Thrive

Brand identity and promotional literature for a financial services product

Thrive Brand Identity

Client

Thrive Transformation

Service

  • Brand Identity
  • Design for Print
  • Graphic Design
  • Website Design

Sector

  • Finance

Project

Thrive is a financial investment company, aiming to prove that you can be caring when thinking about money. Simpkin Burley were initially asked to create a brochure explaining the offer, but this developed to form a complete brand identity and associated marketing collateral.

We focused on simple, personal messages to make potential customers think about why they want to save. Instead of pushing the angle of only making themselves richer, we used the concepts of real people, personal connections and tactile interactions to create a connection between financial stability, family harmony, and an investment company that cares.

Thrive Transformation Logo Design
Thrive Investment B2C Mailer
Thrive Financial Investment Brochure
Thrive Transformation application form
Thrive Website Design
Thrive Mailer Design
Thrive Investment Branding

Manning Holden Architects

A brand design and naming for a Derbyshire based architectural practice specialising in residential design

Client

Manning Holden Architects

Service

  • Brand Identity
  • Design for Print
  • Graphic Design
  • Website Design

Sector

  • Built Environment

Project

We created a brand design and naming for Manning Holden, a Derbyshire architectural practice specialising in residential design. The business specialises in sustainable building practices and is family run. We steered the client to a name that included the founder and lead designers’ names. For a client to be working with a director whose name is ‘above the door of the company’ makes them feel like they’re talking to a senior architect and that their project is important. It also suggests collaboration and partnership within the practice.

Simpkin Burley chose to work with the business owners’ natural visual style and created a palette inspired by local architectural materials. We complemented this with simple but classic typography that reflects the business type and its aspirations to be an environmentally considerate designer.

Manning Holden Architects are growing in recognition and have been commissioned to design many residential buildings in their target Derbyshire area. The practice continues to expand, both in the scope of their projects and by employing local talent.

Manning Holden business card design
Manning Holden apparel design
Manning Holden Corporate Guidlines
Manning Holden identity
Manning Holden mobile web design
Manning Holden Architecture stationery
Manning Holden web design
Manning Holden architectural drawing design
Sign Design for Manning Holden

Manchester Airport Group

Creative partner for a UK-based international airport group

Manchester Airport Environmental Graphic Wall

Client

Manchester Airport Group

Service

  • Advertising
  • Brand Identity
  • Design for Print
  • Graphic Design
  • Signage + Wayfinding

Sector

  • Built Environment
  • Retail
  • Travel

Project

Simpkin Burley are a creative partner to Manchester Airport Group (MAG) and their marketing teams across two of their major international airports, Manchester and Stansted. As well as MAG ‘in-house’ campaigns we have also supplied creative for international travel brands such as Virgin Holidays and Singapore Airlines.

Working alongside MAG’s marketing team, we have created marketing and advertising campaigns, informational designs, promotion for their services and facilities and large scale signage and wayfinding.

Manchester Airport T3 Infographic Wall
Airport Signage Graphic Design
Manchester Airport Flyer
Manchester Airport Price Guarentee Logo
Design Projects with MAG

Strata Homes

A bespoke presentation for a high-end housing developer

Simpkin Burley Strata Homes Sheffield

Client

Strata Homes

Service

  • Design for Print
  • Graphic Design
  • Packaging

Sector

  • Built Environment

Project

We designed a canvas bespoke presentation box and super-sized book to demonstrate the scale of the project and to showcase the proposals at an appropriate scale. Art directing specially commissioned photography for the project, we were able to incorporate the rich texture and heritage of the post-industrial Sheffield into the design to convey a picture of the city quarter’s future potential.

Working alongside an expert team of  masterplanners, architects and landscape designers, the proposal analysed the history of Attercliffe, reviewed the City of Sheffield vision for the area, and utilised socio-economic understanding to create a development that would fit seamlessly into the wider area, kick-starting further regeneration.

Strata Homes Canvas Presentation Box
Strata Homes Presentation Box
Simpkin-Burley-Strata-Homes-Brochure-Love-Sheffield
Simpkin-Burley-Strata-Homes-Inofgraphic
Simpkin-Burley-Strata-Homes-Sustainability

London City Airport

A B2B marketing campaign to take retail and leisure development to market pre-development

London City Airport B2B Marketing

Client

London City Airport

Service

  • Design for Print
  • Graphic Design

Sector

  • Built Environment
  • Retail
  • Travel

Project

London City Airport is creating a terminal for the future and wanted a way of promoting their new retail and leisure space to potential tenants.

