Posted 4 months ago in Brand identity, Design chat
It’s always really exciting to get involved in the work of our long-time client Policy Connect – but particularly when it comes to election season.
We’ve been through this cycle three times with them over the years – and this time was the most unexpected. In fact the spontaneous nature of this election here in the UK inspired a new approach to coverage – a ‘Policy Snap’.
While we are very familiar with branding projects of all kinds of political logo design, this was a new challenge for us – and I’m really rather pleased with the outcome.
Posted 4 months ago in Brand identity, Design chat, Web design
Some of the best projects come about after a slow burn-type build up. So it was with Chuch & Rose, who first approached us to talk about a new look interiors web design for the consultancy back at the very start of 2017. I absolutely adore working on web design for interiors specialists so was immediately intrigued at the project. However the timing wasn’t quite right for them – so we waited a little. I confess that patience is not always one of my strong suits, but in this case it was rewarded and happily the phone rang a few months later with an instruction to begin work.
The lovely thing about Church & Rose’s work – at least from an outsider’s perspective – is that it is centered around comfort. I look at their interiors and immediately feel like I could relax in any of these homes. Quite a skill.
The other facet I am struck by is that, amid a set of British countryside homes on their portfolio, there is this very fresh, modern perspective.
This approach occasionally makes its presence felt in their more traditional ‘country home’-type projects too, something I find fascinating.
Posted 4 months ago in Design chat, Event design, Print
We have a really exciting new print design project that I’ve just published on our portfolio – new work for the Royal Society of Arts: the launch of the RSA Future Work Centre.
Last week I was lucky enough to attend RSA Director Matthew Taylor’s annual lecture in the centre of London. The theme was ‘Good Work For All’ and prepares the ground for the major review of working practices that will be published in June. This has been commissioned by the Government and was even mentioned in the Spring budget by the Chancellor earlier this year.
Posted 6 months ago in Design chat, Luxury hotel design, Print
Over the past three months we’ve been working alongside the communications team at Rosewood London, the luxury hotel in the heart of London’s Holborn.
Our work has focussed on the design of a menu system for their elegant cocktail bar and ‘club room’, Scarfes Bar. This week the first part of this work has appeared within and outside the Bar and I’ve been along to photograph the menus in situ.
It’s been a while since we had new luxury hotel design work on our portfolio and it’s a real pleasure to see this project completed.
Posted 7 months ago in Design chat, Web design
In general there are two approaches to keeping your website updated: the first is general housekeeping to keep it looking fresh, the other tends to be a more radical appraisal of redesign or relaunch.
However I thought it might be interesting, as well as these two, to look at a couple of more nuanced approaches to maintaining a website. After all, despite the ever-changing options of programming technology – not to mention how design approaches change – websites are invariably online in their original form for several years at a time.
Designing, building and uploading content to a site from scratch also tend to be massive jobs from a staffing and project management perspective. So the ground-up reboot is not to be undertaken lightly.
Posted 7 months ago in Brand identity, Design chat, Web design
With the turn of the year behind us, suddenly 2017 is well underway. The days are a little longer than they were and suddenly daylight is shining on certain parts of the office which suddenly look a little too cluttered. Time for a bit of a clear-up…
It makes me think: that could be advice on all sorts of levels. What about business strategy? Marketing? Corporate identity? It could be you too look around and suddenly realise – it’s time to re-work your business branding.
Needless to say (once we’ve done that tidy-up ourselves this afternoon) my team and I will be only to pleased to help you.
Having a great plan for your next step – goals, new clients to meet, sales targets, for instance – is a great starting point. There’s no point in just taking a new broom to your business if you haven’t a few ideas with what to do when you’re finished.
But if you don’t know where to begin, don’t worry…