July Nuggets: Colo(u)r names
For June's Nuggets, I'm exploring the idea of design and the design industry.
June Nuggets: Design > the Design 'Industry'
For June's Nuggets, I'm exploring the idea of design and the design industry.
LA Design Festival 2023
LA Design Festival was full of inspiring people, perspectives, and conversations. Here's our take!
Feature: 16 best websites every designer should visit in 2023
Hsu McCullough's new website was featured in Webflow's roundup of the best websites to visit in 2023 *proud face*
April Nuggets - non design?
Ever wondered why Amazon.com, Wikipedia, and eBay look so bad but are still so popular?
March Nuggets - machines
It’s officially Spring and time for March’s monthly design nuggets! I want to explore AI and the design industry for this month's post.
Fear, Obstacles and Opportunities at ArtCenter
We recently got to see Chris Do of the Futur speak at the ArtCenter College of Design for an interesting and thought-provoking Q&A.
February Nuggets - the secret life of hex codes
A fun digital zine, Pantone’s color of the year, and a look at our colo(u)r of the moment website feature!
Webflow Conference - updates!
Webflow conf 2022 was packed full of exciting updates, here's what we're most excited about.
Journey Map podcast
We were recently humbled to speak on the Journey Map podcast about growing Dunclyde and more.
November Nuggets - Webflow Conf
It’s November and that means that the 2022 Webflow Conf is around the corner!
October Nuggets - the importance of doodling
Are you a designer/human who spends most of their time using a mouse to poke vectors around a screen?
September Nuggets - spooky season
Ready for some Halloween fun? The design-a-pumpkin template is here again, brought to you by team Dunclyde!
How to stand out with SEO
What is SEO anyway? A quick look into the basics of SEO, and how to add Google site verification to your Webflow site.
August Nuggets - California font spotting!
Look here for your dose of sunshine and classic California fonts.
July Nuggets - 100 day project 2022 complete!
Here are the highlights from my 2022 100 day project.
April Nuggets - colo(u)r tools
Color can make or break a design, here are some of our fave color tools and resources.
February Nuggets - a design a day
It's February, and that means that the annual 100 day challenge is underway.
December Nuggets - tools that designers used in 2021
The most popular tools that designers used in 2021.
November Nuggets - Wimmelbilderbuch
I recently learned a new word: Wimmelbilderbuch. It is a German word, meaning ‘teeming picture book’, also known as Wimmelbook, or hidden picture book and it describes the format made popular by Where’s Wally (Where’s Waldo in the US).
September Nuggets - font biscuits
It’s September and for this month’s nuggets, we’ve got some tactile typography treats for you to enjoy.
7 Key Elements to make your website captivating
Your website shouldn't just look sleek, it should fulfil a need or perform a function. Here are 7 key factors to improve your website beyond the design.
Why you should invest in a website: a non-fiction short story
What feels like decades ago, my girlfriend (business partner) and I started our first business: an online, boutique, E-commerce store. We put our heart and soul into it, here are the ups
August Nuggets - Risograph!
Risograph printing was originally invented for copying and has become a medium in its own right, with a devoted following of designers. and artists. Here's why.
Welcoming Jonny to the team!
We got a new team member, and it's not a puppy this time! We're really excited to welcome Jonny Seligman to the Dunclyde team.
July Nuggets - icon(ic) designs
Wingdings, Dingbats and icons! Looking at some of the early digital icons plus some of our own recent designs.
June Nuggets - old logos, today?
For this months’ Nuggets, I’m looking at rebranding, but from a different perspective than normal: what if brands never changed their logo?
May Nuggets - colour theorising
It's May and the Cherry Blossoms have gotten us thinking about colour, and how much it impacts design. Plus, some handy colour tools for designers.
April Nuggets - what’s up with that design, Doc?
Reviewing and comparing the Space Jam poster & website from 1996 & 2021.
The Great Habits of Wes Anderson
Amy shares her appreciation for the talented Wes Anderson, and gives us some insight into his wonderful world of work.
Design Nuggets March - interactive creativity online
This month we're taking a break by celebrating accessible creativity for all with some in browser fun experiences (ft. a bonus aubergine car)!
Understand your users for web success
Advice on website users and why understanding your users is key to web success.
Design Nuggets February - Nostalgia!
