Category: Branding

How much does a logo cost?

8 January 2018, 15:21

A logo could cost anywhere from nothing to a six-figure sum and over!

You’re not here to be given a huge ballpark figure, so, along with an idea to be more succinct and direct, logo design starts from £500.

https://derby.graphics/how-much-does-a-logo-cost

 

Gandhi Upmarket Indian Takeaway Branding

29 December 2017, 13:14

Mixing history and flavour with a contemporary twist; updating the brand of a well-established community focussed takeaway for a modern, sophisticated audience.

https://derby.graphics/gandhi-upmarket-indian-takeaway-branding

 
Logos 2017

Logo Folio 2017 - Kieran Harrod

22 December 2017, 15:32

A review of 2017 in logos.

https://derby.graphics/logo-folio-2017-kieran-harrod

 

Care in One Place Logo and Branding

24 November 2017, 16:09

Warm, welcoming and clear branding and logo design for healthcare startup; Care in One Place.

https://derby.graphics/care-in-one-place-logo-and-branding

 

Ignite Logo Design

17 October 2017, 13:29

Worth peeking at this little project I completed back in 2013, still looking strong!

https://derby.graphics/ignite-logo-design

 
Branding Tent

Designing Branding that Lasts

21 September 2017, 11:48

Kieran Harrod brand designer with an office at Friar Gate Studios and tent folder extraordinaire discusses an issue facing many businesses looking to re-brand.

https://derby.graphics/designing-branding-that-lasts

 

Central Leeds Church Logo and Branding

25 August 2017, 21:20

Contemporary stylish brand design for a Leeds city center church featuring the church initials, 3 concentric C’s and an L, Christ Church Central Leeds.

https://derby.graphics/central-leeds-church-logo-and-branding

 
Nautical Discount

Feeling Nautical? Get 10% off!

26 June 2017, 11:56

Bring your sea worthy brand to life with 10% off logo design services!

https://derby.graphics/feeling-nautical-get-10-off

 
Athletics Banner Design

Athletics Event Banner Design

5 May 2017, 15:29

Promotional pull-up banner design draft for a regional athletics event.

https://derby.graphics/athletics-event-banner-design

 
Torpex Sport Branding

Torpex Sport

27 April 2017, 10:58

Logo design for Torpex Sport, a UK based martial arts equipment supplier.

https://derby.graphics/torpex-sport

 
Board Game Logo

Board Games Logo

7 April 2017, 17:24

A little logo project for Derby based board games community, Derby On Board Games.

https://derby.graphics/board-games-logo

 
Traditional Church Logo Design

Traditional Church Logo Design

30 March 2017, 08:05

A draft logo for a church based in a 14th Century building.

https://derby.graphics/traditional-church-logo-design

 
Burger Joint Branding

Burger Joint Branding

28 March 2017, 14:32

Sneak peak at some branding for a new burger outlet.

https://derby.graphics/burger-joint-branding

 
Work in progress leeds logo design

Work in progress logo and sample applications

2 March 2017, 08:57

Here’s a sneak look at a work in progress design for a Leeds based enterprise. It shows some of the ways I try to think beyond just “a logo” to the application of that design, even in this very early stage.

https://derby.graphics/work-in-progress-logo-and-sample-applications

 
Business Card Design

Shrovetide Inspired Logo for Ashbourne-based Healthcare Provider

17 February 2017, 13:05

Derby, Derbyshire, UK: 16 February 2017 – Derby-based logo & branding creator and graphic designer, Kieran Harrod, is behind the new branding and logo for Ashbourne-based healthcare provider Henmore Health.

https://derby.graphics/shrovetide-inspired-logo-for-ashbourne-based-healthcare-provider

 

Henmore Health Branding Design

15 February 2017, 22:49

Geographically inspired logo and branding for Henmore Health, a modern healthcare provider with a traditionally minded, caring outlook.

https://derby.graphics/henmore-health-branding-design

 
Business Card Design

Business Card Update

14 February 2017, 16:55

I reordered some business cards I designed for a client the other day, I was pleased with how fresh they looked despite being one of my earlier freelance projects.

https://derby.graphics/business-card-update

 
Every File You'll Ever Need

Logo Project Delivery, What Files Should You Expect?

