We designed the Forth Housing Tenants’ Handbook using large type and an attractive open design style packaged together in a custom made A5 Folder. All font sizes adhere to the Associations accessibility guidelines and 2 ring binders allows individual pages and sections to be cost effectively updated. The folder is manufactured from polypropylene which can be directly printed onto in full colour.
Since its original production the folder has worked well and as policies and legislation changes, updates have been issued to the Forth Housing Tenants.
We have worked with Ochil View Housing Association right from its inception over 25 years ago. The Association’s corporate goal is; “To provide quality, affordable and sustainable housing and associated services for people in housing need whilst protecting the long term viability of the Association”.
Our goal is to ensure that though well designed Tenants’ Handbooks, Newsletters etc. the tenants are well informed and engaged with the association and it’s work.
Our most recent project had been the design and printing of their Annual Report which communicates all the key activities of the year but also celebrates 25 years of providing quality social housing.
Clackmannanshire Tourism which was set up to actively promote this stunning area. The organisation has much to shout about as it has some of the best terrain in Scotland for outdoor activities. The Ochil Hills provide a great location for hill walking and the growing sports of mountain biking and hill running. There are a myriad of cycle paths and routes. Families can enjoy cycling around Gartmorn Dam, or along the Devon Way. Firpark Ski Centre, Tillicoultry, offers a range of snow sport activities throughout the year on its 120 metre dry ski slope.
The organisation were attending a trade show known as Visit Scotland which is attended annually by all the main national and international tour companies. In addition to setting up the exhibition we felt it was important to give delegates a really engaging brochure.
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Browns Food Group wanted a folder that would present them as an extremely professional operation. Our brief was essentially; “When you are sitting in front of a key buyer from a leading supermarket chain you only get one chance to create a great first impression….” To achieve high impact Art is an Option recreated a rich portfolio style cover with foil blocking featuring the Browns Food Group logo which we had designed several years before. The sumptuous cover was debossed to create a tactile feel which reinforces the sense of understated quality.
The folder is held together on the spine with 4 stainless steel fixings. The internally treaded fixings not only contribute to the feeling of quality but also allow the insert sheets to be updated easily. The insert sheets themselves use stunning graphics to present the company overview. To help … Read More »
Jo for Girls is an exciting client who produces a really vibrant range of girly silver jewellery. Art is an Option has been producing all their promotional brochures, point of sales material and support literature though a period of some considerable growth. The companies exquisite range have enjoyed great reviews from Vogue and many other leading publications. From a sales point they enjoy many online sales, are widely displayed in Jewellers and more recently are available through Amazon.
The company which is now based in Southampton needs our design and production to echo their own high standards. In all our designs we strive to reflect the fun and eloquence of the Jo for Girls jewellery. Needless to say the quality of our design, attention to detail and colour accuracy is essential in all their printed materials.
This was an important and substantial project we undertook for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Art is an Option was approached by Hugh Brawley of Evolution an organizational change company to provide all the supporting material for their “Cultural Change Programme”.
Following a project risk assessment we won the contract based on our proven track record. This was based on a similar project for Motorola which we had delivered on time and in budget.
In total our design, printing and production work extended to the production of twenty training booklets. The booklets were augmented by equal number PowerPoint presentations, training maps and many other exercises. The project was a great success and contributed to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde embracing new technology along with better conceived work Lean Sigma based processes.
Art is an Option does a lot collaborative work. One of the companies we have worked closely with is Northumbria’s leading web company Dark Sea Web. We have a number of clients in common where Dark Sea Web do the online marketing and website and Art is an Option do the print based design and printing.
Northumbria Byways are a holiday cottage agency who have enjoyed great success using Dark Sea Web for their on-line activity. When Northumbria Byways wanted to upgrade their printed brochure we were introduced … that was back in 2009. Since then the brochure had steadily grown year on year, as more and more property owners take advantage of Northumbria Byways’ effective marketing and professional management services.
Great design and accurate content should be a given but we bring a lot of technical know-how to every design as well. For … Read More »