I was contacted recently to create some adverts for a fantastic K9 centre in Scotland. They wanted to keep the colour scheme similar to their website and use their logos. To create a poster for a Doggy Cafe morning. To create an advert to go into the local newspapers announcing their open weekend. To create a 2 sided flyer. To create an "Opening Soon" poster for social media.

Keeping everything with the same branding but making the adverts distinct, I came up with these designs.

 

 

Why not pop along to their open day and find out more about them at their new centre in Forfar this weekend and meet Kyle and Miracle - Crufts Friends For Life Winners 2015

 

Friday, 29 April 2016 10:46

Little Owl Pre-School currently have vacancies and are looking for a suitable candidates. If you think you would fit the roles and have what it takes, please view their website (designed by us) for more information.

Sunday, 06 March 2016 17:05

Paul and Lindsey contacted us in December to design a logo to celebrate their new Kennel Affix - SnowRox.

We talked about colour schemes and any ideas they had and "Snow" was obviously a big part of their name and of course blue colours.

Here is the first proof of the design:



After taking their likes and dislikes and going back to the design, here is the final image we came up with:

The design can be used with or without a background depending on what they want it for. We also made up a sparkly GIF for them for when they have their own website.

Using their snow theme for their logo, we are delighted to be involved in sharing some exciting news of their expected litter! We wish Lindsey, Paul and Roxy all the best for this fab litter. Good luck!

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 09:21

We are delighted to be involved in the designing of Team AMWA/Team GB's logo for the World Sleddog Association race, this year held in Germany.

The logo was originally designed for their trip to Austria in 2015 and we designed the logo to be versatile and easy to change to match the country the team are racing in.

The logo continues to look fresh, and most importantly stands out among the 100s of mushers from many countries that attend.

Good luck to Team GB

2015 Design

 

2016 Design

Team GB rocking their fleece jackets at the 2015 race in Scharnitz. We can't wait to see this years design embroidered.

 

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 13:10

Logo development is something that I really enjoy. From the interview to the final finished piece. I was contacted by Cheryl to design a logo for her new business, we discussed the idea over the phone, Cheryl had very clear ideas on what she wanted.

Typical questions I ask when designing a logo are:
1. What is the company name?
2. What is it about?
3. Colour scheme?
4. Colours or features to avoid?
We also have an informal chat so I can get a good feel of your personality and your business.

I like to work closely with my clients so that they get exactly what they need.

This design had to have a horse jumping, just an outline with a skeleton painted on to it. It had to be clean, with tidy lines and using a basic fairly plain font. Inspiration for the design came from Gillian Higgins "Horses Inside Out".

I like to see how designs come together. Here is a sequence of images to show the development of this design.

1. Draft 1 - This horse was too cartoon like.

2. I gave the client two options of a detailed version and a plain silhouette. The client preferred the plain version, but wanted the horse to be in a more athletic jumping position and the writing needed to be simpler.

3. I drew a new horse, in a better correct jumping position. He needed to be flipped over to face the other way and the writing added.

4. Writing added in plain font to give a clean professional feel.

5. A colour change and heartbeat added and it's all finished.

 

Thursday, 18 June 2015 10:43

In April I was asked by Kissy's team (San City High) to design an email flyer to showcase his latest single and up-and-coming projects.

I have designed several email campaigns and if you would like me to design yours, then please get in touch for a quote, outlining what your campaign will be about and provide me with all material and wording.

This campaign was designed for use with Constant Contacts.

For the full sized email (images only) click here: Kissy Email!

For more information on Kissy, please visit his website: http://www.sancityhigh.com/

 

Wednesday, 15 July 2015 16:00

Earlier this month I designed a logo for Fuelled by Aloe​. Occasionally, instead of payment for services, I offer a trade of trades to the value of what I am designing. I promised I would also try and blog the progress of how it goes too so here goes:

Some of you know that I have very bad eczema on my left foot after a chemical burn. Having tried everything to help clear it, Julia contacted me to help with a logo design and we discussed possible options about my foot. Sometimes it is so painful it leaves me limping where the skin has dried and cracked (despite regular moisturising) and walking on it is like walking on broken glass.

This week i received my goodies in the post. A Propolis Creme and Forever Aloe Berry Nectar. The aim is to treat the problem from the inside out whilst keeping my foot moisturised.

  

The Propolis Creme is wonderful, smells amazing and is so silky smooth and cooling. I had to apply extra as my foot absorbed it right away. The creme is thick, unlike a lot of other cremes i had tried and a little goes a long way.

Today i tried the Nectar, the smell is a little off putting, and i am starting slow and building up to the amount recommended. starting at 30ml (half a shot glass) i just pinched my nose and necked it back. Most of the flavour is in the smell, the texture is a little interesting too, but not awful, there is no real after-taste unlike some health drinks i have tried before. Advised it tastes better when it is cold, it had been in the fridge overnight, and being cold certainly helps it go down easier. Overall, texture and taste is something i will get used to, and it is all for the benefit of my poorly foot.

Julia is very helpful and knowledgeable. I love the Aloe products so far and glad to try something natural instead of trying to use harsh medication to combat the eczema. What is also great, is that the Forever Aloe products, come with a 60 day guarantee.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 13:23
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