Posted 1 month ago in Design chat, Event design, Print
High summer in our calendar always means the completion of a project we are particularly fond of – the winners book of the Shine School Media Awards.
It’s our fourth year working on Shine and each time we try and bring a fresh perspective to it – and this year I was really keen to try die cut print… which, as you can see, did indeed happen.
However, I am getting ahead of myself. This endeavour is a true team effort. We give our time to Shine, effectively sponsoring the awards scheme, as do our brilliant collaborators – Denmaur Independent Papers and Pureprint. Once again, they were on board, so we went for it – and I am really pleased with the end result.
Posted 2 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 8 months ago in Design chat, Event design, Print
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.
Posted 2 years ago in Event design, Print, Retail design
Over the last few months we have been working with the charity Friends of Cathedral Music on a remarkable endeavour – to hold an event at St Paul’s Cathedral bringing together church choirs from across the UK to take part in a fundraising concert. For us it’s been fantastic to return to a project associated with St Paul’s, a client of since I started the business in 2003. Indeed, this 2016 event design project has been a reminder of another piece of work we did for the Cathedral itself a couple of years ago.
Posted 2 years ago in Event design, Video
It’s been a little while since I discussed our work for the Shine School Media Awards… it was back over the summer when 2015’s ceremony took place and hundreds of teenagers visited Stationers’ Hall in central London. On the day itself, one of my fellow judges and I decided to capture the day, on some level at least, by filming the workshops and the busy Hall itself as it filled with contenders with a view to at some point doing ‘something interesting’ with the footage. And lo and behold… here it is, a new short video design which is now on YouTube.
Posted 2 years ago in Brand identity, Design chat, Event design, Print, Social media, Web design
We’ve been involved in the Shine School Media Awards for around a year and a half now.
Back in January 2014, I met with the chair and lead print sponsor and talked about things we could do for the awards and that led to a logo, print brochure for the award winners and in January this year, a new website.
It’s been a lovely project to be involved with, not least because the team behind the project are so enthusiastic about embracing fresh ideas and keeping as up to date as possible. The entrants are mostly in their mid-teens, so probably about as savvy as you can get in terms of consuming and producing digital media, so it has been a fascinating exercise keeping up with them and finding out how they responded to the event.