Digital role for The Assembly

Several former staff members from Scottish design groups The Silvermills Studio and Department S have joined forces to establish a new digital media design consultancy in Edinburgh. Launched last week, The Assembly is headed by managing director Campbell Shirlaw, previously financial director of The Silvermills Studio – a sister company to The Leith Agency. Dr […]

BUPA Wellness picks Paper White branding

London design group Paper White has been appointed to create the branding for the new BUPA Wellness Centres, following a three-way creative pitch. The initiative has been established by the private healthcare company to increase awareness of the importance of leading a balanced life. It will be rolled out to 11 centres across the country […]

Umbro scores with new branding from Springett

Football brand Umbro is preparing to launch a revamped version of its famous double diamond corporate identity. It has been designed by Springetts, which worked on the previous marque ten years ago. The redesign follows the acquisition of UK-based Umbro in April 1999 by a private equity fund manager. It signals Umbro’s intention to reposition […]

Pantone colours – what a bright idea

Working for a local government agency that uses Orange 021 in its identity, I’m aware of the problems trying to get consistent colour matches across different production methods. Watching Euro 2000 and looking at that sea of orange,I have to ask: how do the Dutch do it? Douglas Thomson Improvement and Development Agency

Redesign for Terry’s All Gold

Branding specialist Design Bridge has redesigned the dark and milk chocolate boxes of Terry’s All Gold, as part of an on-going six-year relationship with the brand. In order to keep the product at the forefront of the gift market, Design Bridge has taken the three key requirements of the brief: dynamism, modernity and three-dimensionality, to […]


Bridget Stott looks at the new-style bar and the designers who embody them with rich fabrics, graceful curves and raw textures

Growing pains are over

Mike Exon talks to Aziz Cami about the buyout of The Partners by Young & Rubicam, and whether the creative record of The Partners can be sustained as the consultancy grows

Y&R to acquire The Partners

US advertising group Young & Rubicam is set to acquire UK design consultancy The Partners, in a deal thought to be worth as much as £15m.

Consultancies need technical and traditional skills

With regards to your VoxPop on digital media groups (DW 30 June), while I can’t really comment on this particular situation, the problem we have found is that very few specialist Web design consultancies have an aptitude for delivering strategic solutions as part of the whole design/ communications mix. Web specialists are often very good […]

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