January – in a nutshell


29th January 2021

We are delighted to welcome you to the first 2021 nutshell edition of our work, news and inspiration. Yes, we are all still working in difficult times (how many times have we heard that one?) with Owen in the studio and the team still at home, but we remain as ever motivated, positive and full of energy about the work we are doing, we hope you enjoy sharing this with us.

1. Sprint. We’re investigating ways to deliver great value design through a super-sped-up process and having known of the existence the Design Sprint concept for a while, we bought the book and did some reading up. It’s a thoroughly engrossing read with loads of practical guidance and we’re excited to take elements into our process.

2. Dare to Soar experience. We first worked with Dave Scarlett in 2018 when we created the design for his second book, Flight of the Soul Millionaire. The relationship has gone from strength to strength and we’re currently helping him clarify his process and translate it into a detailed online programme through a series of workbooks!

3. Dogs Trust stickers. We teased a bit of work on our recent Dogs Trust social media project last month and the case study is now up on our site – take a look at some of the fun little illustrations and animations we made!

4. Burger King. If you follow what goes on in the design industry with any interest you won’t have missed the excitement of the recent brand launch for Burger King. Much lauded by designers for its nostalgic and tasty look and feel, we’ve got to say it’s making us hungry. What do you think of the rebrand and reaction?

5. Christmas Pudding press. Our pudding-based Christmas gifts have been getting a bit of attention! Featured by Food Drink Devon in their blog and newsletter, we’ve had some brilliant follow up conversations and plenty of compliments from recipients.

6. Withprint calendar. Alan and his team at Withprint have a reputation for sending out brilliant calendars each year and the only exception this year was that we got it in January! Wonderful design (by Believe In), tactile stock choices and reusing last year’s recycled plastic stand. Perfect.

7. Design Students. Every year Plymouth University’s BA(Hons) Graphic Communication with Typography course offers their third years the chance to experience a day of portfolio reviews with professional designers in the industry. Check out our article on how to stand out at a portfolio review.

Well there it is, January done and dusted! We hope you enjoyed reading and we look forward to sharing again with you next month.