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We may have put away our tear stained England Rugby shirts for another 4 years and eaten the last of our Halloween sweets  - but here in the Fanatic Studio we’ve still got something to celebrate.  Studio News For a couple of months we’ve been...

Welcome to October, warm weather seems a distant memory, and it’s back to walking/biking through the Bristol rain to our Studio each morning! It has been an inspiring combination of creativity, collaboration and reflection for us over the past month, both inside and outside of...

There may be a shivering downpour if you look outside, but if you look inside the Fanatic studio, the creative machine, we’re roasting creativity and haven’t even turned the fans off yet. It’s signified a rewarding summer for our team, creating meaningful work and delivering...

It may be Upfest's fallow year, but the Fanatic team on North Street haven't been short of creativity this month. It's been bustling here, and we're excited to share what's been happening in and around the Fanatic studio. We'll showcase the topical creativity of Eleanor's...

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Studio Scrapbook: July

Another month has flown by in the Studio and as always it has been non-stop! We have welcomed a new member to our Digital Marketing team (more about Michael in next month's scrapbook) and have enjoyed sharing the studio with two Year 10 work experience...

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Gutenberg Blocks

WHY IS IMPORTANT? First, it is necessary to understand the flexible content approach. Any page/post type in WordPress comes with a Rich Text editor by default. This is quite limited and exists in two ways to extend this functionality and create different block types like...

Studio Scrapbook

Studio Scrapbook: June

There are a lot of exciting new projects on the horizon in the Fanatic studio

There are a lot of exciting new projects on the horizon in the Fanatic studio, and our team is continuing to grow rapidly. We have a new member for the digital marking starting in June, you'll get a chance to know more in the next...

Studio Scrapbook

Studio Scrapbook: May

April was a wonderful combination of chocolate and long weekends, but we still managed to be as creative as always

April was a wonderful combination of chocolate and long weekends, but we still managed to be as creative as always. Our avid readers (hi mum!) will know that we have been working on the Carmichael Fisher rebrand for the last few months and have been...

Studio Scrapbook

Studio Scrapbook: April

  An insight into studio life March has come to an end and as always the team have been busy in the studio. The Digital Marketing team have been expanding on their (already impressive) knowledge, we welcome back a familiar face and we look at...

  Why blogging is important for your business   Blogs are often one of the most under valued section of a website. Adding content to them is seen as a chore and they can quickly become dormant and unused. If this is the case with...

Design Marketing Studio Scrapbook

Studio Scrapbook: March

  An insight into studio life   After what felt like the longest January on record February has flown by! As always the Fanatic Studio has been a hive of activity with some fantastic new design work, our team expanding and even a trip to...

  An insight into studio life   We will be changing our Scrapbook layout and tweaking the content this year. We know you have all been dying to know more about the team and what makes us tick so your wishes have been answered. Each...

Live Video This isn’t a new concept, but it is one which a lot of companies are underutilising, or not using at all. Facebook and Instagram both have a live video option, and one of the best features is that it sends out a notification...

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Studio Scrapbook: December

The Christmas countdown is on! Mariah Carey and Wham have begun to grace the office playlists, the Christmas Party is booked and we are all waiting to see who is the first to wear a Christmas jumper in the studio. But the work hasn't stopped...

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Studio Scrapbook: November

Winter is well and truly here! The team have been hard at work, mainly to keep their fingers from freezing, and have produced some great work. We have also had time to look over all that was learnt at the Brighton SEO Conference, and we...

Design Marketing Studio Scrapbook

Studio Scrapbook: October

As September comes to an end and the first Christmas adverts dare to grace our screens, we have finally had to turn on the central heating! It's been a busy month again for us here at Fanatic, with more new staff joining the team and...

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Studio Scrapbook: September

Summer 2018 is over and we can’t help but feel it went by a little too quickly. While the heat waves and holidays are starting to become distant memories, the Fanatic studio shows no signs of cooling down. This week the scrapbook is full of...

Between Upfest and the Balloon Fiesta, August is a special time to be in South Bristol. And just like North Street, the Fanatic studio has been having some fun and a bit of a makeover (more on that in future scrapbooks!). That doesn't mean it's...

  New Street Art at North Street & The Tobacco Factory This weekend we were reminded why we love having a studio in South Bristol, as Upfest took over for it’s annual celebration of street art. Upfest is the largest street art festival in Europe,...

Design Studio Scrapbook

Studio Scrapbook: July

There we were thinking June was busy, and then July comes along to blow it out of the water. Between supporting England through the World Cup and enjoying the sun, we’ve found the time to produce some fantastic web development, design and marketing work. There’s...

