2017 is our 10th anniversary year so we decided to celebrate in style with an exhibition of our best work.
Design of a Decade (title imaginatively inspired by Janet Jackson's album of the same name) ran from 9th - 28th January 2017 at the Woodend Gallery, The Crescent, Scarborough and was a great success.
Stonegate is the largest privately held managed pub operator in the UK, with revenues in excess of half a billion pounds.
Our work for its late-night division encompasses gay bars, premium bars and clubs and more relaxed, fun brands like Flares and Reflex.
Stone & Taps is an exciting new brand we recently developed for Hawthorn Leisure Ltd.
Offering quality pizza, burgers and drinks the new concept was created primarily, though not exclusively for the student market.
A casual, quirky tone of voice was developed along with a broad range of menus, POS materials and marketing collateral for online and offline campaigns.
We were initially invited by Fuller's, London's premier brewery, to provide design concepts and ideas for the evolution of one of its most popular and successful brands; Ale & Pie.
Since then we've worked on over 100 of the company's premium venues and provide brand development and day-to-day marketing support.
Marketboomer, based in Sydney, Australia provides sophisticated online procurement platforms for thousands of hospitality organisations globally.
We work closely with the client to develop engaging marketing materials for print and online use.
The 9.5 hour time difference serves us well as, whilst the client sleeps, we are able to develop appropriate solutions in time for the start of their next business day.
An efficient international partnership!
Stonegate is the operator of over 660 pubs, bars and restaurants across the UK.
We've worked with them for a number of years on their premium brands including Salsa and Beduin in central London and also on well known brands within their late night bar division including Flares and Reflex.
Every year we're tasked with creating festive campaigns for almost all our clients, particularly those in the hospitality industry.
As usual, this was a busy year for Christmas projects so we figured we'd show a selection of our favourites here.
Almost time to start working on next year's. Bah humbug!
Offering an intoxicating mix of live music, luscious cocktails and the finest selection of rums this side of Havana, Embargo República brings Cuba to London's famous Kings Road.
We were tasked with rebranding this hip Chelsea nightspot to create a modern, colourful Cuban-esque identity which would be applied to signage, menus, VIP invitations and a range of print and online marketing materials.
Since rebranding we've helped Embargo achieve significant growth in Champagne and spirit sales of 35%, with footfall up 35% and a general uplift in business of 23% year on year.
We were commissioned by Yorkshire Coast Homes to brand their new restaurant / coffee shop venture at The Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough.
Working closely with the management team we devised names for the venues and developed a range of brand logos, in keeping with the theatre's Art Deco style.
Our branding was applied to menus, signage, staff uniforms and a range of print and web marketing materials.
We were invited to collaborate with Askew Brook digital agency and Turnstone Media & PR on this exciting project for Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School and James Mackenzie, renowned chef owner of the Michelin-starred Pipe and Glass Inn, Beverley, East Yorkshire.
Each year, the school, in collaboration with the Pipe and Glass Inn, holds a prestigious competition to find Yorkshire's best young chef.
We were tasked with producing a fresh new identity for the competition that would appeal to talented, aspiring teenage chefs, and could be applied to a range of printed and online marketing materials and website.
The Courtyard is a new bar and restaurant which boasts the largest outdoor dining / drinking area in Scarborough, as well as a cool basement cocktail bar.
As well as creating a fresh, new identity for use across signage, staff uniforms, menus, print and online marketing materials, we worked with David Chalmers Photography to produce a stunning library of food, drink and venue images.
Since the rebrand, The Courtyard has seen an increase in sales of over 20%.
Fitzpatrick Maloney Creative Partnership, our sister company, were initially briefed by Radisson Blu to create an identity for their Manchester Airport hotel’s new casual bar and restaurant concept ‘Little M’. To complement the simple identity, a suite of food and drinks menus, signage and point of sale materials were produced, as well as a range of drinks illustration styles.
We are very pleased to report that, since we began working with Radisson BLU Manchester Airport in 2013, the hotel's bars and restaurant operations have seen an increase in food and beverage sales of 17% year on year.
Our design concepts are now used widely throughout the hotel, on digital and printed point of sale and, most recently, on the revolving entrance doors.
Serving freshly made pizza, delicious cocktails and worldy wines, Pizza Kitchen Bars has quickly become a leading brand on the high street, with 25 outlets throughout the UK.
Having worked with the client on creative brand development since its inception in 2010, PKB net sales have increased by almost £1.4m year on year, which equates to 16% like-for-like growth, with food sales seeing a marked increase of +50% in sites converted to the PKB brand concept.
Fitzpatrick Maloney Creative Partnership, our sister company, were briefed by Park Inns by Radisson to create a new, engaging Children's menu that would double as an activity sheet, and also be effective in highlighting the company's commitment to protecting the environment through saving energy at all its hotels.
We produced a range of friendly characters to complement the brand's already popular firefly, Lumi and developed suitable activities to educate younger guests on the importance of saving energy.
Orchid is an award-winning managed pub company operating over 240 pubs, bars and restaurants throughout the UK. Since 2010 we’ve worked with the group’s marketing teams on a wide range of creative briefs for online, print and social media marketing.
The Living Room is an upmarket piano bar and restaurant concept with sites in most UK cities. We first worked with The Living Room in 2007 on a major rebrand, refreshing the brand identity and marketing materials, for print and web.
