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BrainBalms Launches Crowdfunder for Oil Atomisers

Our client BrainBalms has just launched a Crowdfunder campaign to support three new products. The new Oil Atomisers contain plant essential oils whose active ingredients have been scientifically proven to have beneficial effects on memory, cognitive function and sleep. BrainBalms

Sharing Inspiration

Regular readers will know that our design director Kerry Neesam keeps her finger on the pulse of what’s hot in brand design, sharing what she finds from around the world via LinkedIn. Here are three of her most recent top picks:

Home Improvement Finance

We’ve just completed work on the brand identity for Home Improvement Finance, a newly established credit broker based in Newcastle. The service helps homeowners and contractors access loans from £1,000 to £100,000 for repairs and renovation. Following the initial briefing, the client

New IT Brand DARE

DARE is a spin out company established this year from existing business Opal IT. We had recently taken Opal IT through a rebrand and the team came back to us to support them in their new journey. The brief for DARE included

Sharing Inspiration

Brand design involves reflecting what our clients are and do, and through this also connecting with their target audiences. Visual identity, tone of voice and calls to action are all part of the brand design mix. In this month’s review

Forum RCP – Rebranding for the Future

Forum RCP (Retail Commercialisation Partners), formerly Forum CentreSpace, is a leading commercialisation and mall promotions agency working with over 90 shopping centres and 40 retail parks across the UK.  They came to us to at the end of last year to

Featuring Troo Healthcare

We’re always excited to see our work featured by design media, together with selected work by other designers from across the globe.     In the last few days we’ve seen coverage of our work to revitalise the Troo Healthcare brand on

WBDS Features BrainBalms

We’re very proud that our work on BrainBalms has recently been featured on the World Brand Design Society website.  The society highlights exceptional consumer packaging design and corporate brand design. It aims to promote the industry and support design students, professionals and agencies by

Work In Progress

We’ve been working closely with Northumberland Christmas Trees to develop their brand and website design. The are a family-owned and operated company based in Northumberland who have over 35 years experience in the industry. When buying from Northumberland Christmas Trees,

The New Studio

We were talking about working in the ‘new normal’ in a Wonderstuff team meeting, by phone naturally, earlier this week. And we realised that although we’re not together in the studio as much as we used to be due to

Bringing a New Brand to Life – BrainBalms

Clients sometimes come to us knowing they want to start a business based on their passion for their product, but need help to take it further. So we work with them to explore why they believe in their business, where

Revitalising an Established Brand – Troo Healthcare

Troo Healthcare, an established supplement brand, began working with us in July 2019 to revitalise their brand identity, packaging and website. Since their launch over 10 years ago, the supplement market has become increasingly competitive. John North, director of Troo

Sharing Inspiration

Our design director Kerry regularly shares design that inspires her from around the world on her LinkedIn account. It could be packaging, typography, photography or … just about anything. Here are some of her latest finds. Gin Anyone? Boundless Brand

Opal Brand Evolution

As companies grow, their original brand can cease to reflect what the business has become. Sometimes creating a whole new brand is necessary if there’s a new business direction. Another approach is allowing the existing brand to evolve – retaining

Tell your story

Last week I had the pleasure of talking to a client for a couple of hours as part of a project to evolve their branding, and documenting their brand’s values. I’ve worked with this client for over 18 months, and

Growing Business Through Lockdown

We were as busy as ever through lockdown. Since March we have continued to support existing clients and taken on five more as businesses took the opportunity to overhaul their brand and marketing, or launch new companies. We are proud

Sharing Inspiration

As designers, it’s great to always share what we’re looking at for inspiration in the design world. I thought I would pull together some of our favourite pieces of design that we’ve spotted recently. Grinning Face Coconut Milk Neat little

World Brand Design Society Features Nutribl

It’s great to see our work for clients in ‘real life’ situations on packaging and marketing material. It’s also great to have the support of other designers, and our work creating the brand for Nutribl has been featured recently on

Industry Insight for Design Students

Wonderstuff design director Kerry Neesam graduated from Teesside University with a first class honours degree in graphic design in 2013, and earlier this year returned to help current students gain an insight into the industry. “This was before lockdown in

New Brew for 12 Beers Range

Black Storm Brewery has released the latest in their limited edition 12 Beers range. Beer No10 is Mojito Lager, packed with real lime, mint and rum. To produce the beers for the range Black Storm has worked with independent craft

Behind the brand – Nutribl

Troo Healthcare, a North East-based private label supplement business, asked us to create a brand for a new company they were launching. They had previously supplied both consumers and business clients, but the time had come to create a separate

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