Get Styles for Web Design

Ever wanted to know what that awesome font is for your web design? Or the hex codes for those perfect, harmonious colours that your favourite site uses? Well now you can! Stylify Me is that perfect helper for anyone working in web design; whether a coder or a designer. Just enter the web address for the …

New Pinterest Analytics for Businesses

Up until now Pinterest’s built-in analytics tool has been notoriously difficult to use, intermittently buggy and just plain inaccurate. As a result, many social media managers (the Engage team included) rely on paid analytics and marketing platforms like Tailwind to ensure accurate reporting when it comes to Pinterest stats. The good news is that Pinterest recently introduced a real-time …

How Subtle Are Your Patterns?

A great resource library for web patterns. Sometimes all you need to finish off that new website of yours, is to jazz it up with a nice subtle pattern. Nothing too crazy and bright, but something that fills your website’s plain background colour with some style. That’s where www.subtlepatterns.com comes in – a huge collection of background …

Simple, Strong Logo Designs

Aaron Draplin and his Thick-Lined Logo Designs Aaron Draplin has been a big inspiration for our logo design ever since we discovered him last year. His distinctive use of chunky shapes, thick lines and flat colour makes for some striking and memorable logos. His logo designs often hearken back to a time when graphic design was simpler and more …

Five Things You Didn’t Know About YouTube

While we all know that YouTube is big (it’s currently the third most popular site on the internet after Google and Facebook), we don’t know much about its viewers and their habits when it comes to video watching. You might be surprised to learn that over 80% of YouTube’s traffic comes from outside of the United …

Website Page Preloading Effect Tutorial

Codrops recently posted a tutorial on how to make a preloading screen for websites. This method was traditionally used with Flash websites to help with the load burden, especially for sites with lots of content and images, but since Flash websites are now a thing of the past, this effect is done entirely with CSS, HTML and JavaScript. Preview the effect here. In general, …

Meet Dylan and Jena

2014 has been one busy year so far, and with all of the excitement and hard work that’s gone into the  launch of our new website, we’ve yet to introduce a couple of new(ish) team members! Meet Dylan Jones (Creative Brandcrafter) Dylan is the latest addition to the Engage family, having joined the design team …

Designer Sport – Layer Tennis

It’s the sport of designers! Finally, we have something to get angry about, make mindless t-shirts for and drink beer to. Designers now have a chance at being… jocks! Wait, that’s not what you want? Oh well, Layer Tennis is still a heap of fun. In short, it’s tennis played by two creative types on …

ZA Republik Sneak Peek

One of our favourite clients, Beauty Factory, recently set us a challenge that we simply couldn’t refuse. How could we create a proud and uniquely South African bath and body range that brings together multiple cultures, places, stories and effective active ingredients? We began by dividing the country into regions and looking for ingredients unique …

The Engage Brandcraft Annual Poster Through the Years

The Engage Brandcraft annual poster is a tradition-in-the-making that began in 2011 as a fresh collectable print produced in collaboration with a different, upcoming South African artist, illustrator or designer each year. With only 20 limited edition impressions, these high quality prints are our way of saying thank you to the 20 most valued clients, …

Our Work: DNAFit Refresh

DNAFit is a line of products that provide a unique DNA testing service to help clients optimise their health, strength and vitality by analysing the relationship between genes, nutrition and lifestyle. This means clients can reveal their true fitness and health potential through science, without wasting time and resources. Lasarow Healthcare Technologies Limited provides access …