The Design Can

Infographic: Creating the perfect email

Jan 152015

Creating the perfect email, easy right? Maybe not so.

When creating email marketing templates for clients, the main point of the project is creating something that is engaging and ultimatily convert.

EmailOctopus have created this great and well designed infographic for those who are or want to get into email marketing with handy tips on creating the perfect email.

The Design Can t-shirt range coming soon!

Jan 132015

This summer we'll be launching our Design Can t-shirt range on our webstore, more details on specific dates to come.

We've partnered with Logos 4 Polos to produce our range, with different colours and sizes to be made available, we can also confirm that we plan to launch these at £25, with FREE shipping within the UK, shipping to other countries have yet to be confirmed.



Review: Wrapsody gift wrapping service

Jan 092015

Now you may be thinking why am I reviewing a gift wrapping service on my design blog but here me out.

Now the Christmas dust has finally settles and all the decorations are crammed back in my garage, I though I'd take time to reflect on one of the serivces I used over the festive period.

Wrapsody gift wrapping service offer bespoke gift wrapping, I was able to give them my gift, decide a theme if I so wish and Wraposy do all the hard work for you. The reason I decided to use this service was not because I was too lazy to wrap my gift (although I can't wrap to save my life!) I actually wanted to add a special touch to my girlfriends Christmas pressent.

Now I did forget to take any pictures of my gift, not even on Christmas morning as she was way too eager to open her present, however there are plenty of examples on their website, I do highly reccomend checking it out.

Infographic: A guide to being a successfull graphic designer

Jan 092015

So you want to become a graphic designer aye? Well a word of warning, it's not going to be easy and you'll need to practice and perfect your style.

But don't let that put you off, if you truly want to make it and you're willing to put the effort in and you'll make something of it.

This infographic gives some great tips in making it as a successfull graphic designer, something and designer, newbie or not should take notice off.


Welcome to The Design Can

Jan 092015

Hello and welcome to The Design Can.

My name is Harrison Martin, I'm a graphic designer in the UK with over 5 years experience now, and still loving it. One of my new years resolutions was to start blogging again, and The Design Can was born from this. 

The Design Can is for all things design. Inforgraphics, designs, logos and unusual things they'll all be on here.

So bookmark this page or follow me on Twitter @TheDesignCan to keep up to date on my what's going down on the blog.