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.
Our client wanted a quirky logo that was reminiscent of Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat, so we tried to do just that, and guess what? It worked. Here’s the original logo for Cirque Du Manc that we designed:
Cirque Du Manc Logo
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.
– Dr. Seuss
Between 2009 and 2011 we took on pro bono work designing an online magazine for Blank Media Collective, Blankpages. This soon became the largest single layout design project we had undertaken. Here is a small selection of the issues we put together.
Hover over the right hand side of each front cover to find clickable arrows you can use to flick through the issues. If you’re on an iPhone or iPad, this probably won’t work – sorry about that.
I've worked with Henry at Instadesign on several of my branding and web design projects and I've been mightily impressed. He has a great work ethic, very knowledgeable and gets things done, fast. He's an all round good egg too.
I can't underestimate the value of Instadesign's work and customer support. I would not have got Thrive Therapies started without it! The designer listened to my unskilled ideas, created what I suggested and then made something far far better - always balancing listening to the customer vs their expert knowledge of logo design. Worth every penny and more!