26th January, 2012
Warwickshire Fire Service have recently commissioned The Media Collective to help improve the environment within their stations. We have been working with them to produce a range of signs and wall displays over the past months and are busy installing these into fire stations around the county.
We were able to manage the entire process from concept to installation as well as being there to give advice on how to get the best effect at each location for the budget and overseeing any new decoration required. The results and feedback so far has all been extremely positive and we look forward to the next phase.
20th June, 2011
Pupils at Coleshill School would be forgiven for thinking they had gone to the wrong address when they returned from their half term break.
The comprehensive school shut its doors for Summer half term break, and just a week later had a changed its look, with a new logo and signage throughout the building and grounds.
Design consultants, The Media Collective, also based in Coleshill, created a new logo and signage for the comprehensive school, with an impressive turn around. Commissioned in May, they managed to get the signage ready just days after final sign off, and then completed before pupils returned from their Whit break.
Teresa Phipps, School Business Manager for Coleshill School, was delighted with the outcome:
“We are really pleased with the work carried out by The Media Collective.”
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22nd February, 2011
For the last year or so we’ve been creating a handbook for print designers. And this handbook is now finally printed and available to buy.
We’ve been working hard on putting together an affordable and compact handbook which helps designers and design students with the transition from screen to print. We’ve aimed to produce a handbook that includes helpful printed examples and handy reference materials and charts.
If you’re a designer then you might well find it useful. Go and check it out at printhandbook.com.
28th September, 2010
Leading Web Developer
We’re looking for an experienced Web Developer to join our Coleshill office to help us implement the growing number of website projects which we find ourselves handling. You’ll need to be a very able developer with strong client-communication skills, self motivated and able to deliver projects which surpass our customers expectations. You’ll also be expected to co-ordinate the efforts of a number of other web-developers currently working remotely and help to develop a strategy on which we can further build the web-oriented side of our business.
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22nd May, 2010
A while back at The Media Collective we started to develop an online application that could handle all of our sales and invoicing. At the time we were using Excel to create everything and it was fast becoming a laborious way of working. We needed something that would cut down our admin and let us get more time working on design projects.
What we developed was a simple yet powerful project-based sales and invoicing app that immediately proved invaluable. Read the rest of this entry »
7th May, 2010
Since we started The Media Collective, over five years ago, we have tried to approach our work in the same way, no matter how large or small the job. Each project we take on is important to our customer and we recognise that. When there was just one or two people doing all the work this ideal was easy to maintain; party because we love all aspects of graphic design and the creative process but also because we were our own bosses, with no clumsy hierarchy or layers of policy to tire us out or get in the way. Read the rest of this entry »
3rd May, 2010
There are only really a couple of things at the core of what we do; we have ideas and we think about ways to communicate them. Pretty simple stuff really. And that’s why we don’t think design companies like ours need to be complicated, or pretentious. Our aim is to give you great design without making you feel like we have some special powers that you don’t have. Read the rest of this entry »
22nd April, 2010
Our customers often find that writing the copy for their brochure, website or other such marketing materials is often harder that it first seems. We thought it might be helpful to share some of our thoughts on how to approach writing your own content.
Know who you are writing to. This may seem obvious but if you can’t identify a group or groups of people who you want to be reading your words then there is a good chance that you will not write in a way that they understand. Read the rest of this entry »
12th February, 2010
A chair made from CDs? It’s a possibility!
We want your old CDs and DVDs. There are loads of them around and they don’t recycle that well. But we think we can make something from them. If you have any cluttering up your desk then we will take them off your hands and once we have enough we’ll get creative with them. Can you guess what it is yet…
5th February, 2010
Check out our brand new offices equipped with all the mod-cons. We now have windows!
The move to our new offices finally completed over Christmas. This was long overdue and much welcome. The extra space has meant we can look at expanding the design team and handle the extra work that keeps coming our way within the digital print department. The building used to be a former piggery so it should be used to the sort of mess we will end up making. If you want to see some nice offices before they revert back to a ‘piggery’ then feel free to visit us. Please remember to update your records with our new address and telephone number.