​​ - Dandy Creative Agency & Graphic Design : Branding | Corporate Identity | Marketing communications (Nottingham/East Midlands)

A happy blogger

Great to see our friends at White Post Farm so enthusiastically embracing their new brand and particularly the new website we did for them.

It’s all very well clients wanting the ‘latest thing’ - in this case a blog with the usual ability to add video, images etc, but unless it’s used effectively there’s really no point.

That’s why it’s so satisfying to see them using the farm blog so well, and enjoying the freedom it gives them to promote the farm. Good stuff. (I particularly love this new Lamb pic)

A meeting of minds

Meetings, they often divide opinion, a must for some, a bane for others. A neccesary evil maybe? Well it’s all really down to how they are conducted and if they really contribute to ‘doing stuff’. I came across this lovely little blog at the ‘howies’ site (howies - great people, great philosophy, great product. They know what they are doing) and it pretty much summed up my philosophy on meetings.

That said, you’ve got to have them. We recently finished a really big project, that involved getting an awful lot done in a very short period of time - hence quite a few regular meeting, but thanks to the client, they were always enjoyable, reasonably short, and very productive.

But equally, we have just recently been appointed to create a web based brand identity. We kicked off with a meeting together, a sort of ‘get to know’, but from here on in it’s all pretty much going to be done over the internet - which seems perfect for all parties and reduces administrative time and increases creative time - everyone’s happy.

All goes to prove there is no right and wrong way to meetings - just the need to not let them dominate proceedings, it’s the creativity that counts at the end of the day.

Al and his green logo

Al Gore’s environmental organisation has just launched a new logo, and there is an interesting article in the New York Times about the thinking behind the idea - neat little trick.

Simple, effective and eye-catching, just how a good brand should be - and all for a very good cause.

Thank you #2

Just like London buses, another day another thank you present, this time from all the people working tirelessly promoting links between arts and business, a really valuable and underrated service. Thanks guys, well girls mainly, it’s a really kind thought. (We love Thorntons chocolates, always go down well in the office.)

We did the branding for the Arts & Business Awards this year, you can chek out the work on the ‘Projects’ page.

Thank You #1

Yesterday we received a lovely big hamper of yummy food and some gorgeous wine from all our friends at White Post Farm, as a thank you for the branding work we did for them (you can see it on our ‘Projects’ page) - how kind is that? Brought a lump to our throats.

So we’d just like to say a big thank you for such a thoughtful gift, and we’ll be back up soon to see how all the new branding is working ‘on site’, and to me my piggy pals again.