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Fancy moving office?

Fancy moving office?

Together, 3D artist Laurie D and graphic designer Emily Forgot have installed a monochrome pop-up paper and card office in a shop window in London.

Throughout August, passers-by and internet users can watch the staff at work (http://www.reallifewk.com/) while they take it in turns to work from the pop-up space displayed in the window and even watch live streaming during office hours. The window display is the latest in a series for a project called “Hello Neighbour” which aims to showcase the work of local artists while entertaining passers-by.

Emily Forgot, who has designed windows for Selfridges and Harrods, says that the space was influenced by the work of Lichtenstein and Memphis artist George Sowden. Moving additions to the office include a phone that rocks as if its constantly ringing, a clock that runs backwards and an anglepoise lamp that switches on and off.

The ball started rolling when the company were looking to use their office space more effectively and pondering what to feature in their next window space when someone mentioned ‘we could always work in the window’ and the rest fell into place…

Creating Impact on a Larger Scale

We have just designed a display kit for Russell & Russell Solicitors, using illustrated imagery to set them apart from a typical legal company.

The Baseline Display Kits are fast-folding and lightweight to transport. Just clip into place and mount the graphics with velcro. Allows for posters to be changed at any time.

Russell & Russell Baseline

Russell & Russell Baseline

Easter Eggstravaganza

Brief:
To create an illustration relating to Toy Story characters and to draw customers to the event.

Outcome:
We’ve hand drawn a selection of characters that relate to Toy Story, but enhancing them to communicate  a bold and exciting event.

Toy Story Illustration

Love is in the air!

The Merrion Centre wanted to launch a campaign for Valentine’s Day, so we created an artistic and soft approach enticing couples and families to visit the shopping centre.

Merrion Valentines Day

New Business Price Packages

Are you looking to get ahead of the competition?

We are established in helping businesses grow, so to help get your business started (and ahead of your competitors) we have created new business packages. These include all the essentials in design and print that you’ll need to get moving quickly.

Call into our studio today for more information.

Fluid Creative Packages

How To Brand Your Company

Here’s a collection of work varying in size to push Russell & Russell Solicitors. Every item uses specific elements that carries onto each design we create for them, which develops into a strong brand and making Russell & Russell become a recognisable and memorable.

As you can see we can design to any size so your message gets across to your target market.

Russell & Russell

Russell & Russell Exhibition

Helping Bury Hospice Move

Brief:
To create an illustrative journey to show the move between the old hospice building and the new one across Bury.

Outcome:
We came up with the idea of landmarks to symbolise targets that Bury Hospice needed to reach to achieve their move. The brochure would work as a mail out to existing and new donators and to help boost the funding they would need. Following up with Bury Hospice shortly after, they were pleased to announce the brochures had a great impact and are now ready to move.

Bury Hospice Brochure

Creating a Successful Brand

We have worked with Rakem over the past few years developing a clever tag line, logo and simple brand. The concept is based on what the company specialises in, but in the simplest way to communicate to their clients. The line “we put white in everything” was developed and executed across a whole range of items including stationery, promotional mugs, bags, giveaways and even their vehicles.

With our help Rakem have grown to become one of the main suppliers of white pigment across the UK.

Rakem Branding

Olympic Gold Medalist admires our work

We’ve recently completed an Olympic themed project for The Merrion Centre in Leeds. Here is Olympic gold medalist Nicola Adam’s doing an interview with our graphic design work as a backdrop

Win £1000 at Urban Exchange Campaign

We’ve just finished our latest project for Urban Exchange, the retail complex in Manchester’s Ancoats. The brief was to design a summer campaign which targeted shoppers and communicated the key message to win £1000 and drive footfall to the Urban Exchange from the Piccadilly area of Manchester.

Merrion Centre Hosts Wimbledon

Well, not quite, but here is some design work we’ve recently done for the Merrion Centre in Leeds to broadcast Wimbledon to shoppers

Local In Prestwich

We’ve been working with a new community group called Local In Prestwich over the last few weeks to design a new brand to entice people to shop local within Prestwich. The launch was completed on Sunday 16th June by Guy Garvey from Elbow.

Here is a selection of the work that we completed.

Local In Prestwich graphic design

Rushton International at AIRMIC

We’ve been busy over the last few weeks working with our good friends at Rushton International preparing all the things they needed for their annual exhibition – AIRMIC, including graphic design work for their exhibition stand, case study’s, newsletter, water bottles, menu and much more. All to tie in with their laboratory style theme and their new new branding!

Here’s some pictures of the finished stand

Graphic Design Case Studies

We’ve been busy putting together some case studies of recent graphic design work today for the initial stage of a very exciting pitch, so we thought we’d share them with you!

Peppa Pig comes to Manchester

We’ve recently been doing quite a bit of graphic design and printing work for the shopping development in Manchester’s Northern Quarter called Urban Exchange. Hot off the press this morning is the point of sale material for their latest event which is on Saturday 14th April, Peppa Pig and George will be making appearances at intervals throughout the day between 11am and 4pm.