2 February 2017, 08:00

At some point in the discussion of a new branding project, the client will almost always ask what files they expect to receive. At first, I found this an odd query, although perfectly valid, my assumption was alway that I’d supply every file they’d need, why would I design a logo and do anything less?

https://derby.graphics/logo-project-delivery-what-files-should-you-expect

 
Church Logo Design

Church Logo Design Draft

30 January 2017, 14:42

Draft design for a new Leeds based church.

https://derby.graphics/church-logo-design-draft

 
Living Brand Guidelines

Living Brand Guidelines

19 January 2017, 10:11

Creating online “living” guidelines for brands allow them to evolve, update and improve as the identity matures.

https://derby.graphics/living-brand-guidelines

 
Soccer Badge Design

Football Badge Redesign

6 January 2017, 16:41

Updated badge design for a local women’s football team.

https://derby.graphics/football-badge-redesign

 
Scoops Sneinton Signage

Signage Design

4 January 2017, 21:14

Signage I designed at a dessert parlour in Nottingham came out looking spiffing! I was visiting to scope out the interior graphics applications…

https://derby.graphics/signage-design

 

Logo Design in 2017

2 January 2017, 10:35

Lets cut to the chase, I’ll assume you’re reading this because are looking for a logo?

Good, because designing logos is what I do.

https://derby.graphics/LogoDesign

 
Colour Reference Sheet

Colour Reference Sheet

29 December 2016, 17:44

A file I always like to play with is a separate colour reference sheet, even if there’s a full set of guidelines, it’s fun to supply a quick reference document.

https://derby.graphics/colour-reference-sheet

 
Collating for Export

Logo Design Export

29 December 2016, 15:00

Refining, collating and exporting the logo of latest approved branding design project, some 100 files in this one.

https://derby.graphics/logo-design-export

 

Charles Daley Branding

8 December 2016, 12:20

Logo and Branding for Nottingham Property Experts.

https://derby.graphics/charles-daley-branding

 
Turner Farm Branding

Turner Farm Logo Design

20 October 2016, 23:46

Welcoming branding for an educational farming project.

https://derby.graphics/turner-farm-logo-design

 

Creating a Brand #4 - 1st Brand Value

8 September 2016, 13:57

Things develop and I pin down my 1st brand value!

https://derby.graphics/creating-a-brand-4-1st-brand-value

 
Creating a Brand #3 - Stop Procrastinating

Creating a Brand #3 - Stop Procrastinating!

8 September 2016, 13:57

Time to stop faffing about with thoughts in my head and make some decisions on this brand!

https://derby.graphics/creating-a-brand-3-stop-procrastinating

 
Creating a Brand - What to Sell

Creating a Brand #2 – What to Sell?

2 September 2016, 23:37

I’m creating a brand, but before I get stuck in, what will the brand sell? Defining some aims for this project!

https://derby.graphics/creating-a-brand-2-what-to-sell

 
Creating a Brand #1

Creating a Brand #1 – An Idea

31 August 2016, 17:02

I’m creating a brand and I want to share the process, my thoughts and successes and challenges.

https://derby.graphics/creating-a-brand-1-an-idea

 

Colourful!

14 June 2016, 15:53

Colour palette document for SkyeLand.

https://derby.graphics/colourful

 

Window Pattern Logo Design

1 June 2016, 18:55

A draft logo based on the pattern of a window.

https://derby.graphics/window-pattern-logo-design

 

Skyeland Soft Play Logo & Branding

13 May 2016, 22:54

A bright family friendly bold duck based branding solution for Derbyshire based soft play hire company.

https://derby.graphics/skyeland-soft-play-logo-branding

 
Bright Logo Design

Bold Logo Draft

11 March 2016, 10:28

A bright bold exuberant draft logo design.

https://derby.graphics/bold-logo-draft

 
On the Farm

Branding - Farm Field Trip

2 February 2016, 10:35

Took a rather breezy but pleasantly sunny field trip to a farm as part of a branding project I’m working on.

https://derby.graphics/branding-farm-field-trip

 
Test Tube Logo Design

Hexagon test tube logo composition

20 January 2016, 06:29

An early design and composition of a test tube based logo with a hexagonal grid structure.

https://derby.graphics/hexagon-test-tube-logo-composition

 

Business Card Draft

18 January 2016, 08:33

Draft design for lifestyle brand business cards.

https://derby.graphics/business-card-draft

 
Stationary Design

BWF Stationary Card Design

15 January 2016, 02:40

Design for London based family solicitors.

