Quad Letter Thumb

    Writing's on the Wall

    23 June 2011, 15:17

    I’m a sucker for writing applied directly to walls, painted or transferred or whatever, I’ll almost always take a snap of it, perhaps I’ll put a collection together at some point.

    Now there’s almost always the opportunity to see some writing on walls in art galleries. The exhibition at the Quad didn’t disappoint with plenty of transferred writing applied to the green walls, and it looked pretty great to my eye, most, most satisfying.


    Brass Eye at the QUAD

    22 June 2011, 17:43

    I was in Derby this morning and to make things equal with my trip to Nottingham last week, I visited QUAD (Derby’s contemporary arts venue, cinema and bar). You know the one, it’s all pointy angles and curiously wonky pillars, by the Assembly Rooms.

    EMSOM Website

    Back to School

    21 June 2011, 10:47

    East Midlands School of Motoring,(EMSOM) a well established Derby driving school.

    Owner Dave and colleague Geoff were looking for a presence on the web to direct potential students to but also a modern looking first impression for internet users.

    The brief was small, to design a 1 page site, but the client was open to suggestion on how it would look, having no existing brand identity to work with.

    Battered Van Square

    Battered Van

    20 June 2011, 12:33

    Spotted this batterd van in Nottingham the other day and thought that some chap had a genius idea getting plastered over the side. The van was pretty rusty and had a fine gaffa tape fixing job above the cab.

    Milk & Honey Logo

    Milk & Honey Branding & Business Cards

    16 June 2011, 12:28

    Branding new business Milk & Honey, headed up by the multi talented Adrian Moore.

    Adrian, being creative by nature wanted a strong and clear brand for his new initiative Milk & Honey. The company would encompass a number of enterprises including Music Tuition, Artist Management, Music Production, Video Editing, Session Musician and Event Organisation.

    Nottingham Contempory

    Dead Elephant

    15 June 2011, 22:12

    Took a detour whilst in the city to visit Nottingham Contemporary this afternoon. I’m not the worlds biggest fan of contemporary art, but I like the gallery (the lace effect on the metal work outside is excellent, and reflects the lace making history of the area). Inside has a great atmosphere (excluding the invigilators. with achingly stylish haircuts and skinny jeans).

    IS it Hi or Hello?

    Setting the Tone

    14 June 2011, 10:00

    Among the 1001 thing’s on the list of things to do when starting the business, a few have sneaked (snook?) up on me.

    Exactly what tone should I set when corresponding with clients? I’m particularly thinking about in email correspondence. I’m sure I have a phone voice…

    Offer Launch Rocket!

    Launch Offer!

    13 June 2011, 14:04

    To celebrate the launch of Kieran Harrod Design and Marketing, get 25% off Graphic Design & Marketing.

    As long as the project is agreed on before 5pm on the 24th if June, I’ll just knock a straight 25% off the bill for my services. It’s as simple and straighforward as that, with just a couple of terms and conditions.

    Kay Blog

    Blog Beta 0.5

    9 June 2011, 17:28

    Hello and a warm welcome to the blog of Kieran Harrod Design & Marketing.

    You’ll notice the blog is still in ‘beta’ mode as I get to grips with the bog platform (textpattern as you asked.)

    Over the coming weeks the look should evolve and get a little tidier and in line with the rest of the site.


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Kieran did a terrific job with the Henmore Health branding and the solution expertly met the brief we provided. It was great to work with a professional brand designer who offered significant value for money and someone we would be happy to recommend.

Kieran understood the importance of embedding local culture in a brand that enjoys its heritage but is strong enough to venture anywhere. We are proud of Henmore Health, proud of the brand and proud to serve the people of Ashbourne where it was born. Few I think can capture this in graphic design the way Kieran has. Thank you.

Danny Smart - Henmore Health


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