Young Musicians Competition branding

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Young Musicians Competition branding

This year, Drive had the privilege of designing the identity for the prestigious Young Musicians Competition. The Two Moors Festival Young Musicians Competition was founded in 2002 with the aim of increasing performance opportunities for talented young musicians in the South West. Since then, the competition has seen a significant rise in prestige, as well […]

Welcoming Spencer, our new Senior Developer

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Welcoming Spencer, our new Senior Developer

We’re delighted to welcome Spencer to our creative studio, here in Exeter. As our new Senior Developer, he’s in charge of all things code-based and brings with him over 10 years of full-stack agency experience in everything web – from pixel-perfect front-ends to customised WordPress back-ends and API integrations. With a degree in Film Production, he’s […]

Drive creates RAMM’s Surprise the Kids brochure

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Drive creates RAMM’s Surprise the Kids brochure

Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM) publishes a quarterly brochure, Surprise the Kids, which showcases the extensive programme of activities and events for kids. This year, Drive was delighted to be asked to design the March to June 2018 edition. The vibrant A5 booklet design runs to 11 pages and has a colourful, lively feel […]

ATCO vintage illustrations

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ATCO vintage illustrations

Known for their stripes, Atco have been making precision lawnmowers for over a century. For their 2018 advertising campaign, Drive worked with the renowned British manufacturers to produce some very special advertising. We developed the concept of ‘a long history of keeping it short’: drawing upon Atco’s 1920s-40s advertising, we paid homage to their heritage, […]

T-shirt design for Bite-Back

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T-shirt design for Bite-Back

For a charity, branded merchandise is an integral way to get your message and cause into the public domain, as well as creating ambassadors and raising much-needed additional donations. After completing the brand refresh, website strategy and design for marine conservation charity Bite-Back, we turned our hand to designing some t-shirts, which are now bestsellers […]

Ani-motion: making people ‘feel’ through animation

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Ani-motion: making people ‘feel’ through animation

We’re not exactly quiet about the benefits of animation here at Drive. Explainer animations, animated advertising, corporate videos and short-form social content are increasingly effective forms of communication, focussed on expressing a message while improving brand awareness, engagement levels and conversion rates. While it may seem obvious to turn to live-action video when producing something […]

A behind the scenes storyboard comparison

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A behind the scenes storyboard comparison

We’d like to take you behind the scenes at Drive, to show you a storyboard to final video comparison of one of our animations – a recent explainer video for communications experts ITEC. A storyboard is a rough, visual representation of the video that serves as a working blueprint to show a client and a […]

Designing for Change – Illustrating a Manifesto to Save the Oceans

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Designing for Change – Illustrating a Manifesto to Save the Oceans

It’s always exciting to be involved in a project that is making a difference. Jeroen Van de Waal, conservationist and founder of Singapore-based diving school Orca Scuba, is on a mission to raise ‘Oceanic Awareness’ through his new book ‘Together we can turn tides’. Orcas Scuba’s responsibilities extend to educating the next generation about the […]

How do you make your brand stand out from the crowd?

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How do you make your brand stand out from the crowd?

A brand that stand out from the crowd for the right reasons is the first port of call for someone in the market for your services. Standing out puts you in a powerful position To understand how people think about your business and your brand, first consider it as an extension of yourself. You look […]

Innovative printing techniques for Orbital Media’s new business cards

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Innovative printing techniques for Orbital Media’s new business cards

Business card design is a staple of corporate stationery, but that’s no reason for it to look ‘corporate’. Our recent rebrand for Suffolk-based digital marketing firm Orbital Media resulted in these fun, funky business cards. The paper The brand identity is full of vibrant colours and bold typography so getting these business cards to convey […]