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Will IOS9 Drive News Blogs out of Business

IOS9 is due to be released on iPhones and iPads this September. As well as the usual upgrades and better features – we can expect big changes to the way many online publishers make their money. Safari on IOS9 will be offering an ‘Opt Out’ feature that will disable many of the adverts we currently […]

Letting Professional Properties take back control

We have recently launched Professional Properties new responsive website. With a new look and a site that now works on a range of devices, this is the first step in a new ongoing relationship. A great new foundation means we can now plan ahead for the future. Already one of the biggest letting agencies in […]

The importance and benefits of Responsive Website Design

Responsive web design (RWD) is aimed at developing websites for the prime purpose of user friendly interface. It helps to regulate a platform of websites that can be easily viewed on any device with any kind of resolution adaptation of the screen. Technical gadgets have different screen resolutions so websites need to adapt accordingly, this […]

The importance of writing blog articles and adding fresh content to a website for SEO

If you need your SEO website on the top of search engine rankings then you need to evaluate and plan exactly what you want in it to get among the search engines. You need to add authentic content that allures the reader into visiting the website again and again. To get into the top ranked […]

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What is ‘Mobilegeddon’?

More than 50% of the world’s websites are viewed on mobile devices now rather than desktops, so Google think its only right that they ensure user’s get the best experience and search results. This means they will be actively penalising websites that are difficult to use on mobiles; whether the buttons are spaced too tightly, […]

Apple Watch Apps Yorkshire

On April 10th, Apple are releasing the Apple Watch for pre-order. We’re excited, but for a different reason to most people. Over the past few years, we’ve been working hard to develop some great apps for iPhone, Android, Smart and even web apps. Impulse has really grown when it comes to apps and we’re always […]

Smart Table App Development

We were recently asked to develop a new app by Karen Merrifield of Innovate Educate to be used on a Smart Table. We’ve developed apps for IOS, Android and plenty of Web Apps in the past but this was our first time working with the Smart Table so we were excited to get started. The […]

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We’re Expanding…

It’s that time for us again. We’re expanding into another office. We know what you’re thinking… again! The last few years have gone better than we planned, and as a result we’re expanding into another office. We’ll now be based in Leeds and York. As of the beginning of February we’ll be in Blake House, […]

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Feed your inner winner

We’re proud to finally show case one of our finest brand creations for York’s one and only Dive Bar, Winner Winner. Since October we’ve been working with restaurant owners Jane and Michael on creating a fresh image to suit their new Dive Bar. Based in one of Yorks prime locations looking out onto the river […]

New Impulse site and services are live

We’d like to welcome you to the new Impulse. As a creative agency we’re always tweaking and changing our brand and you would think this would be easy with all the talent we have at our finger tips, but we can assure you this is harder than you think. When we work with clients we […]

Is Google the future

Since the beginning of the computer revolution way back in the late 70’s, no one company has managed to maintain their moment in the sun. From HP to Apple to Windows and even returning back to Apple, there comes a time for the new boys in town to take over. Since the death of the […]

Searching for the right agency

We’re proud to present our latest brand creation for recruitment consultants, Resonate Search and Selection. Resonate Search & Selection have a wealth of experience in the recruitment sector, providing a very personal service in a saturated and impersonal sector. Directors Alison, Therese and Martin approached us to provide a brand identity and web presence that […]

Back to the Future

In a world of fierce online competition, many businesses are searching for new ways to grab their audiences attention whilst also presenting information in such a way, users actually digest it. Several years ago the web world saw a change with a series of eye catching website, using a simple development trick called ‘the Parallax effect’. This […]

BANA Branding

Bana UK are a niche charity based in South Sheffield. With plans to drastically change the charity for the better, newly appointed CEO Debra Nash contacted us to help with the charities brand identity and online presence. Starting a fresh, we initially began with the brand identity, collaborating with the charities team on a new […]

Rise and Shine its Rosie’s Diner Time

American Diner’s are on the rise in the UK, but most end up tacky, lack imagination and serve sub standard food. Rosie’s Diner is a 24/7 American Diner like you won’t have seen before, with quality at the forefront of all they provide. We’ve been collaborating with the company owners for some time and back […]

Sizing it up

Everyone wants the latest tech devices, from Motorola’s high resolution Nexus 6 to the latest 5k 27 inch iMac from Apple. We’re just the same. And as much as these devices are great, they can considerably change the way your business works online. Back in the earlier days of web, you could run your business […]

Georgia Wilkinson rebrand goes live

We’re proud to present Georgia Wilkinson’s new brand and online store. Georgia Wilkinson is an extremely talented bespoke fabric designer based in the heart of Yorkshire. Originating with just fabric designs, Georgia Wilkinson has grown into an online store, providing household accessories with the fabrics created by the team. Over the past 4 months we’ve […]

Password protected?