Having worked closely with the marketing teams on several rebranding exercises since, we’ve built up a diverse portfolio of work for this client alone, covering brand development, print and online marketing, social media and packaging design.
Living Ventures is the award-winning operator of some of the UK's most exciting bar and restaurant brands.
For the last 8 years we've been privileged to work with them on brand development, design and marketing for Gusto, Blackhouse, The Alchemist, Red Door, The Botanist, Suburbia and Olive Press.
By evening, Dirty Blonde offers a seductive blend of sophisticated dining and fabulous cocktails. And later, a glittering nightlife emporium like no other, hosting an eclectic mix of show stopping entertainment, live music and DJs. With the decadent, the indulgent and the unexpected. Anything is possible.
We were tasked with creating this year's Christmas campaign to include a stylish food menu and suite of marketing materials to promote the brand online, in print and on social media.
The Alchemist is part of the Living Ventures stable of premium bar and restaurant brands and, with its team of exceptional mixologists, really pushes the boundaries of the drinking experience.
For the last five years we've helped Living Ventures develop The Alchemist into the amazing brand it is today, creating online and print marketing collateral and managing day to day creative requirements.
The Alchemist is ranked 20th in The 2014 Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 with a reported turnover of £11.3m in the last twelve months and planned expansion of the brand throughout the UK.
Fly free into a bounty paradise at Lola Lo, a group of 10 intimate tiki bars which transport you to a tropical oasis, where the party goes on and on!
We were briefed with creating the summer 2014 food and drink menu campaign for Lola Lo, for which we produced vibrant, colourful menus and a range of supporting items to complement the quirky venue interiors.
David Chalmers is a D&AD awarded photographer with whom we’ve worked on many occasions over the last 7 years.
Initially commissioned to produce promotional materials showcasing David’s stunning work, we’ve since collaborated on a number of interesting projects, including his recent ‘Carbon to Carbon’ exhibition, for which we provided an identity, print and online marketing materials.
David has reported a 25% increase in turnover since commissioning us to review and reposition his branding, marketing materials and processes in early 2015.
We've worked with Yorkshire Coast College on a number of projects, the first being a logo redesign which was used extensively across signage, stationery, clothing and vehicle livery.
We also worked closely with the Arts Faculty, to create an end of year brochure to showcase students’ costume design work. We produced an elegant A5 booklet, using fine papers and luxury silver foiling to represent the high quality of award-winning work featured.
Scarborough Museums Trust operates The Rotunda Museum, Scarborough Art Gallery, Collections and Dinosaur Coast. We’ve worked with the Trust on a number of exciting projects, including several exhibitions, for which we provided creative direction for printed and online marketing, as well as signage projects and, more recently, the 2012 Cultural Olympiad initiative as part of London 2012 (a collaboration with Fitzpatrick Maloney Creative Partnership www.fitzpatrickmaloney.co.uk)
Winking Willy’s is a unique fish and chip shop and restaurant business on Scarborough’s bustling seafront. The owner asked us to look at ways of refreshing the brand, that would appeal to its existing customer base whilst also attracting a new audience. We created a simple, tongue-in-cheek identity, a range of marketing materials, stationery, menus and exterior signage concepts, to reflect the brand’s quirky personality.
An exclusive members bar in Leeds city centre, Seven Below tasked us with rebranding their plush venue. We produced a simple, elegant identity for the brand and a suite of supporting marketing materials, including Champagne and drinks menus, and VIP invitations.
Dragons is a small group of quirky Thai restaurants combining the elegance and flavours of Thai dining with the warmth of traditional British pubs. We were briefed in late 2012 to provide design concepts for numerous print and online marketing campaigns, and continue to manage the day to day design requirements of the brand.
Inspired by the elegant charm of classic Italian ristorantes, with a contemporary buzz and modern, stylish interiors, GUSTO brings the true taste and enjoyment of Italy to its guests. We’ve worked with GUSTO, which currently operates 10 sites throughout the UK, since its inception in 2007, providing materials for print, online and social media and day-to-day design support.
Cocktails are the order of the day at Prohibition, where you’ll find the most divine alcoholic and non-alcoholic combinations, lovingly prepared by highly trained, knowledgeable mixologists.
We first worked with Prohibition on a rebrand in 2007 and have produced a wide range of creative materials for the client since.
Suburbia is Cheshire’s premier late night bar and club experience spinning glamorous dance floor favourites and serving exquisite, hand-crafted cocktails to its discerning clientele.
We were initially commissioned to develop the logo concept for Suburbia and have since provided design support on web and print marketing campaigns for the brand as well as day-to-day support with menus, stationery, invitations and signage systems.
Tony Peers is a theatre impresario who provides light entertainment productions to theatres, hotels and resorts across the UK.
We were commissioned to produce a commemorative brochure for the 90 year anniversary of summer shows at the Spa Theatre in Scarborough.
Producing great ideas and being creative is what gets us out of bed in the morning, and some of our most interesting work comes out of projects worked on simply for the hell of it!
From a tool kit that apparently enables those devoid of creativity to miraculously produce amazing ideas, to a giant, floating perspex star, we love conjuring up unconventional ideas, even if there's no paycheck at the end. Enjoy!
We can't possibly show all the projects we've worked on, but here's a broad visual selection of miscellaneous work we've completed over the years, for a range of clients.