https://derby.graphics/bwf-stationary-card-design

 
U Logo Design

Geometric U Logo Draft

12 January 2016, 06:13

Draft design for a capital U logo design with a hint of the feline.

https://derby.graphics/geometric-u-logo-draft

 
Exclusive Carpet Shop Business Card

The Posh Carpet Shop

11 January 2016, 04:17

A concept design for a high end carpet store based around carpet loops.

https://derby.graphics/the-posh-carpet-shop

 

I need logo for the band

8 January 2016, 06:09

Exploration of layouts and designs a band logo.

https://derby.graphics/i-need-logo-for-the-band

 
Stag Logo Design

Stag Logo

5 January 2016, 08:05

Draft design for a sportswear company logo.

https://derby.graphics/stag-logo

 
Draft Brand Design element

Colourful Windows

4 January 2016, 10:02

Sample uses of a brand element created for clients Unity Derby.

https://derby.graphics/colourful-windows

 
Hanging Wall Sign

Mindfull Draft Logo

4 January 2016, 06:10

A sneak peak at a near complete job for a lifestyle blog.

https://derby.graphics/mindfull-draft-logo

 
BWF Drafts

BWF proposals

2 January 2016, 16:22

A set of 4 draft proposals for London based family law firm. I’m working with the great folks at BWF to develop the designs to the next stage.

https://derby.graphics/bwf-proposals

 

Save 20% on a Logo Delivered by Christmas!

16 November 2015, 10:44

Need a logo design for your business by Christmas? Thanks to some scheduling shenanigans I’ve a gap between now and the most festive of holidays to produce a logo for a business like yours!

https://derby.graphics/save-20-on-a-logo-delivered-by-christmas

 

Church Logo and Branding for Christ Church Derby

24 September 2015, 09:55

A full range of logo and branding materials for a modern Derby based church.

https://derby.graphics/church-logo-and-branding-for-christ-church-derby

 

Derbyshire Education Business Partnership Branding

21 June 2015, 16:11

Updating the brand of the Derbyshire Education Business Partnership since they first emerged as a private enterprise from the local authority.

https://derby.graphics/derbyshire-education-business-partnership-branding

 

The Iceberg of Logo Perception

10 June 2015, 06:59

Like a real iceberg, 90% of the project mass is unseen. It happens behind closed doors and in designers heads. Things like the designer and client defining the brief, brainstorming, drafting, regular client feedback and refinement.

https://derby.graphics/the-iceberg-of-logo-perception

 

Windsor Chester Windsor Branding

18 May 2015, 16:10

Modern heraldic logo design and wider branding for exclusive 600km cycle event Windsor Chester Windsor.

https://derby.graphics/windsor-chester-windsor-branding

 

Fullbrook Thorpe Investment Branding

9 May 2015, 08:39

Logo and stationary design for Fullbrook Thorpe Investments Willington.

https://derby.graphics/fullbrook-thorpe-investment-branding

 

Happy Rover Catering Company Branding

28 March 2015, 09:46

I created the cheery “Happy Rover” logo, with a smiling landrover atop a rustic pizza, the design encompasses the nature of the Happy Rover itself, it’s honest, authentic and friendly!

https://derby.graphics/happy-rover-catering-company-branding

 

A Short Interview on Design with Debitoor

3 February 2015, 04:40

So a little while back I was invited by the excellent people of free invoicing and accounting software, Debitoor to have a chat with them about design and branding.

https://derby.graphics/a-short-interview-on-design-with-debitoor

 

Brand Design for Mobilise Your Workforce

3 December 2014, 14:09

Mobilise Your Workforce events provide an unrivalled opportunity to spearhead a competitive edge by empowering you to harness the latest mobile technology in the enterprise.

https://derby.graphics/mobilise-your-workforce

 

Branding for Scoops Restaurant Diner

3 December 2014, 11:25

Serving pizzas from their wood-fired oven, gourmet burgers, hand cut steaks and a dazzling array of desserts and gelato made by hand on site.

https://derby.graphics/branding-for-scoops-restaurant-diner

 

Identity for The Drawing Room, Chesterfield.