Security is paramount in our field of business and can’t be taken lightly. We tell you this from experience! We’ve had to learn the hard way, as have many digital companies have. Just take Apple and their latest iCloud hacking situation. We host hundreds of websites and thousands of email accounts, all with clients loosely […]

Picture Perfect out come for Luke Bell

After a brilliant 3 months of collaborating with professional lifestyle photographer Luke Bell, we’re happy to be able to showcase his new brand and web presence. Luke is a international visual storyteller, who previously ran his web presence on a high end ‘do-it-yourself’ website creator, but it really didn’t fit. He approached us to bring […]

A picture speaks a thousand words, so what can video do for you?

When SEO isn’t the most important element of our clients online marketing strategy, we’re always keen to help convey a message through visual representations rather than lengthy sections of text. Wireless Watchman approached us earlier in the year to help promote their latest line of products and specifications to their commercial clients. With free rains to create something short and […]

UK-ACP new brand goes live

Airport parking is never a fun part of going on holiday, but many people need to sort it. UK Airport Car Parks are a comparison website who looked to change the industry with a unique brand identity and online presence. We immediately identified the industry is lifeless with no human interaction, so we wanted to […]

Growing with Twitter

We have clients asking us on a regular basis… How do we build a respectable presence on Twitter? There is no real secret to twitter, the fundamentals are simple, brand up your page, publish good, relevant content and engage with others. Quality beats quantity every time. Create content worth sharing. No-one wants to read boring, […]

Mixing it up for DaWood

We collaborate on a regular basis with Music producer ‘DaWood’ on artwork and promotional pieces. Here is a sneak peek at the latest artwork we created for their latest single. You can see more from the Dawood project here

Signs that Rosie’s Nearly done

As launch gets closer, we get even more excited to have our first official meal at Rosie’s Diner. The brand is evolving at a rapid pace day by day and we wanted share a quick glimpse of the final touches before launch. From jaw dropping 30ft high, back lit diner frontage to wallpaper longer than […]

Responsive Websites

Mobile and Tablet web browsing is increasing on a daily basis. Around 35% of people browsing the web are doing so on mobile devices and it’s estimated this number will be closer to 50% by the end of the year, and why not! It’s more convenient than a desktop, much quicker to use and lets […]

Ways to discover new music

Music is what keeps us ticking, especially when it comes to testing and launching projects, it pretty much stops us gaining insane. We’re always looking for new music to keep things fresh. Thought we’d share a few ways we keep our library up to date. Shuffler.fmA slightly different fountain of music knowledge, Shuffler.fm is a […]

Sprinting ahead of the competition

Sprint Finishing are one of the UK’s largest finishing studio’s, working with the likes of Kelogg’s, Ted Baker, VW, Oxfam and many other well known brands on a daily basis. Being a company constantly stacked sky high with project on extremely tight deadlines, brand and web present seemed to always take a back seat. Sprint […]

Online Storage – Drop Box, Google Drive, Box…

We’re massive tech geeks here at Impulse and love most forward thinking technologies. A year ago, we made the leap to cloud storage for our project management team and have been using dropbox for some time to store all account information. It provides us with simple sharing of files with clients, whilst also offering a […]

GBR powers up

We’ve been working closely with GBR Powerlines for the past 2 years now and enjoy working with the team every time. The relationship began with the creation of their brand identity, then moved towards helping with internal projects. Just under a year ago we began production of a management system aimed at revolutionising the way […]

New Dropbox for business

Dropbox for business is finally here! We’ve been running our project management filing on Dropbox for quite some time and have been waiting for a business dedicated service. Simplicity is the key when it comes to Dropbox. Whether you’re using or sharing, it’s easy to use interface makes day to day tasks far easier than […]

A lick of paint!

We spend more hours than god gives us every week encapsulating our clients identities into beautifully crafted brands, but never really sit down to take a look in the mirror for a little spring cleaning of our own. It’s certainly isn’t through putting it off, more because we’re simply too busy to take a look. […]

Change of scenery

We’ve flown the nest and we’re expanding to Leeds. It was inevitable the move was going to happen at some point and the time has now come to take the leap. We’ve found a great looking studio near the university, with character, plenty of light and enough space to swing a lion or two. We’ll […]

Colabarations all round

HA247 are one of our working partners and have been for quite some time. They take care of all our hosting needs and in return, we take care of all their branding and marketing needs. From brand identity to web presence to project packs, we’ve stamped HA247’s brand across all their marketing touch points, proving […]

Hudson James launch a different approch to recruitment

Hudson James are a high end recruitment specialist, based in the centre of Leeds. After recently tweaking the business areas in a new direction, Hudson James approached us to build a brand that provided a look suited to their approach. We began by gaining a real understanding of their business and what makes Hudson James […]

