New Digital Property Brochure for Exeter’s Forum

Design Credo have designed a new brochure for Exeter’s Forum city centre offices. Working to Exeter commercial property agencies Turner Locker Barnfield and Stratton Creber on behalf of Palace Capital the new brochure celebrates the refurbished facilities as well as the proximity to Exeter’s vibrant city centre.

Supported by new photographs by Andrew Butler the PDF has integrated links to location maps, floor plans and EPCs as well as the agents’ websites.

Click here to view the document.

New Brochure For Holiday Home Specialists

Exeter’s Design Credo have created a new four page brochure for Hazelwood Holiday Park, South Devon’s holiday home specialists. The brochure replaces the existing eight page document and brings everything into brand.

Last year Hazelwood introduced their new brand and holiday rental brochure designed by us as well as their new WordPress website.

The new simplified brochure makes use of photography supplied by Hazelwood. Text was created for Design Credo by Karen Brookes-Ferrari. The overall approach was to offer a concise quality message that communicated the excellent Hazelwood provision. Print was by Hazelwood’s preferred supplier, Swiftprint of Dawlish and the brochure has bee printed to a very high standard on improved stock with a gloss laminate.

A PDF version of the work can be viewed here

Design Credo website brings in £250K order

One of our longstanding customers has described his website created by Design Credo as his top sales tool, in one instance a £250,000 order.

Managing director of Techserv Cutting Systems Ltd, Mike Cowley, said the order, worth a quarter of a million pounds, was generated entirely through their website.

Many of our customers are overseas and unable to visit our factory. A good, up-to-date website with great photos is essential,

Our investment in the Techserv website paid itself off within the first two months and is well worth doing. 30% of sales are generated through our website alone and it is a very low cost and effective sales tool.

Mike Cowley Techserv

New Brochure and Print For Louise Selby

Exeter’s Design Credo have produced new print materials for London’s award winning wedding dress designer Louise Selby.

Louise contacted us to update her existing website; the new site was launched recently to a glowing reception. The website and print were produced to coincide with last weekend’s Designer Wedding Show.

The print consisted of a six page brochure which was printed alongside a small business/appointment card. By printing these items together Louise benefitted both from cost savings when compared to printing the items separately and a much higher spec of business card. The print was very much photo-based using the wonderful images that Nobu Yamaguchi had recently taken for Louise.

Wincanton Print printed the materials using Heidleberg presses, offering the option of a press pass to check the print on press.

Samsung ad in La Défense in Paris

So next time someone says they earn their living putting posters up think of this. It’s a Samsung Galaxy ad in La Défense in Paris, the CNIT building.

These guys worked at a ridiculous pace. I don’t know if they were paid per square metre but they were seriously quick abseiling down the building front.

James Bond? Pah!

Leica M9

MCN Use Kevils Photos by Design Credo of Exeter

Motor Cycle News, Kevils feature, photographed by Andrew Butler

Motorcycle News Use Kevils photos photographed by Andrew Butler for Design Credo of Exeter. Is this the ultimate freebee or just stringing it all together?

OK, here’s the story. I like motorbikes, I like riding them and, I like photographing them. I could simplify this to ‘that’s what I do.’

I have already mentioned some of this here. No, the story I want to touch on is how all this online stuff can work.



  • I photograph a bike and post the images on the DesignCredo blog
  • Kevil’s link it to their Facebook page
  • My blog gets several hundred hits via Kevil’s Facebook within a day or two
  • Motorcycle News (MCN) call Kevil’s up with an idea for a feature
  • Editor of MCN phone me to ask to use the images (I assume this is someone joking with me)
  • MCN publishes Kevil’s feature (100,000 ABC circulation)
  • Facebook and blog get yet more hits
  • I found Kevils through eBay and Facebook
  • Kevil’s didn’t have to pay for this


Emprical Data Supports Hunch (shock-horror)

Sometimes it is hard to point to empirical data but WordPress in particular is great because the built in Stats allow us to see analyse traffic that has come to a site. We can see what posts get visited most and what sites people have been referred from (eg Facebook and Tumblr.) It has only been a couple of weeks since these photos have been posted but I can already see that there are quite a few links to the post from people’s sites including Tumblr and niche interest websites. The total number of hits to the Kevil’s post continues to rise daily.

Kevil’s have a product that people want. Design Credo take great bike photos. Between us we have made a bit of noise, for not a lot of effort.

Oh, and yes MCN are paying for the shots.


I posted this at 10:13, Tweeted to my account, posted it to Linkedin and Facebook. By 10:32 it had been re-tweeted in Wilkinson Grant’s Daily online news.

At DesignCredo we don’t just make websites or take photographs, we show you how to use them as tools to work for you.

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