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Behind the scenes at MOO: Creating the artwork for our sale

July 2014, by Jon | Add a comment

Ever stopped to look at a piece of creative artwork and wondered what the designer’s inspiration was, or how they arrived at a finished piece? If you’re anything like us, then the answer is probably yes!

When we spotted MOO Senior Designer Matt’s design for the latest MOO Sale, our curiosity naturally got the better of us. So we’ve picked his brains and taken a sneaky peek into the design studio to find out how he came up with the idea and how he brought it to life. Over to you, Matt!

“The brief was to create something vibrant and attention grabbing. We wanted to hint at ‘summer fun’ without being obviously seasonal, especially as our …Continue reading this article…

Flipping awesome!

June 2014, by Jon | 4 Comments – latest by Ray Mongey

If you were to flick through any of the notebooks here at MOO HQ, you’d find them brimming with designers’ sketches, marketing managers’ to-do lists, and even the occasional song lyric (some of us are still holding out on those dreams of fame…)

If you’re really lucky, you might find something even more exciting. We recently had a little nosey through Art Worker James’ notebook and look at what we found:

This gave us an idea. To help celebrate our new line of Mohawk Strathmore notebooks (they’re pretty fancy – check them out here!), we thought we’d challenge you to show us your most creative flipbook animations.

So pick up your pens and get doodling! …Continue reading this article…

Introducing… Strathmore Notes

June 2014, by Andrea | 1 Comment – latest by Kara

MOO aren’t the only ones who truly appreciate the power of fine paper – notebook users from the dawn of time feel the same way! Franz Kafka wrote in quarto-sized notebooks, while Pulitzer prize winning author Frank McCourt confessed to using notebooks for over forty years. And Thomas Hardy liked them so much, he had a different one for every different type of thoughts – including one titled simply “Facts”.

That’s why we’re incredibly excited to reveal that MOO are the exclusive host to a brand new line of beautiful paper journals, created by our friends (and fine paper makers) over at Mohawk…so without further ado, we introduce Strathmore Notes.

Designed for beauty and …Continue reading this article…

Five simple steps to getting that creative job

June 2014, by anup | Add a comment

It’s difficult to get a job in your chosen creative industry – difficult, but not impossible! The competition is definitely fierce though, so we asked Anup, Design Director at MOO, to give some words of wisdom – wisdom that’s coming at you directly from the type of person who’ll be doing the hiring! And here’s what he has to say…

So you’ve passed through college and graduated – phew! Now you can just walk out and score an amazing job hanging out in a cool space, with cool people, doing cool stuff and getting paid, right? Wrong, I’m afraid… now the hard work starts. And these days the competition is tougher than ever out there – so here are five tips …Continue reading this article…

The right tools for the job

June 2014, by emma | 3 Comments – latest by emma

We’ve all had that ‘not-enough-hours-in-the-day’ feeling, so finding those things that make our working lives that little bit easier can be a real blessing.

As an online business, we’re big fans of calling on technology to help us do our jobs better. We caught up with a few of the MOO Crew to discover the tools they swear by for getting things done.

1.  TweetDeck
Jon Baldwin, Community and Content Associate: “Tweetdeck is a super useful tool. It lets me see all the tweets that mention MOO, Business Cards or any of our other products, as well as follow interesting conversations with different hashtags. I can also create filters to show me only the relevant or most important tweets, which is perfect for …Continue reading this article…

Join the fold

June 2014, by Jon | 6 Comments – latest by Susan

We all know that Letterheads are a great way to send professional business communications, such as invoices, proposals, cover letters and more. These interactions with clients and business partners are important for helping your brand to stand out and be remembered, and are the perfect opportunity to have a little fun and show off your personality, too.

Letterheads have another trick up their sleeves – folding! When designing your Letterheads, why not give some thought to how the person opening the envelope will experience the information and your chosen design? Thanks to double-sided colour printing and the option of Printfinity with MOO Letterheads, there’s plenty of room to get creative.

We asked Felix, MOO Product Designer and …Continue reading this article…

Get on your bike: Wheels for Water

June 2014, by leila | Add a comment

You don’t have to be a superhero to make a difference in the world – but though many people sympathise with the plight of those less fortunate, far fewer turn their sympathy into a charitable business that truly makes a difference.

That’s why we admire Justin Ahrens, founder of Wheels4Water – because that’s exactly what he’s done! And no, he’s not a super human or a saint – he’s an ordinary creative professional, who, as you’re reading this, is currently well into his 1000 mile ride from Atlantic Ocean to Lake Michigan (a journey that, he assures us, includes real actual mountains!) in order to raise awareness for the world water crisis, and money to provide an entire …Continue reading this article…

Prinfinity winner – flippin’ good!

May 2014, by Jon | Add a comment

One of our favourite things about Printfinity (that’s being able to put a different one of your lovely images on every card) is seeing all the clever, fun and inventive ways you use it to showcase what you do. That’s why we ran a competition all about Printfinity (after all, who doesn’t love a competition?).

We wanted to see how you used Printfinity to ensure that after that great networking moment, your brand new connection or customer remembers you and hopefully even recommends you to someone else!

We hope you’re as excited as us about finding out who the winner is, so we’ll get right to it. Let’s give a big round of virtual applause (and some less virtual MOOlah, of …Continue reading this article…

MOO goes to…the Design Week Awards!

May 2014, by Andrea | Add a comment

It’s not every day we get our glad rags on over here at MOO (we’re a pretty casual bunch). But last week’s Design Week Awards in London were certainly worth digging out our bow-ties and high heels for.

We were genuinely privileged to be a part of such a prestigious event in the world of design. And not just because Design Week celebrates creative minds and rewards excellence, (or the delicious food!). No, we were most excited because our very own Head of Design Anna Ebubedike was presenting an award – and she did a lovely job too!

We arrived on time to The Troxy, an incredible art-deco theatre in Limehouse designed by legendary …Continue reading this article…

We’ve been improving things

May 2014, by emma | Add a comment

It’s fair to say it’s been a busy few months here at MOO HQ. We like to do everything we can to help you achieve the great design you want across all of our products, so we’ve been working extra hard to deliver a whole bunch of changes that we think will make the MOO experience just that little bit easier and more enjoyable for you.

New range of templates

For a start, we’ve introduced a range of templates for you to use on the image side of our Business Cards, MiniCards and Postcards. Previously you could only upload a single image, but now you can get a lot more creative with your design, and you don’t …Continue reading this article…

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