Here, there and everywhere

designers of the world .pngFix Media Design has relocated offices to the Garden Route!

This means we can bring our work ethic and skills to a wider audience while still retaining our contact with existing clients, both local and overseas.

The same care and creativity in design, the same attention to detail, the same precision in writing and editing, but with an added sprinkle of beautiful inspiration from one of the world’s most amazing places.

Fix Media’s training arm is also Going Big!

The Silver Surfer School of SA will be expanding its scope in assisting those who feel they have been left behind by technology and smart gadgets. Presentations, workshops, talks, and one-on-one instruction are all part of our service. The Garden Route is particularly important due to its mature population who still want to be in contact with friends and family across the world.

Versatility

The space where Fix Media and the Silver Surfer School intersects is the area of Social Media Management. Small businesses or enterprises that do not have the time or the inclination to work on Facebook pages or Twitter accounts can employ Fix Media to manage those for a small retainer fee. All options are negotiable, from multiple promotions per week, to simply keeping a social media page up-to-date and fresh.

What’s more, if a business owner is not proficient or confident in writing promotional material for his or her social media page or website, then Fix Media can assist, making sure that the written word conveys the best and most beautiful aspects of that enterprise. Assistance in editing and proof-reading is also offered. We will clean up your grammar and give it that extra bit of spark that makes potential customers take note.

But wait, there’s more!

Fix Media – with decades of experience in SA’s top print media – can offer serious editorial visual content. Infographics, diagrams, charts, maps, logos, mastheads, photographic editing and correction (Photoshop). Every item is fully researched and checked. And, if needed, turn-around time can be expedited to comply with tight deadlines.

We’re happy to find a new home, and hope you’d like to join us in producing excellent content and compelling visuals!

Welcome to Fix Media Design

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Barcelona’s European Museum of Modern Art. © FT 2014

What is design?

Is it creativity? Is it artistic talent? Is it an ability to draw very well?

Can a designer draw or paint?

Can a painter design?

Why do people say, “I appreciate what Picasso did, but I wouldn’t want it on my wall”?
Or, “I don’t know much about art but I know what I like!”
Or even, “My five-year-old could do that!”

Why?

Can a food critic cook like a Michelin chef? Can a movie reviewer direct a classic film? Can a reader write well? Can an advanced driver design and build a car?

The answer is most likely, “NO!”

Because using or experiencing something is not the same as inventing it or creating it.

Inventor

User

Designer

Buyer

Artist

Viewer

Creator

Critic

Writer

Reader

Simply being able to wield a spanner, a brush, a pen, a typewriter, or a camera doesn’t make us the thing we think we are – or that we should be.

It takes practice. And focus. And passion. And enthusiasm. And the knowledge that – even when we are aged and sitting on that rocking chair at the old age home – we will still be creating, designing, imagining in our every waking moment.

And finally, it takes a very thick skin to withstand the slings and arrows of “My kid could do that!”

Great. Betcha he could unblock your drains too…