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Exploring the brief with arts organisations

One of the fun things about working with arts organisations is getting to create and design publicity materials for individual performance pieces: from musicals and plays to concerts and launch events. A new project is frequently a complete contrast to the one that has just finished, and this kind of work often enables us to flex our illustrative muscles or produce artwork that is a little more ‘off the wall’ than usual!  » Read more…

Posted on Tuesday 3/5/16 at 11:10AM by Amy

New website for MGA performing arts school

At the end of November we launched a shiney new website for The MGA Academy of Performing Arts in Edinburgh. We love working with MGA on a variety of school and production-based projects and although we all liked the old website, we decided it was definitely time for an upgrade!

We were looking to improve accessibility and make sure that all the site information was clear, easy to find and easy to read.  » Read more…

Posted on Monday 21/12/15 at 1:43PM by Amy

25 years of Footsteps magazine!

We took a fun studio field trip down to London (and Memory Lane) on Friday to join the international resources team and other staff members from Tearfund to celebrate 25 years of a magazine we design called Footsteps. Richard and I spent a lot of time standing around next to pieces of our work while Bill, Wingfinger founder and recent retiree, caught up with some of the Footsteps makers and users from years gone by.  » Read more…

Posted on Tuesday 29/9/15 at 4:50PM by Amy

Illustrating teddy bears

We love working with theatre makers at Wingfinger, and were thrilled when Freehand Theatre approached us to develop new artwork for an upcoming touring production, Frogs, Snails and Teddy Bear Tales.

Freehand make productions for children using imaginative puppets and lovely design, so we felt under pressure to make sure the publicity would live up to the visuals of their show!  » Read more…

Posted on Monday 7/9/15 at 10:46AM by Amy

New report for Jubilee Debt Campaign

We were delighted to be asked to design another report for Jubilee Debt Campaign over the summer, with a particularly timely topic. This 40-page report investigates the debts owed by countries as a whole – both their governments and the private sector – minus the debts owed to them.

It was launched in July and was covered extensively in The Observer  » Read more…

Posted on Friday 14/8/15 at 11:14AM by Richard

Case study: Designing for languages

Over many years, Wingfinger has forged a close and effective working relationship with leading development and relief charity Tearfund. We design international resources including a 16-page magazine, an ongoing series of resource books, and a large number of other documents and policy reports on topics including HIV/AIDS, water and sanitation, climate change and disaster relief.  » Read more…

Posted on Tuesday 18/11/14 at 4:23PM by Amy

Case study: Developing a logo

Here’s a quick insight into Wingfinger’s approach to logo design, demonstrating the process we go through to find the right visual representation for a client. Brainstorming We were asked to design branding and a website for an online directory of links and tips relating to climate change. The client was keen to use ‘amber’ as a visual reference, with its use as a warning light and as the ‘slow down’  » Read more…

Posted on Wednesday 18/6/14 at 3:38PM by Amy

Becky's charity Three Peaks of Yorkshire Walk

Charity Three Peaks of Yorkshire walk

Wingfinger partner Richard, along with his daughter Becky and friends completed the 24.5 mile Yorkshire Three Peaks Walk on 17 March 2012. Becky is fundraising for her trip to Bangladesh in April, as part of a Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) Global Exchange group. Global Exchange is a Global Volunteering Experience which supports young people from all backgrounds to make a real difference to some of the world’s poorest people. VSO  » Read more…

Posted on Wednesday 21/3/12 at 12:21PM by Richard

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