News and updates

TS Queen Mary Restoration: A Progress Update
We are excited to share the latest developments in this long-term project: the restoration of the iconic pocket liner, TS Queen Mary, in Glasgow.
Addressing Waste in Commercial Interior Design
Explore the pressing issue of waste in commercial interior design. Learn about its environmental impact and proactive solutions, emphasising collaboration, circular design, and material specification strategies.
Incorporating technology in interior design
Explore how the latest technological advancements are being integrated into interior design projects.
Our collaborative journey with Carden Park Hotel
An overview of our partnership with Carden Park and the successful refurbishment project.
Takeover Tuesday: Exploring the cultural roots of colour and pattern in everyday Mexico design
The blog explores the influences from ancient civilizations, Spanish colonialism, natural dyes, and contemporary designers, reflecting Mexico's rich and lively cultural heritage.
Klättermusen’s first European store opens
We recently completed the design of Klättermusen’s first European store on King’s Road in London, focusing on sustainability and high-quality design.
NFL Frankfurt Games: Transforming retail spaces into fan havens
Retail spaces for Nike NFL products were set up in multiple German stores to generate hype for the NFL Frankfurt games.
Work Experience Week at WDC
We had a local sixth form student, Mary, join us recently for a week of work experience and what a pleasure it was! We couldn’t wait to share some snippets of what she got up to during her time here at WDC.
Designing for sustainability
Like many businesses, we’re increasingly aware of the need to reduce our impact on the environment.
Biophilic Design
One of the biggest interior design trends of 2022 is Biophilic Design - a sustainable design trend which connects human beings to nature within man-made environments without compromising the modern way of living.
Designing A Portable Exhibition Stand
We were approached by Beco to produce a brand new exhibition stand concept for use at tradeshows both in the UK and abroad. Beco are a UK-based pet brand who make ethically sourced dog food and sustainable pet products.
Designing Goldie's Lounge
We recently worked with Carden Park Hotel on the design of their new lounge.
Patagonia’s first brand destination in the UK
We recently saw the doors open to Patagonia’s first brand destination in the UK.
Carden Park Sculpture Park is open!
Working with the Carden Park team we helped visualise this exciting new addition to the hotel grounds and then produced a bespoke signage system to enhance the visitor experience.
Design work ramps up as schools break up
At the start of the school summer holidays school leaders finally have time to look at design projects which may have been side-lined during the academic year.
The Vines Restaurant opens at Carden Park
We are delighted to be able to unveil our work in The Vines, Carden Park Country House Hotel’s first fine-dining restaurant.
The Resurgence of Heritage Sites
We have worked in the marine design sector for well over a decade, providing design support for P&O Ferries and the Canadian Ferry Operator Marine Atlantic.
A Sketch Safari
A talented young designer @e.r.i.n.d.a.l.e recently joined us to gain work experience whilst studying for an Interior Design degree at Manchester Metropolitan University.
BTV at The Salon de Parfums, Harrods
Boadicea the Victorious have opened a dedicated retail space in the prestigious Salon de Parfums, on the 6th floor of Harrods, Knightsbridge.
UTILITY x WDC
Interior design - we have worked with Utility, an independent retailer selling designer furniture, lighting, homeware and gifts, for a couple of years.
ASICS' largest factory outlet store yet
ASICS Australia has recently opened their largest factory outlet store to date with our team appointed to lead the project design from concept to delivery.
Carden Park: The Shooting Lodge
Carden Park, a luxury spa hotel and golf resort based in Cheshire, recently commissioned WDC Creative to support the renovation of the Shooting Lodge: a dynamic event space used for weddings and corporate events.
The Outsiders Store @ Coal Drops Yard
The Outsiders Store marks their first birthday with the opening of a second store at Coal Drops Yard, London King’s Cross.
Down Under Revisited
Our latest ASICS flagship store has opened in the renowned QVB building, Sydney
A reading adventure for local Primary School
We have recently had the pleasure of working with pupils and teachers at St Brigid’s RC Primary School, to create fun new reading spaces within the school.
