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More Grain, more 3D

by Madelyn, November 10th 2015 grain3D

Following on from our ‘Grain in 3D’ post, here is the Grain logo printed from our Ultimaker2!

Our visit to the Devotion flagship store on Long Island, NY

by Rosalind, November 6th 2015 Madelyn at Devotion

In August our creative directors Madelyn and Christoph travelled across pond for a visit to the Devotion store on Long Island. The visit gave them an opportunity to see the ‘Create your Masterpiece’ window display designed by the Grain team. It was fantastic to see the new collection firsthand, and Madelyn even had the chance to try on a few of the new rings! The…

Nokia N97 in Promotional Packaging & Design

by Juli, November 2nd 2015 Design-Promo-packaging-1

In 2009 we were tasked by Nokia to design and supervise the production of 1,000 high-spec, special edition boxes to present the N97 smart phone to brand ambassadors and the media. You can see the project published in Promotional Packaging & Design by Christian Campos.

What is Luxury to you?

by Kent, October 13th 2015 IMG_0581

Having worked on so many luxury design and branding projects, we’re proud to call ourselves experts in luxury branding. When I was assigned to attend a luxury exhibition, I found myself truly inspired by how differently luxury is perceived now compared to in the past. Luxury undoubtedly has the potential to unlock dreams of being somewhere else or someone else. For hundreds of years, luxury…

Grain in 3D

by Madelyn, October 5th 2015 Grain

By coincidence, we found this 3D Grain right after firing up our 3D printer. It’s made from FIMO by hand. A PLA version will be joining it soon from our Ultimaker2! Yes, the yellow flower dot has been intentionally composed like that in the photo. That’s an ‘i’ for detail (sorry)…

A bumper crop of branding & design!

by Madelyn, October 2nd 2015 ACB-homepage-design

Moving into the autumn, we have a bumper crop of updates from Grain HQ and a fresh new design of the newsletter for you as well. This season includes a new product name for Kenwood, launches for SKOLA Group schools, a blog called ‘Design & a Dog’ and lots more! A new website for Alexanders College On the stunning Suffolk coast, Alexanders College is a coed…

Grain designer’s packaging project impressed the Dragons and secured an impressive investment

by Kent, October 1st 2015 Chika snacks

Have you followed the latest season of Dragons’ Den on BBC? We’re massive fans of the show and were all excited to see our designer Rosalind Gregoire’s packaging project attracting investment from business tycoon Peter Jones. The UK is well stocked with exciting foods from all over Europe, Asia and the Americas, but the rich and diverse foods of Africa remain largely undiscovered. When Chika’s…

Petit Tribe wins Best Newcomer at Smallish Design Awards 2015

by Kent, September 25th 2015 Petit Tribe Smallish

We are incredibly proud to announce that our branding work for childrenswear brand Petit Tribe with creative direction from Yulan Creative‘s Joanne Jong helped the new label win the prestigious Smallish Magazine Best Newcomer 2015 award!

Grain’s new 3D printer: the Ultimaker 2

by Madelyn, September 25th 2015 IMG_3192

Inspired by our day at the makersCafe, we’re excited to announce that we now have our very own 3D printer: the Ultimaker 2. Expect to see lots of interesting objects coming out of the studio soon!

What’s the top new technology in the creative industry? We say 3D printing!

by Kent, September 25th 2015 11750685_1150086825008844_3178266328778272002_n

What’s better for a branding team’s annual outing than a hands-on workshop in the creative hub of the capital: Shoreditch? We had a great time learning about 3D printing and laser cutting at makersCAFE and we’re sure this technology will be the biggest thing to hit the creative industry. Team Grain at the workshop According to their website, MakersCAFE is the natural evolution of RazorLAB…

Work, life, design, happiness

by Madelyn, September 24th 2015 D&d-Sunny-512

We are so lucky to make our living doing something we love, to be creative every day and to work with amazing people from our team to our clients, suppliers and partners. Sometimes this is hard to remember when it’s cold and drizzly, the kids are in a strop, the dog chewed the heel off a particularly nice shoe and a big tax bill just…

Being the new girl…

by Hannah, September 18th 2015 Hannah

After only two weeks at Grain as the new Project & Studio Manager, I already feel like one of the team. It has been refreshing to work within such a close knit group of talented people in this creative hub. I’ve been surprised at how a company with only a few employees manage to maintain a large workload and deliver to such a high standard.…

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