Wednesday 17 July 2013

Fife Society for the Blind

Special care has to be taken when designing for a charity working for the blind and visually impaired. There were several things that I had to bear in mind when working on the rebrand for the charity Fife Society for the Blind. Not only did I want the branding to look good but everything also had to be readable by the users.

Amongst other things I had to consider the colour contrast for the logo, the clarity of the typeface and the crop of the photos. Within the restrictions set it was no easy task to bring the look bang up to date.

All three branches of the charity were to look the same but with different names and taglines. The two-colour palette of blue and orange kept it simple but also striking. The logo can be used with and without the added taglines and the mark can also be used on its own making it very versatile.

Watch this space as I'll cover more on how the rebrand developed in further posts.

Tuesday 9 July 2013

Child Survival in Malawi Scotland

I was very pleased when Child Survival in Malawi Scotland approached me for an update of their leaflet. The original leaflet was designed by me about 6 years ago while I was still a graphic design student.

While the leaflet looked pretty good and certainly better than anything they had previously there was a lot I had learned even in a few years of working in the industry.

This is how the cover looked in 2007 -

Child Survival in Malawi Scotland leaflet cover 2007

and now in 2013 -

Child Survival in Malawi Scotland leaflet cover 2013

The page spread then (2007) -

Child Survival in Malawi Scotland leaflet spread 2007

and now (2013) -

Child Survival in Malawi Scotland leaflet spread 2013

The charity were delighted with their new leaflet " thank you most sincerely for all the excellent work you have done on our behalf on the new leaflet. We are delighted at your design and your speedy delivery".

Tuesday 2 July 2013

The Willis Wood Brand

Sometimes a project comes together perfectly. This is the case when I was asked to create a brand for new forensic accountancy business, Willis Wood.

Fiona approached me fully prepared with plenty of ideas and a great strapline "A service tailored to you". I also teamed up with Abeoweb for the first time to create the website leaving me with more time to focus on the design side.

The logo had to be sophisticated and classy in order to appeal to the prospective clients - lawyers and accountants. I'd been wanting to use a serif typeface for a while but it had not seemed appropriate for any previous projects.

Willis Wood logo

I then used an enlarged version of the logo "pie-chart" to add interest to the business card, headed paper and website design.

Willis Wood brochure cover

The graphics took a slightly unusual route for the brochure and website. The tagline made me look closer at the tailored suits worn by the target audience. Photos of these representing the different areas gave the brand a modern yet sharp look with just a little bit of femininity.

Willis Wood brochure spread