Changing Rooms - P&O
As part of the ongoing P&O life extension plan (LEP), we have created an upgrade vision for existing cabins on the Pride of Rotterdam & Pride of Hull ferries.
Ellis Brigham, Chelmsford Store - from ideas to reality
Ellis Brigham have opened their latest store, bringing technical outdoor and ski wear to Chelmsford as well as their speciality services including ski boot fitting and ski / snowboard repair and maintenance.
Outsiders - A Sustainable Story
Last week we were invited to give a talk at BRE about sustainable retail design.
Key factors for eco-friendly commercial interior design
With climate change on the pages of newspapers and at the forefront of many people’s minds, it is becoming more and more vital for designers to think about sustainability and the environmental impact of their designs.
The new Heligan Group
Heligan Group, a boutique financial services company, recently embarked on a brand refresh journey to enhance its appeal to discerning audiences.
Menu redesign on Brittany Ferries
We recently collaborated with Brittany Ferries to enhance the communication of onboard dining experiences. We focused on visual appeal, accessibility, and modernity, to attract customers to the high quality F&B outlets.
Our collaborative journey with Carden Park Hotel
An overview of our partnership with Carden Park and the successful refurbishment project.
Explaining the rapid ascendance of motion graphics
Our latest blog takes a closer look at the exciting journey of motion graphics. It discusses the key reasons behind their popularity, explores evolving trends, and highlights why motion graphics are here to stay.
NFL Frankfurt Games: Transforming retail spaces into fan havens
Retail spaces for Nike NFL products were set up in multiple German stores to generate hype for the NFL Frankfurt games.
Contrast in design – why it is important
We’re going to have a closer look at what contrast is, the types of contrast in design, how we can use it to create remarkable designs and what happens if we don’t have enough contrast in our work.
Takeover Tuesday: A Splash of Colour: How Typography Defines the British Seaside
In this edition of Takeover Tuesday our Graphic Design Lead, Neil takes a look at seaside typography and how it’s helped shape these very British holiday destinations.
Q&A: Work Experience Week
For National Work Experience Week, we had a new team member join us – JJ. Here are some snippets of what he got up to during his time here at WDC.
Takeover Tuesday: AI Technology – A graphic designer’s view
Are you curious about AI technology? Have you used it in your work at all? If so when / how?
Case Study: Hyperian Law
We were commissioned by a new boutique law firm, Hyperian Law to help develop their branding and website. Working closely with Hyperian’s Partners we created a company logo, full brand guidelines and website.
Colour is a vital element in branding - 4 areas to consider
Using colour is key to any brand’s success – colours evoke meaning and emotion. When used strategically, colour is a powerful tool for connecting with your audience and creating brand recognition.
How to create a great design brief
Every design project starts with the creative brief. But how do you ensure the brief you're putting together communicates your design needs as clearly as possible?
Refreshing a 75 Year Old Brand
We've been working with specialist Swiss brand Projectina to undertake a rebranding and web design project.
Launching the P&O Ferries Operational Hub
The simplicity of the design masks the underlying complexity - creating engagement and encouraging its use by colleagues across the business.
Launch of Safer Gambling Week 2021
For the 4th year in succession we have created a broad range of animated materials for a campaign which runs across the gambling industry: Safer Gambling Week, November 1-7 2021.
Design work ramps up as schools break up
At the start of the school summer holidays school leaders finally have time to look at design projects which may have been side-lined during the academic year.
Rebranding Heligan Group
Heligan Partners, an investment bank with offices in Birmingham and London, commissioned us to handle the development of a new brand identity for their relaunch as Heligan Group.
Launching branding and website for Parish Council
We have provided design and digital support for a number of schools, charities and not-for-profit organisations, most recently for Mickleton Parish Council in Gloucestershire.
Supporting internal communications at West Midlands Metro
MML was awarded a 15 year operations and maintenance contract for the Metro system in the West Midlands in June 2018 and we have been working to help design and develop a number of internal communications initiatives.
The new Heligan Group
Heligan Group, a boutique financial services company, recently embarked on a brand refresh journey to enhance its appeal to discerning audiences.
