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SANTANA GRAPHIX – CASE STUDY

Posted on October 16, 2012

SANTANA GRAPHIX – CASE STUDY

AFTER THREE YEARS TOGETHER; SANTANA GRAPHIX CONTINUES TO SPICE THINGS UP FOR CLIENT BROWN SPICE BOUTIQUE Establishing her own business, while developing the brand of a like-minded business woman; has certainly proved highly successful for Chantal Crocker, founder and managing director of Santana Graphix. Crocker shares more about the dynamic growth of the two entities, during the following Q&A session.   SANTANA GRAPHIX: Please provide an overview of your design work completed on the brand – to date I started with the initial logo...

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The Importance of Graphic Design

Posted on October 15, 2012

Definition of GRAPHIC DESIGN : the art or profession of using design elements (as typography and images) to convey information or create an effect; also : a product of this art The Importance of Graphic Design Graphic Design done by Professionals who are Creative and Passionate about getting your UNIQUE message across to create a Brand Position in the marketplace. The Importance of Graphic Design: Graphic Design is something which drives advertising and attracts us to brands. That is why it is said Graphic Design is so important to our...

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Colour my Inspiration…

Posted on October 15, 2012

Colour my Inspiration…

  From a tender age, I was raised in a vibrant fabric shop. Owned by my gran and grandfather, we called them “nona” and “nono” respectively – as we are half-Croatian and half-Portuguese. Named the melting pot of Africa; multi-ethnic backgrounds in South Africaare mandatory and almost as colourful as the many bolts of material I would run past on a daily basis. The exposed rolls of fabric would jut out unevenly from the shelves, begging me to touch them. The colours and patterns inspired me. The shop was situated in Yeoville, on...

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20 Reasons to Have a Website

Posted on October 14, 2012

20 Reasons to Have a Website

(1)    Establish Your Presence Approximately 8 million people worldwide have access to the Internet. No matter what your business is, you can’t ignore 8 million people.   (2)    To Network Business is simply nothing more than making connections with other people. Every smart business person knows, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. Passing out your business card is part of every good meeting. Well, what if you could pass out your business card to thousands, maybe millions of potential clients and partners,...

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Free Fax2Email

Posted on October 14, 2012

Free Fax2Email

Here are SOME reasons why you should have a FREE Fax2Email number: Receive all faxes in your email account Increased privacy Receive anywhere you can access your email Improved productivity High Speed delivery No limits on volume Delete faxes without wasting paper or toner Forwarding of received faxes No engaged lines for clients faxing in No more lost faxes No more queuing at the fax machine No paper jams No more fixed fax line rentals. Save 20% on fax sending Save 20% – 25% on International faxing Save up to 30%...

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Typical Website Setups

Posted on October 14, 2012

Typical Website Setups

Have no idea what to put on your website? You’re in luck! We have outlined the very BASIC overview of what pages/categories that are used on websites for certain companies/industries/persons. Please note that this is only a guideline. You do not have to have your website exactly like these: General Websites Home Page About Us Services Products Gallery Contact Details   Hotels, B&Bs, Lodges, etc Home Page About Us Accommodation / Rooms Functions & Events Menu Surrounding Attractions Gallery Reviews Contact...

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Understanding Domains, Hosting & Website Design…

Posted on October 13, 2012

Understanding Domains, Hosting & Website Design…

In simple terms #1: A DOMAIN is like the name on a book. HOSTING is like an empty book. It gives you the space to store your information and images. A WEBSITE is the information and images that go inside the empty book.   In simple terms #2: A DOMAIN is like the address of your house. HOSTING is the land or the space in which you are given to have your house and furniture. A WEBSITE is then like the house/building and the furniture inside it.   In technical terms: A DOMAIN name is the name and/or address of the website, i.e....

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7 Benefits of Having a Personalized Email Address

Posted on October 13, 2012

7 Benefits of Having a Personalized Email Address

#1. A professional image! Your professionalism is in question in every day as you do business. One way to quiet some of the questions is by setting your personalized email to reflect your business. Having your name on your web address supported by your business shows your customer that you are ready to do business and treat them with respect as a customer.   #2. Brand name and recognition! If your branding is something that’s important to you, it’s important to protect it. Publishing your brand name by using it as your personalized...

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Let GRAPHIC DESIGN define your Brand

Posted on October 12, 2012

Let GRAPHIC DESIGN define your Brand

This year has flown. To think we are at the end of 2012. I can’t believe it was 6 short years ago that I started my passion of building my dream SANTANA GRAPHIX. It got me thinking. I went back to what inspired me. It comes down to the Definition of GRAPHIC DESIGN which is the art or profession of using design elements (as typography and images) to convey information or create an effect; also : a product of this art The Importance of Graphic Design must not be underestimated!!   Graphic Design done by Professionals who are...

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