We're through creative a branding and digital agency from Macclesfield near Manchester. We've put together this site to create a source of inspiration, we hope you like it.

Tälja

Posted: October 30th, 2014 | Author: Derrick Lin | Filed under: Europe, Home Living, sweden | Comments Off

Designer: Jakob Nielsen
Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
Client: Tälja
Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Tälja is the swedish word for woodcarving. And it’s also the name of a new product – a special little woodcarving kit.

The idea behind Tälja is that you need to take a pause. A pause from modern life. Calm down. Do something real. Create something with your hands. Something you can hold. Something you can smell. Maybe something you can use.

This is "Creative meditation for human beings”.


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The 3M Volume-Down Packaging

Posted: October 29th, 2014 | Author: Derrick Lin | Filed under: Europe, Germany, Health Care, Home Living | Comments Off

Creative Agency: Scholz & Friends Berlin GmbH
Creative Directors: Martin Pross, Matthias Spaetgens, Robert Krause, Wolf Schneider
Concept: Nils Tscharnke, Sebastian Frese
Art Directors: Sebastian Frese, Ralf Schroeder
Copywriter: Nils Tscharnke
Photographer: Markus Mueller
Account Manager: Josef Hoehnow
Agency Producer: Benito Schumacher
Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
Client: 3M Deutschland GmbH
Location: Neuss, Germany

The task was to develop an original promotional packaging solution that immediately conveyed the product value of 3M’s Solar Earplugs – a product targeted at end users frequently requiring effective noise protection (such as musicians and festival-goers). 3M turned the purpose of the earplugs – to reduce noise – into an original package design. The container's cap looks like the volume knob of a hi-fi system; when opening it to reach the earplugs, one seems to be turning down the volume.

Hayseed (Student Project)

Posted: October 20th, 2014 | Author: Derrick Lin | Filed under: Americas, Home Living, student, USA | Comments Off

Designer: Konyin Ayuba
Copywriter: Michael Barbono
Art Director: Dan Rosenberg
Photographer: Tali Day
Project Type: Student Project
School: The Creative Circus
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA

"Everyone wins when a Garden is born.

We'd like to encourage everyone to turn their thumbs green and enrich their lives in and out of the kitchen."

-Hayseed by Trader Joes

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The Chew

Posted: October 13th, 2014 | Author: Derrick Lin | Filed under: Americas, Home Living, USA | Comments Off

Creative Agency: designojo
Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
Photography: Benton Collins and stock
Client: ABC television/ Useful Home Products
Location: New York City/ USA

designojo worked with ABC television and brand licensee Useful Home Products to develop the Chew kitchen/ cooking accessories line. Our assignment was to translate and adapt on-air brand graphics to a hard goods product line for 4 product categories- cookware, gadgets, bakeware and cutlery.

Design work included print based marketing materials, packaging, trade show booth/event graphics and in-store retail displays.

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Bretton Woods (Student Project)

Posted: October 12th, 2014 | Author: Derrick Lin | Filed under: Americas, Bath and Beauty, Home Living, USA | Comments Off

Designer: Meredith Niles
Project Type: Student Project
Location: Chicago, IL, USA

I wanted to elevate the Bretton Woods branding with a graphic and bold logo based off abstracted mountains, a pine tree, and deer antlers. Based off the shapes in the logo, I made secondary graphics to be reminiscent of cozy winter sweaters. Punches of photography and wood textures help make the BW Hotel a warm, friendly environment.

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BANG (Concept)

Posted: October 10th, 2014 | Author: Derrick Lin | Filed under: Europe, Home Living, Russia | Comments Off

Creative Agency: WUNDERBAR
Additional Credits: Sasha Kischenko & Alex Tchernitski
Project Type: Concept
Location: Moscow / Russia

We created a condom brand BANG and a package design for it. Our challenge was to create the true men's condoms. We wanted men to feel like real warriors when they buy them. Condoms are their bullets, packages are their clips and sex is their battlefield.

There are two businesses men are eternally highly passionate about.

The first one is war.
For the freedom, for the truth, for the power. To subdue and to invade. To win.
To fight against frames and borders, against themselves and that guy. To make good win bad.
And to make Her admired.

The second one is love.

Don’t make war. Make love like war.
BANG – condoms for those who are men.

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WaggoHome

Posted: October 9th, 2014 | Author: Derrick Lin | Filed under: Americas, Home Living, USA | Comments Off

Creative Agency: designojo
Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work
Client: WaggoHome
Location: New York City/ USA

Back in 2012 designojo worked with Waggo, a start-up which had developed a line of designer pet accessories. Our work included the development of a brand identity program including a logo, packaging and a brand style guide. Fast forward to 2014, the hugely successful Waggo was transforming into a designer home/lifestyle brand.

For WaggoHome the brand program included the development of a full palette of visual assets for the brand which again included a logo, color palettes, patterns and substrates ,packaging as well as a brand style. guide.

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Seeldings (Student Project)

Posted: October 9th, 2014 | Author: Derrick Lin | Filed under: Americas, Home Living, student, USA | Comments Off

Designer: Diana Ahn
Project Type: Student Project
School: Chicago Portfolio School
Location: Chicago, IL, USA

The goal of this seed packaging project was to make seeds easy and fun for anyone. It was created for the first time home grower or kids who are just developing their green thumb.

The vegetable-shaped seed containers are made out of biodegradable material and the contents inside would include plant food, a little bit of soil and seeds.

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Agnotis

Posted: October 8th, 2014 | Author: Derrick Lin | Filed under: Europe, Greece, Home Living | Comments Off

Creative Agency: dolphins // communication design
Illustrator: Thanasis Tsampoukas
Art Director: Vasilis Papadopoulos
Client: Agnotis
Location: Thessaloniki/Greece
Project Type: Produced, Commercial Work

Diapers packaging for the newly established company "Agnotis" (Pyrity), which sells infant hygiene products.

The main intention during the client's briefing was individuation from the competition, and consequently, differentiation on the shelves inside the shops.

The use of infant photographs that usually adorn this kind of packaging was avoided.

The consideration of the diaper as a garment led to the use of the "button" as the main element of decoration. Their use in the composition of animal characters and items is obvious in the general illustration.

Simplistic stroke lines were used in the design in order to create a "naive" artistic quality, closer to similar drawings for children.

A fresh, clean and friendly atmosphere was the loose creative linchpin.

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Military Sewing Kit (Student Project)

Posted: October 8th, 2014 | Author: Derrick Lin | Filed under: Americas, Home Living, student, USA | Comments Off

Designer: Hyunseo Yoo
School: Pratt Institute
Location: New York/ USA
Project Type: Student Project

The project was to come up with a sewing kit for men. This specific kit is made as an optional accessory for the US Army. Items include: thread, needles, safety pins, buttons, measuring tapes, and a seam ripper.
Within the interior, there is a hidden pocket where soldiers can secretly put their pictures of their girlfriend or family.

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