Menu redesign on Brittany Ferries
We recently collaborated with Brittany Ferries to enhance the communication of onboard dining experiences. We focused on visual appeal, accessibility, and modernity, to attract customers to the high quality F&B outlets.
Case Study: Hyperian Law
We were commissioned by a new boutique law firm, Hyperian Law to help develop their branding and website. Working closely with Hyperian’s Partners we created a company logo, full brand guidelines and website.
Colour is a vital element in branding - 4 areas to consider
Using colour is key to any brand’s success – colours evoke meaning and emotion. When used strategically, colour is a powerful tool for connecting with your audience and creating brand recognition.
Mentoring at Two+Two
Two+Two is an event hosted by Creative Resource which takes place in Manchester every year. The event offers students of creative disciplines the opportunity to tackle a live brief, as they would in the world of work.
Refreshing a 75 Year Old Brand
We've been working with specialist Swiss brand Projectina to undertake a rebranding and web design project.
Rebranding Heligan Group
Heligan Partners, an investment bank with offices in Birmingham and London, commissioned us to handle the development of a new brand identity for their relaunch as Heligan Group.
The new Heligan Group
Heligan Group, a boutique financial services company, recently embarked on a brand refresh journey to enhance its appeal to discerning audiences.
Contrast in design – why it is important
We’re going to have a closer look at what contrast is, the types of contrast in design, how we can use it to create remarkable designs and what happens if we don’t have enough contrast in our work.
Heligan Group's website refresh: Delivering an enhanced digital presence for the brand
We are delighted to announce the launch of the newly refreshed website for Heligan Group, a project that showcases our commitment to great design shaped by a deep understanding of our client’s unique requirements.
Unlocking SEO success: strategies to skyrocket your website's visibility
In this edition of Takeover Tuesday, our Fullstack Developer Asim explains the basic principles of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to help increase your website's rankings on search engine results.
Case Study: Hyperian Law
We were commissioned by a new boutique law firm, Hyperian Law to help develop their branding and website. Working closely with Hyperian’s Partners we created a company logo, full brand guidelines and website.
Refreshing a 75 Year Old Brand
We've been working with specialist Swiss brand Projectina to undertake a rebranding and web design project.
Launching the P&O Ferries Operational Hub
The simplicity of the design masks the underlying complexity - creating engagement and encouraging its use by colleagues across the business.
Rebranding Heligan Group
Heligan Partners, an investment bank with offices in Birmingham and London, commissioned us to handle the development of a new brand identity for their relaunch as Heligan Group.
Launching branding and website for Parish Council
We have provided design and digital support for a number of schools, charities and not-for-profit organisations, most recently for Mickleton Parish Council in Gloucestershire.
Explaining the rapid ascendance of motion graphics
Our latest blog takes a closer look at the exciting journey of motion graphics. It discusses the key reasons behind their popularity, explores evolving trends, and highlights why motion graphics are here to stay.
Launch of Safer Gambling Week 2021
For the 4th year in succession we have created a broad range of animated materials for a campaign which runs across the gambling industry: Safer Gambling Week, November 1-7 2021.
Heads up: It's Responsible Gambling Week 2018
We are delighted to have supported this year's Responsible Gambling Week (#RGW18), building on the creative work completed for last year’s campaign.
Addressing Waste in Commercial Interior Design
Explore the pressing issue of waste in commercial interior design. Learn about its environmental impact and proactive solutions, emphasising collaboration, circular design, and material specification strategies.
Takeover Tuesday: How the music industry is becoming more sustainable
In this latest installment from our Takeover Tuesday blog series Charlotte, our Office Administrator looks at sustainability in the music industry.
Incorporating technology in interior design
Explore how the latest technological advancements are being integrated into interior design projects.
Klättermusen’s first European store opens
We recently completed the design of Klättermusen’s first European store on King’s Road in London, focusing on sustainability and high-quality design.
Designing for sustainability
Like many businesses, we’re increasingly aware of the need to reduce our impact on the environment.
