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Studio Manager falls for design

by Hannah, August 8th 2016

For the past 9 months I have been attempting to juggle a my job as Project & Studio Manager at Grain whilst studying a part-time Graphic Design course at Shillington College in London. It has been intense, hard work and slightly emotional, but having just graduated and still being allowed through the door at Grain, I can proudly say I was successful! Shillington focuses on teaching students how…

An Experience to Remember

by Guest, August 4th 2016

By Tim Verbakel The day I received a positive response from Grain was the start of a great adventure. I was invited to be a junior designer in London for three and a half months! Coming over from The Netherlands has been a great experience where I have learned a lot. Not only in graphic design, but my English has also improved to a new…

Pokemon Go – A Revolution Hidden by Hype

by Drew, July 27th 2016 Pokemon Go Augmented Reality Revolution

A New and Augmented Reality for Location Based Marketing. In its first few weeks, Pokémon Go has taken the world by storm. Tens of millions of users, impressive initial revenues and huge uplifts in share price. Marketers are keen to jump on the bandwagon and the opportunities go well beyond the traditional sponsorship business models. In fact the “cost per visit” and sponsored locations business…

The Rosedene Brand Apple Falls too Far from the Tree

by Drew, July 22nd 2016 Tesco Rosedene Farm Brand

Why Farming Out Branding Is A Good Idea If you go back to the 1960s and 1970s, supermarket own label brands were almost universally the equivalent of today’s value brands and the Tesco Delamare and Golden Ring brands were seen as relatively poor quality but very low cost. A reflection of the Jack Cohen “pile it high sell it cheap” ethos. Since then, Tesco have…

CrowdSourcing a Name – Don’t Google It

by Drew, July 15th 2016

Sometimes Nougat Sticks in Your Teeth! After the unimaginative Android Alpha and Android Beta, Google has historically named its Android updates after sweet products (or as Google calls them “sweet treats”). In compulsory alphabetical order we’ve had; Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop and Marshmallow. When they arrived at Android N they took a different turn and asked…

Bienvenue Elodie!

by Elodie, July 8th 2016

Hello! I’m Elodie and back in my home country, France, I am studying graphic design at e-artsup. Every summer we are required to do an internship, and this summer, I have set myself the challenge of improving my English, in addition to my graphic mind and capabilities. Whilst searching for design studios abroad, I discovered Grain Creative who are based in the UK and have…

Team lunch to welcome our new designers

by Madelyn, June 29th 2016

Grain warmly welcomes two new designers, Elodie Petitbon from France and Tommy Tura, an Italian native. Elodie will be with us until September, after which she will return to her studies at e-artsup in Nantes. We also celebrated Juli’s birthday. Our team is so fast that we managed to make two appearances in one panorama photo!

Safia Minney’s Slave to Fashion book

by Madelyn, June 23rd 2016

Safia Minney, founder of uber-ethical fashion brand People Tree, recently held a small party for Kickstarter backers of her new book, Slave to Fashion. The evening was at Zandra Rhodes’ penthouse about the Fashion and Textile Museum. There was a wonderful atmosphere and I got to chat with quite a few fashion influencers and ethical fashion bloggers – an amazing evening!

Graduate Fashion Week 2016: Where creativity meets practicality and commercialism

by Madelyn, June 8th 2016

We’re back at the Graduate Fashion Week (GFW) again this year with an invitation from University of East London for their final year fashion show. The collections presented throughout the show consisted of edgy and urban military reworked utility styled garments, with a clear influence from digital print. Antonia Nae’s collection stole my heart. It’s edgy and dark and yet it’s sexy and feminine. Going through…

We are the Redbooth Alpha Testers

by Drew, May 21st 2016

At Grain, we’ve been using Redbooth’s project management software for over a year. As a rapidly growing agency, with more than our fair share of creative (read: easily distracted) personalities, it’s been invaluable at improving productivity and time management. We recently featured in a video as a Redbooth project management success story, telling how, through collaboration, both companies have prospered from our relationship. We also…

Branding is Much More Than Great Design

by Madelyn, May 19th 2016 Branding is more than design

I was recently interviewed by Managing Intellectual Property magazine, one of the leading sources worldwide of news and analysis of all things relating to IP. The interview covered many of the specialist areas where the expertise of branding agencies are important in helping clients avoid the pitfalls they might experience if they try naming and branding development in-house. It was a good interview and I was…

Grain Creative: Growing Brands

by Juli, May 17th 2016

Spring has sprung and summer is well on its way. A lot has happened since February 29th, when we were in touch last, and we’re itching to tell you all about what we’ve been up to. This time we also have a free giveaway that’s just perfect to get you in the summer mindset! Win two tickets to the Chelsea Flower Show! We love growing brands and we…

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