Admission let Impulse lead the way

Admission is an exciting, top secret project we’re currently partnering on. Being a development led project, it’s going to be quite some time before we get to share anymore with you, but we wanted to showcase a small element of the new branding. This is going to mean some long nights ahead, and we’ll share […]

Happy Christmas

If you’re eating, drinking or just being merry… Have a great christmas! It’s been another brilliant year here at Impulse, and we’d just like to thank you all for making it so great. From all the team, we would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and we’ll see you in the new year. […]

The pebble – A geeks perfect christmas present

You may have seen this one on Walden Schmidt (Ashton Kutcher) in Two and a Half Men and we got the chance to play around with one this week. Only really for the geek’s of the world like us that find this kind of thing interesting, but pretty cool non the less. It’s a basic […]

Impulse takes Control

Control approached us to help evolve their brand and create a bespoke online presence to match the events they create. With a 2 week production time on the table, this was possibly the shorts project we’ve collaborated on, and boy did it take some late nights to complete. Including a completely bespoke layout, custom functionality […]

GBR Appointment

We’re excited to take on one of the largest development projects we’ve create for GBR Powerlines. Over the next year, we will be converting their entire workflow online by creating a bespoke management application for Apple iPads. It’s going to be a long one, but we’ll be sure to share the end results.

A new look for The Family Mediation Service

The Family Mediation Services are a consultancy firm based in the North of England. They approached us to provide a re-brand along with online presence geared for their new business model. We went for a simple and approachable look for the future of the business. More to come in the future.

New impulse studio

Welcome the new Impulse studio – our new open plan layout with a splash of colour and artwork on the walls. We think its a great new place to work in… we hope you like it too. It's taken quite some time, with plenty of blood, sweat and… well no tears, but a lot of […]

Kingstone Oak

We've been working closely with Kingstone Oak for well over a year now and recently collaborated on some new photography for the company. We traveled all the way down to the heart of Herefordshire to meet up with the guys and create an image library for future marketing materials. Built up with a great team, […]

Danny Macaskill

Marketing budgets often get thrown around to add to brand identities, it’s what keeps things fresh and exciting, but this latest video from Redbull is just crazy. You may of heard about Danny Macaskill after his incredible video for bike manufacturer Inspired back in 2009. Now Danny’s gone above and beyond with Red Bull in his latest […]

Jenson Packaging

We’re delighted to present the new brand we’ve created for Jenson Packaging; A leading small run packaging supplier within the North of the country. Working closely with their team, we helped to build brand recognition and step their online presence above the competition. Head over to our case study section to find out more… www.weareimpulse.com/success

Puckett’s Pickles

We couldn’t be more excited to reveal Puckett’s Pickles new website. Puckett’s Pickles are a Yorkshire based food company specialising in fresh and natural foods. We’ve been working with Puckett’s Pickles for a few months developing a new website and imagery. We began the project working on the photography, and now we’re proud to present their […]

A big thanks to Kingstone Oak

Not too long ago we launched a new brand and online presence for the talented oak carpenters at Kingstone Oak. Whilst refurbishing the studio, we got in touch with the guys at Kingstone Oak to seek some advice for our new work stations. They pulled out all the stops for us and traveled 200 miles […]

David Long Designs

We love brands, and we especially love creating brands when we have complete creative control. International interior design company David Long Designs approached us for a complete rebrand to encapsulate their brand visually. Here's a quick taster of what we've been working on. Much more to come shortly…

New Sign

Some of you may have seen the buildings been a little bare on the outside for the last few weeks and many clients have found it a bit of a struggle finding us, but have no fear, all is well. Last week we put up the new Impulse sign in line with our new branding […]

New Images for the studio

We've got some more new artwork for the studio. Including a disorganised mashup of things we like, our studio is now decorated with a mix of breaking bad, disney style illustrations and marvel character posters. They really add the final touches to the studio.

Paradigm Developments

This week we're launching Paradigm Developments website and branding. Paradigm are a property development company specialising in all aspects of property construction and maintenance. Directors Rob Wood and Jamie Bentley approached us to help improve their brand and create a new website. With no previous online presence, we were able to start from scratch and encapsulate everything about […]

Urban Coco

Recently we've been collaborating with Urban Coco – an online & paper based fashion / lifestyle magazine. Urban Coco originally approached us to produce a completely new online presence. Ever since the launch of their new website, we've been working alongside Urban Coco to keep their online presence as up to date as possible. Recently […]

Office Refurbishment

As many of you may know, we were unfortunately burgled a few months ago, but luckily only lost a few iPads and iPhones – all of our Macs, server and tv's were untouched. Whilst sitting in a room of broken glass feeling sorry for ourselves, we decided that alongside our new branding, we would create […]


