Spearbay are a new online start-up business based in Penzance. They contacted Carta for help with their company logo design. We worked together to develop an identity that would compete in the fishing industry with it’s competitors. The identity needed to be simple, bold and have an element of ‘does what it says on the tin’ to explain itself visually. Using the negative space created by the font and the ‘P’ as grip and trigger, we were able to subtly incorporate a speargun silhouette into the company name. The logo also needed to be used in various marketing situation from embroidery to stickers in solid, negative, colour and monotone configurations. www.spearbay.co.uk
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Louise contacted Carta after seeing some design work we had produced for LoCo Glass, one off her business neighbours, in Cirencester. The brief was to produce a simple leaflet card that could be mailed to existing customers. The cover mimics the signature design style of Louise’s rings with a band across the centre. We chose a standard A5 size but folded this lengthways to make a tall elegant shape.
Emma contacted us after seeing examples of our website design online. She liked our style of work and we liked her product and we hit it off from our first phone call. This is the second incarnation of Emma’s Fabric Studio’s website after the first one we did quickly outgrew it’s cababilities with Emma’s rapid growth of products and respective sales. This new design was built on the Magento system and is much better equipped and handling thousands of items for sale. We worked alongside illustrator Julene Harrison to design the header and footer cut-outs. These then formed Emma’s new logo and other branding elements. Emma and us here at Carta will continue to work together to update the graphical side of the website on a regular basis to keep it fresh.
View the site here www.emmasfabricstudio.co.uk
This new business start-up required a fun and clean brand. Cornish Ducks design and produce traditional rubber ducks for bath time fun that have Cornish inspired designs printed over them. Julian, founder or the company, approached us to help develop a logo that portrayed a fresh and fun company.
Here was an unusual design request for Carta to solve. Xpression, working on behalf of ŠKODA UK, needed to re-brand standard disposable paper cups for the promotional use at The Tour of Britain cycle race. To manufacture new cup designs would have required a very large minimum print run and would have led to large amounts of wasted cups and expense. So, we engineered a pre-printed design wrap to slip over the standard cups. They simply lock together at a each end, slide up the cup and but up against the top lip.
Along with the logo designs, leaflet and other literature, Carta also undertook the design of the Kids Love Nature website. We kept the same fun and nature inspired look for brand consistency as in the other material. The design needed to be colourful, clear and easy to navigate around. The footer element features a field, trees and clouds which gives a feel of space and the outdoors which is what the Nature Nursery model is based on. The website design was provided as a layered Photoshop file for easy implementation by the web developer who built the final website.
Carta has been working will Philip Baker’s for some time now on their existing photography and label / packaging designs. Philip commissioned Carta to update their existing website and bring it up to the new branding style that hew had worked on previously. The site needed to to be simple, clean and showcase their products. www.philipbaker.org.uk
This was a follow on design form The Kids Love Nature Team for their Nature Nursery business. They needed an information leaflet drop to go out to residents within the local area to promote the opening of the new nursery. We kept the fun natural look flowing through the design to really focus the concept of the nursery’s different approach to learning.
The Kids love Nature team got in touch after seeing our work online as asked if we could help with a design package for their start-up children nursery. The logo was the first project that we did for them and helped set the theme for the rest of the business literature. Stationery, promo flyers, website layout and Word® template designs followed. There was a sister logo needed also for the Children’s Nature Nursery which was to follow the same branding style.
Poppy again invited Carta to work with her to produce new retail and trade website designs for the business. The website is based on a new platform called Magento. This meant all the technical side was handled by them whilst we undertook the design. We agreed that we didn’t want a radical change in ‘feel’ as the brand and design of the original website had been received so well. A focus on more social media presence and interaction with the viewer was key so we broke the layout into clear sections of information, selling, social and user integration.