Escape Studios is the UK’s leading VFX training facility.
Distinguished+Co first worked with them in the launch of their business back in 2002 and have since helped produce many projects over the years, including branding, printed assets, digital development, marketing communications and signage.
We have helped Escape evolve their brand, raised the quality of their marketing materials, and have seen them go from strength to strength.
We are pleased to say, that as a result of their successes, Escape Studios is now part of Pearson College, and Pearson, a FTSE 100 company that aims to be the leading name in the education sector.
WHAT THEY SAID
“D&Co have certainly played an integral part in the development and success of the Escape Studios brand.
We have a long history working with them, simply because they manage to be flexible without ever compromising on integrity or quality with our projects.
Also from my perspective, working with Bob is always refreshing. He is as keen to understand a business and it's customer's needs as he is keen to create something aesthetically and conceptually powerful, and it's this rare combination that brings much needed balance to any commercial project.
—Director, Escape Studios.
Every year, to promote their new range of Sky+ HD Boxes, we work with the team at Sky on their 'Designer Box Collection'.
Our role is primarily to curate the project and commission well known artists and designers. We then work with them to design a set of limited edition Sky+ HD boxes.
Occasionally, we also work with Sky and their teams to concept and create themed press events in order to set the perfect scene to exhibit the designer collection.
We have recently completed 2013's collection for Sky, which include Roland Mouret, Giles Deacon, Kit Neale, and former supermodel, Sophie Dahl.
Since it's launch in 2011, Everybody Ballet has very much gained in popularity, with their offering of carefully structured fitness and well-being classes, all of which draw upon elements of classical ballet, aimed simply at anyone and everyone.
Founder and former Royal Ballet dancer, Isabel McMeeken, had asked us to develop a lean brand identity, and thereafter redesign and develop their website.
WHAT THEY SAID
“ We were thrilled to have worked with Bob. An effortless process from start to finish. Bob really captured what Everybody Ballet was about, and created something that is not only beautiful but helps our dancers get the information they want with ease.
Without hesitation, he is the go to man for brand and web design, he has helped us become what we are today.
Thank you Distinguished & Co!”
—Founder, Everybody Ballet
Winterson is a luxury jeweller that is defined by its British heritage, classic style and above all, unsurpassed quality.
The company has been built upon a fifty year family history working within the pearl industry, and in a relatively short space of time, Winterson has managed to establish itself as one of the most respected online retailers in the luxury jewellery sector.
WHAT THEY SAID
“Distinguished + Co has worked closely with us from the beginning, understanding our focus on excellence in quality and design. They have helped create a strong, unique and beautiful brand for Winterson, which spans across our website, packaging and printed materials.
Approachable, always inspirational and a key part of the team, their experience has delivered far more than what we might have expected.”
Dewhirst is a leading international garment manufacturer, serving some of the most well known and established brands across the globe.
We worked with the team at Dewhirst to design a simple visual identity that could support their main brand and each of their apparel divisions. We also designed a logotype for their Asian-based operation, DH1880.
WHAT THEY SAID
“After asking many questions, Distinguished + Co were able to encapsulate our core values perfectly. With meticulous attention to detail, they delivered the project within budget and on time against a challenging deadline.”
—Strategy Director, Dewhirst
Online jeweller, Astley Clarke, approached Distinguished+Co to create a winter gift guide mailer that could improve upon previous efforts. Our solution was to create something that would have more of an editorial feel; something that Astley Clarke's audience would feel more inclined to browse through rather than discard, once it had landed on their doorstep.
We worked with the team to art direct & style their photoshoot, and thereafter designed and produced this mailer.
The gift guide not only brought about a substantial increase in sales, but also a significant boost to the Astley Clarke brand overall.
WHAT THEY SAID
“Distinguished + Co gave 110% to this project and created a fabulous catalogue for Astley Clarke. Their design skill and desire for perfection transformed our imagery and has created an exceptional final product.”
Bec Astley Clarke
“Their creativity and beautiful graphics transformed our product material into a truly desirable gift guide. We are delighted with the outcome!”
“Distinguished & Co were a fantastic team to work with. Their approach to design and impeccable attention to detail has given us a beautiful brochure which is delivering results.”
—Head of Marketing
The VFX Festival is one of the UK's most sought after VFX networking events. Every year it brings together the next generation of visual effects talent and the biggest names in the film, gaming and advertising industry.
This year we helped them design and produce a visual style for the event along with all their marketing and event collateral, bringing everything to life and making the event more appealing than ever.
Spark 44, the agency for the automotive industry.
When Spark44 launched, we were asked to explore a number of design directions for their website.
For this project we proposed a loose content structure for their site, created an art direction that could lift their current brand appropriately, and integrated them into web designs.
CreativeFuse is a creative industry recruitment agency that has been servicing clients and helping candidates in over 50 countries.
We developed an identity and designed a website that could service both candidates and employers alike, making the process of putting the right people together easy.
Lancton is a high end photographer who runs his own studio in London.
We designed a clean and simple identity along with some promotional printed assets.
Their goal, to save one billion trees in the Amazon Rainforest.
One way to achieve this, is to make rainforest trees worth more standing, than cut down.
With this thought, Sky Rainforest Rescue set about initiatives that could inject contemporary aspiration into ethical and sustainable products.
For this project, the idea was to design and produce a set of limited edition shoes, made with naturally occurring wild Amazonian rubber.
Inspired by her experience in the Amazon, and by her own film, shot while she was there, Lily and Veja designed the final set of designs for a three colour way shoe collection for SS14.
We were tasked with bringing together a diverse set of fashion bloggers, designers and artists, who could contribute content that users could discover and share.
We were also asked to contribute our own #TapForTrainers Instagram tile; our theme, the majestic Giant River Turtle!
As a result the collection is now sold successfully both online and throughout respected outlets in London and Manchester, with proceeds going to aid the protection the Rainforest as well as helping local communities become self sufficient.
Through these activities, Sky Rainforest Rescue has managed to engage with a wider, younger and fashion conscious audience, increasing awareness and a much needed boost to their cause.