News in brief round-up

A round-up of this week’s news in brief.

Ella's Kitchen

Parker Williams has created new branding and packaging for baby and toddler food range Ella’s Kitchen. The new designs use a ‘colourful and innovative approach’ according to the consultancy, featuring animal characters and four themes – explorers, magical kingdom, journeys and down on the farm – shown on the packs.

999 Design has been added to the roster for the Crown Commercial Service’s Agile Route to Market (ARM) for marketing and communication services including creative content, delivery, execution and related services.

Dilly and Wolf

Consultancy We Launch has created the branding and packaging for Dilly & Wolf – a new range of snacks launched by television presenter Ben Fogle. The packs aim to reflect the brand’s focus on ‘provenance, nutritious ingredients and amazing flavours’.

Radley Yeldar has been appointed to create a new identity for TEDx Houses of Parliament talk. The event is now in its third year, and RY will be designing all collateral including the event brochure, signage and t-shirts. The consultancy will also create all video output from the event and an animated ident.

Apartment Therapy logo

Pearlfisher New York has created a new identity system for blog icon, Apartment Therapy. The consultancy created a new brand architecture for the company, which it says aims to ‘make way for future growth’.

Cornwall-based consultancy Sea Communication has joined the BT Group roster. Having worked with BT in Cornwall since 2012, for the next three years the consultancy will continue to provide strategic communications consultancy and design services for BT Cornwall – a strategic partnership between Cornwall Council, Peninsula Community Health, Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and BT.

Audemars Piguet.

Andrew Flynn has been appointed senior vice president of brand strategy at SGK. In this new role, Flynn will focus on identifying and developing strategic brand solutions for clients to help drive brand performance by leveraging the services offered by Brandimage and Anthem, part of SGK’s brand development group, and Schawk, the company’s brand deployment business.

New Future Graphic

Creative studio New Future Graphic has been added to the Jelly London roster, an event it has celebrated my designing a limited-edition tea towel (pictures). NFG has previously worked with clients including Amnesty International, BBC, The British Council, Gap and Google.

Conulstancy RAPP has appointed Adrian Whatman as creative director of design and Andy Brown has been promoted to associate creative director of design. Whatman has been promoted from the role of design director, which he has held since he joined RAPP from Elvis in 2007.

Jallof rice

Family & Friends has created the branding and packaging for Varo Jollof rice, working with Oh Joy! Marketing on the project. The West African food brand launched last year, and Family & Friends’ new designs use bold graphics inspired by African prints and traditional ways to serve the product. The packaging also features the strapline ‘Come Home To…’.

Clock has promoted former production director Rob Arnold to chief operating officer and appointed Jason Treloar as business development manager. Treloar joins Clock following a career in media sales and Arnold has been with Clock since 2002, starting as a developer and eventually overseeing project communication, scheduling and delivery.

Doshi Levien has created new branding, packaging and and retail interiors for Italian cosmetic and skincare brand, Madina. ‘The new Madina identity is bold and modern with authentic materiality’, says the consultancy.

Bible distributor and translator United Bible Societies has appointed Positive to create a new website. ‘The aim of the new website will be to drive and grow engagement globally with the ultimate goal of making the Bible available to everyone in the language and medium of their choice’, says the consultancy.

Wesleyan images

Holmes & Marchant has rebranded financial services mutual Wesleyan, looking to create a stronger umbrella identity for the existing Wesleyan sub-brands such as Wesleyan for Teachers and Wesleyan for Lawyers, unifying them into one. The new branding uses the strapline ‘We’re all about you’.

Consultancy Rippleffect has designed a new e-commerce site for Liverpool Football Club. The site is optimised for use across all devices and new features include a free click-and-collect service to all six of the club’s UK retail stores.

AKQA has opened an office in São Paulo, Brazil. Creative directors Hugo Veiga and Diego Machado will lead the agency in Brazil, reporting to AKQA’s chief executive Ajaz Ahmed.


North London restraint Primeur has launched, with branding created in-house in collaboration with Dave Lane of The Gourmand. The interiors feature 1930s and 40s dining chairs from The Savoy, wooden spoons carved by local artist Tessa Silva and a chandelier spun by Delta Metal.

To mark the 50th year of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition the natural History museum is offering UK based artists, designers and makers the opportunity to win a  £25,000 commission to design and create the trophies and medals for the 2014 prize-winners, and subsequent winners of the competition. 

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