8 November 2014, 04:15

Based at the newly renovated West Studios, Chesterfield. The Drawing Room offer workshops, tutoring and classes in life drawing, botanical illustration and Chinese brush painting.

https://derby.graphics/identity-for-the-drawing-room-chesterfield

 

Logo Design for Capel Jones Consulting Ltd

6 November 2014, 17:13

Offering coaching, mentoring, HR support across multiple business and commercial sectors.

https://derby.graphics/logo-design-for-capel-jones-consulting-ltd

 

Quality Cleaning Monogram Logo and Brand Design

6 November 2014, 17:00

Derby based commercial and domestic cleaning service.

https://derby.graphics/quality-cleaning-monogram-logo-and-brand-design

 

Audax Long Distance Cycling Logo and Branding

4 November 2014, 12:59

Audax United Kingdom is the internationally recognised long-distance cycling association in the UK.

https://derby.graphics/audax-long-distance-cycling-logo-and-branding

 

Dunamis Construction Logo Design

26 September 2014, 11:10

Dunamis Construction Branding

https://derby.graphics/dunamis-construction-logo-design

 
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Mille Cymru Event Branding

9 July 2014, 16:46

Event branding and design for epic Welsh 1000km cycle ride.

https://derby.graphics/mille-cymru-event-branding

 
Derby Parks Logo

Derby Parks Logo

27 June 2014, 10:09

I spotted this rather handsome “Derby Parks” logo on a sign, but I can’t find any more info about it…

https://derby.graphics/derby-parks-logo

 
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Psychological Services for Schools Branding

26 June 2014, 00:56

Logo, branding, website & printed promotionals for East Midlands school services based start-up

https://derby.graphics/psychological-services-for-schools-branding

 
Logo and Brand Pricing UK

Logo Design & Brand Identity Pricing

16 June 2014, 12:14

Creating Exceptional Brand Design for Your Business

https://derby.graphics/logo-design-brand-identity-pricing

 

Branding for Energy-Safe Buildings

29 April 2014, 17:30

Strong eco logo for an expanding British business

https://derby.graphics/branding-for-energy-safe-buildings

 
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Rutland Sewing Identity

30 September 2013, 12:24

A roundel style logo, delivered in a variety of contemporary colours.

https://derby.graphics/rutland-sewing-identity

 
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LEL 2013 Branding

20 September 2013, 11:40

Providing striking, memorable brand continuity for a prestigious 1400km cycling event.

https://derby.graphics/lel-2013-branding

 
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Logo for Fairey Tale Events

27 August 2013, 16:59

When Fairey Tale Events, a new wedding candelabra and decoration supplier in the South, were looking to launch their website, they needed a logo to promote the business with.

https://derby.graphics/logo-for-fairey-tale-events

 
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Mason Electronics Branding

9 May 2013, 16:40

Bringing the brand of an established business up to date.

https://derby.graphics/mason-electronics-branding

 
DEBP Logo Design

Branding Portfolio Download

28 February 2013, 12:18

Browse and download the Branding Portfolio.

https://derby.graphics/branding-portfolio-derby

 

Ignite Personal Development Logo Design

23 January 2013, 10:47

A bold, clean logo solution for a Derby start up.

https://derby.graphics/ignite-personal-development-logo

 
SA Thompson Identity

SA Thompson and Associates Logo Design

22 January 2013, 17:21

SA Thompson & Associates commissioned me to create a brand for their immigration law specialist with offices based on Fleet Street, London.

https://derby.graphics/sa-thompson-and-associates-logo-design

 

International Cycling Logo

4 December 2012, 17:32

Modern cycling logo design with a classic feel.

https://derby.graphics/international-cycling-logo

 
Interis Logo Derby

Interis Logo

7 November 2012, 23:44

A new logo and identity for Derby based IT solutions firm, Interis.

https://derby.graphics/interis-logo-design

 
Textile Deli Woolly Logo

Textile Deli Branding and Logo

24 October 2012, 13:38

Textile Deli Logo Design. Created to remind the viewer of a ball of wool at one glance, a pimento stuffed olive at another and a clean, crisp professional brand in a third.

https://derby.graphics/textile-deli-branding-and-logo

 

Yellow - Corporate Identity

1 October 2012, 21:23

Seeking a new corporate logo and branding as a first stop, Yellow approached me to create a new identity.

I developed a bold, confident new logo to be used as part of an overall branding push that will incorporate company brochures, stationary and website.

https://derby.graphics/corporate-identity-derby

 

CJP Business Card Design

3 July 2012, 22:42

I undertook the identity design for CJP around a year ago, and after an initial start-up phase, the company was ready to begin printing some stationary elements professionally.