Giving a true sense of what to expect, the B2B marketing campaign employed a combination of personality and contemporary London design that, like the forthcoming terminal, reflects the essence of the city.

Bold infographics, famous London quotes and a strong sense of storytelling enabled London City Airport Group to convey complex information to potential partners and enhance their brand.

London City Airport B2B Marketing Brochure
London City Airport Diagram Design
London Airport B2B Campaign
London City Airport B2B Infographics
London City Airport Global Icon
London City Airport Timeline Illustration

The Alternative Adviser

A bold and distinctive financial services brand design for a new type of wealth planning consultancy, aiming to do things differently.

Simpkin Burley Brand Identity Design

Client

The Alternative Adviser

Service

  • Advertising
  • Brand Identity
  • Design for Print
  • Graphic Design
  • Signage + Wayfinding
  • Website Design

Sector

  • Finance

Project

Simpkin Burley designed a strong and brand for a UK financial planning consultancy. We used contemporary typography combined with a black and white colour palette to demonstrate a clarity of message. The bold style of the brand instils a strong sense of quality and trust. The concept of plain speaking advice is conveyed by a graphic device inspired by a keyboard shortcut.

The identity was then applied to a comprehensive suite of applications. This including stationery, corporate literature, a website, video marketing, office signage and an advertising campaign, as well as a monthly lifestyle magazine.

The Alternative Adviser Glass Manifestation
Alternative Adviser sign design
Alternative Adviser financial services brand letterhead
The Alternative Adviser financial services brand design strapline
The Alternative Adviser Advertising Campaign
The Alternative Adviser racing car sponsorship logo
The Alternative Adviser Postcard Design for financial planner
The Alternative Adviser Financial Roadmap
The Alternative Adviser Brand Design Business Card
Alternative Adviser financial services brand website design
The Alternative Adviser ESCAPE Magazine Design

Pelham Waterside

A comprehensive residential branding project close to the waterside in Nottingham

Simpkin Burley Sign Design

Client

Big Old House

Service

  • Advertising
  • Brand Identity
  • Design for Print
  • Graphic Design
  • Signage + Wayfinding

Sector

  • Built Environment

Project

Simpkin Burley created a comprehensive residential branding design for Pelham Waterside, a waterside residential development in Nottingham. Working alongside PR & Marketing agency Big Old House, for their client Pelham Homes, the project is designed to appeal to a target market of first-time buyers and families.

An extensive marketing campaign targeted the customer journey of home buying. Brand applications included a launch event, sales brochures, welcome pack, out of house advertising campaigns. On-site signage comprised of 75 metre site hoarding, branded flags, welcome totem sign, for sale/sold signs and even a custom made branded welcome mat!

Pelham Waterside Branded Signage
Pelham Waterside branded Sales Brochure
Pelham Waterside Spot Varnish from sales brochure
Pelham Waterside Nottingham Out of House Advertising from brand design project
Pelham Waterside Branding Guidelines
Pelham Waterside Branded Welcome Mat
Pelham Waterside sales brochure inserts
Pelham Waterside Onsite Signage
Pelham Waterside banner flag design from branding project
Pelham Waterside Nottingham For Sale Sign from branding design project
Pelham Waterside Tote Bag from branding design
Pelham Waterside Hoarding Design
Pelham Waterside Nottingham Map from sales brochure

New #DesignersClub Event for Nottingham

Simpkin Burley Design Event Nottingham

Journal Type

Service

Date

Introduction

Simpkin Burley collaborated with co-working space, Works Social, to hold a new #DesignersClub event for the design community in Nottingham.

Setting the challenge of designing a movie or music poster, local designers and illustrators were invited to submit their entries. The work was celebrated at an evening of fun where like-minded creatives could celebrate the work.

Pitching their pencils, palettes and pantones against each other were a range of local creatives, all with their own unique style and take on the brief. From The Long Good Friday to Pan’s Labyrinth and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, all genres of movie and music posters were given a makeover. Each posters was shown on screen and chatted through during the evening in an encouraging and informal way.

Flyposting at Works Social, Nottingham
DesignersClub Event at Works Social, Nottingham
DesignersClub Design Event, Nottingham
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