Bold and bright is the theme of this month's design nuggets, get ready for some cheerful nostalgia and an unexpected brand refresh (once you pop...)!
Award wins for the DF Communications website!
We scooped some awards for the DF Communications website we recently completed!
4 ideas for businesses to kick-start 2021
There might be a new lockdown in place, but that doesn't mean that your prep for 2021 should be on hold too. Here are 4 ideas to kick start your 2021!
Design Nuggets January - bored edition
Usually January is filled with exciting plans for the new year ahead. This year we're facing another lockdown instead, ugh. Treat your lockdown boredom with our synchronous ice cream adventure, and a brand journey back in time.
Design Nuggets December - festive edition!
It's Christmaaas! We made cards for our friends, family and clients, grab a hot chocolate and see the making of the 2020 Dunclyde festive cards (pic heavy).
Free Event: Brand Naming Workshop: 10th December
We're hosting a free naming workshop for future entrepreneurs, business owners and founders! Get your new brand or business started on the right foot with my 3 step process for generating the perfect name.
Design Nuggets November - design your own chocolate bar!
Wait, it’s late November already? That means that it’s only 4 weeks until Christmas and time for November’s edition of design nuggets. This month I look at Christmas ads (sorry (not sorry)), a chocolate brand with a conscience and an exciting trend.
The branding journey - a visual guide to building your brand
If you're a founder or new business owner, here's a timeline that simplifies the branding process from idea to amazing brand!
Why your branding is more than a logo
Your brand is so much more than just a logo, but how can you make sense of branding and build a successful brand in your every day?
Early stage company? How much should you invest in your branding?
When you're just starting out, branding can be a huge expense. But it doesn’t have to be. Branding can be done in stages of investment, matched to your business situation and budget.
Free template! Design-a-pumpkin brought to you by team Dunclyde aims to make sure you have a creep-ative time this Halloween.
Helping businesses... swivel
Some examples of local Aberdeen businesses who have made changes this year to continue business as usual.
Design Nuggets October - spoooky edition
It's October so that means we can talk about sweeties and dressing up, right?
Brand naming workbook (PDF)
Get your new brand or business started on the right foot with my 3 step process for generating the perfect name.
Design Nuggets September - trends old & new!
September's design nuggets: trendy design - is it good or bad?
Design Nuggets August - ft. Ryan Carl
August's round up of design nuggets! A talk by Ryan Carl at the 2019 Type Directors Club Salon & emulating a Risograph print effect for a digital poster.
Design Nuggets July - typography edition
Rounding up our favourite design resources and visual inspiration for July 2020!
A creative process for naming your new brand
Coming up with a worthy name for your new brand can feel an overwhelming task. Read this to get started.
Answer these questions before branding
If you are launching a start-up or a new company and are about to start your branding journey, this post is for you.
4 things to know before beginning your branding journey
Here are some tips to keep in mind before embarking on your branding journey, from a designer’s perspective.
Press release: Dunclyde secures Innovate UK funding for Open Sign
Dunclyde won Innovate UK's Fast Start competition to further develop their community benefit platform Open Sign. Read the article here.
To rebrand, or not to rebrand?
Rebranding is a big undertaking, and should be carefully considered. So how do you know when the time is right for your company to rebrand?
Tips for taking great notes at events & conferences
My process for taking great notes that keep the inspiration flowing well after the conference.
How to personalise your Spotify playlist art
A fun 5 minute creative project that anyone can do. No more generic playlist art here!
Team spotlight: Daniel Clydesdale
A spotlight on Daniel: digital expert, designer, typography pro, video creator & crunchy nut nutter.
Team spotlight: Eilidh Dunsire
A spotlight on Eilidh: resident brand specialist, designer, creative solution finder & coffee connoisseur at Dunclyde. Read on to find out more.
Open Sign - from concept to creation
Find out how we developed Open Sign quickly, and what our motivation was behind the project.
Open Sign - connecting businesses & patrons
Presenting a new community hub, connecting businesses and patrons.
Turn to digital to survive social isolation
COVID-19 has caused huge amounts of worry and uncertainty to businesses of all sizes. Here are some ideas to help.
Calling all small businesses... can we help?
We want to help wherever we can, with free advice and as much support as we can offer, to keep small businesses going in this tough time.
3 ways you can quickly improve your website
If your website feels like a liability rather than an asset, here are three ways to improve your site, so it can start working hard for you!