New Gin Brand Launch

We recently completed the design for Black Storm’s first distillery product – Bottled Storm Gin. Small batch and craft distilled, the gin is distilled in batches of 40 bottles at a time. Launching at CarFest in Hampshire, and here in Black Storm’s home – the North East – over the bank holiday weekend (25th August […]

Supporting young talent

There’s a lot of talent out there. And we’ve just had the pleasure of meeting some. Recently Charlotte – a photography student – spent a month with us learning, practicing, and improving her skills. Charlotte’s focus was on portraits but wanted to explore and develop her skills in other areas. As a brand and design business, with […]

Creating health-focussed branding, and packaging design

Natural Nutrients packaging design Natural Nutrients appeared on Dragon’s Den and left with two Dragons under their belt. They had also secured interest in their Protein Popcorn from a high street retailer. And, while they had the interest, the Natural Nutrients team understood that their branding and packaging design needed developing to make the most of the opportunities […]

You talkin’ to me?

A Wonderstuff 365 article. Make them count. When Robert De Niro delivered those words in Taxi Driver over 30 years ago it made such a huge impact on the audience that his performance still echoes on their lips today. De Niro wasn’t expressing his opinion on organisations communicating to their audiences, but his message is […]

Design improves sales

Effective design has purpose. To improve communication between your organisation and your audience. Jess (Durham’s Head Distiller) knew that the landscape for gin had changed and knew that to improve the sales of Durham Distillery’s Summer Fruit Cup, they needed a new label – with a name that suited the market. As their long-term brand partner we worked with […]

Design Sprint

Here’s a peek at an identity we delivered through a design sprint. Fast paced and built to deliver results, our design sprints help our clients play an integral part in the creative process – and more importantly for their business – make progress. There are times when a design sprint is more suitable than a […]

Why I do this

Growing, pruning, and running a design business After 8 years growing, pruning, and running a design business I want to help other founders find their purpose, and move towards it. For most organisations to achieve their goals they have to align their business and brand – for all their audiences – to create the best […]

For business growth, budget for ‘brand’.

A Wonderstuff 365 article. Make them count. As one (financial) year ends… While managers are focussed on achieving goals for this financial year, most boards – and owners – spend these last months planning the year ahead. Planning to invest in growth? Planning usually includes the growth of the organisation, and the resources required to […]