Grain Creative

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Working with Howard Napper

by Juli, May 21st 2015 Screen Shot 2015-05-21 at 12.12.50

We’re big fans of yoga, health and well-being here at Grain, so it was wonderful to work with Howard Napper again after we first met in 2005 to refresh Agoy‘s identity and packaging. Howard is a wellbeing advocate, teacher, entrepreneur, writer and designer with over 20 years of expertise behind him. His passion is to find ways to help people be inspired to take responsibility…

Is made-to-measure the new black?

by Kent, April 23rd 2015 men-683655_640

Last month high street fashion brand Superdry announced they would enter the made-to-measure market following the success of the NIKEiD marketing strategy. Made-to-measure is a major new area of the fashion industry. Made-to-measure has been used for centuries as a means of producing garments. It is a mix of pret-a-porter and completely bespoke tailoring, offering a degree of customisation and producing beautiful clothes which are…

Entrepreneurs, are you ready for the next generation of customers?

by Kent, April 20th 2015 IMG_0513b

Last week, I was invited to give a talk on social media and public relations for students at Kaplan International College in Holborn, London. The purpose of the talk was to introduce them to the creative industry in London and inspire them to become part of this rapidly growing sector. I ended up being inspired myself by the students, and the talk helped me gain…

Paid, owned and earned media: what does your brand need?

by Kent, April 16th 2015

Is your business is doing really well – are your products and services having a positive return on investment? Are you ready to take your venture to the next level, yet you are unsure which channels to promote it on and how to integrate all of them and maximise the effect? Here are some tips. Traditionally, when we talk about promoting a business, marketing and…

Signage writer in the making

by Christoph, April 14th 2015 IMG_2428

Our daughter Nellie seems to share her dad’s love for signage. I am not sure whether Nellie’s Club was invented to make a sign or whether the sign was the obvious next step to tell the world about her newly formed club. Let’s see who joins and whether they want to make poshen, potions, hunt (I think that is treasure hunt) or play tennis. Oh…

Grain’s 13th Birthday

by Madelyn, March 23rd 2015 Grain 13 years infographic

Started in 2002 as a design agency with a three dimensional focus, Grain has expanded to a full-service branding agency, focusing strongly on brand strategy, identity, name generation, websites, ecommerce, social media, packaging, environments, campaigns and communications. In 13 years, Grain has grown in both scope and scale. Our work has become more strategic, providing a long term partnership for many of our clients. Grain has…

Petit Tribe launch

by Madelyn, March 20th 2015 ce987d6b-0daf-41b7-8f11-3e96a1ab3364

There have been four celestial events today: the solar eclipse, spring equinox, a supermoon, and the online launch of new childrenswear brand Petit Tribe! Petit Tribe is a new luxury childrenswear brand unlike any other, fusing traditional African inspiration with contemporary design. A dream come true Grain has been working with Petit Tribe from the beginning to help transform an inspired dream in the mind…

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…

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