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Business startup design package – Enabling Transitions Consultants.
* Logo design • Web Design • Printing
Enabling Transitions are a small management & change consultants based in Preston, Lancashire. As a small business startup the client recognised the need for: a strong memorable brand; attractive literature and stationery; a professional website; but most importantly, all of this on a very tight budget.
Getting your branding right does mean making a small investment in quality design at the outset, but the dividends it pays can be tremendous for the business. With good design, the client is able to operate professionally and build confidence in the people they meet and service. Good design also means messages are clear and the personality and positioning of the business can be developed.
We combine experience with streamlined services to help deliver effective solutions. Our design experience means we can identify the marketing issues quickly and develop effective solutions. For business startup websites we use WordPress which allows us to create powerful and scalable sites that are easily updated by the client. Finally, our Printing.com operation gives customers some of the most competitive print prices around today.
Branding & Website Design – Burwain Sailing Club
• Web Design • Website Management • Content writing
Burwain Sailing Club are one of the North’s leading Sailing Venues. They have ambitions of expanding their membership and open sailing up to as many members of the public as possible, however their old website completely missed the mark for style and content in attracting potential new sailors.
We provided a complete re-design of the website. Using a WordPress theme which we adapted to produce a modern, easily navigable website. By using WordPress it easy to update, maintain and expand in the future. The theme also incorporated many modern features such as sliding images, carousels for selecting information, responsive search features PLUS it is fully mobile device compatible
The style of the site was part of an overal re-branding and marketing overhaul for the club. Visit the site at www.burwain.co.uk
Multi-Design Services – Branding, Web Design, Literature Design & Print – Bowland Farm
• Company Identity • Website Design • Literature
Creating innovative brand identities that work effectively across different media is real skill offered by Northstar Design. This logo and brand identity for Bowland Farm and its ‘Hatching 4 Schools Programme’ has been successfully applied across various forms of literature and onto this WordPress based website. http://www.bowlandfarm.co.uk/
The branding conveys a fun personality, appealing to both adults and children. The attractive illustrations were developed in house and help convey this friendly image. They also offer scope and flexibility for future marketing initiatives and further development of the website.
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/
Friendship Mill Beds Website Design
Website Development for Burnley based company Friendship Mill Beds.
This attractive portfolio style website illustrates how a site should ultimately be simple and easy to navigate yet still be visually attractive. The site presents products, stockists and their locations is a simple to navigate website.
The success of the site is enhanced by the use of quality product photography. The client understands that good photography sells and has therefore employed the services of a professional photographer to help build a bespoke room set to portray their products to their maximum effectiveness. A simple yet stylish room sets provide the perfect setting for the beds without being fussy and complicated.
Catalogue design & Print services for a Lancashire based manufacturer of food display systems
• Design • Art Direction • Print
CED Fabrications – A Lancashire based manufacturer are one of the UKs largest suppliers of catering display equipment. Their existing catalogues had been developed some years previously and were seriously showing their age. They required a fresh design solution that would present the information in an attractive way but would also be user friendly and functional.
The basic brief was to develop a suite of catalogues for their 3 main product areas that together would form a strong brand image. New photography was commissioned which helps display the products to their maximum potential. and a clean, efficient layout was created for the main product pages.
On this project a full catalogue service was provided by Northstar, including; art direction of photography, design, artwork, project management and print. Our service takes all the hassle out of producing catalogues.
WordPress Website Design solution for CED Fabrications
• WordPress • Design & Population
CED Fabrications are a manufacturer of high quality food display systems including Chilled, Hot and Ambient installations. Their products appear in many restaurants, self service establishments and hotels throughout the UK.
They required a website that would be both a showcase for their products and be a valuable technical resource centre for their customers for downloading product information. The site is built using WordPress and utilises various menus and tab menus for navigating the site. The reason for choosing WordPress was its user friendly content management system that allows the customer to have complete control over the content of the site. The system allows the customer to amend text, upload content, change images and add pages and posts quite easily. Visit www.cedfabsltd.co.uk
Website Design and build services for a Lancashire based mountain rescue organisation-
This Lancashire mountain rescue team is run solely by volunteers, and money as always is in short supply. Even though they had a limited budget they specified a site that with some specific and high-end features. The main request was for the site to be completely (and easily) updateable. We provided a comprehensive content management solution that enabled quick and easy editing of content.
The system also had to integrate with a facility for visitors to purchase and download images from events as well as make donations online via Paypal. On top of this was a request for an event management tool that enables the team to advertise and manage forthcoming fund raising events.