Client: Oxford University
Saïd Business School

Brochure design for Saïd Business School,
part of Oxford University

We were very pleased when we - a graphic design agency Birmingham - won this work for Oxford University. They've been great to work for, and a great client to have. 

Brochure design

Just when you thought the printed brochure was going the way of the dodo, it makes a come-back. Like all printed material, there’s something special about being able to hold a designed, printed brochure in your hand and turn actual pages, instead of all this ubiquitous digital stuff. Not that we’re against digital of course - there’s a time and place for it all. There’s a great line in the recent Ikea catalogue ad – ‘the navigation is based on tactile touch technology, which you can actually feel’. Genius.

When we design a brochure, we begin by reading your material - the words that are going to go in to the brochure. Sounds obvious, but you’d be surprised how many designers don’t. And after that the creativity begins. We’re after a style, an image, an icon, that captures the essence of what you’re trying to get across.

As you can see from the many examples on this site, we’re lovers of clean, contemporary design, Simple, yet effective design, gorgeous colours, and lots of white space. The temptation is always there to fill the white space, to maximise the bang for your buck, but actually that white space is really important. It serves to draw your eye to what’s important on the page. Fill the white space up and your eye doesn’t know where to look.

Printed brochures are also a great way of assisting your online work. They can seriously enhance your brand (and don’t think that if you’re not a big corporation you don’t have a ‘brand’ - every organisation has a brand), and they can drive traffic to your website by reaching people that would otherwise never find your site.

So ask us about designing a brochure for you. We’re very approachable, and promise not use graphic designer jargon…

Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre rebrand

Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre rebrand

A contemporary new brand for the Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre. Deliberately simple, demonstrating the calm and tranquillity of the amazing Woodbrooke grounds, and their wonderful ethos. More

Valley House branding & web design and build

Valley House branding & web design and build

We were delighted to start work with Valley House, a multi-agency charity that had outgrown its old brand and website. Face to face meetings, in-depth research and a lot of design work has produced a contemporary new brand and responsive website for the organisation. More

Branding for the BBC

Branding for the BBC

We were approached by the BBC to design new branding for their Leadership Programme, a new training course from the BBC Academy. A comprehensive brief and a lot of hard work resulted in a successfull delivery on a pretty tight deadline. More

Illustrating for the BBC

Illustrating for the BBC

As well as web design, branding, and graphic design, we also provide bespoke illustrations in a wide variety of styles. This series was commissioned by the BBC for a studio directing exercise using virtual reality. One very satisfied client… More

Welcoming Students Guide

Welcoming Students Guide

Another book published for Student Christian Movement – this time a resource for churches on making students feel welcome. The complete publishing package, with an ISBN number and a page on Amazon. More

Branding for Blackburn Diocese: Vision 2026

Branding for Blackburn Diocese: Vision 2026

We were delighted to have won the pitch to design new branding for Blackburn Diocese’s Vision 2026 programme of growth – a brand to unify communication and show the importance of growth across the whole diocese. More

Rebranding a 100-year-old organisation

Rebranding a 100-year-old organisation

Rebranding an organisation that’s been around for a century is a little scary… But we succeeded, and the design has been really well received. We’ve incorporated it into a new magazine layout and lots of other printed material. More

Brochure design –  when simple is best

Brochure design –
when simple is best

When St Peter’s Saltley Trust came to us for a brochure, we designed them this little folder. At only 148 x 148mm and four pages, it’s cheap to produce, can be tailored to specific occassions, and it’ll be good for years to come. Job done. More

Welcome packs for churches

Welcome packs for churches

Very few churches have anything nice to give to new-comers, to explain what they do and how their church works. This is our solution – a cost-effective and beautifully designed set of postcards, either in a folder with an introductory booklet, or displayed in the foyer. Or both. More

Together with God, by Ed Mackenzie & Gareth Crispin

Together with God, by Ed Mackenzie & Gareth Crispin

We have the skills, experience and tools to provide a complete publishing package for any book, from design to actual fulfillment. This is the service we provided for Ed and Gareth when they approached us with their book idea, and it’s been very successful. More

Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham website design

Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham website design

A new website for the Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham, won after a three-way pitch. Our fourth Church of England Diocesesan website – as a friend remarked – you can’t work for a higher authority than that… More

St Peter’s Saltley Trust;  identity design

St Peter’s Saltley Trust;
identity design

A brand identity project for an educational charity working across the West Midlands region. An identity that needed to say ‘professional, intelligent and contemporary’, without being showy or clichéd in any way. More

Oxford Diocese:  Living Faith campaign brand

Oxford Diocese:
Living Faith campaign brand

A five year campaign identity for Oxford Diocese. This has become such a strong brand for the Diocese that we were subsequently asked to base the design of their new website on the Living Faith colours. More

Oxford Food Bank report

Oxford Food Bank report

A clean, uncluttered and contemporary design for a report of huge significance – the rise of food banks in Oxfordshire, one of the richest areas of the country. This was another job where the design included simple branding. More

Best Group Brochure

Best Group Brochure

A clean, contemporary and professional brochure design, complimented with stunning images of car parks (yes, you can get stunning images of almost anything these days!) for a global financial company to advertise their new Car Park Fund. More