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 […]

By Deanna Varkanis in JAZ - 25 years

Chapter 15: Hidden Resources

As big believers in giving more than we take, among our favourite tidbits and tools we like to share are the ones that we create especially for you – our friends and clients – sans strings, and free of charge. They are the middle children of all our offerings: relatively independent, creative, never really in […]

By Zoe Langford-Smith in JAZ - 25 years

Chapter 14: The Culture Club

Harnessing a strong organisational culture in any business is crucial, however in small business the impact of culture is undoubtedly amplified. Working with a small team creates transparency, whether intentional or not. The moods, attitudes, and feelings of staff deliver an impact to the overarching value of the business, and it is important to be […]

By Tim Langford-Smith in JAZ - 25 years

Chapter 13: Maintaining Your Mojo

How do you maintain your mojo? To answer this you have to firstly understand what your mojo is. Your ‘mojo’ is that special quality that makes you successful and full of energy. Or more simply put, it’s your magic: your zip, your pizazz, it’s that spark. So over 25 years in business how do you […]

By Deanna Varkanis in JAZ - 25 years,Marketing

Chapter 12: The Rise of Content Marketing

The concept of content marketing as an effective yet subtle tool of brand promotion actually began in the late 19th century (or perhaps even earlier if you take a look at the Great Moon Hoax of 1835, as published by The New York Sun) alongside the growth in technology, and the desire for companies to […]

By Deanna Varkanis in JAZ - 25 years

Chapter 11: Colourful Thinking

We’ve all heard that vague allusion to there being a ‘psychology’ behind colour, but how much do we really know about colours, beyond – well – them making up the broad spectrum of all that shades our world? While the misconceptions surrounding colour theory are as varied as the nuances attached to each hue, the […]