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Team Bravo and Choiroke

Steve has joined Bravo and Choiroke as creative designer. Choiroke is a concert platform bringing together a diverse range of choirs from across Surrey and Sussex for one night only with some songs involving audience participation.

Choiroke’s next concert is back at The Dorking Halls in Surrey on Saturday 1 March 2014.

Choiroke’s debut event took place at The Hawth in Crawley on 3 November 2010. Their second Choiroke concert and debut in Surrey took place on Saturday 11 February at Dorking Halls. They returned to The Hawth in Crawley in March 2013 and are now look forward to their fourth Choiroke back at the Dorking Halls.

Choiroke sets the stage for Community Choirs to perform in a venue that they could never afford to do alone, to showcase themselves alongside other diverse choirs, so sing in the massed choir numbers totalling over 200 voices and have enjoy the opportunity of the audience participation.

The audience enjoys an evening of diverse music and the option to sing along. Some audience members have joined a choir after attending Choiroke’s previous events.

Please visit the Choiroke and Team Bravo website

Twitter @choiroke


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Steve Oakes on Identity Design…

Steve Oakes on Identity Design…

What is your attraction to designing Identities?
“It is the fact that Identities / Logos are at the very beginning of everything. They are how something is recognised, portrayed and understood. What could be better than that?”

What traps or mistakes should a young designer avoid when working on an Identity Design?
“To make sure they understand what the client does, and understand the client’s audience. Most importantly, to have the ability to explain why they have designed the identity that way, and be prepare to inspire their client.”

With your experience, are you able to complete a logo or identity much quicker than before?
“I can access the visual ideas much quicker now. The design process time can vary depending on the individuals involved. The design time is important especially if budgets are tight, however, what really matters is how the end user perceives the design solution.”

Do you think it’s important for a graphic designer to be able to draw?
“I believe it is important that they can look and interpret what they see. It’s also important to be able to make a rough sketch of what they see, to help start the creative process.”

Logo sketches

What is the best bit of advice you have been given?
“Illustrate using typography from my one of my lecturers at Art College.”

What is the worst bit of advice you have ever been given?
“I can’t remember, I must have forgotten it.”

So if you looking to refresh your businesses Identity / Logo, or about to start and new business venture, why not give Steve Oakes at Turquoise Creative a call – with his years of experience he would love to give you some support.

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Coffee or tea lover?

Maybe you are both? This infographic might sway you or not. We definitely learned a couple new facts!

Coffee v Tea

Health experts often cite the benefits of drinking coffee and tea, but have you ever wondered which is the healthier option?

Created by PolicyExpert, the infographic ‘The Health Benefits of Coffee VS Tea’ points out the good and bad of both beverages.

According to the infographic, drinking coffee helps protect the liver against cancer. It also helps prevent type 2 diabetes and reduces the risk of dying from heart diseases. However, drinking too much coffee increases the risk of stillbirths and also decreases blood flow to the heart.

As for tea, it reduces the chance of a heart attack and offers protection against lung cancer, but it also contains large amounts of Tanin, which reduces the absorption of iron in the body.

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