Academy Creative have been working with Hartlepool Sixth Form College for a number of years supporting a wide range of marketing activities. The main print job with the College each year is the annual prospectus. This years is a fresh, modern design with an embossed print on the front colour. We were delighted with the final product and the College have had excellent feedback from students and parents at their recent open evenings.
You may have heard someone in the office say “that looks like it has been designed by a ten year old.” Whilst we have never had that feedback from any of our work (!) it might be something we start to hear more of.
During the summer term our design team will be working with a special group of interns at St Bedes Primary Academy in Marske. As part of our ‘design in the community’ programme, we will be delivering sessions on graphic design to students.
We will talk through the design process to the students before helping them create their own brands. We will then take their artwork and create digital logos with mockups on various types of media.
If your school is looking for some project-based learning we are more than happy to run something similar. Please contact us for more information.
Deciding to redesign a logo is a big step for any school or college. There may be sentimental attachment to the logo; perhaps it was designed by a student or is significant to another key moment in the schools history.
With the change in how people use media, it is crucial that the logo works across a range of mediums, particularly in digital. Understandably, when many school logos were created this wasn’t taken into account and the logo can look dated and pixelated.
The design team at Academy Creative are highly experienced in developing brands for schools. A rebrand can often be a frightening prospect, but the knowledge Academy Creative have in the industry means we can make the process smooth and straightforward.
Launching a new logo means there is a need for new stationary, template documents, prospectus’ and signage. These are all areas which Academy Creative can support schools with.
St Bede’s Primary Academy became part of the Nicholas Postgate Academy Trust in 2015 and viewed this as a perfect opportunity to refreshing their school brand. The brief was they were looking for a modern design which would look great across various channels, including uniforms and the school website. Anna Coulson, Executive Headteacher, St Bede’s Primary Catholic Voluntary Academy:
The support we had from mm&d was fantastic. They took on board the feedback from our whole school community and created a modern take on the previous brand.
The last school Ofsted inspection judged us as outstanding and we feel we have a brand to match the continued success of the school”
Contact the team at Academy Creative today to see how we can support your school.