21 September 2000

Syzygy joins forces with Digital@JWT for European expansion

European e-business solutions consultancy Syzygy has joined forces with J Walter Thompson’s Digital@JWT business to accelerate its e-business growth across Europe. Both businesses come from the WPP Group, which includes design groups Enterprise IG and Coley Porter Bell. The partnership combines Syzygy’s e-business expertise with Digital@JWT’s on-line marketing and media strategies. Syzygy will become JWT […]

No time to socialise in design industry

Your heady student days are supposedly the best of your life, but it’s all work and no play these days, particularly if you’re silly enough to study design. Poor postgraduate St Martins College of Art and Design communication design student Caroline Whittal moans to London’s Evening Standard that the course is twice as hard as […]


The National Crime Squad is seeking a change of image with the release of its latest annual report, created by Hamilton Paige. The document uses abstract images of police work to communicate the concept of transparency.

Eureka!’s annual report hospitalised

Staff and service users of the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust are the focus of the institution’s latest annual report. Designed by Eureka!, using images by south London photographer Helen Stone, the document looks at the services provided by the trust, which specialises in treatment of mental health and substance abuse. The trust covers […]

Seymour Powell and Roundel

Product design consultancy Seymour Powell and brand identity consultancy Roundel worked together on iQ, Quantel’s latest ‘platform for a partnership in post-production’. Seymour Powell designed the interface for the workstation, while Roundel designed its new identity, based on the letter Q and a thought bubble, symbolising innovative thinking and attention to detail. The product was […]

Gala Event design handled by Springetts

The identity and promotional material for the European Children’s Trust Gala Event 2000, held last week at London’s Natural History Museum, was developed by Springetts. A ‘humanised’ stars theme was applied across menus, programmes and place cards. ‘We wanted the identity to convey a sense of fun and excitement,’ says consultancy creative director Roger Bannister.

Homepride is boosted by JKR package

Homepride Flour has been redesigned by brand packaging consultancy Jones Knowles Ritchie. The project was commissioned as part of a bid to grow sales in the increasingly competitive home-cookery market. The brand’s familiar lozenge identity has been strengthened to reinforce the range’s position. Fred, the brand’s cartoon icon since 1965, has been retained, but modernised. […]

Lawder leaves Design Bridge

Philip Lawder has left Design Bridge, the company he co-founded in 1986, to join packaging and identity agency Brown ID as marketing director. Lawder says, “Design Bridge is a bigger company than Brown ID so I can use my experience of learning about growth.” His priorities include looking at internal company communication and long-term strategies.

Colleges show as little interest as industry

I have read with great interest the situation many design graduates find themselves in when leaving college, regarding lack of opportunity and indifference by the design industry in general. We decided in the early summer to employ a new junior member of staff. We approached local colleges for information on potential recruits. The colleges told […]

Incepta buys Su Yeang Design

Citigate Lloyd Northover parent Incepta, the international marketing and communications group, has acquired Singapore-based Su Yeang Design and its subsidiaries Orange Design and Ebrand Communications in a deal worth £13m. “The acquisition of the Su Yeang group gives Incepta a quality operation in an area where we have been keen to expand,” says Incepta chief […]

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