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Working with The Amos Bursary

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in Branding, Education, Graphic Design, Society, Web Design | 0 comments

Working with The Amos Bursary

We were asked to help out initially as mentors in the field of web design, this led to us assiting in evolving the logo and the website of a charity doing important work helping boys from African and Caribbean origins reach their full potential.

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A Creative Education

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in Business, Education, Government, Opinion, Society | 0 comments

A Creative Education

On the 21st of May this year there was a D&AD President’s Lecture entitled ‘A Future for Creative Education?’ With the A level results out today it seems a good time to revisit the themes within. The panel, which included Lord David Puttnam, D&AD President Neville Brody, Emily Campbell of the Creative Education Trust and David Erixon from Hyper Island, was unanimous in supporting the value of a good creative education, both for the individual practitioner and for the nation as a whole.   As mentioned previously I have a lot...

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Steve Jobs 1955 – 2011

Posted by on Oct 6, 2011 in Branding, Business, Celebrity, Product Design, Society | 0 comments

Steve Jobs 1955 – 2011

Many people woke this morning and read about Steve Jobs’ untimely passing on a device that bore the brand Apple. Fifteen years ago that would have been unthinkable. Steve Jobs fits into the classic mould of the maverick. Irritable, Stubborn, Driven, Passionate, Genius, Visionary, Impulsive, good and bad in equal measures. An immigrant son, adopted, college dropout he proved that by simply ‘thinking different’ you can achieve great things. He cared and taught that form and function could be partners rather than diametrically...

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Branding helps your business grow

Posted by on Aug 4, 2011 in BLOG, Branding, Business, Graphic Design | 0 comments

Branding helps your business grow

Maybe I’m preaching to the converted here but having a clear identity not only allows you to differentiate yourself from the competition, it also enables you to clearly signal changes and growth within your organisation. This piece in the Washington Post, highlights how business and utilities use branding to signal a clear change of intent, personality and focus. Moving from being a simple function of naming into something more characterful, emotive and dare I say it ‘holistic’ a good branding strategy and a programme of...

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Presenting Per Ardua

Posted by on Aug 3, 2011 in BLOG, Branding, Graphic Design, Web Design | 0 comments

Presenting Per Ardua

It’s always nice to be recommended by one client to another, we were introduced to Per Ardua in 2009 and have worked with them since then to refresh their brand both in print and online. Per Ardua Associates are an executive search firm, specialising in financial services sector. Even to us creatives it was very apparent early on that they have extensive knowledge and experience of the market and are consistently high performing both as individuals and as a collegiate team. We’ve found them to be a very switched on client, open to...

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Harrisment designs WordCamp Portsmouth

Posted by on Aug 3, 2011 in Branding, Graphic Design, Web Design | 0 comments

Harrisment designs WordCamp Portsmouth

Harrisment designs the identity for WordCamp Portsmouth. SPF50 not required.

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The end of Brand Hollywood?

Posted by on Jan 18, 2011 in BLOG, Branding, Celebrity, Film, Opinion, Society | 0 comments

The end of Brand Hollywood?

Ricky Gervais punctures the Hollywood bubble at the Golden Globes. Let's be clear about this, Gervais is a cult. A marmite. You either love him or hate him, you either get him or you don't. He either aggravates or deflates in equal measure. Those who are offended probably lack the self awareness of where the entertainment industry actually is, the sound of bubbles bursting is long overdue.

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Designers love cock

Posted by on Nov 4, 2010 in Advertising, BLOG, Celebrity, Graphic Design, Society | 0 comments

Designers love cock

Yes you read it right, but it will only make sense if you were at the Pecha Kucha event in central London this evening. Organised by the D&AD (Designers & Art Directors) it’s another of the President’s Lectures. Hosted by the President himself, Sankey was a great host, keeping the evening moving (which is the essence of PK) and generally making sure that everyone had a good time. The cast of speakers was fairly glittering in design terms. Speakers included members of design studio Bibliotheque, branding experts (the logo...

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iPod Apps for Designers

Posted by on Oct 11, 2010 in BLOG, Education, Mobile, Technology | 0 comments

iPod Apps for Designers

This is a companion piece to an item I’ve written for the DBA on the top 10 Apps for the iPhone for designers and those in the business of design. Having squeezed into down to 10 I was left thinking that there were numerous Apps that missed the cut by a mere whisker and probably deserved a mention. For those of you who’ve missed the piece for the DBA I’m going to include the original list in with those I’ve added subsequently. It’s by no means comprehensive or scientific, if you’ve got any suggestions then...

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S4C Eisteddfod identity looks very familiar

Posted by on Aug 2, 2010 in BLOG, Branding, Graphic Design, Television | 3 comments

S4C Eisteddfod identity looks very familiar

I don’t think this has happened to me before. You’re sitting down to watch some TV and there it is! Something that looks pretty much like something you designed months and months ago… but it’s not yours, it’s not something that you designed… it’s very close though, you could almost say inspired by or in homage to, the cynic would obviously say ‘ripped off’ or ‘stolen’ but we don’t want to use words like that here… naturally I’m very flattered… Have a look...

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