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Desire paths – the human instinct to pave our own route
"Elephant trails tell us about the endless human desire for choice" — Professor Andrew Furman
How to spot an Aalto
Interior designer Elysia teaches us about the influential architecture and design work of Alvar Aalto
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.
Takeover Tuesday: Running shoe design throughout the years
The next in our Takeover Tuesday series - Interior Designer and marathon runner Evie discusses the evolution of running shoes through history.
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.
Takeover Tuesday: The transformation of the chess set
How different cultures impacted the design of the world’s most iconic board game.
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.
Staying focused in the workplace when you’re neurodivergent
Created for #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, this blog by our Junior Content Producer, Oskar. The blog covers some of the methods he uses as an autistic individual to stay comfortable and focused whilst at work.
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?
Bringing order to organising: Knolling and design
The term knolling was first coined in 1987 by Andrew Kromelow. Knolling is the process of arranging related objects in parallel or 90-degree angles as a method of organisation.
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.
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.
Supporting Back On Track Manchester
Throughout December, we were supporting Back On Track Manchester.
Designing Goldie's Lounge
We recently worked with Carden Park Hotel on the design of their new lounge.
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?
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.
Worker Bees: Bringing Urban Beekeeping To The Workplace
A look into urban beekeeping, and how rooftop beehives can enhance the workplace.
Back On Track Manchester
We're supporting the charity Back On Track Manchester this Christmas.
Manchester, Home of the Cagoule
We recently saw the doors open to Patagonia’s first brand destination in the UK.
Biomimicry in Sportswear: Drawing Inspiration from Nature
Sometimes, an industry’s greatest breakthrough comes from observing the world around us. Sportswear is no exception.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Past and Present: Black Creators in the Design Industry
As Black History Month draws to a close, we want to draw attention to the many vital contributions that so many black creators have made to our industry throughout the years.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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