Graphic Design Blog

Responsive HTML Email Design

January 10, 2018 5:06 am

Most popular email marketing platforms have great drag-&-drop email builders that handle responsive email design very well. But, occasionally, I am required to build an email from scratch... (more)

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 and other CMS websites. The hackers gain access to your database through an old... (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)

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)

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)

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 this website back in 2008, initially without any real plans for what I was going to do with it, it was simply a way for me... (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 print when using full bleed images. After explaining it to countless people over the years via email or over... (more)