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Quizzes and Questions for New Year’s

December 2008, by Lisa | Add a comment

On this New Year’s Eve Eve, we figured some of you might be going a little stir crazy at home (too much of a good thing) or perhaps you’re one of the minority who’s working today and need a distraction. We definitely did. That is why what’s left of the MOO crew have been trying out some end-of-year quizzes.

However, before you get stuck in to some of these quizzes, we have a few questions for you about MOO. It should only take 5 minutes and we really do appreciate the answers. It’s the same survey that was in our Boxing Day newsletter. If you did complete that, you can skip this part and get right to the …Continue reading this article…

A New Year’s Eve Abroad

December 2008, by Emilie | 13 Comments – latest by Christina

Christmas is now at our door. Most people have already bought their Christmas and Holiday Cards. But some of us; Europeans and French, send cards for New Year. I moved to London 7 months ago from Paris and plan on keeping the very convenient French custom of sending cards in January, as well as kissing at Midnight on New Year’s Eve!

Speaking of the French, did you know that In France, New Year

MOO recommends last minute gift certificates!

December 2008, by Alicia | Add a comment

If you, like us, are feeling that 2008 has reached its final days in the blink of an eye, you may be in a blind panic about getting last minute Christmas and Holiday gifts.

First of all, there is no shame in handing over a Christmas present mid January, (well, maybe a bit of shame.) But try to position a belated gift as a clever way of extending the festive season into the New Year when everyone would otherwise be bored and depressed.

Secondly, most of our favourite companies sell gift certificates, which not only ensures you’re not left empty-handed and red-faced when standing round the Christmas tree, but also comes across as a lovely, thoughtful way of …Continue reading this article…

Tips for going it alone

December 2008, by Denise | 2 Comments – latest by Denise

After the financial stresses of recent months, we’ve come across lots of people who are thinking of going it alone. Some are ‘jumping before they’re pushed’ and others, who have been made redundant are thinking now could be as good a time as any to go freelance.

As someone who freelanced for two years before working at MOO, I always find listening to different people’s experiences really interesting. I personally stopped freelancing as the opportunity to work with MOO came along, and it sounded like fun (it is, actually). I was also quite tired – my office was my front room, and work was always there, in the corner of the room, needing to be done. It’s quite hard to …Continue reading this article…

I’ve started so I’ll finish

December 2008, by Denise | 3 Comments – latest by Betty

Many of MOO’s designers undertake their own personal projects, creating artwork for themselves, friends and clients around the world. In this digital age, a lot of this work is created on screen – but we still get a huge buzz out of seeing original works created the old fashioned way; on paper, using real pens or pencils.

Andrea Joseph is one such illustrator. Working from her overcrowded desk (shown above) she’s just finished over 300 hours worth of drawings, filling an entire Moleskine sketchbook. A total of 53 pieces, there’s a huge mix of work, from beautiful buttons…

to service station classics..

The very final page of the masterpiece even contains 9 little …Continue reading this article…

Ways to get clients to love you

December 2008, by Denise | 2 Comments – latest by raphael

Some time ago, the wonderful Chicago based photographer, Dawn M gave away a free photoshop template for making MiniCards. A raging success, we’ve seen the template used to great effect time and time again.

One of our other favourite photographers, Robyn, has recently used the templates herself… and look how cute the cards are!

More to the point – look how great they work when packged as a gift for clients:

Robyn has used the reverse of each card as a little contact form for playdates. Each pack of 100 MiniCards serves as a gift for 5 different clients (the parents of the photogenic babies) – each client receiving 20 cards. It’s …Continue reading this article…

MOO loves photography

December 2008, by Emilie | Add a comment

As you know, we love photos, cameras and anything to do with photography. And we know you do too. So on this chilly Friday afternoon, over in London, we bring you two pieces of photography related news!

The first thing that we think deserves a mention is a brilliant idea called the Disposable Memory Project. It’s a simple but totally addictive idea. A team of these guys have traveled round the world, leaving behind disposable cameras as they go, in the hope they’ll be picked up, passed on, and eventually return home full of photographs.

If you find a camera (yes, it can be you), take a few photos where you’re standing …Continue reading this article…

The MOO warehouse is bustling with activity!

December 2008, by Dan | Add a comment

Well the Holiday rush has truly begun here at MOO and our faithful troop of elves and reindeer have been working hand over fist to get your important holiday orders out the door and on the sleigh. With the smell of

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