We were recently asked to get involved with Prime Recruitment, a new venture from the lovely people at Prime Education, who were in the process of building three new websites. We were happy to help, and liaised with recruitment CMS specialists Firefish to design and build three recruitment websites for three market sectors: education, medical and engineering.
Our involvement primarily consisted of redesigning the first website, which was already in progress, and using that as a template for the other two. We created slideshows, buttons and other graphical elements of the interface, and two page templates for each site, working primarily with CSS to alter the appearance of elements generated by the Firefish content management system.
The Prime Teachers website is now live, while the other two are still being populated with content, and the client is very happy with the result.
Update: Prime Medical and Prime Engineering are also now up and running, and all three sites can be accessed from the Prime Recruitment portal page.
Sometimes the design process can be so simple and so satisfying, you get from start to finish with zero stress, and it all seems almost too good to be true. I was approached by Active Isolated Stretching Clinic, who had decided to abbreviate their name to The Stretching Clinic, (great move by the way guys), so of course they needed a new logo.
I was given a very clear brief, with certain stipulations such as colour, but complete free reign other than that. Within a few hours I had put together two logo options, one of which the client was extremely happy with straight off the bat. This was the initial response:
You nailed it with the round logo, that’s fantastic!
After a few very minor changes the logo was ready, and both the client and I were really pleased with how the whole process had gone. I have another logo to add to my collection, and the client has the beginnings of a vastly improved brand (even if I say so myself)!
When I’m not busy designing things or making music I am partial to a spot of climbing. It’s always a real pleasure when I’m asked to design something that relates to a passion, so when the Mountaineering Club of Bury asked me if I’d design their new tees I didn’t hesitate for one moment.
This was a really fun tee design, and probably my best yet. The 3D extruded lettering on the front is incorporated into a simple illustration of some of the activities you can get involved in, and on the back there’s a more straightforward ‘flat’ logo and slogan:
Speak Out Lancashire, part of The Children’s Society and Lancashire Children’s Rights, approached us with a brief for a new identity and a website serving young people in care in the area. This has been a unique opportunity for us to work directly with end users, listening closely to what they want from the website and their ideas about visual language. Here is the simple, bold logo we came up with together, and the new website is due to be launched in spring 2013.is now live.
Here’s some samples of an identity we have lovingly crafted for a brand new venture, The Travelling Baker, that Instadesign is proud to be working with. We are also building a lovely website (currently just a holding page).
I had a huge amount of fun making this early 90s style music video, from imagining the dodgy Channel 9 style low budget European TV show ‘Muzik Time!!’ and coming up with ridiculously cheesy graphics, to painstakingly mimicking the effect of an old VHS tape that’s been recorded over a few times. Credit to Luke Glover for shooting the video and Pete Cannon for producing the track.
We were approached by Lancaster based farm food wholesaler, River Village foods, in early 2011. They were looking to create a clean, professional identity for their growing business. We did just that and designed a selection of logotypes with a hint of vintage, and some stationery and banners to go with them. Here is a sample of the results:
An up-and-coming genre-defying (they describe their music as “fizzed-up, synthed-up, sugar-coated, colour-coded FidgetPop-IndieRock”) Manchester band, E-Numbers, were looking to improve on their logo, so we gave them this.
Fotoflips approached us with a new venture in the rapidly growing party favours industry. They needed an identity, website and marketing materials to launch their business. Here is a sample of what we produced:
I have worked with Henry at Blank Media Collective and within other roles. Each time he has been a delight to work with, understanding what the organisations needed, as well as suggesting exciting and innovative ideas to help strengthen our work.