Our work

  • Oxford Thinking

    We thought

    Sure, an annual report needs to let people know about the money raised and how it’s being spent, but more interestingly, The University of Oxford’s fund raising activities are all about great stories that should be told.

    We created

    A well paced, engaging magazine style report, which focused on the people, places and ideas that were benefitting from the funds raised.

    We delivered

    A new look report, with a clever cover, to intrigue donors to pick it up, sophisticated but unintimidating design and strong imagery to encourage them to engage with the compelling stories inside, and hopefully encourage them to get involved!

  • Alice’s Day

    We thought

    Two of our favourite, fun things about Oxford, The Story Museum’s Alice’s Day and Cowley Road Carnival, joining forces, and they want us to be involved? Yes please! (squeak)

    We created

    Two vibrant, bespoke looks to appeal to each event’s individual audience, and to work within both sets of brand guidelines.

    We delivered

    Something frabjous! An eight-page, double ended, topsy turvy front paged newspaper full of intriguing stories, event listings and a funky map, showing where all the fantastic festival fun was held over the two days.

  • SODC – Outlook

    We thought

    South Oxfordshire District Council needs to communicate with their residents in a straightforward, interesting, attractive and cost effective way.

    We created

    Eye-catching design and a bright, fresh layout – to entice readers in and keep them engaged. Value for money – newsprint is a very inexpensive print process on such a large scale – and a fun, prize winning quiz in every issue!

    We delivered

    A new look tabloid newspaper format newsletter to be issued quarterly to more than 55,000 residents (and read, we hope!).

  • Skoll Centre

    We thought

    Making money and making the world better are concepts that don’t always play together nicely, but they do at the Skoll Centre for social entrepreneurship. We loved the idea of helping them explain how good business can also do good, in an intelligent and visual way.

    We created

    A brave and eye-catching visual language based on strong colours and clever word play, all within the Saïd Business School identity. A linguistic game that pulls embedded sentences out of paragraphs. World-class communications.

    We delivered

    A brave and eye-catching visual language based on strong colours and clever word play, all within the Saïd Business School identity. A linguistic game that pulls embedded sentences out of paragraphs. World-class communications.

  • Click Netherfield

    We thought

    Isn’t it a pleasure to find out about industries you didn’t know existed? Click Netherfield make the world’s best museum showcases – but their brand didn’t deliver the same quality as their products.

    We created

    Messaging that delivers a fine balance between engineering and art. A language of story-telling. A way for the world’s leading architects and museum designers to relate to showcases.

    We delivered

    A beautiful coffee table book, magazines in English and French, a website that showcases (see what we did there?) their work, and a renewed sense of purpose in their marketing communications.

  • 3 Mobile box

    We thought

    3 mobile’s strong brand of warmth and straightforwardness needed to be baked into their recruitment pack, at the same time as being clear enough to make sure all the important employment forms get filled in correctly!

    We created

    A lovely box containing the most down-to-earth and simple of welcomes – a brew and some tasty chocolate. And we popped a biro in the box too – just to give you one less excuse not to fill in your forms.

    We delivered

    Well, technically the postman delivered them. But, thanks to our exhaustive research into the minimum standard letterbox sizes in the UK (that was a fun Tuesday afternoon – surprising how hard it is to find out), we made sure he could.