Meet the team. Reggie & Ronnie

Meet the team. Reggie & Ronnie


As the Design Original team are busying themselves creating your latest show stopping project, we thought it might be nice to introduce ourselves and find out a bit more about what makes DO tick.

 

We’re starting with the most important members of the team and the office mascots… Reggie and Ronnie!

…So let’s meet these two little pick pockets:

 

Q1. Job titles: Office Dog 1 and 2.

 

Q2. What’s your favourite DO project? It has to be anything that involves food.

 

Q3. What do you love about your job? See above answer!

 

Q4. What inspires you? We particularly love our lunchtime walks across the farm, it gives our legs a nice stretch and prepares us for the strain of our afternoon nap.

 

Q5. What are you hobbies/interests? Ronnie: Carrying stuff, all stuff especially if it’s plastic and makes a noise. Reggie: I’ve recently taken up knitting.

 

Q6. Tell us about your family/kids/pets: We have a couple of humans called Lynn and Will, they can be a bit noisy but we wouldn’t be without them.

 

Q7. Life goals: To continually improve our stealth skills while bin rustling.

 

Q8. Favourite quotes: “If your dog doesn’t like someone you probably shouldn’t either.”

 

…well there you have it ladies and gents, the Design Original team mascots; next month meet Kat one of our awesome Graphic Designers.

Capturing moments

Capturing moments


As a keen photographer, our Graphic Designer, Kat, is continuously inspired by the power of capturing moments with camera and film. A technique that has been enhanced over hundreds of years, the method of photography translates complex messages into enticing images.
 
A fan of all things quirky, Kat is inspired by photographers who capture twisted fairytales (think Tim Burton-esque) such as the work produced by Annie Leibovitz and Rosie Hardy. In using a camera, the environment and the digital tools available to them, this style of composite photography allows them to create whole new worlds and messages. A technique which adds character to marketing and brings it to life.
 
In using powerful imagery in all of our creative designs, we understand the impact strong visuals can have on audiences. Whether shown on the front cover of a brochure or large-scale exhibition graphic print, it is essential to select images that communicate the overall core message. This principle is something that everyone at Design Original recognises and identifies with. We are all inspired to deliver the most excellent and impactful visuals that leaves viewers with a lasting impression.

People, places and projects

People, places and projects


Through his role as Project Manager, Harvey, is exposed to many people, places and experiences. From travelling to Monaco to set-up a bespoke event to finding ways for how to contain 200 stress balls into an interactive exhibition stand game; Harvey’s varied position gives him daily insight into lots of weird and wonderful tasks.
 
It’s this passion for meeting new people and visiting new places, that has allowed Harvey to absorb lots of information that he is able to pass on to clients. In understanding different cultures and the logistics of exhibiting in countries all over the world, this knowledge is shared with clients and contacts alike.
 
The best creative marketing is shaped around who the end product, service or message is going too. In gaining experiences with different people and settings, it helps us to direct new and exciting ways to engage varied audiences. Having an appreciation for diverse behaviours, expectations and trends; this new found knowledge helps us to present unique ideas that stand out from the crowd.

Operation transformation

Operation transformation


Nothing beats the proud feeling you get when standing across from a finished exhibition stand, a sensation that our experienced Director of Operations, Alex, is all too familiar with. Over the years, Alex has managed engaging exhibitions spaces in all shapes and sizes and no matter what the initial plans were, the dedication to achieve a stunning end result remains the same.
 
It’s all too easy to walk through an exhibition hall and forget the lengthy process that each space has gone through to get to where it is. Through all the planning, coordination and management that goes into a stand build; Alex knows only too well what it takes to develop a marvellous result that satisfies the client and their audiences.
 
The importance of producing something amazing – that surpasses expectations, wow’s it’s visitors and has great attention to detail, is something that inspires Alex and all of the Design Original team. Understanding the impact an exhibition space has on everyone involved, is something that we all hold dear in the way we approach every job that comes through the door. We love to impress!

Street smart: transformational advertising

Street smart: transformational advertising


A great bridge between three dimensional design and graphic design, the clever approach of shaping advertising boards into useful structures has made the IBM advertising boards come to life. Featured in urban settings around Paris, the outdoor ads were designed to be “not only beautiful, but useful to city dwellers” too.
 
An idea that has inspired our Exhibitions Designer, Raoul, when considering new ways of how to bring engaging spaces to life. In encouraging the general public to interact with the visible concept, it extends the brand message in a positive light. As people sit on the bench, use the ramp or take shelter from the rain, you can expect that their experience will be shared and observed by others – something that is particularly identifiable through social media. As a result, people post about their experiences, spreading the message through various online marketing channels.
 
In the generation we live in today, information and experiences are shared in various ways. What this campaign shows us, is that it has created a starting point where the communication begins.In placing innovative advertising in a quirky and exposed setting, it opens itself to awareness from a constant flow of people. A similar situation to what is observed at exhibitions and events. This is something that Design Original consistently question when constructing engaging designs; maintaining the importance of creating an environment that people want to interact with, talk about and remember as a fun experience.

Creating tasteful memories

Creating tasteful memories


Faced with producing a unique environment that engages visitors to come over and join in, is a situation that Design Original is often asked to create for its clients. To transform a space to promote a product, service or brand message, is a task that requires considered thought, skill and brilliant conviction.
 
Here we welcome the ever- growing trend of experiential marketing campaigns. By introducing the combination of varied effects and techniques, from digital devices to full-scale performances, these orchestrated elements leave visitors with a lasting impression.
 
When presented with the world’s first edible cake garden, our Business Development Manager, Kelly, was totally impressed with how inventive cake designer Rosalind Miller had been. Taking over 450 hours to bake, build and install in Russell Square, London, the setting was open for one day only. What is the point? Some people may question. The point is, what was made that day was a magical, unforgettable experience that created memories for everyone involved.
 
It is this passion for creating exciting memories and experiences that really motivates the Design Original team. Always looking for new ways to promote our client brands, we love to dream up inspiring marketing ideas.

Taking a personal journey

Taking a personal journey


As Mass adoption starts to become a thing of the past, there is a renewed emphasis on originality and true personalisation in marketing promotion. With the rise in access to personalised products and experiences increases, the demand on brands to incorporate this strategy into their marketing is ever apparent.
 
Our Creative Director – Design & Strategy, Brendon, was particularly impressed by Tam airlines in how they applied this trend for their on board passengers. Connecting with passengers’ Facebook profiles, the airline created each customer a unique in-flight magazine that featured content on all of their favourite things. From articles on their favourite musicians, to travel recommendations; the magazine left readers feeling connected and amazed by the level of detail they had gone too.
 
We believe that this rising trend is something that can’t be ignored. Linking to multiple marketing channels and utilising public data, is a method that can be showcased across various marketing platforms. It is this technique that has inspired the whole team in how we go about delivering a personal experience to all of our clients and the work we produce for them.