I created the design for the business cards, based on the initial ideas of strength and quality seen in the engineering the firm undertakes.

https://derby.graphics/cjp-business-card-design

 

Refreshing a Logo : Audax UK

12 April 2012, 13:23

Tweaking an existing design was the spec for the Audax UK eagle logo.

The client had an existing design that was used in various places of the organisation. The members were keen to keep the overall look of the eagle element but there was a need to improve certain parts of it and look at how to introduce colour.

https://derby.graphics/refreshing-a-logo-audax-uk

 
Family History Explorer Logo

Family History Explorer Logo

3 April 2012, 17:12

New business Family History Explorer briefed me to design a logo for their Family Tree Genealogy start-up. Providing “Family History for Absolute Beginners” courses in Derbyshire with an experienced tutor, the look needed to be professional, friendly, modern and fresh.

The client was aiming to start courses at the end of April, around 7 weeks from our first meeting date, so the logo was needed quickly in order to begin to advertise.

https://derby.graphics/logo-for-a-derbyshire-small-business

 

How I Design a Logo

24 November 2011, 13:28

I was contacted by a new client to create a logo for a compensation advice website, Compensation Made Easy. The business was a new venture and they had almost everything in place including a web site but they’d not sorted out their logo.

The site was due for launch in a week so the logo was needed FAST! This made encouraged me to create a small video that I’d been thinking about for a while, a condensed sped up version of the design process I go through for such projects.

https://derby.graphics/the-logo-design-process

 
SA Thompson Identity

Identity Development - Branding for London Solicitors

31 October 2011, 13:54

I was commissioned by SA Thompson & Associates, an immigration law specialist solicitors with offices based on Fleet Street, London.

SA Thompson were looking for a new identity to promote the focus on immigration law and were starting from scratch when it cam too the look and feel. Some guidance was given that the brand should be modern and relevant beyond the UK, recognisable to those who don’t have English as a first language.

https://derby.graphics/brand-identity-for-london-solicitors

 
New Business Logos

New Business Logo

20 October 2011, 11:07

I found myself browsing the StartUp Britain web site the other day. It’s backed by a number of big companies like Dell, Paypal and O2 as well as David Cameron, and founded by a group of well known entrepreneurs.

Set up to encourage enterprise in the UK, to give guidance, provide tips and special offers to start-ups. There’s plenty on there but often you just get a ink to another web site to follow up on.

https://derby.graphics/new-business-logo

 

British Gas Logo

14 October 2011, 11:27

There is plenty wrong with it but I wouldn’t say it’s hateful to look at and it will look nice on customers bills and in their promotional materials. But I do have issues with it.

Firstly the ‘British Gas’ looks really ungainly. The Gas in particular look wobbly, the tapering in of the G makes the a and s look wonky, the whole think looks like one of those optical illusions where the picture seems to be moving. The dots on the i’s are pretty much awful as well, designed to match the tips of t and h, but ending up looking like either fingernails or one of those mini cans of deodorant.

https://derby.graphics/british-gas-logo

 

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

15 September 2011, 11:35

We took a trip to the Wirksworth Festival on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway (EVR) at the weekend. It was our first trip both to the festival and on the train, with a bit of help from the weather it turn out to be quite successful.

The EVR is a great little project, community owned and run by volunteers. This means that pretty much all the staff are pleasant to speak to, quite the opposite of a regular train experience.

https://derby.graphics/ecclesbourne-valley-railway

 

Locum Doctor Logo

26 August 2011, 22:25

Tom Lawes a recently qualified General Practitioner retained my services to develop a logo and stationary in order to present a professional image to promote Locum GP services to local practices. Tom required a smart, restrained image that didn’t use clichéd imagary for the medical industry.

Here’s how I developed the logo.

https://derby.graphics/locum-doctor-logo

 

Council Logo's but better

8 August 2011, 11:53

I’ll let go of this bone soon, but while I’m on council logo’s, here’s a few I like, just to pick up the mood.

All of this does lead us to the question of does it matter if your council’s got a good logo or not? I’d rather they spend the money on something else, like emptying my bin or paying staff a bit better.

https://derby.graphics/council-logo-s-but-better

 

Council Logo Tour

5 August 2011, 12:08

After bemoaning the quality of the new Amber Valley Logo yesterday, I took a look at neighboring council logo’s, to see what they are offering.

