WELCOME TO THE ZENZERO BLOG!
Here we talk about all things design, marketing, and business! From accounts of our personal experiences to advice and resources on the digital world and how it touches all parts of our lives.
This blog is for our clients, current and new, owners of startups, the tech-savvy and not-so-savvy talking about the online design world and digital marketing.
You’ll find things from a guide to website terminology to the effects of entrepreneurship on mental health. Intrigued yet? Subscribe to receive reminders of our blog posts that are posted every Friday.
The ZenZero website design process
In this blog post, our head designer Kayla, will be lifting the curtain that too many designers have self imposed. We will be giving you an in-depth look at how we designed the website for one of our amazing client
Design as a career – Where to study in Johannesburg
We wanted to make things a little easier on our fellow and future designers by providing you with a list of universities and colleges that offer design courses and degrees in Johannesburg. We’ll also be giving you an inside scoop from our head designer on just how different the working world is from your studies.
How to create a CI for your brand
It can be daunting to think about creating a corporate identity for your brand. What do you do first, how do you present it, what should and shouldn't be in it? We’re taking away the stress with this comprehensive 7 step guide on how to create a CI for your brand and know what to ask your design and web agency for.
So you need to make a Corporate Identity (CI)…?
Here we delve deeper into the personality and look of a business. We’ll break down the complex and often misunderstood concept of corporate identity; what it is, why you need it and what exactly it entails.
The Marriage of Marketing and Design
Marketing and design are a pairing that bring out the best in each other, and we’re going to tell you why.
9 benefits of online marketing
The internet is at the centre of most You have probably heard the terms online or digital marketing used frequently. In this blog post we’re going to share with you the top 9 benefits of online marketing and how the internet has become our greatest tool.
Deadly design sins and how to avoid them
All industries have deadly sins that should never be committed. Get ready to cringe as we delve into some Deadly Design Sins. Don’t worry, we’re also going to let you in on how to avoid them!
Look and feel and how it relates to corporate identity
You’ve probably heard the term look and feel if you have, or are in the processing of getting a website. But what exactly is it? And why is it so important?
How to find design inspiration
If you’re a creative, then you know that sometimes our clever, imaginative (and often crazy) ideas and thoughts dry up, so, here’s a couple of tips and tricks from us to you.
You Hired A Designer… So Now What?
So you’ve decided that you need a designer for your business? Good move! But now what? How do you get started?
A useful guide to website terminology
Common website terms: Starting a website can be overwhelming, especially when you don’t know what half of the things you’re being quoted on mean. Like, what the heck is a domain and hosting and why do I need it - just make the website and stop speaking gibberish to...
Why It’s Important for your startup to have a website.
Are you a start-up considering whether you need a website? Or a business that needs to increase turnover? If you are - or if you’re not - we need to have a chat about why you DO need the website.
Our Personal Business Experience
Overcoming the new burnout
If you’re experiencing burnout, your tank will be feeling empty and addressing it, even with the help of a mental health professional or coach, is step one to taking charge of your feelings. We’re going to share some ways to fill that tank up at work.
Unexpected necessities of a startup: Part 2
Part 2: Financial monetary necessities.
we’re getting a bit more businessy and diving into those dreaded unexpected financial monetary necessities.
Unexpected necessities of a startup: Part 1
Part 1: psychological necessities.
There’s no way to know what to expect when you start a business. You can plan and organise all you like but you will undoubtedly find yourself surprised by the small and big things that you desperately need and never expected to. We were certainly surprised by some business-running necessities that we didn’t anticipate.
How we got our startup past year one
We’re going to share a few things we found that our business needed to get past year one. Note - this is what worked for us and may not be the absolute secret to your success.
Why Working Remotely Works
Why is ZenZero still working remotely? Consider this an exclusive insiders interview with the ZenZero team with bonus content on how to make working remotely work for you and your business.