No one goes to the About Us page first – so you’ve probably seen what we can do already. Now let us tell you how we do it.
When we started thinking about it, we realised so much of what we do is about making connections. Ideas, goals, solutions, people, technology; they're all part of that big network that – when linked up properly – makes a brand great.
We built our agency to create everything a brand needs – whether it's the whole thing or just a small part. From developing brands or building websites, to designing for print – all our work keeps those connections in mind.
To make sure we do that job properly, we wrote a simple set of guidelines...
Brief first, ego later. We look at the why, what, how and who with every project to make sure everything we do delivers.
We’ve built our team to deliver whatever you need, online and off. We work together on every project – no developer dungeons or ivory tower strategists here, everyone has a say.
We’re your inhouse designers. Except we’re in our own house, not yours. We see ourselves as part of your team… which means listening, collaborating, keeping an eye on targets and budgets, agreeing, disagreeing and maybe even cracking a little wise.
You know what they say, if you always do the same thing you always do the same thing… or something like that. We don’t think you deserve designers on autopilot – so we specialise in good work, not a particular industry. We also keep our personal fires burning by taking days out of the office to experience new things.
Branding means a lot of things to a lot of people – that’s kind of the point of it. When we talk about branding we mean working with you to find out the values of your company, to identify what makes your business special and to discover how to communicate that to your customers.
We might get a bit of flack for separating out brand and identity, but we’re fine with that. For us, the identity of of your brand is all the elements that shape how your customer sees you. This means everything from your logo, photography and illustration style, to your typography, communications documents, campaign slogans and much much more.
We treat web design and development as one and the same thing – a well built website is only as good as its design, and vice versa. It’s easy to make a site that looks nice, but to make one that works well, and achieves its goals is a real skill. Which is why we design and built websites inhouse as a part of a single, fluid process.
Technically everything we do is design in some form or another, but we needed a general catch-all category for everything else we do. It could be an annual review or beautiful coffee table book, it could be a series of animations or some brand photography, we provide a whole spate of standalone services. However big or small, we always look upwards to the overall goals – creating a solid brief to work from, while identifying audiences and managing budgets.
It’s easy to forget about print in this digital age. Please don’t – print is lovely. It’s also important that every piece of print is as good as the last. A potential client might only ever see one card, leaflet or poster – so each one needs to be great. We pride ourselves on being able to get the best out of a budget, source best prices and inventive methods to get the most out of your beautiful, beautiful print.
We don’t claim we can do everything, we don’t even want to do everything. Instead we want to be really good at just a few things.
If we can’t do something, we work with a talented network of specialist partners and suppliers who we connect directly to you. We never outsource and we never whitelabel. Whether you want us to manage them, or to create a relationship directly with them yourselves – it doesn’t matter to us. What is important is that the job is done as well as it can be done.