News

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.

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 the do here http://www.chch.ox.ac.uk/cathedral

Books for SCM Press

We have been working on a series of book covers for the publishers SCM Press. The books, which are going to be released over the next few months, have been for a range of authors and we have been enjoying creatively interpreting the books subject matter into concepts for the covers. The first four of the books are Post-Christendom – Church and Mission in a Strange New World (a second edition of a book originally published in the US), Seeking the God Beyond, Buying God – Church, Consumerism and Theology and Theology for Changing Times. You can buy the books by going to the website of SCM Press.

See more of our book cover designs here.

Launch of the Body Mind Spirit Partnership website

We have recently developed and built a new website for the Body Mind Spirit Partnership. The aim of the partnership is to link community groups focused on support for older people across Birmingham and the surrounding area. We created the website to promote the partner organisations and help their users access their services. The responsively designed website gives profiles to each partner organisation where they can log-in and update their own details, including an events and activities diary.

You can see the website by going to: https://bodymindspiritpartnership.org.uk

Our projects featured on the new Church of England Website

The Church of England have just put live their new website (https://www.churchofengland.org) and we’re really pleased to have several of the projects we’ve been working with them on feature. As well as the Advent and Christmas campaign #Godwithus, there is another new projects we’ve been working on, the Pilgrim Way, along with the websites we developed for Christenings, Weddings and Funerals.

There’s some information on what the #GodWithUs project is about here, and a video about it too. Pilgrim Way is part of the Pilgrim project – we have designed a book for it which is about to be published.

#GodWithUs – new Church of England campaign

We are very pleased to be involved in #GodWithUs, the Church of England’s major new digital and print campaign for Christmas, which has just been launched. As well as creating a 36 page full-colour booklet for the project we have been busy creating graphics for print and new media to help publicise the campaign. Follow the hashtag #GodWithUs to see more about the project, visit the Facebook page, the Church of England website or you can buy the booklet here: https://www.chpublishing.co.uk/books/9781781400661/god-with-us-single-copy

The University of Warwick Chaplaincy – Welcome to Warwick

We were pleased to help design some promotional material for the University of Warwick Chaplaincy to hand out to new students across the university this past month. We designed a set of button badges which featured a series of well known sayings from different faiths mounted on a card which introduces the work of the Chaplaincy. We also designed some large format posters to promote the various events at the Chaplaincy welcoming people to Warwick University.

https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/chaplaincy