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Kaytie Wu jewellery ecommerce site launch

by Madelyn, February 5th 2015 kaytie wu website

After completing the brand identity for this new contemporary fashion jewellery brand, we are delighted to announce the ecommerce website launch for Kaytie Wu. The website is for retail and trade customers with a special trade login to see wholesale prices. Pretty awesome!

Attending Facebook’s first-ever SME Bootcamp

by Kent, January 30th 2015 Facebook SME

Facebook’s B2B offer has shifted its focus from corporations to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) as their main market this year. Facebook held its first-ever UK event aimed at the business backbone of the country: how Facebook can help SMEs achieve their business goals. On January 26th I attended the Facebook SME Bootcamp organised by Facebook for Business, unsure of what to expect as no…

A fresh cup of IB

by Christoph, January 20th 2015 IMG_1584b

The client: Newland College in Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire a new independent co-ed secondary school teaching the International Baccalaureate. Grain has been working with Newland College for close to a year on creating the brand from scratch and on creating a dialogue with local parents. Having held several successful Open Days throughout last year supported by different campaign activities, our aim for the beginning of the…

Totally old school

by Christoph, January 9th 2015 IMG_1654

Yes, we are biased of course, we are working in design but isn’t design simply fantastic. On the same day we design and develop digital interfaces for our clients to create fantastic and relevant content for their websites and a little later in the day we go to our client ICS International Community School and supervise the signage installation for their new building. That alone…

3 must-have books that entrepreneurs will need in 2015

by Kent, December 19th 2014 books

Do you know one thing that most successful business people share? They read at least 30 minutes a day. Reading helps you sharpen your thinking and it gives you new knowledge and skills for life and for business. We recommend that you start 2015 with these 3 must-read books that will help you excel and succeed. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen…

Thanks giving is…

by Madelyn, December 17th 2014 team grain

…not only an important North American holiday but a good time to take a moment and look back at the past year. For Grain, 2014 has been incredible. It has been a year of change for us, with Daisy leaving our interior design team after four and a half years (sniff!) and two of our – evidently very well trained – junior designers moving on…

Secrets to becoming a successful entrepreneur: what we have learned working with Princess Diana’s wedding dress designer

by Kent, November 28th 2014 EE

Are you an aspiring fashion entrepreneur? Then you will love this read. Developing the branding for world-renowned fashion designer Elizabeth Emanuel is a real pleasure for us. Here are a few things we have learned from this creative partnership. According to the Timmons Model of Entrepreneurship, the three most important factors that make up an enterprise are resources, opportunity and people. In other words, to…

The best 2014 Christmas adverts that perfectly reflect brand values

by Kent, November 24th 2014 sainsburys-christmas-advert-2014-in-conjuction-with-british-legion-WW1-daily-mirror-grab

At Christmas time, everyone gets excited to see the high street campaigns. Brands love doing creative ads to generate extra buzz and therefore ‘free’ media coverage and the viewers have something to look forward to apart from shopping! As there are so many debates going on about this year’s spots, we’re picking the best Christmas ads which perfectly reflect brand values. John Lewis Christmas TV…

Announcing Kaytie Wu jewellery

by Madelyn, November 12th 2014 Grain-KaytieWu-1

We are excited to announce our partnership with new fashion jewellery brand Kaytie Wu. We have already developed the brand identity and are now working on the design and development of the ecommerce website launching in two months’ time!

My first month at Grain

by Huw, November 6th 2014 Huw-thought-process

I am now one month in as a designer at Grain. Previously I was a designer at Champneys Health Spa and before that I worked for myself, as a partner in small T-shirt printing company. Now reflecting back on this journey I can say that I spent too long working away from other creatives and now I am enjoying being in the company of other…

Grains of sand: Playing in the sandbox

by Madelyn, October 25th 2014 grain new site

For developers, like for kids, a sandbox is a safe place to play around and try new things. We have recently used our website as our own sandbox. You may remember our newsletter in May which announced the new Grain website. It was a major redesign after the last version of the site which we had designed and developed in 2011, which feels like a…

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