Design Studio Scrapbook

Studio Scrapbook: June

June has been such a busy month that we’ve only just found time bring you up to date with what’s been going on in the office. Between team members setting off on summer holidays and exciting projects reaching their final stages, we’ve got loads of...

  A New Style For a Local Favourite   The local Backwell Playing Fields have recently installed new signs designed by Fanatic. These clean, contemporary graphics are a great fit for this family favourite local playing area. We're really proud of how the designs turned out and...

  A Modern Theatre On Our Doorstep We’re proud to announce our support of Tobacco Factory Theatres in their ambitious building redevelopment project, through sponsorship of a seat in their new Spielman Theatre. We have loved our office space in the Tobacco Factory over the...

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Studio Scrapbook: May

We’re back in the studio after a sunny bank holiday weekend in Bristol. It's been a busy month of big projects, client visits and new team members so far. We can't wait to share it with you. SNEAK PEAKS Lime Venue Portfolio: We’re currently working on...

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Studio Scrapbook: April

There's a lot that happens in the studio that we don't get to shout enough about! So this is the first part of a new series looking at the work, inspiration and conversations that happen closed doors in the studio. OUR TOP PROJECTS The National Archives -...

  This week is Bristol Social Media week with events happening across the city (you can find out more here), so we thought we would round up our thoughts on how social media is still a widely underused tool for helping to grow your business. 1. Optimising...

It’s no secret that more and more people are using mobiles to surf the web. Mobile is huge and is increasing year on year – there’s no getting out of it. This leads us on to our main topic in this article nicely, making sure...

February will be our biggest ever month for Digital Marketing, meaning we need your help! We're hiring for a Digital Marketing Executive to join our wonderful Digital Marketing Team. We're growing quickly and we'd love to see you join us on our growth journey. We're...

2017 was an emotional roller-coaster, Donald Trump came into power, Walkers Prawn Cocktail flavoured crisps were nearly erased from history, and Big Shaq’s ‘Man’s Not Hot’ was forced upon our bleeding ears for a number of months – thankfully that’s slowly dying, but what seems...

2017 was a great year for Fanatic with lots of different projects going on, as well as helping some of our clients become Award Winners. We were very proud of our results and wanted to share them with you, so we created an infographic to...

  As the last vestiges of 2017 fade away, for many it’s a time to look ahead at the exciting opportunities of the year to come, but not while there is still an excuse to rant about some of the most irritating trends of the...

We would like to congratulate Lime Venue Portfolio on winning two awards, one for the Best Website and the other for great Marketing, both of which has been delivered by Fanatic!   On the 24th October 2017, Lime Venue Portfolio picked up the first of two...

  There are several myths flying around about Social Media and certain aspects of what you should and shouldn't be doing as a company. We take a look at these myths and bust them, ghostbuster style. 1. You have to spend a certain amount of...

Over the last few years, within the graphic design/illustration community, there has been an emergence (or more accurately a resurgence) of a particular kind of stencil printing using a machine called Risograph — pronounced rise-o-graph (at least that’s how I say it). A number of...

  It was a particularly rainy morning, I was sipping from my coffee and catching up with emails when one of them caught my eye. It was an invitation to Smashing Conference in Oxford, which is jam packed full of discussions about the latest design...

I’ve created a quick illustration to go with this review, it’s not very often you’ll be blessed with the presence of my (average) design ability, but I liked the film and it motivated me to create something inspired by it, after detoxing for 3 days...

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Ice Cold in Powys

So this is the bit where we tell you we took a week off from our busy schedule to hike troll-infested Icelandic fjords. We could convince with reports of minus 12 degree temperatures, 40 mile an hour winds and several feet of snow that we...

In a time where more companies are embracing the potential of new digital trends, being asked to create a web hosted platform to showcase articles in book form could seem a bit safe. For Vanguard, an investment management company, market trends are much more of...

Pennethorne’s Cafe Bar, has been shortlisted for 'Best Restaurant or Bar in a Heritage Building' at this year's prestigious Restaurant & Bar Design Awards. As one of our many delightful clients but definitely the most stylish, it comes as no surprise. We spent many an...

As one of Bristol's leading web design and digital marketing agencies, we're proud to have designed and built a new Magento ecommerce website for cricketing legend Jack Russell. Former England player (1987 to 1998) Jack Russell, is now an internationally recognised artist and has commissioned the...

Cities are rich sources of visual material whether you’re looking for it or not. And playing on this is the new campaign for the Museum of Childhood at the V&A. (more…)

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We've been busy working on some great websites but it's always a treat to design something for print. These are the private parties and comment card samples we received for our client Pennethorne's Cafe Bar (oh and we designed their website too!) Simple, beautiful design on a...