So here is my tour of Derbyshire via the medium of council logo’s starting in the south…

https://derby.graphics/council-logo-tour

 

Amber Value

4 August 2011, 11:27

For fear of this turning into a travel blog, I’ll move away from Northumbrian highlights and back to a bit of design. I’ll also bring it back to something more local, and something of a disappointment.

We live in the borough of Amber Valley. It’s a pretty place with some history (thanks to Mr Strutt and his Mills ). It was also the setting for the popular, long running but exceedingly dull ITV show Peak Practice.

https://derby.graphics/amber-value

 

LogoCrunch

12 July 2011, 10:32

If you’re in any way interested in new technology, you will have visited the TechCrunch site at some point I’m sure. Set up in 2005 this US based site offers news and analysis on all things tech, start-up profiles, product previews and web site analysis.

TechCrunch quickly grew to become a very popular site with 4.5 million rss subscribers. The big and controversial news in September 2010 was that AOL was to purchase TechCrunch, which it did in January 2011.

https://derby.graphics/logocrunch

 

Trendy Logo

7 July 2011, 21:48

Keeping an eye out on what companies and brands are doing is important to my practice but also something I enjoy. There are any number of sites and blogs around, some of which I follow.

LogoLounge is one of those and each year they produce a Trends report, looking at themes and developments in the world of brand.

https://derby.graphics/trendy-logo

 
CJP Engineering Logo

Engineering CJP's Identity

17 June 2011, 10:19

CJP Engineering Services provide the concrete and building industry, fabricating mild and furnace hardened steel products for the manufacture of concrete products and on-site solutions from hoppers to folk-lift clamps.

As a new startup CJP Engineering required a professional business identity and logo. Quality and strength were central to the CJP product and the brand solution needed to reflect this.

https://derby.graphics/engineering-cjp-s-identity

 
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.

https://derby.graphics/milk-honey-branding-business-cards

 

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    Always good to visit @torpexsports and have a chat, especially great to see the Torpex logo I created on their kit, especially fitting in gold I think! #derby #sport #boxing #kickboxing #martialarts #logodesign #branding #b

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    Bonjour Monsieur Sunshine! #derbados #derby #sunshine #hellosunshine #stwerburghs #b

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    I wonder how full of yourself you need to be to decide to visually compare yourself to Joseph Arkwright? #derbyshire #derby #photography #industrialrevolution

  • 18 April 2018, 15:02
     
    Perfectly timed arrival of the sunniest #leuchtturm1917 notebook delivery on a super sunny day! #derbyshire #sunshine #derbados #stationery #graphicdesign #cupoftea #b

  • 14 April 2018, 10:21
     
    Hello #derbyshire welcome to Saturday! #b

  • 10 April 2018, 17:20
     
    Also launched today, website design for a new book, Reformation Worship, featuring 26 liturgies from sixteenth-century Reformers, newly translated or modernised! It officially launches at T4G tomorrow, but you can check it out today at >>> reformationworship.com #reformation #books #christianity #webdesign #websites #history #online #book #hardback #bigbook

  • 10 April 2018, 17:08
     
    Branding design for the an upcoming women's football club Amber Valley Ladies FC, featuring a #Unicorn — check them out if you're interested in joining a community of players encouraged to develop, build up and enjoy #football #AVUnicorns #Footy #womensfootball #branding #logodesign #logo

  • 9 April 2018, 21:32
     
    Serandipodous that I finalised a logo design for a #Unicorn on #NationalUnicornDay, this one's not filled with rainbow fluff however… #LadiesFootball #ThisGirlCan #UnicornDay #SportsLogos #b #f

