Design – Ideas, Typography, Colour

Here are a few more ideas and some resources to go with them. Take a look at your palette selection, your font choices and your general design styles. If you need further help get in touch – design@f4mmedia.com. We can help with your print design, as well as illustration for your social media posts and, generally, your online content. Add to that taglines created for you and if you need a real rest, we can take over your social media scheduling.

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Discover visual effects trends to look for in 2017. You’ll see a collection of websites that represents the trends fr visual effects in the coming year.

Source: 15 Visual Effects Trends You Must Keep Your Eye On This Year – Creative Beacon

The act of choosing two typefaces is probably the first (and often mo

Source: How to choose and pair typefaces | Zell Liew

When it comes to making charts, scales, and explaining data visually, using color is a very effective tool. Here’s what to do, and what to avoid.

Source: The Power of The Palette: Why Color is Key in Data Visualization and How to Use It | Creative Cloud blog by Adobe

The Font Collection Volume II has arrived packed with 40 fantastic and diverse fonts from some seriously talented designers. Save 94% today!

Source: Font Collection Volume II

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f4mmedia Stock Footage, royalty free and instantly downloadable.

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Print – Design, Marketing and more

Although we are mainly a digital agency – creating design, online marketing, social media, video production often for small business – we still find a use for print. It has its uses!

We can design for your print needs – whatever they are – business cards, brochures, bifolds, trifolds, flyers, leaflets, catalogues, either from existing templates or radically new and to your tastes and ideas. For those of you in the UK, particluarly South Yorkshire and close, we have done a deal with a print supplier and can get the printing done as well. Give us a shout – 08432895485, design@f4mmedia.com or via the website – http://f4mmedia.wixsite.com/content

I know Design adds value. As a process, as a method, as a practice — design can add value across organizations in a number of different…

Source: The many ways Design adds business value – Medium

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Local Businesses – give them a go!

It is always good to support local businesses. They help make the local area thrive, make it live. Here are a few providing print supplies, office supplies, computer support, marketing, design and so much more. Sheffield has its moments, so does South Yorkshire – give us a go, give us a chance … we also tell glorious jokes! well I do!

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Route 1 Print is an online trade printer that specialises in digital, litho and wide format trade print. From Business Cards, Flyers and Booklets to Roller Banners and Exhibition Pop-Ups, Route One Print is perfectly positioned to be your new silent print partner.

Source: Route One Print | Digital & Litho Trade Print Specialists

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cleaning and other services – sheffield, South Yorkshire and beyond

0330 6600 468

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Source: S Clough Ibbotson & Co Ltd ~ Home

We will create for you, from stock royalty free photos, 10 marketing illustrations, adding your logo, if you wish, and adding a tagline. All of this designed to promote your business, your event, creation, performance, product or service. We will use photos within our own stock at the time of order

Source: Creative marketing illustration – 10 pieces | Zeerk

I will write a series of short, pithy, useful pieces of text that can be used for graphics, social media and other online and offline marketing. Similar to slogans they will add to your branding and marketing – giving you more buzz, zest and interest from buyers. They will add a creative and imagina

Source: 10 taglines, endlines, straplines | Zeerk

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Content, Design, Styles – Social Media Marketing – 1

Need help with your Linkedin Profile? LinkedIn is a great tool for B2B and Job Searches. Here’s a LinkedIn cheat sheet that can help you use it effectively.

Source: The Ultimate LinkedIn Cheat Sheet [Infographic]

Different social media sites offer different virtues for your business. Here’s how to optimize each one based on when you post.

Source: The Best (And Worst) Times To Post On Social Media (Infographic) | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

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Source: Color in branding: What does it say about industry? – Creative Tim’s Blog

I will write a series of short, pithy, useful pieces of text that can be used for graphics, social media and other online and offline marketing. Similar to slogans they will add to your branding and marketing – giving you more buzz, zest and interest from buyers. They will add a creative and imagina

Source: 10 taglines, endlines, straplines | Zeerk

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Content, Design, Styles – Marketing – 2017 – 9

Things move on. If you want to reach new people, new clients and customers you need to be attractive, interesting, intriguing, entertaining, helpful – or a lot of other things. Putting yourself forward in the right way is just the start. Here are a few ideas to help. Below you will find what some believe to be the highlightable trends in design and beyond. F4mmedia can help with all such if you need it – social media, design, online marketing and more.

