Posts by Ceri Davies:
Branding sent to Coventry – in a good way
We travel to Coventry tomorrow for the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists’ annual Congress. We’ve been working on branding and assets for this event since October last year, so it’s exciting that we’re finally getting to see printed catalogues, banners, stage dressing and the rest of the conference paraphernalia in situ and in action.
We’ll also be helping out on the registration desk on Friday morning, so if you’re a BSHAA Member or trade exhibitor coming along to the Ricoh for the weekend, don’t forget to say “hello” as we hand you your delegate pack!
Introducing our updated logo design
While working on the new website design, we thought it was an ideal time to also freshen up our company logo design. We’ve been using the existing one for almost twenty years, so we didn’t want to completely change it as we think the existing elements are familiar to clients new, old and potential. So we have tweaked the familiar roundel design a little but combined it with a new contemporary logotype which replaces “designworld” with “dwd”.
What’s “dwd”? It could be an neat abbreviation of designworld, textspeak shorthand or a Mad Men inspired initialsation of Design World Designers. You might read it as D.W.D. or if you’re from around these parts perhaps you’re more likely to say it as “dude”. It could be any – or all – of these and we like that it’s a bit ambiguous and gets people talking about it.
The logo design might be new, but our commitment to high-quality graphic design solutions is the same as it has always been. We’d like to talk to you about your design requirements, so why not get in touch today. You could always just ask “WWDWDD?”
They say that an electrician’s doorbell never rings…
…but a design agency’s website design has to look and do the business. Though it had served us well for the last couple of years, we felt our old website needed a bit of an overhaul to keep up with technology, design styles and – of course – our expanding portfolio.
Our clients are always telling us that it’s the hardest thing coming up with your own self-promotion – that’s why they come to us for advice – but we managed to schedule the time to get things moving.
Now it’s launched we’ll wait with baited breath for those webstats to come in. We’re very happy with the finished product and think it’s got the right combination of form and function – not too fussy, easy to use and gets the point across in a few clicks. We hope everyone likes it and pops back here once in a while to see what else we’ve been up to.
An uncomfortable mug shot for Sport Relief in Wales
With some excitement, my son pointed out that Match of the Day magazine was encouraging readers to “Wear Your Rival’s Football Shirt to School” day in aid of Sport Relief. As he was on school trip that day and couldn’t do it, he suggested that we could do it in our office instead and he would give us the sponsor money! Now, for purely professional reasons (!) we draw the line at wearing each other’s football shirts, but hope that swapping mugs – one of which shows the number one team in Wales – for the day will be enough to raise some Sport Relief cash!
Happy St David’s Day from Wales! Back by popular demand – download our DIY daffodil kit
Happy St David’s Day to everyone for tomorrow. It was like a knee-high international day in Canton this morning as throngs wearing Welsh rugby shirts and other forms of traditional Welsh costume made their way to school. Didn’t see any brave souls wearing an actual grown-in-the-ground leek though, which is a shame. If you’ve forgotten to purchase your regalia, download our DIY Daff and make your own to show your pride in Wales.
CLICK HERE to download our DIY Daff. Print it out on your colour printer and then all you’ll need is a pair of scissors, some clear sticky tape and a couple of minutes and you’ll be able to join in the celebrations of our national day…
|Download our DIY Daff sheet|
Today in Cardiff. Nice weather for…
Cardiff may have escaped the severe flooding seen around much of the country recently, but Lou was still taken by surprise by shouts of “Duck!” whilst walking through Pontcanna this morning. What next – a seal swimming around Victoria Park?*
*Note for non-Cardiff residents: Billy the Seal lived in a pool in Victoria Park after being found in a trawler net in the 1930s. The seal famously escaped during heavy floods and spent a happy few days swimming around the city, before being returned to the park a local hero.
Leaflet design seeks high-flyers for MS Society Cymru
We were happy to help out our neighbours at MS Society Cymru again with the design for this leaflet design for their latest exciting fundraiser. The Wire at Chepstow’s National Diving & Activity Centre is one of the UKs longest and fastest zip wires. MS Society Cymru are looking for volunteers to undertake this exhilarating challenge to help raise money and awareness for their latest projects. You can find out more at www.mssociety.org.uk/wales. Unfortunately Team Designworld had other engagements for that weekend and will be keeping their feet firmly on the ground, but we wish MS Society Cymru and those who take part all the best.
Happy Birthday Apple Mac
30 years ago, on 24 January 1984, the original Apple Mac was launched. Two and a half years later, I was introduced – with some scepticism – to the tiny black and white monitor of the Macintosh SE in the computer suite at Newport Art College.
While Apple is celebrating the occasion with a stunning ‘Happy Birthday, Mac’ website that highlights how far the Mac has come in those 30 years, we’ve also had a trip down Memory Lane to revisit some of the many Apple products we’ve known and (mainly) loved over the years (highlights pictured above).
While it was the beige breeze-block workhorses used by graphics pros that kept the company going through it’s more lean years, it was the innovation shown with products like the Cube, iMac and iPod that made Apple the success it is. We just wouldn’t be where we are today without them. Happy Birthday Mac!
Speedy fundraising leaflet design keeps the neighbours happy!
We love being based in Temple Court. As well as being a stunning building with great facilities, we like the fact that there are so many other companies and organisations based in the same building. You never know what is going to transpire from a trip to the kitchen! We also like it when we are able to help out organisations based in the same building. One such recent case was the fundraising leaflet design that we have just produced for MS Society Cymru.
A quick turn-around was required on this bilingual leaflet, which was needed for a fundraising event. The leaflet needed to double as an envelope in which donations could be enclosed and returned to the organisation. Designed, printed and delivered on time we were glad to have been able to help out one of our near neighbours – and all for a very good cause.
|MS Society Cymru donation leaflet designed and printed by Designworld Ltd|