12 - 06 - 2017 - Abi Trotman
MONTHLY MOODBOARD: May
NEXT MONTH WE WILL MOSTLY BE: HIRING, INSPIRING, STAG DO'ING, MARKET PUSHING, PROJECT MANAGING, REJIGGING, TALENT SCOUTING AND FATHER'S DAY-ING.
May has been mental…so we shall call it, MENTAL MAY. Yeah, yeah, we know we’re late updating our MONTHLY MOODBOARD, but that just goes to show how mental it’s been. Let’s say mental again…MENTAL.
One massive thing to have happened in May is that our Fran, after 3 years with us, has moved onto pastures new and so we’re now on the look out for someone who can fill her shoes whilst keeping on top of our web process, liaising with clients and being able to smash out and develop killer websites at the same time. If you’re interested in the role, please get in touch with the studio for more information – we are looking for a developer here, so please only get in touch if you have a solid working knowledge of HTML5/CSS, PHP/MYSQL, WordPress, responsive design, and the implementation and testing of projects in a strategic and ordered manner. More information can be found here
New brands we’ve been working on in May include luxury homeware, a gorgeous design-led subscription box, a Caribbean street food van, empowering female-led online resources and young and exciting fashion accessories – it’s been a massive amount of fun working on such a mixed bag of projects and has certainly kept us on our toes in terms of staying one step ahead of trends and new marketing initiatives. Established companies and new start-ups alike, it’s been amazing to work with such vibrant and inspiring business on their brand offerings.
We all enjoyed an al fresco pizza party at Joe’s to celebrate the beautiful Spring weather…and yes it did rain the whole time, but that didn’t dampen spirits or the efficacy of the pizza oven that, as always, delivered some incredible food! In other news, Abi has been brushing up her Microsoft word and macro skills in order to keep up with client demand for templates that not only work beautifully, but look amazing.
Some of the team were also lucky enough to visit the Post USW Grad Show and loved the work they saw there! A few highlights for us were Xiaomin Li’s super clean design style, Kimberley Ann Williams’ stunning use of type and creative print processes, Rohanne Sanders distinct illustrations, and Brad Newman’s bold stance on a sensitive subject. A sincere well done to everyone on the course though – we know how hard you must’ve worked and wish you the best of luck in your careers!
So first up…
: Monthly Inspiration Trends :
This month we have mostly been inspired by…
. high-end organic . hindu influences . young & fresh colour palettes . sexy repeat patterns . indian inspired colour palettes .
. cosmetics brands . botanicals .
: Straight From The Screen :
A little look at what our team have been working on this month…
. symbols and patterns . internal communications . coastal publications . packaging concepts . marketing plans . killer brand strategies .
. the element of surprise . informative animation . custom type . moody photography .
: #studiolife :
And all the stuff that happens in between…