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Grain’s creative director Madelyn Postman speaks at Innovation Seminar in China

by Kent, December 17th 2015 innovation1

It has been a great year for Grain from being invited to guest lecture at several universities to leading industry talks. Most recently, our Creative Director Madelyn Postman was invited to join local industrial design and ecommerce professionals to speak at the Industrial Innovation Seminar in Zhongshan, China. Madelyn Postman leading the talk. With more than 200 business leaders from the region attending, the seminar focused…

Catch you later, Grain

by Rosalind, December 16th 2015 Roz-202x202

Adios, amigos! I haven’t been at Grain for nearly as long as I would have liked, but I can safely say that even from day one I was made to feel part of a fantastic creative team, and have also had the chance to work on some really fab projects. It’s back to school for me, to study Production Design at the National Film and…

Grain Creative at the 2015 Media Innovation Awards

by Kent, December 1st 2015 presentation

On 26th November, leaders in the creative industries travelled to Plymouth from across the country to find out the winners of the Media Innovation Awards. Our creative director Christoph Geppert joined the judging panel this year and announced some of the well deserved winners on the night. The 2015 Media Innovation Award winners Animation Together for Short Lives produced by Hurricane Media App War of…

A Brand New Alphabet

by Drew, November 17th 2015 g-is-for-google

Back in August Google rebranded itself as “Alphabet”. Well that’s how the media covered the story. In reality the Google brand is alive and kicking out a hundred billion search results every month, looking pretty much like it has done for many years. The Google brand identity is intact and as well protected as any brand with revenue of $66bn per year should be. It…

Louis Vuitton Series 3 Exhibition: How luxury becomes a fine art

by Kent, November 11th 2015 lv8

London was the destination for the unconventional exhibition “Louis Vuitton Series 3” last month. Our PR executive Kent Le had so much to talk about after the trip! A modern and unexpected reinterpretation of a fashion show, the exhibition, following on from Series 1 and Series 2, invited visitors to discover Nicolas Ghesquière’s inspirations for the Fall 2015 women’s show as the Artistic Director for women’s…

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…

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