The Studio 4 Blog
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The benefits of hiring a full service design and marketing agency

So you’re looking for a new website design and build, and your first port of call is to have a quick search on the Internet to find local companies and designers in your area. The chances are many will come up, and they will be a mixture of studios and freelance designers and developers, but which do you choose?

All of these companies will have their pros and cons, as some agencies specialise in a certain aspects of design and marketing. For example they can design your website, however they may not have the resources or knowledge in marketing to get the website to your target market, meaning you will have to find another company to do this aspect. If you are a company that is looking for a high media presence in both print and online, then this may be something to consider, as moving tasks between different agencies … [Read More]

Experiences, Opportunities and Benefits of working at The Studio 4

My first few months at The Studio 4 have been personally and professionally eye-opening. From my first experience in driving in heavy snow on my way to work, to working with brand-new clients across various sectors, there has been numerous occasions in my short time where The Studio 4 way of working differs to what I have experienced in previous roles.

As in almost any career, communication is key. Having originally come from a company with an extensive number of employees, constant communication with teammates was largely non-existent. The Studio 4 however is comprised of a relatively small team where communication is key and every member of the team needs to get involved to ensure that the projects handled are completed at the highest standard.

Another key point to The Studio 4 is the importance developing relationships in the workplace with colleagues and with clients. Building relationships with people involved … [Read More]

Does your company need to be more social?

Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram; at what point does your company have enough of a social presence, and will there be yet another new social platform we will all be using before the end of the year?

Most companies now have a social media presence of some kind, some companies are now even employing people purely to handle their social media, but how many posts do you need to make, one a week, one a day, one an hour?

When it comes to how many, it all depends on what you have got to say, if you can post regularly without repetition with relevant information, then regular posts can be worthwhile. An estate agent that has 50 properties for sale may post 2 or 3 times a day, however, a company with a small product range may only post once a week because they simply do not have enough to … [Read More]

The Design Process – Concept to Completion

As one of the designers at The Studio 4 I have had the opportunity to work on some really exciting projects over the past 12months, Including advertising campaigns for a leading flooring manufacturer and websites for some of our biggest clients. Producing artwork for projects like this is always a challenge, I’ve written this blog to give insight into how I tackle these briefs.

Every designer is different and there isn’t one single way of working. It all depends on what works best for you, the timescale and the project. But for me as a rule of thumb I break my design process down into 6 key areas. Reaching each step helps me get to the next, and gives me a structure to a more often than not hectic day. It also allows me to understand where each different job is up to, and makes picking them back up easier. … [Read More]

All-Stars 2 – 7 The Studio 4

The charity match between the Newport All-Stars and The Studio 4 proved to be a great success. Fortunately, the weather stayed fine and at 2pm, 25 players and a good crowd descended on the football pitches at Lilleshall Sports centre.

The studio 4 had pre-match concerns about their keeper with none of our players seeing it as their best position, so it was agreed that 3 or 4 of the lads would rotate. As the game kicked off, The studio 4 were under the cosh a little as we tried to get our shape. The All-Stars were passing the ball well and tried to capitalise on the fact that we did not have a natural goal keeper. They operated with a 4-5-1 formation with Ben Jones in the All-Stars midfield looking sharp as the All-Stars gathered a bit of momentum. Twenty minutes into the game and against the run of … [Read More]