It has been claimed that three is a magic number.* Well Iâ€™m not sure about magic, but itâ€™s certainly a milestone. Today Very Own Studio celebrates its third year in business. The last twelve months have flown by; so maybe itâ€™s time to reflect, and then look to the future.
Over the last year Iâ€™ve continued to help new brands like Shoot Boutique, Alternative Bike Co. and Be-Jewel to launch and establish themselves. I was involved with all three of these businesses from an early stage: working with them on naming the business, positioning the brand, and developing the visual look and feel by creating the logo, designing stationary, websites and marketing materials. I also designed the user interface and photo booth for Shoot Boutique.
As well as working directly with start up companies, I have continued to work with larger intermediary communications agencies, producing design for established brands such as AstraZeneca, Barratt Homes and Unilever.
I have also worked on the re-branding of smaller businesses, such as Vada Media, a Brighton based company working with companies and organisations to help them find new ways of communicating and thinking about their work.
It has been great to be a regular contributor to the Eight:48 publication over the last year, to have my work exhibited in the Celebration of September exhibition convened by Mortar&Pestle Studio, and to design a commemorative poster for an event held as part of the Brighton Fringe.
Thereâ€™s an exciting twelve months ahead for Very Own Studio. Iâ€™m looking forward to working with Julia Chanteray from The Joy Of Business on how to further develop the business, maximising its potential and possibilities for growth. Iâ€™m also excited about some new collaborations in the pipeline and launching the new Very Own Studio website later in the year.
I would like to thank all the businesses I have worked with during the last twelve months. Thereâ€™s also a high five to the people I have collaborated with, be they web developers, printers or photographers.
Hereâ€™s to the next three years…
*Three Is A Magic Number was originally written in 1973 by Bob Dorough for the album School House Rock. De La Soul used a sample from the chorus in their song The Magic Number, which was released in 1989.