February 7, 2017 | by David

Print is not dead!

There's been a lot written recently about the relatively rapid demise of print in this digital age. However, there is still a rightful place for it....
December 21, 2016 | by Irvine

The History of the Christmas Tree

Dating back centuries before Christ, cultures brought evergreen trees, plants, and leaves into their homes upon the arrival of the winter solstice, which occurs in the...
December 14, 2016 | by Mhorag

Creative Logo Design

More than just a pretty (type)face! The most successful brands often have the simplest of logos, Amazon, Google and Samsung to name but a few. What...
Pokemon Loose in the Flintriver Studio
July 27, 2016 | by Mhorag

When Gaming Means Business

One of the many perks of working for Flintriver, is that our studio is very close to Loch Leven Heritage Trail – the perfect spot for a...
July 13, 2016 | by Carrie-Anne

We’ve Been Recommended!

We're really proud to announce that we've been added to the Recommended Agencies Register (RAR) for 2016/17! RAR is the fastest way for potential clients to...
June 6, 2016 | by Mhorag

Team night out – Perth Festival

As part of our ongoing work with Perth Festival, the Flintriver team were invited to a night of comedy with Nina Conti at Perth Concert Hall on Thursday...
June 3, 2016 | by John

Connoisseurs Scotland Luxury Scotland 2016 Brochure

Our latest production for Luxury Scotland, a high quality brochure, is an invaluable source of perfect Scottish destinations for the discerning traveller. As well as a...
March 11, 2016 | by Mhorag

Wine Tasting with Inverarity Morton

Flintriver were invited along to Scotland's most prestigious trade only wine event at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh on Wednesday 9th March. Hosted by Inverarity Morton,...
February 12, 2016 | by Liam

CMS: The Power Lies At Your Fingertips

As well as designing and building your website, we give you the tools and support to take control of your own content. A content management system...
What Is SEO?
December 19, 2015 | by Liam

What is SEO?

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is the process of affecting the visibility of a website in a search engines unpaid or organic results. In general, the higher...
Intellectual Property
November 1, 2015 | by David

Intellectual Property Rights on the Web

Intellectual property (IP) rights in the design industry are made up of a number of legal protection elements and a business should be aware of them...
August 17, 2015 | by David

Board Announcement

The Board of Flintriver Ltd. has announced that its Chairman, Aubrey Thompson, has stepped down as of 31 July 2015 having completed his mission. Aubrey joined...
October 2, 2014 | by Carrie-Anne

Branding, Digital, Marketing and…Us!

We’ve been merrily working away here at Flintriver HQ and thought it about time we got you all up to speed with our goings on with...
Website Design Timeline
June 10, 2014 | by Liam

Web Design FAQ – How Long Does It Take?

Part three of our web design FAQ’s looks at the million dollar question – how long will it take? The quick answer is…how long is a...
Responsive Design
May 23, 2014 | by Liam

Web Design FAQ – Can All of the Content be Displayed On-Screen?

The next article in our web design FAQ’s series is one that we have noticed creep in more and more recently; I like the design but...
How to Design a Website
May 13, 2014 | by Liam

Web Design FAQ – What’s The Process?

Over the next few weeks, we will be looking at some of the questions that pop up during almost every website project. We start off our...
March 17, 2014 | by Carrie-Anne

A Grand Win

Flintriver is delighted to have been appointed brand and marketing partner for the prestigious property development, Hamilton Grand in St Andrews. Hamilton Grand is part of...
Power of Advertising
February 21, 2014 | by Liam

The Power of Advertising

We at Flintriver have had our eyes glued to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, mainly because of our new found love of curling, thanks to our...
December 6, 2013 | by Liam

Flintriver Try Curling

As part of our association with the Royal Caledonian Curling Club, we were invited to give the sport a go at one of their Try Curling...
October 29, 2013 | by David

A Marketing/PR Partnership

Established in 2001, Flintriver's core business in the early years focused on providing a graphic design service for corporate and marketing collateral. We have subsequently evolved...
September 26, 2013 | by David

RAF Leuchars Airshow 2013

Saturday 7 September was the last ever RAF Leuchars Airshow. For Flintriver it marked the end of a successful and enjoyable association with the event, having...
August 8, 2013 | by Liam

How Secure Is Your Website?

As the demand for content management systems (CMS) grows, so too does the threat of your website being hacked. Below is a superb infographic demonstrating how...
June 4, 2013 | by Liam

The Responsive Factor

Mobile apps are more popular than ever these days but is it really necessary for your project? Typically an app offers some sort of service. Think...
May 7, 2013 | by Liam

6 Web Design Trends for 2013

The year 2012 brought a huge advance in new web design trends. The ever evolving web means that we, as designers, can’t rest on our laurels....
April 25, 2013 | by Irvine

Legal Client Case Study: Macnabs

Over the next few days we will be putting the spotlight on one of the sectors we serve so well, the legal sector. This is the...
April 24, 2013 | by John

Legal Client Case Study: Murray Donald

Over the next few days we will be putting the spotlight on one of the sectors we serve so well, the legal sector. The first case...
February 18, 2013 | by Liam

Beautiful Font Combinations

Following on from our 6 Web Design Trends for 2013 article, we take a look at one of the trends of the year, typography. One of...
January 23, 2013 | by Carrie-Anne

