I enjoyed examing …

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A Chance to Self Indulge!

My name is Kimberley Turrell and I am the creator of Kimberley-Jane: Design. I would like you to join me on my journey as a new business start up and I will share with you some truly inspirational work, I have already found some amazing stuff.