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Design Jobs Guildford

We’re Hiring!

We are seeking a highly creative Digital Designer to join our talented in-house design team. You will be required to work in a fast-paced, constantly developing environment, and to become a part of the current creative team. The opportunity for progression within the company is unlimited, with the role being ideal for any creative looking to progress their career or for a young designer with their eyes on a developing a future creative direction role. Some of our previous work includes: We’re
Create Pilates Cover Images

Create Pilates wins Best CSS!

With the recent launch of the Create Pilates website (you don't have to go too far back on the blog to find this one), we're delighted to see the site has been getting the recognition it really deserves. It's recently won Site of the Day on both CSS Winner and Best CSS, and that's not all. We're still in the running for Site of the Month, so don't forget to vote here! On top of this, the site is receiving great plaudits on Awwwards so we'd love it if you could get your vote in here. How well

The New Flourish Website: A journey of twists and turns

You probably know from my six months of hinting that creating this new website for Flourish has been far from easy. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that it's one of the hardest things we've ever done. Creating the initial brand identity was incredibly difficult, but updating something that was right in so many aspects but not working in others has been a real journey. I think the hardest thing is that when you're designing your own stuff, you don't have that objectivity and distance that comes

The New Flourish Website is now LIVE!

Hurrah and phew! The refreshed Flourish website has been a long time coming but I am utterly delighted to now announce that it is live. It has been a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get here, and quite a few late nights and pernickety creative meetings too, but I hope you'll agree that the finished result is well and truly worth it. The journey started back in January when teaching my Branding Masterclass students made me stop and think carefully about our own brand and how we've grown
Flourish Brand Identity Development

The Brand… An Update

I am so excited I think I may actually burst. We have finally cracked the update to the Flourish brand identity and I cannot tell you what a thrill it is to be so close to launching our gorgeous new website. It's not fair to call this a "rebrand" because I think that implies you're making fundamental changes to the essence of the brand focus and brand identity. And that's not what this project has been about. It's more about taking the Flourish identity to the next level whilst retaining all
Old Brand Elements

A breakthrough

I think (I hope) we've had a bit of a breakthrough today with the Flourish branding. We were getting so stuck, going round and round in circles trying to create something that looks better than the website we have, but with the spirit of the original brand identity. I think we were all really struggling to move forwards whilst building on what's working. It feels a little like baring my soul showing you one of our early ideas, especially since it's not finished, but we've moved on fairly far from
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Time to fix those cobblers shoes

We're currently in the middle of trying to redesign the Flourish website and I can honestly say that it is a nightmare! For quite some time our own website design hasn't reflected the level of work we're doing for our clients. But here's the challenge: creating something with the level of energy and approachability of our current site, with the level of design and creative flair we want: that's hard. Really hard. We've been working on it, on and off, for a couple of months now and whilst we're
Branding Masterclass Blog Post

In the studio this week… The Branding Masterclass identity

Would you like a sneak preview of the Branding Masterclass branding? Oh go on then... With less than two weeks to go until the launch of the fabulous online Branding Masterclass the team in the studio are working incredibly hard dotting the i's and crossing the t's on the brand identity and blogsite. You can see the brand elements below. You're going to see a bit of a nip tuck to the Flourish brand identity over the next couple of months as we prepare for a very exciting extension and refocus
first concept

Full Bloom: the journey to the final design {part two}

Earlier I explained some of our thoughts behind the final design for the full bloom blog. And I thought it might be fun for you to see the journey we took. It's worth bearing in mind that some of the early designs would never have made it to an external client - we'd have intercepted before that! But since I have a few mockups, I thought you might like to see them. There were lots of bits to like about the first concept but ultimately we felt it was too monotone, too cool in colouring

Full Bloom: the journey from the Flourishing Blog to our brand new blog {part one}

Do you remember a long time ago I asked for your help in naming our blog? Well after much deliberation and cogitation we settled on the name Full Bloom. We love the connotations of Full Bloom following on from Flourish - the concept of this being the place where businesses are thriving! So why change the name from the Flourishing blog? Well mostly because we need to think big. We often receive lovely feedback from people who read the blog who see this as a place for creative inspiration and