Taylor & Hart – diamond jewellery website design for the American market

Taylor & Hart – diamond jewellery website design for the American market

It’s not very often that we start a large scale online retail project completely from scratch, let alone a retail one.

Yet this was the fantastic undertaking we were handed to work on by Taylor & Hart: a diamond jewellery website design brief.

The company focusses on creating beautiful, customised diamond engagement rings.

Our new site takes customers through every aspect of the process of choosing that special ring.

Taylor & Hart is a new brand established replacing the long-standing Rare Pink signature. With the next step for the company being a move into the American market, it was felt that it was worth considering a new name.

So with a subtle tribute to Savile Row tailors and using the British surname that sonically echoes a beating heart – a new brand was born.

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Year in review: our best print design of 2016

Year in review: our best print design of 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, we’re looking back over a busy year at some of the work we’re particularly proud of. Here I pick out the projects that make up our ‘best print design of 2016’.

Previously I’ve posted about our favourite websites and brand design projects of the year. This post is looking back at the print design work we’ve completed and the work which is most memorable and successful.

I found it rather hard to choose just one Policy Connect report, so I’ve included the two which book-ended 2016, including the last major print piece of the year which was launched at Portcullis House just two weeks ago.

There’s also something I’m really proud of – our first major award win as an agency for the Shine School Media project. I’ve written a little about that at the end of this post.

We firmly believe people love to hold a physical product – so here’s to lots more print in 2017.

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Year in review: Our best brand design of 2016

Year in review: Our best brand design of 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, we’re looking back over a busy year at some of the work we’re particularly proud of. Here I pick out the projects that make up our ‘best brand design of 2016’.

Previously I had posted about our favourite websites of the year, this post is reflecting on the brand identity work we’ve completed and a few projects which really stand out for me as being successful.

One general theme that stands out for me is that… there is none! Once again we’ve worked on the most extrordinarily random series of pieces of work. Everything from personal trainers in London, lawyers in California and lifestyle gurus in Spain… it takes all kinds to make our year.

I can’t wait to see what 2017 holds!

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Year in Review: Our best web design of 2016

Year in Review: Our best web design of 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, we’re looking back over a busy year at some of the work we’re particularly proud of. Here I pick out the projects that make up our ‘best web design of 2016’.

These projects cover a remarkably diverse range of work – interesting in a year where we were keen to double down on core areas of interest and specific industries.

It only goes to show that while we might target certain sectors we know really well and have huge experience with, at the end of the day, it all comes down to what work walks through the door!

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Jeans Genius: a Los Angeles website design project for Saam Studio

Jeans Genius: a Los Angeles website design project for Saam Studio

My association with Matt Saam goes back many years, but it’s only in the last few months that we’ve started collaborating together.

The first product of this work – that it is newly online – is a piece of branding to establish his denim consultancy.

As well as devising the monochrome Saam Studio logo, our aim was to create a stylish piece of classic Los Angeles website design for the company.

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We’re a Solutions Awards 2016 winner!

We’re a Solutions Awards 2016 winner!

Call it demure British diffidence, but in the many years running this business I’ve only rarely entered our work for awards.

Generally we win new work, complete it, do our level best to ensure our clients are happy and we get paid. That’s quite the triumph in itself.

Plus there’s that whole ‘David and Goliath’ thing going on: how could we hope to compete with the big agencies and their massive PR clout? It’s a bit of a shortlist of ‘reasons not to do it’.

But that’s all been turned on its head by – us actually winning an award!

There it is, at the top of this post: the print industry’s Solutions Award, which we won yesterday at the Café de Paris in central London.

We were nominated in two categories for our work on behalf of the Shine School Media Awards Winners Book – and are incredibly thrilled and delighted to have won in the Environment category.

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