Graphic Design Blog

Creating a Brand Identity

January 27, 2017 5:08 pm

One of my recent projects was to produce a complete identity for an ambitious laser-tech company. The project involved creating two brands – a corporate brand & a... (more)

WordPress SEO Pharma Hack

October 23, 2015 6:58 pm

The Pharma Hack is quite a subtle, clever hack which seems to affect WordPress websites – and other CMS websites. The hackers gain access to a CMS database... (more)

My view of SEO

February 7, 2015 7:20 pm

More & more clients are asking for SEO services & what can be done with SEO… or what is SEO? I believe that everybody should be able to... (more)

My Design Experience

November 28, 2014 6:08 pm

ModRed Design is the creation of myself, Scott Bowen, a Freelance Designer based in Swansea, South Wales, UK. This article gives you a little background information on my... (more)

Why use Cloud Software?

October 20, 2014 1:14 pm

I have seen a number of clients being pushed into using cloud software in the past year or two, in the belief that their business will be more... (more)

Responsive Email Design

September 13, 2014 4:43 pm

Firstly, I’m not a fan of email marketing… most people do not want to receive the email in the first place, and are sometimes powerless to stop them... (more)

Drawing a stencil using Illustrator

August 21, 2014 7:20 pm

One of my jobs is to create original illustrations for a tattoo stencil company. They usually give me a basic design brief – perhaps producing a range of... (more)

Colour Spectrum

July 18, 2014 6:41 pm

When I was taught about colour, regarding the printing process, I was taught that a printer should be calibrated to produce the colours expected. I was also taught... (more)

Building an E-Commerce Web Design

April 5, 2014 6:58 pm

An e-commerce web design is fairly easy to set up, but to effectively direct your visitors to the correct products requires a bit of thought & planning… depending... (more)

Photoshop Tutorial

October 27, 2013 9:04 am

This tutorial will teach you how to professionally retouch photographs of cars using Adobe Photoshop – change the colour of the bodywork, remove the background, create atmospheric backgrounds,... (more)

Studio Retouching & Airbrushing

October 26, 2013 6:39 pm

This tutorial will teach you how to professionally retouch & airbrush studio photography using Adobe Photoshop – remove the background, airbrush skin tones, remove blemishes, fade hair edges... (more)

My time at Funky Pigeon

October 26, 2013 6:22 pm

Back in early 2008 I landed an amazing job at an on-line, personalised greeting card company called Remind4u – they later became Funky Pigeon. Initially, my job was... (more)

History of ModRed Design

October 26, 2013 6:16 pm

I built www.modred.co.uk back in 2008 – initially without any clue what I was going to do with it. It was simply an experiment. This post details the... (more)

My time at the Evening Post

October 26, 2013 6:10 pm

My first real job was at the Evening Post in Swansea. I prepared newspapers for production in a variety of ways… I will try to convey my experiences... (more)

Print Bleed & Margins

October 26, 2013 6:01 pm

This article explains how to set up artwork for printing when using full bleed images. After explaining it to countless people over the years via email or over... (more)