We came across this flickr pool named ‘What’s in your bag?’ and we thought we’d contribute. So what’s inside a graphic designers bag?
walker slater bag
mandarina duck wallet
calvin klein keys wallet
nothing important bag
moleskine 2011 diary
western digital portable hard drive
mini business cards
muji card case
sigma camera lens
compact flash memory cards
We were at a car boot sale on the past bank holiday Monday raising money for our local church and not only did we sell well but we also spotted a DORMY stamp set out there for… £1! It’s a great addition to the stationary set at dtail2design.
We’ve been asked to produce a brand identity for our very first online client. It’s good to get off to a good start and very much looking forward to working with them and to create something that they will love.
Just one more inspirational quote for today from Apple’s Steve Jobs
“In most people’s vocabularies, design means veneer. It’s interior decorating. It’s the fabric of the curtains of the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design. Design is the fundamental soul of a human-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service. When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will ever see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.” — Steve Jobs
We’ve just received our new dtail stamp mounted on a wood block handle, absolutely brilliant to use with the raised dye ink pad. We’re simply inking and pressing everything at the moment, what great fun when you have a branded stamp.
“Brand represents clarity, reassurance, consistency, status, membership-everything that enables human beings to help themselves. Brand represents identity.”
- Wally Olins
“Design is the method of putting form and content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions; there is no single definition. Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that’s why it is so complicated.”
- Paul Rand
“What works good is better than what looks good, because what works good lasts.”
- Ray Eames
As a new branding agency, we make it less about us, and more about our clients; about the direction their companies are heading and about the success they will achieve. Not only do the brand identities we design ensure our clients stand out, they also provide visual expressions that stand the test of time, enabling clients to engage and connect with their own customers more effectively than ever before.
Our business card design:
Rounded Corner Business Cards - We never usually cut corners but we made an exception for our Business Cards. Making it memorable with these subtle, stylish rounded corners. Printed on 350gsm thick stock, great print quality and smooth satin feel.
Mini Cards - MiniCards are half the size of Business Cards but some say ‘twice as nice’! Printed on thick 350gsm, sustainably sourced paper stock, with a smooth matte laminate. We chose it for its ‘heft’ - it doesn’t bend as easily as other papers, and has excellent colour reproduction. The matte laminate adds extra protection and this paper is acid and lignin free.
Business Logo Stickers - If you have something to say, say it with a sticker! (38mm or 1.5” diameter) Printed on thick durable vinyl with a glossy finish.
Verbatim 2GB USB stick clip (branded on reverse) preloaded with our dtail intro video clip, another marketing strategy tool used to promote our brand and what we do.
Are you itching to take a closer look? You can order a FREE sample pack from dtail2design which showcases all our printed marketing materials. Simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘SAMPLE’ and please remember to include your mailing address.
Welcome to dtail2design, we are a new branding agency specialising in creating bespoke logos for companies of all sizes. We will work with you to create a distinctive, emotive, memorable and dynamic brand identities for your business. Simply by choosing one of our design packages that best fits hand in hand with your business, we’ll take you through the steps in creating a brand logo that works. In the meantime please take time to read more about us and feel free to email/phone us if you have any questions that has not yet been answered on our FAQ page.
Not only do we create beautifully designed brand marks but we actively run a creative design blog at dtail - our independent creative design blog is tailored to finding the very best inspirations in contemporary design today.
Elsewhere: we can also be found on Twitter & Facebook.