By Tim Langford-Smith in JAZ - 25 years

Chapter 25: Che sarà, sarà

It all began  9,125 days, 1,300 weeks, 300 months, a quarter of a century ago when armed with a second hand Apple Ilcx Mac and a passion for design I started JAZ.  It was no easy feat, especially in the midst of the “recession we had to have” and in a city as isolated as […]

By Zoe Langford-Smith in JAZ - 25 years

Chapter 24: The Future of JAZ

As the 25-year weekly blog enters its final stages, it provides a great opportunity to reflect on the future of JAZ as we move into our next chapter as a Perth small business. With an ever-changing environment in terms of technology, economy and lifestyle, it’s important that small businesses remain versatile, multi-skilled and adaptable in […]

By JAZ Creative in JAZ - 25 years

Chapter 23: Let’s Get Social

As many of our clients would know, the team at JAZ are not shy when it comes to sharing our passion for multi-channeled marketing, in particular using one of the 21st century’s greatest gifts – social media – to shake up the digital landscape, and simultaneously shake off the myth that in order to be […]

By Tim Langford-Smith in JAZ - 25 years

Chapter 22: Passion in Every Pixel

What is passion and what does it look like? Passion is the difference between playing the piano and being the pianist, it’s who you are not just what you do. Passion is what makes you leap out of bed in the morning, eager to start the day. Put more simply it’s what you love. Dr […]

By Sandy Jurewicz in JAZ - 25 years

Chapter 21: How to find your passion

This week we turned within and had a chat to our resident designer Sandy. Sandy has had an underlying passion for all things design since she was a little one, and we thought it would be great to share her reflections on incorporating what you love and what you do! When did you first realise […]

By Tim Langford-Smith in JAZ - 25 years

Chapter 20: The Road we Travel

Statistically very few small businesses survive beyond five years. So how did we get to make it to 25 years? For me running a small business is like going on a long journey into the great unknown.  You’re excited, apprehensive and your energy is buzzing at the very prospect of starting this journey, you can’t […]

By Ken Langford-Smith in JAZ - 25 years

Chapter 19: Names

This week’s blog post is penned by Ken Langford-Smith. Alongside his background in teaching Ken is passionate about indigenous education, and has been a principal at a number of schools across Australia, most recently at Yipirinya School in Alice Springs. He has since been a welcomed presence in the JAZ studio, helping out with everything […]

By JAZ Creative in JAZ - 25 years

Chapter 18: A Day in the Life of JAZ

One of the most dreaded questions a designer will be asked is, “what do you do”? The simple answer would be, “I am a Graphic Designer”, but the reality is, backed by the blank look you get, most people don’t know what a graphic designer actually does. Add into the mix strategic marketers, social media […]

By Tim Langford-Smith in JAZ - 25 years

Chapter 17: Staying Ahead of the Game

If you’re like me, nowadays you have a wallet full of plastic rather than notes, which is rapidly becoming old school with the onset of mobile technology and Apple Pay.  Just recently when standing at the checkout at my local hardware, I watched the lady in front of me just wave her watch under the […]

By Deanna Varkanis in JAZ - 25 years

Chapter 16: Keeping the Language Alive

The written word holds that of a ubiquitous presence. More so today than at any other point in human history we communicate through the art of language, combining words together to underscore our meaning, our sentiment, our direction and our intent. Over time we’ve become witnesses to a digital revolution that has dramatically impacted the […]