Offices to Rent in Exeter? Let’s Advertise Then

Park5 QR Sign
So, you have offices to rent, Exeter is your location and you need to let people know about it.

Design Credo are offering an integrated approach to help you market your commercial property including a mini-website, brochure work, and signage.

Alder King and Haarer Goss, joint agents for Tiger Developments have commissioned Exeter based Design Credo to help market their offices to rent in Exeter’s Park5 office campus on the edge of the Sowton Industrial Estate.

Exeter Commercial Property QR CodeThis work has now been re-inforced by on street signage and a 40′ billboard on the Sowton services roundabout. The billboard focusses on one of the great selling points of Park5, its superb location, by asking the question, why would anyone choose to sit in rush-hour traffic?

Integrating the various marketing aids the billboard and signage feature QR codes leading to the website, which ultimately links to the joint agent’s websites as well as the sales brochure.

The thrust of the approach is to make it as easy as possible for potential customers to get quality information as quickly as possible, QR codes are just one part of the picture but an important link between very different media.

Pendulum Waves: Natural Rhythm balance & dissonance


OK, this isn’t run of the mill content for this blog, but I saw it via Twitter earlier (sorry I’ve lost the linky). Anyway there is something fascinating about it.

More than that there is a relevance to design, any architect will tell you that this is fundamental stuff. Any graphic designer will be aware of the rule of thirds and the Golden Ratio.

Edward Weston famously photographed shells and one of these images famously sold for an awfully high price. Whether you are mimicking or capturing nature you may well find you are optimising designs for the mind

Fifteen uncoupled simple pendulums of monotonically increasing lengths dance together to produce visual traveling waves, standing waves, beating, and (seemingly) random motion.

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The period of one complete cycle of the dance is 60 seconds. The length of the longest pendulum has been adjusted so that it executes 51 oscillations in this 60 second period. The length of each successive shorter pendulum is carefully adjusted so that it executes one additional oscillation in this period. Thus, the 15th pendulum (shortest) undergoes 65 oscillations.

Our apparatus was built from a design published by Richard Berg [Am J Phys 59(2), 186-187 (1991)] at the University of Maryland. The particular apparatus shown here was built by our own Nils Sorensen.

I guess in this video different people will find different points more pleasing than others and in that there is a lesson. However nearly 2 million people have watched this simple video, I guess there’s a lesson or two there as well?

Commercial Property Location Photography & Brochure Design

Exeter graphic design company Design Credo have produced a commercial office brochure design for the Forum in central Exeter.

Working on behalf of Turner-Locker Exeter’s commercial property agency, the project has so far included photography, graphic design and print management.

The Forum offers a prime office location in central Exeter with excellent local facilities and close proximity to the Princesshay shopping facility

Property Photography

All aspects of the building were photographed by Design Credo including interior and exterior photography.
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Graphic Design Can Change Your Life: Vimeo

There are many many people who I have utter respect for. Beyond that there are others who I am more than a little in awe of. Erik Spiekermann is someone in this latter group. I guess though, that this page was exactly what I exactly what I expected and merely serves to reinforce my respect.

It is easy to overlook typeface design, this video (more of a mini-documentary really) gives a great insight into the process.

Erik Spiekermann talking with Gestalten TV about the process of designing typefaces. Listen to him finding handy analogies to music, the rhythm of spaces and the silence between characters.

edenspiekermann Vimeo

Commercial Property Brochure Design: Park 5, Exeter

Park5 Commercial Property Brochure
Exeter graphic design company Design Credo have produced a new brochure design for Park5, the commercial office facility near the M5 Junction 30, the gateway to Exeter.

Working alongside Tiger Developments, Alder King and Haarer Goss, the project has so far included photography, graphic design and website design.

Park 5 offers superb out of town office location. The modern office suites offer superb access to a range of transport options, local commerce and an increasing range of high quality local facilities.


Initially Design Credo photographed the building exterior, recent refurbishments and common facilities.

Supporting photography was commissioned to add focus to the excellent location of Park5, particularly to rail and air networks as well as quality local out of town facilities.


Due to the needs of this kind of commission large print runs are not necessary and would be both unnecessarily costly and environmentally inconsiderate. This brochure has been designed as an A4 four page folder. However the most likely delivery mode is digital, either as an email attachment or as a download link from a website. A second version of the folder has been created for online use.
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New Mini-Site For Park5 by Design Credo of Exeter

Park 5 Website by Design Credo of Exeter

Exeter website design company Design Credo have created a new mini website to promote the modern office suites available for rent at Park5 near the M5 J30 Exeter.

Park5 benefits from a superb location at the gateway to Exeter with a great proximity to: transport routes, local commerce on Sowton, local facilities.

Companies involved in the overall project include Tiger Developments, Alder King and Haarer Goss.

The mini-site website is a quick loading liquid design based on a Matthew James Taylor layout. This fluid structure is quick to load and is tried and tested on the troublesome IE6 browser (many ‘corporates’ are still stuck in the IE6 dark ages). In addition code is structured to allow content important for SEO to appear towards the top of the page.

Search Engine Optimisation is of vital importance to any site. In a competitive market a site that can be found by search engines will ultimately reap dividends.

As part of this project DesignCredo have also undertaken:

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  • Location photography
  • Brochure/folder design
  • Print management
  • Signage design


The website is deliberately designed to be a fast-loading mini-site and is part of a package that Design Credo are able to offer to commercial property agents, property developments and asset management companies.