We’re Recruiting – PHP Website Developer

Location: Bury, Greater Manchester
Salary:
£competitive, negotiable on experience
Contract:
Permanent
Hours:
Fulltime
Start Date:
ASAP

Fluid Creative is a full service design agency operating from offices based in the centre of Bury, Greater Manchester.

The role will involve working within a team and developing php websites and applications, which have been designed by our in-house designers. The role will cover a wide variety of projects and will be an exciting opportunity for you to work within a young, growing company and help develop the digital team within Fluid Creative.

It is essential that you are self-motivated and you must be able to manage your own projects and meet deadlines.

Our Candidate

We are looking for a self-motivated web developer. Strong PHP development skills are essential with at least 1-2 years commercial development experience working with PHP and MySQL databases. Experience of working within an MVC framework such as Codeigniter would be beneficial.

A strong understanding of HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, AJAX and cross browser development is essential as is a keen knowledge of industry design applications such as Photoshop and Fireworks.

Additional knowledge of SEO will be an advantage. The best candidates will be able to demonstrate their ability to code with this in mind and be able to provide examples of their work through either an online portfolio or live URLs.

Experience of WordPress and other CMS applications is useful but not essential as you will mainly be working with our own custom CMS, and ideally you will have a working knowledge of Linux, Apache, Firewalls and security.

Applying for the job

Please send your CV, a covering letter and URL’s of your work to adam@fluid-creative.com

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Grab an iPad for just £75

We are pleased to announce that in association with Sprint Communications we’ve set up a special deal to offer our customers and friends alike something to help you and your business that’s a little different from our normal offering.

You can now get your hands on the the much talked about Apple iPads for just £75! These are not only great for having the internet to hand wherever you may be, or, for taking to a meeting and dazzling your prospective client with a snazzy presentation, they are also great as word processors, presentation designers and of course, the odd game or two!

So how is this possible? Simple… All you have to do is sign up for a 24 month contract. Just like any mobile phone really. For this you’ll get 15gb of data (more than any facebook fiend will ever need) and a brand spanking new iPad!

The contract is cheaper than most mobile contracts too at just £34.60 + VAT and you will receive your iPad ready and raring to go in all it’s HD glory!!

Contact our Bury office for more details on 0161 764 6464 or email ipad@fluid-creative.com

Terms and Conditions apply. Business customers only.

Candy Pop Logo

Crystal Iced offer unique bespoke crystal customization, where clients mail in their mobile phones, iPods, laptops, trainers or any other accessories and they are customized using Swarovski crystals.

We where approached by them to create a logo for an offshoot company called Candy Pop which design hand made jewellery in a similar fashion.

They wanted something classic with a modern twist, which would best represent the handcrafted jewellery they produce. The logo had to be versatile in order to transfer onto various marketing material such as gift boxes and bags, without losing any of its impact.

SAScon Search, Analytics & Social Media

SAScon exists to provide a UK platform for the finest thinkers in Search, Analytics and Social Media to share where they are leading, not where they are following.

SAScon came to us for a modern logo that encompassed the cutting edge nature of their conferences. The logo was to be primarily text focused with simple graphical elements which could be representative of the brand. The finished logo was completed and the client was very happy with the result.

How to choose a logo package

Choosing the right logo for your company can be a daunting process, so we wrote this post to help you quickly decide which logo package is the right for you.

Our logo packages range from £99 – £349 and are dependent on how many logo ideas you’d like us to come up with, how much creative input you’d like from us and if you require your stationery to be designed at the same time. Our logo package prices can be found here.

Below is an example from our Premium Corporate Identity package.

Our packages range from 1 to 4 logo ideas. If you know exactly what you want or have a hand-drawn logo, which you’d like us to create in a digital format then the Economy Logo Design package is for you. If you’re not sure what you want then we can take care of the whole process from concept and research through to visualisation. The above is an example of 4 logo variations.

Once you’re happy with the logos we’ve sent over its then time for fine tuning. This is one example of logo fine tuning. For this logo we gave the client 4 colour variations, for other clients we’ve tweaked the entire typeface to make it thicker or more unique.

Once you are happy with the final logo it’s time to create your stationery which includes the design of your Letterheads, Compliments Slips and Business Cards in our Premium Corporate Identity package. Stationery design can be added to any of the other packages for an additional charge of £99.

Now it’s time to add your logo to every piece of marketing material you send out to convey solidarity and professionalism. The more people see you’re logo the more they’ll remember you!

Can we send you a free calendar?

Many of our customers are finding that calendars are a great way of keeping their business name at the forefront of their customer’s minds – all year round.

Use them at networking events, as ‘thank yous’ for ordering, or as part of a direct mail campaign – they’re a great, useful giveaway. Send your customers a calendar and they’ll use it all year – and be reminded of you – not your competitor.

Personalise your calendars with useful contact information, your website address and your logo to point people in your direction, and enforce your brand.

