• Stoke-on-Trent, UK
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Six Towns Beers

Six Towns Beers

These six special beers have been brewed as one of the party pieces for a major ceramics festival, and represent Stoke-on-Trent's six towns. Knutton-based Mart's Brewery has come up with the six ales which will be on sale throughout the British Ceramics Biennial (BCB).

  • Print
  • Branding
  • Packaging

Stoke Art Map

Stoke Art Map

The Stoke Art Map are celebrating the arts in Stoke-on-Trent for the second year running, and we're pleased to be a part of their journey again.

  • Print
  • Editorial
  • Poster

City of Culture 2021

City of Culture 2021

Stoke-on-Trent is one of a few city’s in the country bidding to become the UK City of Culture in 2021. We devised the brand identity and digital presence for all communications associated to the bid, which revolved around a city-wide campaign.

  • Brand Identity
  • Website Design
  • Website Development

Keele University's Sports Hall

Keele University's Sports Hall

We created a large scale hand painted sport mural to help Keele demonstrate their dedication to health, fitness and wellbeing at their University's Sport Centre.

  • Installation
  • Mural
  • Hand-painted

Sarah Richardson

Sarah Richardson

Sarah is a theatre-maker based in Staffordshire and Cheshire, working on independent projects as well as at the New Vic Theatre, the city's only NPO rated organisation. We created a simple identity and website for her, which captured her playful side in a standalone 'S' mark.

  • Brand Identity
  • Website Design
  • Website Development

Advantage Creative

Advantage Creative

As a key player in business mentoring, support, strategy and development for the creative industries, Advantage Creative required an updated identity design and digital presence to further enforce their services to a wide range of clientele.

  • Brand Identity
  • Website Design
  • Website Development

Keele University

Keele University

We created a large scale hand painted typographic mural to help Keele demonstrate their dedication to food sustainability, responsible sourcing and overall proper food practices across a 16m wide wall in their main eating area.

  • Sign Painting
  • Communications
  • Campaign

Le Coq Sportif

Le Coq Sportif

We've worked extensively with sportswear giant Le Coq Sportif, creating editorial designs, ad hoc assets for social media and online takeovers and art working services across a range of print and campaign promotions.

  • Art Direction
  • Design for Print
  • Editorial Design

Factory

Factory

An identity re-fresh for council-led service Factory, who provide business support for the creative industries. Keeping the 'F' they were renowned for was imperative, along with adding flashes of colour and energy inspired by the very factory we work inside.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Communications

Print Isn't Dead

Print Isn't Dead

After working with People of Print's director Marcroy for a long time – along with co-authoring and designing the first hardback publication – we worked on the design of PoP's first Print Isn't Dead magazine and set the art direction for the others that followed, too.

  • Art Direction
  • Publication Design
  • Layout & Composition

The Temporary

The Temporary

The Temporary is transcultural exchange platform examining temporary and ephemeral experience in art, design, music, sound and performance between China, Australia and the UK through exhibitions, events and printed media.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Website Design

Wavemaker

Wavemaker

A classroom of the future dedicated to all things making and learning — Wavemaker is North Staffordshire’s premier maker space. Funded by Comic Relief and Nominet for the first three years, Wavemaker is fast becoming a key part of the region’s creative machine.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Communications

Jasmine Simpson

Jasmine Simpson

As one of the most exciting local ceramic and art talents to emerge in recent years, Jasmine Simpson required a small identity and website exercise which showcased her work in a creative way.

  • Brand Identity
  • Website Design
  • Website Development

Eclipse Access Solutions

Eclipse Access Solutions

Manufactured in the UK, Eclipse Access stand out as one of the country’s foremost suppliers of access ramps through their custom designed modular system.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Website Design

Dust

Dust

We co-curated a series of exhibitions that toured Stoke-on-Trent alongside local artist Joyce Iwaszko. They're purpose were to inform and inspire local people about the city's City of Culture bid, by utilising artists that have either lived, worked or studied in the area.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Communications

The Clay Foundation

The Clay Foundation

The Clay Foundation is a ceramic studio set up by the British Ceramics Biennial based in the heart of the historic Spode Works factory in Stoke on Trent. A space for workshops, courses and open studios, they required an identity refresh and update.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Communications

Platform

Platform

Platform is Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire’s Moving Image Cluster. The primary goal is to drive growth and innovation in the Film, Television, Games and Animation sectors with an innovative support and advocacy structure that will advance the whole of the Moving Image economy.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Communications

The Winton Children

The Winton Children

Nicholas Winton’s so called ‘Winton Children’ is about a story of compassion surrounding a group of children who came to Stoke-on-Trent seeking asylum from Czechoslovakia in the wake of WII.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Publication Design

Art City

Art City

A five-year arts programme in Stoke-on-Trent that aims to make the city a more interesting place to live and work. The programme is achieved by a consortium of local arts organisations banding together to hold events in spaces that are otherwise left un-occupied and unloved.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Typographic Design

51-53

51-53

A streetwear, skate and art supply store in the heart of Stoke-on-Trent, selling premium branded menswear from companies such as Carhartt, HUF, The Hundreds, Vans, Polar and Rebel8.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Website Design

Staffordshire University x YMCA

Staffordshire University x YMCA

Inspiring the next generation to invest in a further education at university can be a challenge. Staffordshire University work extensively with the local YMCA, and most recently joined forces with their ‘Education Zone’ at the North Staffordshire branch.