Each year we learn something new about design and 2016 was no different. After the last year article was a real success we decided to make some predictions for 2017, enjoy & share with the world.

Source: 2017 Design Trends Guide on Behance

The article giving insights into general principles of psychology which can help designers know users better and create user-friendly web and mobile interfaces.

Source: Psychology In Design. Principles Helping To Understand Users. | Tubik Studio

grunge and distress with a hint of colour, bonus patterns, psd’s, eps’s – something to add to your designs, backgrounds, texturesa bumper packexcitement, imagination – all fed

Source: Dirtied up | f4mmedia – Sellfy.com

A design bundle packed with goodies

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Design Trends — Content, Design, Styles, Marketing

When you are looking to get your message across it is important to bear a number of things in mind:

  • the make-up of the content you are putting out there, that it has the right written message as well as the right illustration
  • that the sorts of imagery sits well alongside the text, here not only graphics or photo illustration have an impact but also video which is becoming more and more important
  • that you are putting things out on the right channels, this means choosing out of not only your website or blog but also from a range of social media channels, some based around text, like twitter, some based around imagery, like pinterest and instagram, some based around video, like youtube and vimeo
  • all of this works better, as well, if those posts are timed properly, on a day and at a time that reaches the eyes, ears and minds of as many interested people as possible

Here are a few ideas:

One thing I’ve learned on social media is that what time you post something makes a big difference. While it’s not an exact science, picking when to post on social media is a good strat…

Source: Best Times To Post on Social Media – Molly Kate Communicates

via Muzli design inspiration

Source: Design Trends — Rounds

Here – a local business helping other businesses with their needs. They supply, support and so much more.

Source: S Clough Ibbotson & Co Ltd ~ Home

A design bundle packed with goodies

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An interesting visual presence above the scroll is the first impression a user gets of a website. Whether that user continues to click can depend on a number of things, including imagery, readability and overall interest in the content. This month we are looking at three trends that make a distinct first impression—dark color overlays on images, brutalism and hollow lettering styles. Here’s what’s trending in design this month: 1) Dark overlay on images It doesn’t matter if the hero image is still or moving, a dark color overlay can help even colors in a way that makes it easier to add text and other elements to a layer on top of the image. While this might sound like a shortcut at first, there’s a lot of value in this technique. The primary reason to opt for a color overlay is to enhance readability. Most images contain light and dark color variances, making it a challenge to add lettering that is readable on every device. Even if there’s a perfect placement for desktop wide screens,

Source: Essential design trends, February 2017 | Webdesigner Depot

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Source: Trends in Modern Web Photography

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Content, Design, Styles, Marketing – 7

Gain powerful insights from your customers for your content marketing without the power of tech. Instead, start talking – Content Marketing Institute

Source: Need Engaging, Authentic Content? Unleash the Power of Conversations

Whenever we take on a new client we follow fairly usual steps – finding out what the client and their business are all about, imagining the sorts of styles and approach that fits well with them, then looking again at all such with a view to what they are looking to do over the next span of time, what they are introducing product or service wise, what they are putting on offer. Key to so much is the mindset of those you are trying to reach. For example there are styles of lightish humour that work well with some groups of people…

  • Des Bate, the greatest thing since sliced bread, well not really, but he does try hard, he does walk on water though, but only when it is 30 below …

Yes, it’s daft but there is either a faint smile or something of a groan hopefully accompanied by a ‘go on then, what are you going to say next…’ There is a reason why the christmas cracker has its appeal…

Similarly the style of design, colour and typography works differently with different groups of people. There is a psychology to it all. Sit and think well before you take the plunge … we are here to help. Here are a few more things to help you in your process and a few resources to boot –

Here are some key tips to help you get more out of Facebook in 2017.

Source: 10 Facebook Marketing Tips for 2017 | Social Media Today

We gathered here an excellent collection of 20 best script fonts you’ll definitely want to use in your current or upcoming projects.

Source: 20 Best Script Fonts For Designers

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