Another full month of lockdown.
Once again, a massive thank you to all those who have continued to support us.
Here is a brief summary of some of the web design and graphic projects we have been working on incase it gives you any inspiration!
- Family run business, Venture Tree Serices, came to see us not long before the pandemic. They wanted their first ever website and had a good idea of the style they liked. They didn’t want it too fussy and wanted to keep it clear and concise and to show the quality of their work and reflect their strong business ethics and reputation. Working closely with Penny, who helped guide the project and create the content using their fabulous images of ‘befores’ and ‘afters’ their new website has been launched this month. Designing, and deciding on, a first website can be daunting but by working together and bouncing ideas off one another, and asking questions, it can be exciting and enjoyable! Wishing Venture Tree every success for the future.
- Inspired by by seeing our beautiful Paper Ballards website, Zoe and Rosie over at Divine Boutique have decided to use the break to create a new website to reflect their growing established boutique. They really liked the simplicity and elegance of Paper Ballards and to be honest, their dresses really do shine for themselves. There new site is using lots of white space, pastels and minimalism to showcase their stunning premises and stock.
- Sometimes clients give us their own design and Warwick works hard to build a client’s new site to their exact specificaitons. We did this with PaperKnots (owner Lisa was amazed at how Warwick, with lots of pain staking attention to detail, replicated every part of the design) and we are doing the same for our health and wellbeing client At Home Fitness. Obviously, with larger sites like this one there isn’t a design for every single page but Warwick is able to follow the branding and design and fill in the gaps.
- As you know we are strong believers in the evolution of a website and adapting, adding and changing it in response to time, events and seasons. Our friends at CompexIT are brilliant at doing this and we have been helping them create additional pages to support businesses with their IT needs at this difficult time.
- Warwick has also been busy adding new businesses that have registersed to the Support Sutton Coldfield directory website. Don’t forget, if you are based in Sutton Coldfield and are offering a service at the moment register and share the details (the more information you can provide the more helpful it will be). If you live in Sutton Coldfield, check it out to see what’s going on and how you can support your local enterprises.
- Other web design projects include a manufacturing website for IMS, that includes integration of a complex product search function, and an ecommerce website that is being launched in ‘3 sleeps’! So, we can show you more about these next month! Primarily, the cost of e-commerce sites is down to the number of products that need adding to the site. If there is a limited budget, adding your own products, with our support, is a great way of acheiving that professionally designed online shop you’ve been dreaming of. It can mean the process takes longer, and some clients just want us to manage the whole project, but if you have the time, adding your own products can work and help you to stick to your budget. Warwick is always there to help you so it’s not like you’re on your own.
Graphic Design and Print
- Warwick has been producting lots of branded graphics for social media posts and emailers including an online survey about home working during the lockdown.
- There has been a fair few leaflet and flyer designs going on for products (mainly related to meeting the new safety and distancing standards).
- Our print orders for the postcard style vouchers for a beauty business and new compliment slips for Saracen Fire Protection with their new address have arrived safely. (Did you know that we don’t charge for small artwork changes like addresses or telephone numbers?)
- A design for an outdoor store sign in Chapel St Leonards, near Skegness. The print was organised at their end (bit far for our fitters!)
- We have also had a new brand signed off but we can’t show you just yet! This was an example of a logo design that took time to develop. Sometimes we felt our clients got a bit down hearted but we really wanted them to know that we would get there by discussing and listening, and where applicable going off on a tangent (often the curved ball is the one that inspires and connects with you!). For us, its important that we remain positive and keep looking for ideas, and developing concepts that you do have a liking for, whilst always bringing something new to the table each time too. Being a designer isn’t just about coming up with the logo, its about working together and always keeping the project moving forward, even if it’s at a slightly slower pace than expected. We did indeed ‘get there’ and we all LOVE the new logo!