Originating in Japan, Ikijime is a humane fish killing technique involving the insertion of a spike – an Ikijime tool – into the brain of the fish immediately after capture. The process is quick and respectful. Eliminating the unnecessary stress not only improves the welfare of the fish but results in a far superior quality tasting product that stays fresher for a longer period of time.
Ikijime Quality is a London-based company set up in 2017. The logo takes influences from the client's Japanese heritage combined with a European feel and will be used across stationery, stickers and gill tags.
Claire Maw is a photographer based in West Yorkshire, whose work covers landscape, portraits, urban landscapes and street photography.
Claire's brief asked for a self-contained logo easily transferable across the social media platforms. The result is a modern typographic device with a touch of retro, inspired by the earthy tones from one of Claire's atmospheric landscape photographs taken in North Wales.
Based in France, Claire van der Steen provides a holistic massage and beauty service. Claire wanted an identity that moved away from the usual imagery associated with this industry. The brief was to create a unique brand 'stamp' that conveyed tranquility and purity, with a sense of nature. Together we developed an identity based on a mandala. Loosely translated from Sanskrit to mean 'circle', a mandala represents a spiritual wholeness.
Client Claire van der Steen
Insight school of Art
Located in Barnet, North London, the Insight School of Art specialises in providing the highest standard of leisure painting and drawing tuition for adults and children.
Insight School of Art required a new identity style with an understated, clean and modern feel. Alongside the new font style and colour palette, a set of A1 posters were designed advertising the art classes available. For some of the posters we created patterns relating to the studio, with others showing students' work.
Chocolatier Australia has two retail shops located in Hampton and Ivanhoe. Abundant with chocolate delights, these shops needed to move forward with seasonal product catalogues. Together with pull-up banners and marketing material, the on-going catalogues convey the company's innovation, expertise and personalisation – maintaining its Australian heritage whilst creating a younger feel for a new audience.
Consumers International, a not-for-profit company, is the only independent global campaigning voice for consumers.
To promote the Traffic (Amendment) Bill 2014 in Kenya, CI needed infographics – three simple and one more detailed – for use across Twitter and Facebook. These graphics needed to be eye-catching and instantly informative.
Infographics were created for the report 'The Internet of Things and challenges for consumer protection' and for Consumers International's annual report on the Bloomberg Advocacy Incubator, to effectively show each country's activities in strengthening road safety laws.
Located in Hackney, East London, Chats Palace is a vibrant community arts centre hosting music, cabaret, theatre and dance performances. In collaboration with local educators, we have worked on literacy and arts based projects that have engaged the local community and encouraged schools and local children to participate in creative activities.
Amnesty International is a worldwide non-governmental organisation campaigning for human rights. Working as a member of the publishing team, projects included; campaign material, direct mail, bimonthly journal, annual reports and exhibition design.
Business & Human Rights - Geography of Corporate Risk Pack Amnesty International and IBLF (International Business Leaders Forum) collaborated to produce a series of seven detailed maps depicting where human rights abusers and violations exist and where leading north American and European multinational companies are at risk of being associated with them. This challenging project required a key to be devised to communicate the vast amount of information portrayed on each of the seven maps.
Conversocial is a leading cloud-based social customer service solution with headquarters in New York and London. Companies such as Hertz, Barclaycard, Marks & Spencer, Tesco and Volkswagen, use Conversocial's software to manage customer service across social media platforms.
Projects have included an overall rebrand inline with the company's growth from a small start-up in London's technology hub to becoming a major player for customer service-focused companies.
Occasionally I am asked to create bespoke party invites for events such as christenings, children's birthdays and weddings. Always a pleasure to work on, these invites usually start with a party theme from the client – sometimes it all begins with a photo of a cake.
If you'd like a specially designed invitation plus any additional items such as bomboniere tags and save-the-date cards, just email and we'll go from there...