  • 4 April 2018, 20:42
     
    Under the pier. #pier #southwold #rust #water #sea #waves #huaweip9 #b

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    Two shoes, new shoes,bright shiny blue shoes… #converse #lowtops #newshoes #blue #laces #trainers #shirleyhughes #b
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  • A Tale of Two Christmas Flyers Ah Christmas the season that starts ever earlier! As the final firework leaves the launch tube the commercial arm of the Xmas kicks into gear showering us with adverts tinsel and Michael Bublé. Its December now though so is it OK to discuss a few things festive? Best close the tab now if not because Im going to discuss a Tale of two Christmas flyers. However long we think the run-up to Christmas has extended there are some folks for example those in the consumer products field for whom Christmas commands their time for much much longer. Unsurprisingly churches also have to keep one eye on Christmas from pretty early in the year planning a multitude of events and services often alongside the local community or schools. Ive been designing various things for a couple of churches for a number of years now (one I attend the other I used to) this year I created promotional Christmas flyers for them both. Theyve both been printed and Ive got them in my hands. Theres something striking when you have them together just how different they are despite both being the same format printed on A6 double-sided 450gsm stock. Its also despite the core theology of the two churches being roughly similar (I guess the shorthand would be reformed evangelical or those who were wondering) and despite the ultimate goal getting people to church at Christmas being the same. As I sat considering this I realised it was a good lesson in getting to know your client and ensuring design solutions meet their needs. St Alkmunds Duffield Duffield Church Flyers During 2017 Ive worked with St Alkmunds (and sister church St. Pauls) to develop a new website and brand for the two congregations. Things are nearly wrapped up (and I look forward to sharing that soon) and we developed a promotional flyer for this years 2017 Christmas events. St Alkmunds is a church that can date itself back to the Doomsday book the existing church is believed to have been started by the Normans in the 12th century. It serves a large mostly well-off residential village to the north of Derby. Its a very pretty very traditional looking building and always enjoys busy Christmas events attended by people throughout the village with some seven special events from Christingles to Carols on top of their regular advent Sunday services. The village is also kind of typical middle class and pretty boasting some of Derbyshires best schools (one even ranks exceedingly highly in the national league tables) packed with well-educated residents families and comfortably off retirees. Christmas is always well attended links to the local schools make promoting traditional childrens services easy but the Church didnt want to rest on their laurels and were keen to promote the dates for the 2017 season. Although the church community is modern in outlook the wider village looks tend to prefer comfortable traditional Christmas celebrations with carols choirs and candles. Duffield Flyer Back I reflected this in the flyers with a stylish script announcing Christmas on a teal blue background taken from the newly developed branding colourway. Its a sophisticated and stylish design aimed to appeal to the people of the village. It speaks of a traditional Christmas with well-known songs and crib services. Christ Church Derby Christ Church Manger Things Church Flyer In contrast the congregation of 7-year-old Christ Church Derby meets in a former scaffolding warehouse in the centre of Derby. Theres very little traditional beyond theology at the church. With an age range somewhat younger than your typical church lost of young families and students they have an outlook to match. Christmas services do have a sprinkling of tradition songs youll recognise mince pies and a little nativity scene but theres plenty unusual too no church organ or choir for example. The surrounding community is far more mixed than Duffields with blocks of flats and streets of Victorian terrace houses making up the bulk of the residential stock. Its a typical city community more diverse and mixed than a village or town with generally modestly incomes as well as pockets of poverty. For the Christ Church Derby flyers I aimed for something much more modern and developed a design that picked up on a recent cultural event the release of Netflix Stranger Things. I was mulling over the design as the program was released at the end of October and the wordplay of Stranger and Manger struck me as interesting. I then needed to persuade the client that billing the Christmas event at the church as Manger Things was a good idea! Christ Church Flyer Front - Manger Things Fortunately they loved it so I recreated the Stranger Things title text using the font Benguiat adding the various effects and shadows until Id got something along the lines of the original titles. The finishing touch was to reference the large red 2 in the second seasons titles with a Christmas star shape behind the text. Its a much more modern of the moment design created to appeal to culturally aware city dwellers. Comparisons The two designs then are leagues apart in style targetting two very different audiences. I dont think you could simply swap the two styles over. Using the traditional St Alkmunds flyer for Christ Church Derby would I believe create a false impression that the services are really traditional Christmas visitors may be disappointed that this wasnt quite what they got. Promoting Duffield with the Manger Things flyer would maybe alienate traditional Christmas attendees confusing the message that at St Alkmunds they can expect a recognisable Christmas service. Two very different flyers then both attempting to do the same thing encourage people to come to church at Christmas both great fun to work on and both being distributed to local communities as I type. Id love to hear your thoughts which design do you prefer? Which works the best? let me know below! Duffield Flyers Duffield Flyer Front Christ Church Flyers Duffield Church Flyer Christ Church Flyer Back Tale of Two Christmas Flyers A Tale of Two Christmas Flyers



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