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Catch up on the latest news and topics relating to web and graphic design at MSGD Studio.

Welcome Jack!

Published on 15th August, 2018 by Marc Smiddy

We’re (sort of) welcoming a new team member to the MSGD family. Jack has been on our radar for a good number of years and has often helped us out as a creative freelancer during our busy periods. His style and creative flair impressed us so much, that when the opportunity arose and MSGD needed…

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Templates Aren’t Bad, But Here’s Why We Love Bespoke Design

Published on 24th July, 2018 by Darren Bond

Website themes and templates are not all bad; they have their virtues. We could have chosen to create and sell website templates, or provide the service of installing and customising them for clients, or even leverage templates behind the scenes to deliver a low-cost, high volume web design service. We considered all of the above…

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20 Million Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Ignore GDPR

Published on 12th March, 2018 by Marc Smiddy

The next time we spend €20 million, we’d like to get something in return – preferably something with a pool, tennis courts and a vast garage stuffed with exotics. Sadly, we don’t have that kind of spare cash lying around, so we’re sitting up and paying attention to GDPR. Fines are not fine with us….

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3 Reasons Why You Should Create A Visual Diary

Published on 3rd February, 2018 by Marc Smiddy

We’re a creative bunch at MSGD and have been honing our design skills over many years. We love designing, doodling, sketching and coming up with fresh ideas, but one thing that has always stuck in my mind is something an old art tutor once said, “all art comes from other art”. I think what she…

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Good Content: Your Most Effective Route to More Visitors

Published on 3rd September, 2017 by Darren Bond

Is your website failing to achieve what you hoped it would? If so, you’re not alone. Whether you wanted to increase your brand awareness, build an email list, generate leads and sales, or had any other goal that requires more visitors to your site, it’s likely that there’s one common reason why it’s not happening;…

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Explained: The 3 Options for Your New Business Website

Published on 20th July, 2017 by Marc Smiddy

There are many options for businesses wanting an online presence, and we know that it can be a dizzying subject for many business decision makers. As much as we would like to give you a quick and satisfying answer to the question “which is best?” the truth is that the only quick answer is “it…

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Why You Should Hire a Pro to Design Your Logo

Published on 7th April, 2017 by Marc Smiddy

Most of the people we serve don’t fully appreciate why they need a logo, so we think it’s safe to say that you, dear reader, are probably in the same boat. After all, the intricacies of excellent logo design aren’t exactly common knowledge. However, if you’re about to invest in a logo (or any other…

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Feb Top Five!

Published on 28th February, 2017 by Marc Smiddy

This month has been a busy, yet productive one for MSGD. The merger with Provide Design has proved to be very successful, allowing us to produce and complete work in a faster timeframe, but with the same level of quality that we strive upon. We thought we would share with you five completed projects in…

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MSGD & Provide Design Join Forces!

Published on 2nd February, 2017 by Marc Smiddy

We have some exciting news to share with you at MSGD! For the past couple of months we have been working on a project that will see Provide Design and MSGD join forces, and as of yesterday (1st February 2017), the two companies will be known as one, under the MSGD brand. The team will…

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Drift Limits Performance is Go Go Go!

Published on 16th January, 2017 by Marc Smiddy

Last year we designed and developed a new website for Drift Limits, a track experience and driving academy based at Bovingdon Airfield. They approached us to produce a bespoke website that would save admin time to process orders but would also make the online booking process much simpler for their customers. After the success of…

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MSGD Studio's New Office

Moving Into Our New Studio!

Published on 1st January, 2017 by Marc Smiddy

After a year and a half of working from home offices, we’ve taken things to the next level and are excited to announce that MSGD has relocated to a professional studio space at Wingbury Business Village in Wingrave! The need for an office space came as we started to take on more complex projects which…

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What is SSL and Why is it Important?

Published on 30th December, 2016 by Darren Bond

The Internet is constantly evolving, and as it continues to do so the sophistication and prevalence of hacking and cyber crimes, unfortunately, follow suit. Users are often concerned that the information they are submitting to a website is not secure, and with security breaches being commonplace in the news, it’s never been more important to…

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