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March 22, 2017

Happy James’ guilty pleasures!

January 13, 2017

Finding that Happy balance for a PB

Happy’s Content and PR Manager Nick often emails various blogs and articles around the Happy Office […]
October 14, 2016

Why getting things wrong can be right…

No-one likes being told they are wrong. Right and wrong are two sides of a spinning coin. Why would […]
March 24, 2016

Looking deeper into your logo…

I was in Val d’Isère’ two weeks ago and a sign at the Olmpique Station […]
January 15, 2016

Design is about fun, no need to run!

‘Are you a UK graphic designer? If so, the chances are you’re a white male […]
October 2, 2015

A creative mind makes a Happy client

What does it mean to be ‘a creative?’ The ‘a’ is important as it means […]
April 17, 2015
Graphic Retro Letters set Typography : the psychology of typeface. Aesthetic text, Cognitive science and the emotional art of fonts.

To B or not to B

The choice of a typography within a design is not just a personal choice or […]
January 30, 2015

Future? Marty, what do you mean? How can we be in the future?

Back to the Future is rightly a cult classic. It was released Thirty years ago […]
November 21, 2014

National Identity

What’s the national dish of Sweden? Not sure? How about the the flag? Yes? Blue […]
September 12, 2014

To Brit or Not to Brit

In a few days time. Scotland will have referendum to answer a three hundred year […]
June 20, 2014

Creative Thinking in Emoji

Most of us use emoji on our phones and in our emails. They have become […]
April 30, 2014

What does creative thinking mean?

At Happy Creative we often use the phrase ‘creative thinkers’. What does that really mean? […]
February 28, 2014

Creative Bias

The recent horizon programme on BBC2 regarding the psychology of bias, demonstrates that every decision […]
February 6, 2014

Kids Box – Cambridge University Press

_ Client: Cambridge University Press Project: Animation / Infographic A Happy Client:  Cambridge University Press asked Happy […]
December 24, 2013

Y:ACTIVE – Internal Displays

_ Client: YMACA – Y:Active Project: Internal displays for Y:Active Leisure Centers.
December 6, 2013

Christmas Countdown

Christmas is nearly here. Our Chief Happy Karen Lambert has been given us a weekly […]
October 11, 2013

We can work it out…

Creative thinking to produce a happy result is a key component of our Creative Thinkers’ […]
August 23, 2013

How many graphic designers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

Humour is a strange beast. We all find different jokes or situations, laugh-out-loud funny or […]
June 14, 2013

When an Apple loses its shine

Purely in a visual sense of course. We have all read with great interest the […]
May 3, 2013

Always promise what you can deliver

I have two children, a young boy and a younger girl. The boy has swimming […]
March 8, 2013

Judge a Book by its Cover

This week is world book week. I know because my son came home clutching his […]
January 18, 2013

5 Brand New Year’s Resolutions

We all make new year resolutions at this time of year. Some we keep, some we….. […]
September 21, 2012

Can you remember?

Nostalgia is a very powerful emotion in design. It is an interesting concept for current […]
July 27, 2012

Branding – From A Designers Point Of View

I have to say, I’ve been working as a designer now for 3 ½ years […]
July 13, 2012

1908,1948, 2012

What do these numbers have in common? Any ideas? Before you scroll down to reveal […]
May 21, 2012

Why brand perception means everything ….

Creating a powerful brand that customers relate to is about building the strongest positive perception […]
May 10, 2012

Shooting a Corporate Video – Part 2

Rain. Rain. And plenty of low cloud. The first morning of the shoot and all fingers […]
May 7, 2012

Shooting a Corporate Video – Part 1

‘Fingers crossed for the weather’. It is a simple phrase that holds such a disproportionate […]
December 23, 2011

Bring on 2012!

The keyboards clicks are softening, the mice are slowing down and thinking is beginning to […]
December 9, 2011

How strong is your brand?

Corporate identity and branding is by far my favourite form of design. It can sum […]
August 26, 2011

The art of conversation

Couple on holiday with two grown up children, sat around a table next to me. […]
July 8, 2011

A Change of Direction

I was going to write this blog about the processes that make a business happy, […]
May 21, 2011

Happy as you know it

I have been following with great interest the new government initiative to measure happiness. As […]
January 31, 2011

Email Marketing

We spend vast portions of our day, reading them, writing them and responding to them. […]
November 30, 2010

I can hear bells!

Not in the Quasimodo sense, but in the impending juggernaut that is Christmas. The reason […]
September 17, 2010

What Inspires You?

“Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper […]
July 20, 2010

Happy Creative Logo Design Process

Logo’s aren’t just logo’s. The very best logo’s have a connection and convey exactly what […]
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