What we do

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Branding is all about the conversation

Branding is one of those words that everybody knows about and a lot of people hate or are at least suspicious of. In fact all design and communication is branding in as much as the face you present to the public builds or diminishes your organisation’s personality. Branding is deeper than this though: it’s as much about how you create internal identity and cohesion within your organisation as about your external relations.

dg3 works across a range of visual and communication disciplines using graphic design and art direction to add consistency and impact to your unique brand.

Design

Print design

In spite of the increasing shift into digital delivery, printed materials continue to be an important communication tool. Apart from the tactile quality of the printed object, it is often the most effective way of reaching a target audience. Plus nothing can quite replace the sheer physical presence of a well-designed and well-printed book. For some art and photography projects for example, print is the only way of presenting images in the way the author intends — and the range of materials and processes that can be incorporated into a well-crafted print project are simply not possible online or on-screen.

dg3 can handle all you print requirements. Our long experience of print buying means we have access to a wide range of printing companies to suit your budget and the quality of the finish you want, from short run digital to full litho print. We can take the stress out of  purchasing print by managing the process from initial competitive estimates through to final delivery.

Web design

dg3 builds attractive, standards compliant websites, custom built to exactly match your company or organisation profile. Websites are now just one of the digital tools you use to stay in contact with your public — but a well-crafted site is a unique shop window and portal for your service — and in the case of businesses selling products, essential to your success. However keeping your site bang up to date calls for easy to use content management — we use the familiar interfaces of WordPress and  Joomla, or can provide bespoke CMS solution for more complex sites. dg3 works with a number of top-rated web developers to ensure a continuity of quality design and build. Our sites are fully responsive to work on mobile devices – smart phones and tablets — plus we’ll make sure your site is fully integrated with social media to create a coherent digital offer.

Digital design

The uptake of mobile digital technology — smartphones, iPads etc — has transformed the way we communicate. We increasingly anticipate interactive information delivered in digital format. Cloud computing crosses digital boundaries creating an almost seamless information experience, whether on computer, iPhone, tablet or other devices. Being part of the digital revolution is a must not an option. dg3 can craft e-books, device apps, page-flip online magazines and email newsletters to bring your publicity to a wider audience with smart, accessible and engaging delivery.

Present

Display & signage design

dg3 can design and supply everything you need for large format communications media

  • exhibition and display boards
  • pull up banner stands
  • pop up displays
  • external banners
  • lamp post banners
  • building wraps
  • floor graphics

You name it we can design and print it.

We also design intelligent internal and external signage systems for offices, public buildings, galleries etc.

Art direction

Art direction is what we do. Visual thinking lies behind every design project we undertake. Our empathy with the aims of our clients means we know what is appropriate — we understand the importance of a visual approach that challenges discrimination and enhances participation and inclusion.

dg3 works closely with our creative partners – web designers, photographers, illustrators – to ensure each project gets close and personal attention, with an unwavering eye on the quality and consistency of the end product.

Photography & illustration

Photgraphy and illustration can make or break a project. Whilst we frequently work with client supplied photographs and understand the financial constraints many of our public and third sector clients are living with, we would always urge the use of professional photography where possible and appropriate. A good photo or illustration can tell the real story of the people and events behind your work.

dg3 works with colleagues with exceptional backgrounds in documentary, journalistic, art and creative photography. We also know illustrators with a range of styles to suit the mood of your project.

Communicate

Identity design

It’s been said many times but an identity is so much more than adding a logo to a letterhead of web banner. In fact it’s an ongoing conversation within and beyond a company or organisation, developing and sharpening the focus on your product and core values.  An identity that works is one that rings true.

dg3 can help you create the visual language and tone of voice that enhances your communications: logo, language, photography, colour … helping you tell the story of who you are and what you want to achieve.

Communication strategy

Good design is more than just the visual: dg3 can work alongside your organisation in planning a long-term communications strategy — or help you make a splash around one-off events and projects. Print, web and social media, video/TV, a press strategy, plus promotional collateral, can help make for a co-ordinated campaign that gets you heard and talked about. We can add PR and marketing professionals to the team to complement visual design, for a complete communications service.

Editorial & copywriting

As a writer we know once commented: “People know when they can’t draw, but don’t always know they can’t write.” This harsh judgment nonetheless is all too familiar. Crisp copy that engages the reader and sets the right tone of voice can transform a leaflet, brochure, report or website into something that your clients and customers really want to read. We can create fresh copy or edit existing text to make sure your words stay well-organised and sharply focused.

While many clients prefer to check copy in-house, we can also offer a proof-reading service using copy checking professionals to give you peace of mind … especially useful if you are pushed for time — no more costly mistakes with good grammar and punctuation guaranteed!

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