Mike Henden

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Lower Hutt , Wellington region
Member since 27 Jun 2010

A bit about myself

Did you know that a lot of small businesses have poorly-implemented or (worse still) non-existent branding because the owners believe they can't afford to hire a Graphic Designer to oversee the whole branding process? And because of this they are perceived as 'unprofessional' and are missing out on new business?

Well, I fix that problem!

With over 20 years' experience as a Graphic Designer, I understand how branding works. I know that a well-constructed brand package builds a perception that a business can be trusted. Because I run a small business myself, I know first-hand the challenges that small businesses face in today's marketplace. I’m here to help make your business stand out and look good, and I spare no effort making sure this happens.

Just because you're a small business doesn't mean that you can't look the business. Check out our website at www.mhdesign.co.nz, phone me on 04 5770243 or email mike@mhdesign.co.nz and we can talk about taking your business to the next level!

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Small Businesses Need Websites
Putting it very simply, if you're any size of business and you're not on the web you don't exist. This may be blunt, but it's true. Nobody will be able to find you. The simple truth is most people don't even bother to open a phone book anymore. Google is now their first port of call for any information and that includes looking for local businesses. Mike Henden explains:
30 Sep 2017
Broadcast your marketing message to the marketplace
Referral marketing is commonly referred to as ‘word of mouth marketing’. In the past this meant getting happy clients/customers to write a few words endorsing your product or service, which could then be used in marketing material. But nowadays there are many more ways to ‘reach out’ to clients and ask them to recommend your product or service.
26 May 2017
Planning a website with your Web Designer
Thinking about updating your existing website or getting a new website for your business? There are certain questions you should ask when considering which website designer you want to work with. While this list is by no means exhaustive, it does include some key topics that should be discussed before work begins.
20 Feb 2017
Inner Design Superhero
Wanting to channel your inner design superhero? Here are six basic design principles that you should keep in mind. Whatever you're designing, be it an advertisement, newsletter or other printed matter, or if it's online media (such as a website), these basic truths will set your design on a firm footing.
16 May 2016
make the logo bigger
It’s the request that every graphic designer dreads. The client really likes the design, apart from one thing. Before they sign off, can the designer just ‘make the logo a bit bigger’?
29 Apr 2016