Here’s a quick brand we created for a revolutionary fishing company – Methodman. As a product based fishing company, we decided to move in a slightly different direction to their competition, opting for a strong blue and yellow scheme mixed with a bold design to help their products jump out from the competition.

i2 Office

We're proud to showcase a collection of our photography work with i2 Offices. i2 Offices operate an ever expanding number of business centers throughout the country, striving for a strong company image at all times. Nick Wentworth-Stanley approached us to take care of all i2 Offices image needs throughout 2012 to help promote their new […]

Primary Tec

We’re really excited to reveal Primary Tec’s new website. Primary Tec are an IT support company based in Hull, specialising in the educational sector. With a very simple brand and limited website, a complete brand overhaul was needed. Including a full website build, complete brand refresh, new logo, caricatures of all staff members, uniformity and integration […]

Brush DJ

Today we launched a new website for Brush DJ – A mobile app designed by dentists to make brushing your teeth more fun and effective. The app allows users to monitor the amount of time you brush your teeth whilst listening to your favourite tunes. The app originated with Brush DJ creator and dentist Ben […]

Puckett’s Pickles

We’re really excited to showcase the first milestone of a project we’ve been working on over the last few months – Puckett’s Pickles. Puckett’s Pickles are a Yorkshire based food company specialising in fresh and natural foods. With their business evolving at a rapid pace, Puckett’s Pickles approached us to take care of all of […]

Hippodrome Casino

This week we were invited to the launch of Urban Coco's international magazine. We helped create a fresh online platform for Urban Coco 6 months ago and always enjoy seeing their business grow. We were honored to be invited to their international launch, meeting a few celebrities and playing a little roulette at the Casino. […]


We’re big fans of new music, and have recently taken on a range of work for label promoters and artists. Last month Kryder approached us to produce the artwork for his latest single ‘Damaged’. Kryder is one of our new music clients, and after being signed to Tiesto’s record label, he is growing rapidly and […]

James Dewhurst

We’re proud to present our latest micro site for international textiles manufacturer James Dewhurst. Created with the intention of generating informative location within their current website, we went for an image driven layout with fresh new imagery, whilst also including fresh new copy for a more direct approach.

Good Luck James

James joined the team 6 months ago as the Impulse account handler. Helping bring on board some exciting projects, James was there every step of the way with Impulse's development. Now moving onto new and exciting things and is helping set up a new venture with friends. We are still working very closely with James […]

Short video to help kickstart your week

A little off track, but thought we'd begin the week with a short video thats shore to kickstart your working week. A compilation of some of the worlds craziest extreme sports individuals doing what they do best. Whether your into extreme sports or not, we're sure this will grab your attention.

Bora Bora

Bora Bora is one of York’s most popular cocktail bars. With their customers ever growing, we were delighted to be their chosen agency for a rebrand. With a colourful and unique style, printed on a 350gsm silk stock with a clean matt lamination, we delivered a bespoke designed and printed menu that helps to push […]

The Fancy

In today’s web world it’s rare to stumble across original and well maintained novelty websites, but we believe we have found one. The Fancy is an relatively new concept displaying many amazing and unique products available today. From extravagant workspaces to the latest lines of fashions, The Fancy contains products you may never have known […]


Brian Leighton are one of Yorkshire’s main Nissan dealerships. A few months ago they approached us for new material to promote the new line of Nissan Navara commercial vehicles. We were happy to put our design skills to the Nissan and produce something complementary to the Navara and Xtrail. With a mix of vibrant and rural […]

Introducing Paul

We’d like to welcome Paul Jervis to our team… Paul joined our team a few weeks ago as our new web & mobile app developer. Straight out of York university Paul is one of the most advanced youngsters we’ve seen. Primarily self taught, Paul has always found interest in technology and has naturally built a […]


Over the past 3 months we’ve dabbling in the educational sector via Mobile Apps, websites and designs. We’d like to introduce to our latest educational client, ‘Pickwood’. We can’t disclose the ins and outs of the project due to the nature of the project, but we’re more than happy to show the initial branding stages. […]

A little advice for your next business card!

Just a little advice for when your thinking about your next business cards …

Introducing Tom

We’d like to introduce you to the new member of our team and our new partner, Tom Kneeshaw. Tom has a natural talent to make anything design related become visually breath taking. He’s only been apart of the team for 2 months now, but he’s completely redefined our game plan. With over 8 years experience in […]

The new Ikea Camera

Being creatives ourselves we’re always interested in new products that help us be more creative, and the new Ikea eco friendly camera takes things to a new level. Possibly one of the coolest little toys we’ve seen in a while. A cardboard digital camera with built in USB to download all your images straight to […]

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