  • Art Direction
  • Sign Painting
  • Communications

Projekt

Projekt

Working in the property sector, Projekt implement strategy aligned to business objectives through a multidisciplinary and multi-service level approach whilst striving to understand key issues and creating innovative solutions to minimise risk and add value for the customer.

  • Website Design
  • Website Development
  • Brand Identity

(tsp.)

(tsp.)

As one of the new breed of independent businesses opening in Stoke-on-Trent’s Cultural Quarter, (tsp.) was received with open arms as a city-wide beacon of coffee, cake and all things indulgent.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Website Design

Mainline

Mainline

Mainline is an Edinburgh based graffiti shop & gallery, specialising in spray paint, street art & graffiti art supplies. We had the pleasure of designing their new visual identity.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Signage

Axia Solutions

Axia Solutions

As one of the most respected local training providers, Axia were suffering an identity crisis. They commissioned us to devise a creative strategy, brand position and revitalised brand identity that could be rolled out as they move forward as part of the NSCG.

  • Education
  • Brand Strategy
  • Branding

CFCCA

CFCCA

2016 saw the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Arts turn 30, and to commemorate the momentous achievement, we were asked to piece together the publication design that acts as a monograph and educational piece around Chinese Art.

  • Publication Design
  • Layout & Composition
  • Editorial Design

Klay Pizzeria & Bar

Klay Pizzeria & Bar

Stoke-on-Trent’s only wood fired pizza place, truly independent and in the heart of the Cultural Quarter. It’s a restaurant that offers fresh and authentic pizza with an experience for the customer.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Website Design

BottleCraft

BottleCraft

As the craft beer culture explodes, BottleCraft have positioned themselves as the premier establishment for all things beer in Stoke-on-Trent, providing a wide range of beers from local sources as well as everybody’s world favourites.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Photography

RareKind

RareKind

RareKind is a multi-faceted creative agency, ranging from working alongside illustrators and graffiti artists, to directly with advertising giants and clients. Unique in their approach, they offer truly original creative solutions rooted in graffiti and street art.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Website Design

Gary Does Copy

Gary Does Copy

Gary Lewis is a copywriter, with real life experience. He works with words every day, but has worked in a multitude of different roles throughout his life.

  • Brand Identity
  • Website Design
  • Website Development

Present Workshops

Present Workshops

An independent, creative screen printing workshop that hosts practitioner-led workshops, is open for memberships and prints for commercial clients.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Communications

Clay Fire & Gold

Clay Fire & Gold

Throughout the recent cultural upswing in Stoke-on-Trent, ex-poet laureate Tom Wyre was commissioned to write a whole set of new poetry about the area, to be emblazoned in the public realm and in this publication entitled Clay, Fire & Gold.

  • Layout & Composition
  • Editorial Design
  • Design for Print

Property Elite

Property Elite

Property Elite aims to build better property professionals by sharing knowledge, skills and experience to support individuals throughout their degree, APC or corporate journeys. Working across multiple sectors, PE are supported by a nationwide team of consultants.

Cultural Quarter

Cultural Quarter

The Cultural Quarter of Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent’s city centre, is an area full of cultural beacons, independent outlets and the stage for an upswing in the city’s fortunes and aspirations in recent times.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Communications

People of Print

People of Print

Traditionally, People of Print’s reach to the creative communities had been through their blog, gaining huge traction and a directory of practitioners. The first foray into printed media, through Thames & Hudson, was put together to a rapturous response.

  • Publication Design
  • Layout & Composition
  • Editorial Design

Upstairs Gallery

Upstairs Gallery

A city centre gallery in Stoke-on-Tent— the perfect place to exhibit work from artists from all over the world, as well as a space to hold events, screenings, talks, lectures and workshops.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Communications

Well Now You Know

Well Now You Know

A self-initiated project — to celebrate our local culture, we created an online guide to the events and other goings-on around Stoke-on-Trent, and the venues that host them.

  • Brand Identity
  • Website Design
  • Website Development

Beers & Ideas

Beers & Ideas

A creative networking event with an open mic concept that encourages collaboration and the open sharing of ideas, devised and managed by ourselves, now into it’s fifth iteration.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Communications

Thread & Fable

Thread & Fable

Thread & Fable is a small agency with a big passion for integrated marketing and communications at its heart. ​Specialising in communications and project consultancy, they help brands come to life through storytelling.

  • Branding
  • Identity
  • Website Design

Rarekind/China

Rarekind/China

We co-curated RareKind/China with The Temporary and created an exhibition at the CFCCA in Manchester which brought together UK and Chinese based graffiti artists. A collaboration of polar opposite cultures was brought together over Chinese New Year in 2016.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Communications

And We Run

And We Run

The worldwide movement of running invites tribes of individuals focused on pushing themselves to achieve great things – whether running alone or as a united force. We designed the identity for And We Run who intend to push that message out to tribes the world over.

  • Brand Identity
  • Art Direction
  • Brand Consultancy

For Wild Things

For Wild Things

For Wild Things is a brand new children's fashion label, with plans to do huge things in the near future. We had to be a part of their journey!

  • Clothing
  • Kids
  • Fashion