SSL – Is your site secure?

Have you noticed that some URLs start with “http://“ while others start with “https://“? And that extra “s” is there when you’re browsing websites that require giving sensitive information, like when you’re paying bills or shopping online. But where did that extra “s” come from and what does it mean? This is the definition from … Read more

GDPR – what the heck is all that about?

GDPR – bet you don’t even know what it stands for, right? We had to ‘google it’ ourselves. Its full name is General Data Protection Regulation and it’s coming soon – if you own a business, ignore it at your peril! It’s time-consuming but needs to be done. GDPR and how it affects you GDPR … Read more


We live in a colourful world. We are surrounded by colours everywhere we go, whether going to a restaurant with friends, having fun in the neighbourhood park with our furry best friend, or cooking dinner. It’s important to know that each colour is tied to an emotional and psychological response. That’s why you need to … Read more

Why we only offer one design when creating brands and logos

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Clients often expect us to create a number of choices of brand or logo design. This is crazy. Surely it’s better to spend the budget on the one design that we as designers know is the right approach? Why waste the budget creating designs that we know are going to be discarded! First of all, … Read more

Why you shouldn’t design your own logo

“I had a go at designing a logo but it doesn’t look great, can you help?” Good question – here are some mistakes businesses make when designing a logo for themselves;   They use amateur solutions Avoid websites that promote ridiculously cheap logo packages. You get what you pay for. Or as the old saying … Read more

Pazzy’s time at Cube Lab


Pazzy joined us for a week back in 2014 for a work experience placement. he originally wanted to learn web design and development but it became clear very quickly that he preferred the creative side of web design and has been with us (on and off) ever since! He’s now at Exeter University studying physics … Read more

Do you need a re-brand? 


  Ask yourself; does your brand tell a story? As a business owner it can be very difficult to take a step back and review whether or not your brand does what it’s supposed to, so we’re going to give you a helping hand. Challenge yourself with the questions below and if you don’t like … Read more

Imagery own your website

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Imagery on your website Whilst text is important, we’re visual creatures so your appearance is everything. The judgement made in just seconds of viewing your website has the biggest impact on how viewers see your company. This is why your choice of imagery is crucial. Compare the style of images you’d see in a kebab … Read more

5 minutes to improve your social media presence

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Love Social Media or loathe it, I’m afraid you need to accept that it’s part of everyday life these days and it’s easy to make it work for your business. Here are our tips for improving your social media activity: Formulate a plan and have a goal. This part is easy; just write down in a … Read more

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