Spent too much in the January sales?

January offer – 25% discount!

Happy New Year everybody!

I’m running a promotion this month.  If you require design services, but are finding that cashflow is tight this soon after Christmas, then this might be for you.

For the duration of January 2015, I will be offering a 25% on all new graphic design commissions.

Sound good?  Get in touch!

#StandUpAgainstDepression

Merry Christmas one and all!

Now the festive season is well underway I wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, not to mention a prosperous and happy New Year.

I’ve made a habit over the past few years of sending CWDmedia-branded Christmas cards to each of my clients. This year, however, I’ve elected to make a donation to a charity that is dear to me instead – the Depression Alliance.

The Depression Alliance brings people together to end the loneliness and isolation of depression. They also campaign to end the stigma of depression and to raise awareness of what it means to live with it. For some, Christmas can be a very lonely time of year and as somebody who has suffered with depression in the past, I’m glad to help in some small way.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the Depression Alliance here.

Have a fantastic Christmas and I look forward to catching up with you in 2015!

 

Steve Braund
CWDmedia

Imminent change of address

Just a quick update to advise that I’m moving house on Saturday 26 July and will have restricted Internet and e-mail access for a few days while I’m waiting for my new telephone line and broadband to be activated.

Please bear with me – I will endeavour to respond to all enquiries at the earliest possible convenience!

Quick update

Apologies for the lack of updates recently – things are very busy here on the commission front, and to compound things I’m in the midst of preparing for a house move towards the end of July.

Among the jobs I’ve been working on are:

  • Logo, literature and social media branding for TrixiPix Photobooth Hire
  • Logo, print advertising and website for MDT Print & Design
  • Book cover design for Emma Scott
  • Logo for GNC Technology
  • Sandwich board design for Gelato Henley
  • Logo design for Darren Wingham Wedding Photography
  • Banner and social media branding for Martyr de Mona
  • Website for Dan Baker (Guitarist / Session Musician / Tutor)

There are also a number of jobs I’ve been working on that I’m not in a position to talk about just yet, but suffice to say it’s keeping me out of trouble.

I’m also happy to say that a winner has been selected at random for the Amazon Kindle Fire HD prize draw – I’ll bring news on that just as soon as we can arrange a photo opportunity!

Martyr De Mona live in Wolverhampton | CWDmedia

Martyr De Mona release ‘Impera’ and tour UK

CWDmedia clients Martyr De Mona’s long awaited album ‘Impera’ was released earlier this month on In At The Eye Records to widespread acclaim.

After I’d helped them with the odd flyer design here and there, the band approached me prior to going into the studio with a view to putting together the album artwork and supporting promotional materials.

The album artwork came together well, incorporating photography by Steve Gerrard and illustration by Joshua Farnell.  It was supplemented by flyers, posters and a huge backdrop banner as seen on Sunday night when the band headlined Wolverhampton’s Wulfrun Hall – a venue I’m no stranger to myself after my time with VERT.  The bill also featured fellow CWDmedia clients The Black Hounds and it was great to see the Midlands rock music scene is in such rude health!

The Wulfrun Hall date was part of a UK tour the band is currently midway through in support of ‘Impera’.  Check out the CWDmedia Facebook page to see the finished artwork.

Enjoy Martyr De Mona’s video for ‘Influence & Persuasion’ (track 2 on ‘Impera’) below, and if you’d like to pick up a copy, links are as follows:

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/impera/id781610284

Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/IMPERA-Martyr-De-Mona/dp/B00INIDI2S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1398162674&sr=8-1&keywords=Martyr+de+Mona

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Win a brand new Amazon Kindle Fire!

Photo: Amazon
Photo: Amazon

That’s right, I’m giving away a brand new Amazon Kindle Fire 7″, complete with HD display, 8gb of memory AND wi-fi connectivity worth £129 to one lucky customer!

To qualify for the prize draw, simply place an order for graphic design work via the contact page of this website.

The prize draw opens on Sunday 16th March 2014 and closes at midnight on Friday 30th May 2014.

A full list of terms and conditions can be found here.

Good luck!

 

CWDmedia support for London Marathon runner

A good friend and former bandmate of mine is running in this year’s London Marathon.

Andy Walker, from Rugby, is raising money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital as part of a group named Team Awesome.  Together, they are running marathons, mountain races (while carrying 35lb packs), racing rafts, busking in town centres, riding bikes for miles, playing gigs and, in their words, “doing anything we can do to raise as much money as possible.”

The Virgin Money London Marathon is one of the great British sporting events, combining elite athletics, mass participation and record-breaking fundraising in one race. The course is a gruelling 26 miles 385 yards long, passing through the streets of London from Blackheath to the famous finish line at The Mall.

“The support I have received from Steve at CWDmedia in my various charity fundraising endeavors over the last few years has been amazing,” said Andy, “Each and every time he has stepped up and done what he can to contribute towards the cause. Sir, I salute you!”

It’s a pleasure to lend the support of CWDmedia to the cause and help Andy and the team towards their target.  You can support them too by donating online here.

 

Welcome to the new look CWDmedia

As the saying goes, “New Year, New You”.  Well, in addition to mentally committing to get fitter, eat cleaner and rid myself of my bad habits, I thought I’d give the CWDmedia site something of a makeover ahead of what I hope will be a busy year on the freelancing front.

Besides the facelift, you probably won’t notice an awful lot different with CWDmedia save for the introduction of a blog, in which I intend to provide straightforward and practical advice, ideas and tips on all things graphic design, photography, copywriting and marketing.  There’s already a few posts – feel free to browse and, if you’ve something positive to add to any, leave a comment!

 

Martyr De Mona – ‘IMPERA’ album artwork complete

I’m delighted to say that artwork was completed for Midlands-based rock outfit Martyr De Mona‘s forthcoming album ‘IMPERA’ recently.  Featuring the excellent photography of Steve Gerrard and illustration of Joshua Farnell, the artwork features an eight page rollfold inlay and I’m really pretty darn proud of the outcome.
It goes hand-in-hand with what is a really excellent album (produced by Romesh Dodangoda, whose credits include Funeral For A Friend, Motorhead, Bullet For My Valentine and CWDmedia clients Nya).  Fans of Alter Bridge, Alice in Chains and Helmet are going to love it when it’s released in March on In At The Eye Records!

I’ve supported the design of the album artwork by producing the artwork for Martyr De Mona’s album launch show at Wolverhampton’s Wulfrun Hall on Sunday 20 April 2014, where support comes from CWDmedia clients The Black Hounds.  Tickets are already on sale – visit www.wolvescivic.co.uk or www.martyrdemona.com.