Stationery | Northstar Design
Branding, Stationery, Literature & Display Design – SB Skills Solutions
• Branding • Literature Design • Exhibition graphics & display system
SB Skills Solutions is a UK wide training company, providing training and qualifications specifically for the construction industry, warehousing and local Government. As part of a management buyout, the company wanted to portray a new image but still have some link with the old branding. A completely new logo was developed but utilised similar colour palette to the old design to signal some element of continuation and link with the old company.
As the company has grown they require design support for a series of communication aids:
- Service brochures
- Training Manuals
- Direct Mail
- Exhibition display graphics and panels
- Strong, consistent brand
- Creation of a standardised and distinctive set of graphic elements that are used across all forms of communication
- Consistent brand values
- Messages better communicated
Flexi display system – Design and supply
Corporate Identity Design – Tooks Chambers
• Brand Design • Stationery Print • Literature Printing
Tooks Chambers is a large, modern set of barristers united in their commitment to access to justice and representation without fear or favour. Founded in1984 their work has an emphasis on protecting the individual against the interests of the state.
We provided a complete re-design of their identity and its applicaion across key communication items such as stationery, information literature and case folders. The solution was to pursue a clean, uncluttered ‘logotype’ design. The typographic solution is uniquely ‘Tooks’ and was selected over proposals with symbols and logos, etc. The thinking behind this simple approach was that the Tooks name has gravitas and any frippery such as symbols would just be trying too hard.
Printing & Print Management Solutions – Contis Group
• Print Management • Stationery • Booklets • Literature
Contis Group provide Pre-paid cards and Gift cards in conjunction with major card companies such as Visa. When you apply for a card you will be familiar with the amount of information you will receive with it, such as terms and conditions, letters, additional forms, etc. Contis group need to supply all this printed material and use our Printing .com operation as one of their printing support services.
The reasons they choose Printing.com are; the low competitive prices; the wide range of products; but more importantly the level of guarantees that we provide. We guarantee production times on all Printing.com products. This means that when orders are placed the client knows exactly when it will be delivered for a stress Free Print buying solution.
Logo Design – Barrowford Clinical Aesthetics
• Branding • Stationery Printing
Beauty and its pursuit is a very image conscious business. For clinics that offer aesthetic treatments it’s important to get the branding right and appeal to their target audience.
Barrowford Clinical Aesthetics was a new small business and wanted to make sure that the image they portrayed from the outset was the correct one. This is an excellent example of a Small Corporate ID Package on a tight budget. The brief was focussed and clearly defined which meant that we were concentrate on developing strong ideas quickly. The solution of the elaborate heart symbol in pink appeals to the mainly female clientele, and the use of grey and the elegant use of typography give the brand a pleasing visual balance. The designs for promotional postcards and business cards featured stock images which were carefully chosen for the target audience and reflect their aspirations.
Company Branding Design – Positive Practice Accountants
• Stationery Printing • Branding
Positive Practice Accountants are an East Lancashire and West Yorkshire based company specialising in accountancy services mainly for small to medium sized businesses. They give quality advice and support from filing a Tax Return to fully auditing business accounts.
Due to a restructuring of the business they required a new company logo to position them selves as a modern, forward thinking accountants. Of the various designs proposed they opted for the combination of a symbol and logotype. Initial proposals utilised images of trees and plants to represent growth. These however were simplified to a more stylised version. Two letter P’s back-to-back create the new form which also represents the young shoots of growth. The solution also incorporates a modern rounded typeface. The result is a simple, uncluttered and restrained design. The use of single colour only also gives an air of restraint and simplicity which is what you want from an accountant.
Company Logo Design – Palm Financial Care
* Company Identity • Stationery Printing
Palm Financial Care are an East Lancashire based Independent Financial Services Company specialising in planning for care and your later years. They give quality advice and support for sorting out your financial planning, investment and protection needs.
Due to a refocussing of the business from general financial planning to services for focussed on planning for Care and old age, they required a logo that would present them with a softer, more caring appearance. The solution encompassed a loose hand drawn logo of an open hand plus typographic combination. The typeface and colours selected were carefully chosen for their friendly appearance. The result delivered is a friendly and approachable with a modern touch.
Company logo design & Stationery printing – Novus Financial Services
• Logo Design • Stationery Printing
Novus Financial Services are a Harrogate based Independent Financial Services Company. They will look after all your financial planning, investment and protection needs.
Due to a change of name and relocation of the business they required a logo that would present them as a modern, trustworthy business. The solution encompassed a distinctive logo symbol and typographic combination. The colours selected were chosen for their fresher appearance rather than the darker/heavier colours often used by other Financial Services Companies. The result is a crisp clean look with modern lines but still retains an air of authority and trust.
Logo Design & Website Design Solution – Magnum Financial
• Logo Design • Literature • Web site Design • Stationery Printing
Development of a Corporate Identity for a local financial advisers, incorporating; stationery, literature and website design.
Magnum Financial are a financial advisers based in Colne, Lancashire offering a wide range of financial solutions for personal and business customers. They required a professional, modern identity that incorporated a new logo but also a range of visual imagery that could be used to represent the varied nature of their business.
We developed a logo incorporating 3D pebbles or stepping stones – representing the varied nature of their business and their clients’ requirements. The identity is clean, modern and professional but also has an air of very friendliness and approachability.
The branding is further enhanced with the use of stone and pebble imagery. These are used to great effect on the website (http://www.magnumfinancial.co.uk/) where they convey strong marketing messages and benefits of using the company.
The website is a great example of one of our budget sites. Using WordPress, the site has a classic clean layout with strong imagery that ties in well with their logo. Additionally the site also features a full content management section for the client to upload and alter content to the website easily.
Visit Website: www.magnumfinancial.co.uk/
Re-branding of a family manufacturing business of outdoor building
This is a fine example of a branding exercise for a small local company with big aspirations. Heritage Garden Buildings is typical of many businesses. They have a great product and service, but realise that a growing business needs to project the right image. Our design is a neat example of a sympathetic typographic solution. With a little thought and creative execution a distinctive logo was developed that portrayed the right image of class and quality.
The branding is carried onto their website which features a classic clean layout with simple imagery that ties in well with their logo.