Looking at your business's marketing and design during Covid-19
We hope you are staying fit and well as we find ourselves in unprecedented times, a global and invisible threat to our livelihoods, communities and loved ones. Like most small businesses, AVD has had to adapt quickly to be able to offer a high quality service to our customers. As a positive by-product of having more time on our hands, why not use this time to 'reset' your business aims / design / marketing. Here are some ideas:
You could use this time of Covid-19 to review your business:
Creative (and free) things to do with your family during Covid-19
Branded pull up banner backdrops for video conference calls
If you are delivering training or attending business meetings using video apps, why not order a branded pull up banner from £70 for a more professional look?
Packaging design for a shaving oil
Branding for a specialist education tuition company
A nurturing logo symbolising the growth of knowledge through high quality education, simply denoted in three strands of the business, Home, Online and School
Branding for a men's clothing brand
A highly personalised and illustrated logo for this brand from which certain graphic elements are pulled to create a fabric print
Logo and stationery
Logo, business cards, leaflets, social media and vehicle graphics
Stationery, branding and socal media
Logo, stationery and magazine advertising
Other logos / identities
A look back at the major projects we undertook in 2018. Watch the short video below.
e worked on at least 15 company logos for a mix of established middle size businesses and start ups.
"Alex has done a superb job helping us redesign our logo, adverts, signage and packaging to create brand consistency." https://www.cranesbillnursery.com/
We designed business cards for many companies and sole traders and managed the printing of 20,000 business, cards and over 6,000 fliers, leaflets, brochures, folders and letterheads.
"Super creative and helpful! Great for new and current businesses that want support on design and branding." https://www.theluminaireclinic.co.uk/
We illustrated 2 children's books and created several digital avatars for business people including the Website Inspector: https://wickedspider.com/website-audit/
We designed and produces numerous pull up banners:
"Alex Vann is my banner man. He's a creative genius." https://www.meljriley.co.uk/
One of our logos also made its way onto a men's silk pocketsquare!
We designed T-shirts for local businesses, featured in a magazine and also on a poster for Q3 academy where Alex attended as a child.
Alex also found time to complete a few portraits including his first ever digital drawing on iPad, using an Apple Pencil (see cat drawing below).
See Alex's separate site for more of this sort of work https://www.alexvann.net/art.html
We are grateful and thank you for all the individual and organisations who supported our growth and in particular Enterprise Action https://www.e-action.org/
and Access to Business https://access2business.co.uk/
Also thanks to all the networking event organisers, including Wolverhampton Business Forum https://www.wbfonline.org/
Here's to 2019!
2018 has been a busy year for AVD in terms of branding SMEs.
Some of these companies are established and looking for a fresh look and others are start-ups, needing a professional identity to be able to compete with other companies in their market place.
Below is a gallery of a few of these projects and their application in the 'real world' - signage, vehicle livery, business stationery, merchandise items and packaging.
While I totally agree with new businesses keeping costs / outgoings to a minimum - some things are better delegated to specialists (like us). As I always say:
Let us take care of your design, so you can take care of your business!'
Alex Vann is a true all round creative. As well as owning Alex Vann Design he is the founder of the community arts group: Real Arts Workshops, a portrait artist and a gigging musician.