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Book covers for SCM Press #reviewof2018

We also continued to work with SCM Press creating book covers, some of which have now been published but most are due to come out in 2019. Books included Everyday Conversations with Matthew, Love in Action, Love Makes No Sense and Theological Reflection Methods. All available to buy at https://scmpress.hymnsam.co.uk/

We really enjoy the creative process of designing book covers and have been very pleased to have struck up a great working relationship with the team there.

Church of England #reviewof2018

2018 saw us work with the Church of England on a series of exciting campaigns #livelent #followthestar #greatvocationsconversation (pictured) and the forthcoming campaign for Lent and Easter #LentPilgrim and #EasterPilgrim. It’s been fantastic working with the team at Church House, seeing the books we designed in print and then watching as the digital campaigns around them take off.

It included us seeing our book for #followthestar turn up on TV being held up by an MP in the House of Commons as a positive initiative for Christmas and the #livelent campaign winning some awards for it’s co-ordinated digital campaign.

“Last, but by no means least, thanks and plaudits are also due to the consistently brilliant Richard Pearson at PenguinBoy, who has come up with so many great designs and dealt with some challenging schedules to help ensure CHP plays such a positive and full role in the work of the C of E.”

BH Painters and Decorators #reviewof2018

We came alongside a high quality interior decorating company, BH Painters and Decorators, to create a new brand identity for the company. Bradley, the owner, wanted us to focus on creating a brand which reflected their modern approach to the trade, the high-quality work they do and a the personal service they give to customers. The end result, including a silhouette of the owner, is intended to be used in a series of bold contrasting colours to represent their vibrant and forward-thinking approach to the trade. As we continue to work with the company we are looking forward to developing their identity on-line and in print. #reviewof2018

Adavu website #reviewof2018

It was brilliant to be given the opportunity to work with Adavu, a charity who provide support for victims of modern slavery and raise awareness of the issue in the UK, to create a website to support the invaluable work they do.

The website is an example of our Charity & Community Website Package which provides a cost-effective solution for delivering quality websites using our own bespoke template design with customisable content, colours and structure. The website is responsively designed (so works across phone, tablet and desktop computers) and built like many of our sites using WordPress, a powerful content management system (CMS)

You can visit the website here https://www.adavu.org.uk If you’re a charity or a community organisation and would like to find out more about our specialised website solutions for your sector we would love to hear from you. #reviewof2018

Not just designers

We probably don’t shout about this as much as we should but we do a whole bunch of work connected to developing websites other than just the design and build:-

  • We do in-depth analysis of website analytics to report on the strengths and weaknesses of any website (not just the ones we’ve made).
  • We do effective Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) work to improve the profile of our clients on-line.
  • We do comprehensive reviews of User Experience (UX) of a site, analysing user journeys and reporting on what can be improved to increase sales and successful interaction with a site.
  • We do UX workshops to inform on the first stages of a new or redesigned website to make sure key objectives for the site are being addressed and weaknesses considered.

There is so much more to websites than picking colours, fonts and the right image for the home page. Interested in knowing more? Contact us.

#Reviewof2018

We had an incredibly busy last six months of 2018, working on a range of engaging and creative projects for clients old and new. We’re going to post a few items about them over the next few weeks before we forget about them! #reviewof2018 #webdesign #bookdesign #brandidentity

Pilgrim Journeys: Resources for Lent and Easter

We have been working with the team at the Church of England on their campaign for Lent and Easter 2019, creating two accompanying books under the title ‘Pilgrim Journeys’. The books, titled 40 Days of Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer and 40 Days of Reflections on The Beatitudes are an immense 100 pages each and are full colour throughout. Over the next few months we are looking forward to seeing both books being promoted alongside the digital media campaign, you can see more about the Church of England’s campaign for Lent and Easter on the Church of England website. You can read more about it on the Church Times website: https://www.churchtimes.co.uk and buy the books here: https://www.chpublishing.co.uk/features/pilgrim-journeys

#Followthestar

It’s been great working on the #Followthestar project with the team at the Church of England and seeing the book being used in churches, talked about on social media and appearing on TV.

You can follow the campaign here https://www.churchofengland.org/followthestar, search for #followthestar on twitter or visit the Church of England facebook page https://www.facebook.com/thechurchofengland

You can also see the digital video advert here: https://www.churchofengland.org/more/media-centre/news/church-lines-real-life-stars-christmas-advertisement

You can download the app Followthestar for iOS and Android too (search for Followthestar).

Penguin Boy is 15!

This summer marks the 15th anniversary of Penguin Boy design. Unlike with penguins, time has flown by. Over 2,000 projects completed and counting. Enjoy a hastily drawn penguin with a birthday cake to commemorate the day!

If you’re interested in what we do, you can see some of our recent projects by looking at the portfolio and news sections of the website. You can also like our page on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Woodbrooke Conference Brochure

As part of our ongoing work with Woodbrooke we have redesigned their 2018 Events and Conferencing brochure. To fit in with the new branding, we created a clean and modern design with a heavy use of the bespoke photography taken of the beautiful Birmingham venue. We also took the opportunity to talk through with our clients the key messages which the brochure needed to communicate and where we saw the strengths of Woodbrooke. The result was a brochure structured to promote the many unique selling points of the venue as well as the text only cover which significantly moved away from the previous pre-rebrand version. The 16 page brochure also has a pocket at the back for additional inserts to be included so the brochure can be customised depending on the enquiry. You can see the full design here.

Want to talk about how we can help you reevaluate your key marketing messages or add a new take on your established brand? Do contact us.

Christ Church What’s On

The latest edition of the What’s On guide for Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, has just been released, covering the Summer 2018. We’ve been regularly designing the programme as part of our work with the Cathedral for the past few years as part of helping develop the identity and profile of the Cathedral as well as better promoting the events and activities they do. We’ve also been creating other resources for the education team there including Prayer Trails and information booklets to schools.

You can see more about our work in our portfolio section.

You can find out more about the impressive Cathedral and what they do here http://www.chch.ox.ac.uk/cathedral