In conversation with: Richard Joyce of Quantum 4
The first in a new series, this interview with Richard Joyce, Design and Technical Director of Quantum 4, explores the ways that sustainable design influences his practice.
Biophilic Design
One of the biggest interior design trends of 2022 is Biophilic Design - a sustainable design trend which connects human beings to nature within man-made environments without compromising the modern way of living.
Eco Friendly Alternatives To Wrapping Paper
A big part of giving a gift is the presentation - it makes it all feel more special. But did you know that most wrapping paper can't be recycled?
Outsiders - A Sustainable Story
Last week we were invited to give a talk at BRE about sustainable retail design.
Key factors for eco-friendly commercial interior design
With climate change on the pages of newspapers and at the forefront of many people’s minds, it is becoming more and more vital for designers to think about sustainability and the environmental impact of their designs.
Embracing Neurodiversity in Design
Our latest blog explores the importance of understanding neurodiversity, offering practical guidelines and innovative approaches to create environments that are welcoming and accessible for all.
TS Queen Mary Restoration: A Progress Update
We are excited to share the latest developments in this long-term project: the restoration of the iconic pocket liner, TS Queen Mary, in Glasgow.
Building strong client relationships: the role of Account Managers in creative agencies
Explore how Account Managers drive success by bridging client-agency relationships through effective communication, proactive support, and celebrating achievements together.
Takeover Tuesday: Exploring the cultural roots of colour and pattern in everyday Mexico design
The blog explores the influences from ancient civilizations, Spanish colonialism, natural dyes, and contemporary designers, reflecting Mexico's rich and lively cultural heritage.
WDC’s 2023 Christmas Charity: GMYN
This December, we’re supporting an amazing charity: Greater Manchester Youth Network (GMYN). They provide support for care-experienced young people aged between 10-25 in the Greater Manchester area.
Unlocking SEO success: strategies to skyrocket your website's visibility
In this edition of Takeover Tuesday, our Fullstack Developer Asim explains the basic principles of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to help increase your website's rankings on search engine results.
Takeover Tuesday: Symbolism in design - the power of imagery
In this blog, our Senior Account Manager Sarah looks at symbolism in design and the meaning behind some well-known symbols used throughout history and even in design today.
The maker and their method: Bangkok’s coffee scene
Our Interior Designer Elysia recently visited Thailand and in this Takeover Tuesday looks at the coffee culture in Bangkok and some of the interesting interior design features she discovered in the city’s numerous cafés.
Work Experience Week at WDC
We had a local sixth form student, Mary, join us recently for a week of work experience and what a pleasure it was! We couldn’t wait to share some snippets of what she got up to during her time here at WDC.
Q&A: Work Experience Week
For National Work Experience Week, we had a new team member join us – JJ. Here are some snippets of what he got up to during his time here at WDC.
Takeover Tuesday: AI Technology – A graphic designer’s view
Are you curious about AI technology? Have you used it in your work at all? If so when / how?
Throughout December we’re supporting Little Hearts Matter
Little Hearts Matter (LHM) is a charity that supports children born with only half a heart and their families.
How to create a great design brief
Every design project starts with the creative brief. But how do you ensure the brief you're putting together communicates your design needs as clearly as possible?
Mentoring at Two+Two
Two+Two is an event hosted by Creative Resource which takes place in Manchester every year. The event offers students of creative disciplines the opportunity to tackle a live brief, as they would in the world of work.
Supporting Back On Track Manchester
Throughout December, we were supporting Back On Track Manchester.
Eco Friendly Alternatives To Wrapping Paper
A big part of giving a gift is the presentation - it makes it all feel more special. But did you know that most wrapping paper can't be recycled?
Back On Track Manchester
We're supporting the charity Back On Track Manchester this Christmas.
Patagonia’s first brand destination in the UK
We recently saw the doors open to Patagonia’s first brand destination in the UK.
A Sketch Safari
A talented young designer @e.r.i.n.d.a.l.e recently joined us to gain work experience whilst studying for an Interior Design degree at Manchester Metropolitan University.
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