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The frustrating world of brand, positioning and jargon

01/07/2020

‘Positioning? Why don’t you position this?’ When people ask what I do for a living they’re not...


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Five inspiring brands for children and young people’s organisations

03/06/2020

1. Girls Who Code Established in 2012 on the other side of the pond, Girls Who Code was set up...


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Four great charity and social enterprise brands that tell a story

26/05/2020

Over the last few months we’ve been working on a rebrand for the wonderful London-based charity...


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Online workshops without lockdown lethargy

19/05/2020

Over the last few months, many charities, businesses and social enterprises have been forced to...


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Demonstrating a return on investment (ROI) for charity branding

19/02/2020

It was during a recent chat to a client that the conversation turned to return on investment (ROI)...


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Putting our website under the microscope

11/02/2020

New year, new start! We decided to kick off 2020 by reviewing our own website and thinking about...


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Our 2019, wrapped

25/12/2019

We’ve had another jam-packed year at Wired Canvas, and we’re almost ready to hang our stockings by...


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Don't keep pressing the snooze button on your brand and website

18/12/2019

Investing in your brand and website might feel like a distraction from ‘real work’, but here’s why...


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Why adventure play is making Islington awesome

15/09/2019

Earlier this year we started a fantastic project with the wonderfully named Awesome, who have six...


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Come on baby, don’t fear the rebrand

13/09/2019

The prospect of rebranding can often be a daunting one. It throws up a multitude of questions about...


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The evolution of the b-side brand

20/12/2018

Back in 2009, we pitched a new brand identity and website for b-side Arts Festival. We won and...


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b-side festival 2018

18/09/2018

My parents met in the county of Dorset and moved to London shortly after where I was born. Like...


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Rooftop collaboration day

29/03/2018

As a remote team we talk a lot over video, this has huge benefits but it's important to take stock...


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Round up of 2016 (Warning: contains awards)

14/12/2016

Well, here we are. The end of 2016, and what a rollercoaster of a year it’s been (for us, and the...


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Five fantastic homelessness and poverty charity websites

17/08/2016

This blog is continuing our series around Charity Websites, identifying effective features and best...


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Four fantastic children’s charity websites

03/08/2016

Having recently launched a new website for the international charity Worldwide Veterinary Service,...


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Six great arts and community charity websites

01/08/2016

Having recently launched a new website for the international charity Worldwide Veterinary Service,...


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Five brilliant health charity websites

18/07/2016

Having recently launched a new website for the international charity Worldwide Veterinary Service,...


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Five amazing animal charity websites

06/07/2016

Having recently launched a new website for the international charity Worldwide Veterinary Service,...


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What makes good feedback?

01/06/2016

As a design studio, we regularly ask for feedback from our clients to ensure our work achieves the...


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Supporting creativity in schools with design

09/05/2016

Over the last few months we’ve worked with Bow Arts to help deliver the design for two of their...


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Our new website and lots of affirmations (YES)!

04/05/2016

I know some of you have been going crazy waiting for part three of our rebrand blog, so we have...


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Wired Canvas are now Google Partners!

09/03/2016

It’s true, we are now officially Google Partners. If ever you needed more proof of this, last week...


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Our rebrand and redesign (and why you should set a deadline and budget)

29/01/2016

In our last blog, Rob talked about our new purpose and brand (and a hallucinogenic pear), but he...


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Our new purpose and brand (and a hallucinogenic pear)

15/12/2015

Did you ever see the Oliver Stone biopic of The Doors?  There's a scene where the band drives out...


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The Wired Canvas Christmas card 2015

15/12/2015

Some of you may have noticed that we have recently launched a new website (it's not like we've been...


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How to make an artist website using Wordpress

22/08/2015

Here at Wired Canvas HQ we spend a lot of our time building websites for art galleries, creative...


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Conscientious flippers

05/03/2014

It’s important to keep fit when your job involves sitting in front of a computer all day making...


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The highest Christmas card in Europe

18/12/2013

This year we thought we'd do something a bit different and attempt to send the highest Christmas...


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Journey mapping for arts organisations

24/05/2013

Welcome to part six of our Wired Canvas Discuss series, in which we sat down with journalist Amy...


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How to host video online

22/03/2013

Alice: The world of video is upon us, Rob. Surely we need a fancy schmancy souped up website to...


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How to apply for a job (or internship) in a digital web design studio or agency

05/02/2013

Having been on the receiving end of what you lot are sending out, there seems to be one simple and...


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Image copyright in social media

19/12/2012

In part four of our Wired Canvas Discuss series, freelance journalist Amy Oliver got us talking...


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High resolution images for print

06/12/2012

This week (through the haze of our Christmas party) the Wired Canvas discuss blog series continues...


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Instagram for arts marketing

29/11/2012

Last week we looked at how Arts Marketers can take advantage of the awesome social media tool...


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Storify for arts organisations

22/11/2012

We invited ace journalist Amy Oliver to come and interview us about how arts organisations could...


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Using Pinterest for arts marketing, charities and small businesses

27/03/2012

You must admit: Pinterest has been pretty hard to ignore over the last few months. In December last...


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The Comins Tea House package has arrived...

14/11/2011

Today we received a parcel from Rob and Michelle at Comins Tea House - with one of their amazing...


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Create design that means something

05/08/2011

It was whilst working on our rebrand that I questioned who we are as a company and what direction...


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What are open source content management systems?

21/07/2011

What is open source software? We believe in the power of open source. Open Source Software is...


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Art Car Boot Fair, Brick Lane

28/06/2011

Exhausted after seeing Bob Dylan the night before (thought I’d drop that in there), I trundled off...


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KUBE, The Final Hour

07/02/2010

Last weekend I took photos of the last hour the Kube gallery was open to the public:


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Robot dance world record

14/07/2009

It's not everyday you get to take part in a World Record Attempt! Yesterday the Kube attempted to...


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The Journal of Arts Marketing

31/05/2008

The hub map I produced last year (or as some call it ‘the hub brain’) has been published in The...


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