An archive of a selection of logos and websites designed for start-ups, with screen-dumps of websites (you can see how old they are by the browser windows!) – most no longer exist, or have grown into something new. Shown here are:
Cambridge Recruitment Consultants: set up the company to offer a completely new way of recruiting senior executives. For this they needed a new look that rolled out into a web site and marketing materials. The images set about to complement to text.
Peter Vince: in his own words ‘I am a management consultant specialising in change management, organisation design, people development, performance and reward systems design and culture change. In plain English, I help companies manage situations where people are an important factor.’ The logo is based on the idea of a ‘Johari window’ – a tool of the people consultant, and uses Peter’s favourite colours.
The Orangery Club: a conference venue set in the Orangery on the wonderful 2,500 acre Cambridgeshire estate of West Wratting Park. The venue offered not just conference facilities (and wonderful food!), but also a pheasant and partridge ‘Shoot’ with one of the finest reputations in East Anglia.
Lawyer4life: an innovative scheme from Diamond Lifestyle mortgage advisors, whereby for a one-off payment all your non-marital legal requirements are dealt with, for life. The client wanted to create a more professional look to its existing logo and website, which it felt undervalued the service.
AccessArt: an evolving collection of online workshops and arts educational activities aimed at all ages. The site was designed to be easily updated by the client and to include any new workshops and contributed web based media. The logotype was designed to work both portrait and landscape, the bird was a contribution from a student from one of their workshops.
OHSC: multi-disciplinary partnership was set up to improve corporate and employee performance through preventing ill-health and promoting good health and well-being. They required a look and feel, small leaflet and comprehensive website.
Fenland Greenpower Investments: company was set up to encourage local investment in wind turbine sites, particularly in the Fens. An information leaflet was also designed for potential investors.
Bridge Partners: a new start-up information and communications technology (ICT) support services company, needing a logo, stationery and website. The logo represents the idea of bridging technology. Harking back to Brunel seemed to feel right. The strong lines of the bridge are complemented by a water wash image that is used on the reverse of business cards and the website.
I love working with start-ups, so much that they have a special day rate – why – because it’s a great feeling to help shape the start of something new!