We’ve been working on a series of infographics for Scottish Water, to illustrate the areas of commendation achieved by their Service Mark award. The infographic is flexible enough to be used across various media for their internal communications and fits their brief of being bright, on-brand, engaging and informative. The one shown below is to be used initially in their staff magazine.
We’re looking forward to developing more infographics for their digital library. If your organisation could do with disseminating info in a more interesting way, let us know!
Davidson & Robertson Rural, a leading firm of rural property consultants and chartered surveyors, was established in 1891 and has offices in Angus, the central belt and the borders. D&R approached 39steps to redevelop their existing website with a view to modernising its design and improving its property search facility.
Influenced by rural brands like Hunter, Barbour and John Deere we were keen to portray the history behind D&R. It was important that the site looked classy and clean, but remained bright and airy. The design isn’t embellished with gratuitous gradients or surplus shine and it’s all the better for it. We wanted D&R to appear self-assured, classy and reserved, so all elements are deliberately plain and functional, like how Landrovers used to be before the the new money bling. Not so long ago Rolls Royce quoted its engines power output as “adequate” — that’s the kind of feel we wanted for D&R and we reckon we nailed it.
The client supplied the logo and copy, and we were pleasantly surprised when we were sent a link to their photo gallery. The striking landscape photos brought the home page slider to life and helped to reinforce the quality nature of the business.
It was a priority that the site was easy to update and adding new properties is child’s play. Each listing now includes a gallery module which helps to display multiple property images with consistency.
So, there you are – a classy, simple and self-assured website that’s easy to update. Job done? The client thinks so and so do we…
‘We are absolutely delighted with our new web page designed by 39Steps. They quickly got their head around who we are, what we do and where we’re headed and managed to encapsulate this expertly in the look and feel of our new site’
Niall Milner, Director
Davidson & Robertson Rural
39steps were asked to design alternatives for the two booklets on childrens’ right distributed by Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People to both children and young people.
The booklets had to be both appealing to each age group and effective in communicating vital information on the subject. The team came up with two different designs for a concertina style booklet for both age groups. The children’s version included landmarks from around Scotland, in a series of colourful backdrops with black silhouetted characters engaged in various children’s activities and information presented on clouds. The young people’s version took on a more editorial style, using photographic imagery and textured backdrops, along with app style info and a QR code linking to the Commissioner’s website. Text has been kept to a minimum in both booklets, with clear instruction on how to ‘Get in touch’, if required.
Both these booklets will be discussed, this month, at a series of focus groups made up of children and young people to gain vital feedback on how the Commissioner presents information to them. This feedback will be used to develop a final design of the booklets, to be distributed amongst Scotland’s schools and youth organisations during 2013.
We’ve recently designed and printed the new 2012 version of the Federation of Small Businesses Scotlands’ Policy Handbook.
This nifty little A5 booklet is wire bound and printed on uncoated PEFC certified stock. The fresh modern design of the handbook along with easy to follow colour coding provides essential policy information for local FSB representatives assisting them in dealing with politicians, local organisations and the media.