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Hazelwood Holiday Park – Signage

Exeter based Design Credo recently got to photograph some of the updates going on at Hazelwood Holiday Park and to be honest it was genuinely pleasing.

Some time ago we proposed an update to the general signage around the park and already a huge transformation can be seen. Instead of going the traditional route of fabric flags which weather poorly we proposed bespoke metal banners on stainless steel poles. Further to this the building mounted signage has been rationalised and simplified giving a stronger but more friendly brand appeal.

This is part of an ongoing programme including photography and an updated website.

The wider story to this project can be found here.

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.

Christmas Card Time

It’s that time of the year. I said I wasn’t going to do it (forcefully too) and then I went and did it. Yep, Christmas cards, and made I them myself too, with a bit of help from Stormpress that is.

Well, the story was Mark asked me to pop in and take some photos of when the Velo Vinatge crew hit Barnfield Crescent couple of weeks back. The light had all but gone so unusually (for me) one of the Nikon SB 910s came to the rescue and then Emily, a visitor to these parts, ‘created the moment’. Once I saw the image I had to eat my words (well I’d already had a pie) and do the card.

The difficult part was finding out who the subject was, it seemed rude not to ask permission, but Emily seemed happy enough and even asked me to send her a few.

The process was all Creative Cloud based – Lightroom > Photoshop > InDesign > PDF and a quick email to Stormpress, I reckon it took Tristan 2 hours to have them printed, packed and supplied with envelopes too.

It turn’s out they would have printed the mailing labels as well but no, we love spending the weekend delving into the intricacies of Filemaker templates. Lifelong learning folks.

Ho, Ho, Ho.

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Greenwood Guitars and Violins – WordPress Website

Some time ago we were teased with a post about a guitar shoot by Andrew Butler. Well the images are now up and the site is in testing phase.

Working for Greenwood Guitars and Violins of Looe, Cornwall, Design Credo of Exeter have created a new WordPress website .

Design Credo of were approached to create the website following a glowing recommendation from Kevils the Paignton based BMW bike custom shop.

Really happy with the site and I also wanted to thank you for all the hard work and effort you put into it for me; it’s definitely put us on the world stage. Kev-Hill

 

The GGV guitars were shot with the Nikon D800e using a very simple lighting setup. The time frame to photograph the guitars was limited due to them being shown in a number of outlets in the south.

The guitars are all high quality finely crafted and totally hand-built in the UK using traditional techniques.

South West Academic Health Science Network – 2014 Review

A huge thanks again to the team at Stormpress for beating their own timeframe for outputting this job.

South West Academic Health Science Network recently approached Design Credo to design their 2014 Annual Review and to manage the rapid turnaround and production. In spite of tight deadlines the job was designed and completed ahead of schedule. The 24 page document was printed digitally but was also supplied as a PDF file for online use.

As a the job was to be printed digitally final proofs are pretty much what is mentioned ‘on the tin’. Quality from digital machinery continues to develop with good colour accuracy and strong solids, both of which in the fairly recent past were difficult to achieve.

It’s always nice when the customers give feedback:

Thank you for doing such a great job – we had our event on Wednesday and the Annual Reviews were a great success!

Techserv WordPress Site Launched

  • Techserv brochure Graphic Design for Business Results, Exeter | South West | UK
  • Techserv brochure Graphic Design for Business Results, Exeter | South West | UK

Exeter based Design Credo have just launched the new website for long-standing client Yorkshire based Techserv Cutting Systems Ltd.

This website is a consolidation of two previous sites which of course entailed behind the scenes work such as 301 re-directs to ensure that existing traffic is not lost; initial stats show that viewing figures are very strong.

Integral to the site development has been the interviewing of both clients and members of the company. Thanks to both Karin Joehr and Karen Brookes-Ferrari for ‘coming up with the goods’.

Andrew Butler of Design Credo says;

Essential to any project such as this is to listen to the client, and if possible the client’s clients. This way one gets to the heart of what makes a company tick and what makes it successful.

The website brief is part of a much larger ongoing project including;

  • Thorough brand analysis
  • Signage and visitor centre appraisal
  • Photography
  • Print and PDF items
  • Stationery and supporting items
  • Video

As a part of this new website Design Credo have encouraged to forces on the customer-experience of the product; this is already reaping rewards. Case study fact sheets to be delivered either as print or as online PDFs have received strong positive feedback with potential customers educated about the scale of Techserv’s work.