What have we got to say for ourselves? 

What have we got to say for ourselves?

Digital masterclasses, dog updates, charity challenges, latest industry trends and all you need to know about the branding process. We’re a mixed bunch here who like to do things our way. Here’s a little taste of our world…

Oh, for crisis sake.

The world and his/her/their wife/husband/significant other (think I've covered everything off there) have been posting on LinkedIn over the past three months (might be more, might be less – I don’t even know if it’s day or night anymore, I had crunchy nut for dinner last night and pizza for breakfast this morning) about how to successfully advertise during a global crisis.
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Big or small, companies have the same agenda…

Oh, for crisis sake.

The world and his/her/their wife/husband/significant other

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Evolving with the times, making changes now and for the future.

We have embraced changing times by relocating to a new rural and inspirational space in Milton Keynes.
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Evolving with the times.

Evolving with the times, making changes now and for the future.

We have embraced changing times by

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Women in design.

As a woman you’re most likely going to be out-numbered when it comes to gender in your career. You might find yourself as the only female within your team or without a female lead to look up to. You’ve got to be inspired by those around you, as well as becoming your own role model.
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Now, it’s no secret that in the design industry the gender split is heavily in favour of men.

Women in design.

As a woman you’re most likely

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A day in the life of an Animator.

Hi, my name's Jay Patterson. I have worked at Cygnus for about five years now. I joined in an assisting compacity, and eventually became leading Animator / Editor and Retoucher.
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5 types of animation.

A day in the life of an Animator.

Hi, my name’s Jay Patterson. I

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Looking after you & your mental health.

Now that we are all having to adapt to living with social-distancing, the need to stay emotionally and mentally well has never been greater. There are many steps you can take to look after your mental health and wellbeing which can help you feel positive and upbeat.
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How to be productive, stay sane and have a little fun.

Looking after you & your mental health.

Now that we are all having

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The difference between branding and re-branding.

Exploring what it means to create a brand from scratch, giving birth to a new creative personality, and what it means to evolve this in order to stay relevant.
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When you think of a brand, what do you think of?

The difference between branding and re-branding.

Exploring what it means to create

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Mindfulness & creativity part 2.

In our previous blog about mindfulness and creativity we looked at the relationship between meditation and the creative process. And what we discovered was by entering a more focussed state we experience enhanced levels of divergent thinking. Sounds fancy but it essentially means you have a higher volume of original ideas after becoming mindful.
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So what exactly is meditation?

Mindfulness & creativity part 2.

In our previous blog about mindfulness

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Mindfulness & creativity part 1.

With the growing demand for unique and original design concepts it’s become more important than ever for us, as a creative agency, to understand the mechanics of true inspiration and pull apart exactly how the process unfolds. Is there a science behind the spark of every new idea? Perhaps a more pertinent question might be: are there steps which can be taken to help boost creativity and fuel the function of inspired thinking?
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Reaching beyond the scope of simple relaxation.

Mindfulness & creativity part 1.

With the growing demand for unique

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Cygnus reach the drum roses awards final!

We are absolutely thrilled to officially announce that Cygnus are a finalist for The Drum Roses Awards 2020!
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A truly collaborative affair.

Cygnus reach the drum roses awards final!

We are absolutely thrilled to officially

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5 Reasons your business needs photography.

Photography isn’t always the first thing you think about when considering the design needs of your business. There’s logos to get created, websites to get built and brochures to get printed. There’s always the temptation to overlook photos, or think ‘I’ll just make do’ with a shot you’ve taken on your phone.
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Make your first impression count.

5 Reasons your business needs photography.

Photography isn’t always the first thing

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