If you’d like a free calendar just send us an email and we’ll pop one in the post for you today.

Closed due to a fire and power cut!

On Monday morning we shut our Bury store due to a fire on Bolton Street, which cut our electrical supply.  After sitting in the dark for over an hour Adam kindly sent me home with some work to do. Before I left I took some photos on my phone. Not your usual start to the day!

Christmas cards are a great way to say thanks!

Did you know, in a poll taken back in 2008 two thirds of people said they’d rather not receive an electronic emailed “e-card” compared to a traditional printed one as they thought they were impersonal. Traditional printed Christmas cards show that you care and are a great way to say thank you for business passed this year.

Below is a small range from our Christmas sample pack, which also includes Calendars, Mobile Phone Holders and more…

Christmas Cards

Eco Explore Case Study

Background

Eco-explore is a provider of high quality guided tours of the wildlife and ecosystems of south Wales. The company offers unique opportunities to take part in hands on ecological research and encounter wildlife in a variety of beautiful locations.  The company caters for individuals, schools and corporate groups keen to explore the wide variety of eco-systems the southern Wales region supports, and find out more about the challenges they face.  Eco-explore was launched in July 2010 by Dr Alex Pollard, who came to Fluid Creative with a brief for a full company brand, website and marketing collateral to ensure it reached its target market with exactly the right messages.

The Fluid Creative Solution

Adam Hindle, a Fluid Creative director, says: “eco-explore needed a brand that communicated creatively its innovative approach to helping people engage with the natural world. Our response was a logo and branding that encapsulated this perfectly, fusing green, environmental themes with the modern.

“We translated the brand into a message perfect website (www.eco-explore.co.uk), that’s bright, user friendly and enjoyable to visit. The site allows Alex and her team to easily manage and update the tour page, ensuring bookings are consistently high.

“Finally, we continued this fresh approach with the marketing collateral, with a cleverly designed brochure, letterheads and business cards, which allow eco-explore to reinforce its brand with clients at every stage of the business journey.”

The Client’s Verdict

Alex says: “eco-explore is going from strength-to-strength and a large part of our success has been having the tools to grow the business – an excellent website and brand that work hard for the company.

“Fluid Creative’s approach met our needs precisely and every element was bang on message, ensuring our clients are assured of the quality of our tours. Our experience of Fluid Creative was purely positive; they understood what we wanted to achieve and our business objectives. I can’t speak highly enough of the service provided by Adam and his team. I’d have no hesitation in recommending them to other organisations, in fact I already have.”

Prestige Corporate Identity

Business Stationery

Website

Breeze Accounting Logo & Stationery

Breeze Accounting was a very exciting job for me, which gave me the opportunity to test my typography skills. The concept behind the logo was that of making accounting a breeze. The stationery followed on from this with a unique look and style, which was what was needed for this forward thinking company.

Prestige Corporate Identity

Prestige Corporate Identity

Using cut-outs to boost sales!

If you’ve ever needed something a bit different than the usual A5 Leaflet to grab attention and boost sales, then cut-outs may be for you. Cut-outs offer you the opportunity to use the media in a variety of ways to emphasise your message. If you’re a painter then a simple cut-out flyer in the shape of a paint bucket will quickly tell your perspective customers who you are and what you do. Here are some of the latest cut-outs we’ve done for our clients.

Creased Promo Card

Creased Showcard

Higher Access Bespoke Brochure

Higher Access are nationwide suppliers of Spider Lifts and specialist hire for customers working at height. Their brief was to update their existing stationery and create a sales brochure that would compete against their biggest rivals.

The result was a bespoke metallic brochure printed with custom illustrations, which received great appraisal from new customers and existing customers alike.

Brochure Design

Brochure Design

Decor Fusion Branding

Decor:Fusion provides quality interior solutions across the UK commercial market. Formerly known as MNB Furniture, following recent growth through a series of strategic acquisitions and mergers, Decor:Fusion came to us with the vision of creating a new brand.

Following the initial meeting, Tom took to work in creating a new identity for the company, which would uniquely offer four specialist services under one identity. The result was a clean, memorable logo, which followed through seamlessly to a new website design, business stationery and a shiny spot UV presentation folder.

Prestige Corporate Identity

Business Stationery

Website

Anyone for Tex Mex?

Hooties Tex Mex Bar & Grill was Jason’s favourite job of the week. The brief was to produce a Menu and Promotional Flyer to celebrate the opening of the new Tex Mex Bar and Grill based in Colne. The result was a very tasty looking menu!

Menu and Promotional Flyer

Menu and Promotional Flyer

Ramsbottom Metalwork

This weeks set of portfolio shots includes the design of a new Logo and Visual Identity for Ramsbottom Metalwork. The brief was to create a simple, memorable icon, which could be used on Vehicle Livery, Clothing, Business Stationery and a Promotional Flyer.

Jason then went on to create a clean visual style for the Letterheads, Business Cards and Flyer with the simple imagery of metal work to promote this well established business.

Economy Logo Design

Business Stationery