You can learn a lot at design college, and you can learn a lot more if you go to lots of them - which is exactly what Rich did. Starting in York he went on to top his year at Cleveland College before gaining an unconditional offer onto the Typography course from the prestigious London College of Printing (LCP). Here he spent a great deal of time with his nose pressed up against the glass where the Macs were kept - because on the Typography course students weren't allowed to touch them in the first year. That's because this was a craftsman-designed course teaching core skills, explaining fundamental techniques and expanding thought processes. Most importantly of all, it was a course about design in the commercial world, and not about making pretty pictures. All this was the solid grounding and foundations for what Rebus was built upon and produces today... Intelligent creativity, well thought-through, designed to work hard in the real world.
We design from the heart, with honesty and originality, but most of all you’ll find… we ‘design with reason’. Design is at the core of everything we do, we rely on our past experiences, a willingness to learn & grow, and above all our instincts, and that feeling you get in your gut!
Jade started at Rebus in 2011 on a placement year from her degree at the University of Huddersfield, and we haven’t been able to get rid of her since! Jade loves getting stuck in and helping companies develop their branding throughout all their marketing collateral once Rich has created them a bad-ass brand. Bubbly and sociable she loves catching up with clients and always happy to lend a hand with any issues they may have.
A dental nurse for 27 years before joining Rebus, Lindsey loved interacting with the public on a daily basis and is very much a people person, friendly, laid-back and just downright bloody lovely makes her perfect for dealing with clients and suppliers. Our Lins is extremely enthusiastic about netball and plays in the local team a couple of times a week. She’s a mum to two teenage girls and a very naughty but loving black lab. Lindseys perfect day would go something like this... A long dog walk followed by a pub lunch. A game of netball then a glass of wine (or two) in the hot tub.
This is Forrest. Forrest doesn't work for us, have any social media accounts or help in any way towards the running of the business. Forrest is a dog!
We have a set of values that have been created by ourselves, they help us define and guide the decisions we make, how we act, the way we work, and even the way we think.
The values below are designed to help us grow, develop, and create the future we want to experience.
How we work
The Apple Mac is a very clever machine indeed.
Sometimes too clever, because it can let the unwary go straight from keyboard to print without actually passing through the brain. Some people will try to pass that off as real design - but it ain't.
You might get work which is crisp, clean and colourful, but that work will have very little to do with your companies standing, values and aspirations. It isn't a properly thought-through representation of your image. Whereas a blank sheet of paper, a pen and a lot of grey matter will get you exactly what you're looking, and that's the route we prefer. Once we've bored you witless asking questions about what your company does and what it stands for, you'll see some designs based purely on the answers; unique, organic, hard-working and long-lasting.
Whilst you're flicking through our work and considering the design for your own company, you might also be interested in the stories behind the work; how we reached the decisions we reached and how each piece reflects the business it represents. So why not give us a call and ask for a bit more info? We'd be delighted to oblige.
Brand Guidelines, why do you need them?
One of the most important parts of branding is consistency; regardless of the size of your company. Brand guidelines are a key tool to help ensure consistency across all applications.
What makes a good logo design?
With all the logos we create we stick to our proven formula… keep it simple, make it relevant, design it to be adaptable and make sure it’s distinctive.
6 Tips For Creating A Memorable Brand Identity
Creating a ‘brand’ is far more than just creating a logo, otherwise a boutique design and branding agency like us would struggle to justify its skills and expertise.
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