Whether you are wanting a promotional leaflet or are looking for an experienced designer to handle the design and layout of a magazine, then TEKOA Creative can help. Tim Barry has the experience and eye to deliver great looking design that will enable your product or service to stand out from the crowd.
Whilst this page may refer to ‘graphic design’ we are really talking about marketing. A Designer is not an Art-Worker, Tim takes the time to understand you, your business and what it is you are wanting to achieve. His design decisions then flow from this understanding leading to a finished article that works.
Tim can recommend good local printers, or he can work with a printer of your choosing.
TEKOA Creative can offer a consultancy service, thereby giving advice on a new design direction; or be commissioned to conduct a re-design for an existing publication. In addition, Tim is happy to look at fitting into your existing editorial structure including utilising online technologies such as InCopy / Version Cue to allow for remote collaboration.
Graphic design work I undertake includes:
- Roller banners
Branding is so much more than just the design of a logotype. Branding should be seen as each and every way that a company or organisation manifests itself to the rest of the world. Whilst a logo is a key part of a branding exercise, it cannot be tackled in isolation.
Your brand is really about how your customers, clients and supporters see and perceive you. To tackle the issue of branding correctly Tim needs to understand your business / organisation and your customers / supporters. Branding is also about differentiation, how to set you apart from your competitors and contemporaries. When Tim tackles a branding project, he do so with long term thinking in mind – to create something that has the ability to grow – based on a design that is simple, truthful and direct.
By spending time researching and understanding your organisation, Tim is better equipped to develop and design a successful new logo. As part of the branding process he also designs new business stationery.
The process when undertaking a new branding project runs as follows:
- Research. Spend time learning about your organisation and the market within which you operate. Spend time looking at your customers or supporters to get a good understanding of how they perceive your organisation.
- Thinking. With this knowledge, start to put ideas together.
- Develop Design Concepts. This is the stage where Tim will start putting visual ideas together – based on the foundation of the research and thinking. He will still keep his ideas fairly broad at this point, nothing is discounted.
- Develop Visual Concepts. Now here is the direction where the visual identity is going. Tim will then select the strongest design to present to you.
- Final Versions. The final stage is to fine tune the design and to apply it to stationery items that are required. Other elements such as design signage, and POS materials can be designed as part of the process.