Inspirational Quotes About Design

Much can be learnt from the words of graphic designers and artists. Here is a collection of inspiring quotes about design. Enjoy! “Everything is designed, few...
December 12, 2012 | by Dave

Flintriver Redesign the RCCC Logo

Flintriver were delighted to have been selected by The Royal Caledonian Curling Club (RCCC) to redesign their logo in time for the European Curling Championships. The...
December 11, 2012 | by Carrie-Anne

The Psychology of Shapes and Symbols in Graphic Design

Shapes and symbols have subliminal effects and are used with great effect by designers to ensure that the right message is portrayed. Shapes, boxes and borders...
November 30, 2012 | by Carrie-Anne

Scottish Creative Industries

It’s St Andrews Day so there is no better day to highlight the contribution that Scottish Creative Industries make to the UK economy.   The creative...
November 21, 2012 | by Liam

File Formats Explained

A file format is a standard way in which information is encoded for storage in a computer file and consist of bits that comprise of the...
November 7, 2012 | by Liam

Web Safe Fonts

Almost all computers are installed with a set of fonts which have been put there by the computer manufacturer as the default for the operating system...
October 24, 2012 | by Liam

What is Responsive Web Design?

This approach to web design can be quite confusing at first so to get started here is a definition of responsive web design; “A website that...
October 19, 2012 | by Liam

What to Consider When Designing for Mobile Devices

The rapid rise of mobile internet access makes it all the more important for companies to design and develop their websites with mobile users in mind....
October 11, 2012 | by Carrie-Anne

Graphic Design Trends 2012

Graphic design trends are dynamic and are constantly changing as a result of new technologies. To avoid being left behind designers need to keep up with...
October 5, 2012 | by Carrie-Anne

Graphic Design History – Postmodern

The term postmodern has been used in the graphic design world since around the 1980?s and is used to describe an art movement that contradicted the...
September 29, 2012 | by Carrie-Anne

Graphic Design History – Contemporary

Contemporary art can be defined as works that have been produced since World War II up to the present day, and reflects what is currently in...
September 26, 2012 | by Carrie-Anne

Graphic Design History – Swiss/International Typographic Style

Swiss, or International Typographic Style was a major force in graphic design and remains so today, especially in the area of corporate identity. This style of...
September 21, 2012 | by Carrie-Anne

Graphic Design History – Psychedelia

The word “psychedelic” means “mind manifesting”, and artistic efforts to portray the inner world of the psyche are considered to be “psychedelic”. The psychedelia movement started...
September 4, 2012 | by Carrie-Anne

Graphic Design History – Late Modern

Late modernism encompasses the period from the end of World War II to the early 21st Century. Late modernism describes movements that both arise from, and...
August 29, 2012 | by Carrie-Anne

Graphic Design History – American Kitsch

“Kitsch” is a German word meaning “in bad taste” and in terms of graphic design this describes work that is considered to be tasteless and pretentious....
August 23, 2012 | by Carrie-Anne

Graphic Design History – Art Deco

Art Deco is a design style that started in Paris during the 1920?s although it didn’t really take hold until after World War l during which...
August 16, 2012 | by Carrie-Anne

Graphic Design History – Modernism

Modernism can be defined as modern thought, character and practice, with the power to create, improve and reshape the environment through experimentation. Modernists were those who...
July 31, 2012 | by Carrie-Anne

Graphic Design History – The Victorian Era

Graphic Design is visual communication that employs different techniques and influences that have been gathered through the ages. This post is the first in a series...
July 19, 2012 | by Carrie-Anne

Building a Good Client-Designer Relationship

It is very rare that a good business relationship will just happen, like any other relationship it is something that needs to be worked on. In...
July 13, 2012 | by Carrie-Anne

The Importance of Consistent Branding

To start let’s briefly explain what a brand is. A brand is your companies proposition or message telling people what your brand promises.   Your companies...
July 4, 2012 | by Carrie-Anne

Overview: An Approach to the Economic Assessment of Arts & Creative Industries in Scotland

Economic Contribution Study: An Approach to the Economic Assessment of Arts & Creative Industries in Scotland is a study commissioned by Creative Scotland in partnership with...
June 26, 2012 | by Liam

Things to Consider when Designing your Website

When you take the decision to design a website or redesign your existing website you must ask yourself a number of questions. The more planning you...
June 20, 2012 | by Carrie-Anne

Where to Find your Design Inspiration

Inspiration can come at any time, any where and from any thing but sometimes it can be very difficult to find! Before starting to think about...
June 14, 2012 | by Liam

Elements of an Effective Landing Page

A landing page is the first page your visitor arrives at after clicking a link to your site, this could be from search engine listings or...
June 6, 2012 | by Liam

Web Accessibility Explained

“The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect” Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the...
May 30, 2012 | by Carrie-Anne

Identifying your Target Audience for Design Projects

Effective design, whether it be for print or your website should complement your company and its products or services. To captivate your audience you will require...
May 4, 2012 | by fl1ntr1ver

Scotland’s Digital Future

The Scottish Government, in their publication ‘Scotland’s Digital Future – Infrastructure Action Plan’ set out their commitment and steps they will take to deliver world-class, future...
January 11, 2012 | by fl1ntr1ver

Case Study – Fife Golf Trust

Fife Golf Trust formally took over Fife Council’s seven directly managed golf courses in April 2011, they also coordinate the council’s wider golfing interests. Flintriver won...

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