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Mark Tomkins

30 Years in Design:
An interview with Mark Tomkins

An interview with Mark Tomkins on his first 30 years in the creative industry.

How much does a logo cost? Graphic designer Leighton Buzzard

How much does a logo cost?

We get asked this question all the time! So here we give an insight into what influences the cost of a logo.

How to choose a graphic designer Leighton Buzzard

Who should I choose to design my logo?

How to find the right designer for your logo and what to expect from the design process.

5 good reasons to include infographics in your annual report

If you want to show your expertise, you can’t beat a bespoke infographic – and here’s why

Why the annual report is the most exciting part of the year

Annual reports are a brilliant opportunity for business – we explain why

Branding the intangible

Branding the intangible

How the rise of cryptocurrencies proves the value of graphic design and branding

What do many great logos have in common?

We examine the typefaces of many famous logos – and discover a characteristic that links them all…

How do I trademark my logo

Protecting your brand image

We answer the simple question “What’s the difference between Copyright, Registered symbol and Trademark” and provide advice of which is best for your brand image.

What is a postscript or web font

Fonts: For print, for the web & the rest

A piece of design is nothing without type – it is the key to making a brochure, a logo or a website either a design success or visual disaster. Here we explain the difference between fonts used for websites, in print and elsewhere

Colour me Bad knowing the difference between CMYK, Pantone & RGB

Colour me bad(ly)

A basic guide to what colour references to use and where, to avoid misunderstandings and, more importantly, unexpected results

Award-winning web designers Aubergine

We are the champions! Proud winners of The National Digital Awards 2017

Proud to say we are National Digital Award Champions 2017. Take a look…

using images on your website & social media posts

Using images on your website & social media posts – ‘royalty free’ means free, right?

A picture speaks a thousand words. However, if the picture isn’t yours, the only words it’ll be saying are ‘theft’ or even ‘legal action’. Find out the best ways to avoid being a digital criminal…

Why your business needs brand guidelines

It’s all about keeping it consistent & communicating your brand in the best way possible…

Award winning website designers of Leighton Buzzard

We’re Gold & Silver Digital Award winners!

We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that in the MK Digital Awards we’ve scooped both a Gold award in the Lifestyle & Culture category and Silver award across all 12 categories

Finalist for MK Digital Awards 2016 Milotn Keynes website designer

…and now finalists in MK Digital Awards!

On the back of having an Aubergine-built website for our friends at Network Auctions nominated as a finalist for the Herts Digital Awards 2016 for Best B2B website, we’ve now got another one of our websites nominated in three categories for the Milton Keynes Digital Awards!

Herts Digital Awards 2016 nominated finalist

Aubergine-built website nominated Herts Digital Awards finalist

We have great pleasure and pride in announcing that an Aubergine-built website designed and developed for our friends at Network Auctions has been nominated a finalist for Best B2B Website in the Herts Digital Awards 2016 #HDA16.

The commercial graphic design side of Star Wars

On Sunday 17th July we visited the long-awaited Star Wars Celebration Exhibition at London’s ExCel to both witness the sheer scale of impact from graphic design into the science fiction arena and to meet up with Jason W. Christman who was exhibiting at the show

How to prepare to rebrand or create a new brand logo

Preparing to rebrand or create a new image for your business

Here’s our starter for ten that will get any sized business off the ground when it comes to creating that all-important new brand image

graphic designer Leighton Buzzard

Graphic design in the commercial world – does it have a place anymore?

Let’s nip this contentious topic in the bud with a resounding ‘yes’! Design is everything. The way something looks and the style, brand and message it projects are the basis by which we all make a lot of our decisions. An all-too popular example of this is Apple. It looks beautiful, the brand is cool … Continue reading Graphic design in the commercial world – does it have a place anymore?