Brü Coffee installation continues…
Right around the corner from us on Granby Street, our installation continues at this new independent coffee shop.
The signage was designed to use recycled floorboards which ties in with the unique interior feel… more pictures to follow!
Brü Coffee Shop
Coming soon to Granby Street in Leicester (just round the corner from our studio) is a new independent coffee shop called Brü. Newenglish have created the name and brand of the coffee shop and designed the interiors including some bespoke illustration.
We’re very excited to be installing at the moment - seeing our designs come to life. This is the start of a bigger project which will also include product packaging design and web design and development. Keep checking back for updates on the project!
Animate, animate, animate!
We’ve had a talented Nottingham Trent Uni graduate Lewis join us this week to start a 3 month placement. Lewis is working on an animation project starring our very own Barker (office dog!)
The pics above show some of the early character sketches of our fluffy friend. This sketch process means we can establish an animation style before we progress to the next stage.
Watch this space for future developments!
Installation at Stapleford Library
We love working with the Nottinghamshire libraries team - and it’s an exciting week for all of us as we’re underway on the installation of our creative, signage and wayfinding at Stapleford libraries.
Here is a sneak peek of the installation so far..
The Education & Training Foundation
We were pleased as punch to be awarded a tender to work with the Education & Training Foundation recently.
In preparation for The Association of Colleges annual conference at the ICC Birmingham, we’ve worked to create the graphics for their beautiful new stand and accompanying literature.
A really enjoyable project to work on - and so nice to see the finished stand looking so lovely!
Ian’s Apple and Frangipane Tart
The final bake in the Great Newenglish Bake Off has brought us Ian’s lovely apple and frangipane tart. A confection that is sweet and sharp in equal measure.
This is Ian’s first ever pastry bake and he has concluded “If i knew how difficult (and time consuming) pastry was I never would have bothered!” (that’s the attitude Ian…)
Carl says “This is my kind of dessert!”
This concludes the bake off for this year, but we’re thinking of carrying on the baking tradition just for the sake of it - any excuse for cake!
Millennium Point - House of Treasures
Last week, Millennium Point launched their Arts Strategy - with their first exhibit being a huge inflatable pig - the House of Treasures by Chinese artist Cao Fei.
Ian and Claire went along on Friday to see the exhibit - it’s really worth a visit. The pig itself is absolutely huge and you can actually walk inside and take a seat on a piece of bacon! Inside the pig is a video playing as part of the exhibit.
This is the first time House of Treasures has been exhibited outside of China - and will be open to the public (for free!) at Millennium Point until the 15th November.
What a fantastic way to end a week!
Matt’s amazing bake!
Matt’s turn this week for the Great Newenglish Bake Off - he’s another first time baker!
He’s absolutely blown us all away with his Black Velvet cupcakes - really light and moist (with Guinness!) with fresh cream on top.
Ian said “top drawer!”
Perhaps he’s been secretly baking all this time…!
(Oh and check out the retro duck tin!)
We’re recruiting - Graphic Artworker (part time)
We’re currently recruiting an experienced Graphic Artworker to join our growing team.
We are a small to medium sized agency in the heart of Leicester city centre. Founded over 17 years ago, our design services cover branding, graphic design, advertising, 3D environments and web design & development.
We’re growing and looking for a graphic designer with strong artwork skills to join the team. The ideal candidate will have at least two year’s studio experience, with in-depth knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, setting up artwork for print production and supplying to publications, rolling out designs under creative direction and with reference to brand guidelines.
The role will require excellent organisational, communication and time management skills, attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure alongside the full team. We are looking for a dynamic and creative person who is genuinely passionate about great design and bursting with enthusiasm to join our team – you’ll enjoy working across a broad spectrum of rewarding projects for a wide portfolio of both local and well-known national clients.
This role is offered on a part-time basis – four hours per day, five days a week. The applicant would however need to have the flexibility to work during school holiday dates as required.
The key requirements for this role are:
- Excellent knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite – InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.
- Two years experience in a graphic design studio, with a good understanding of print processes and setting up artwork for production.
- Strong visualisation, image editing and retouching skills.
- Excellent attention to detail, organisational, time and file-management skills.
- Strong communication skills and ability to work on own initiative and within a small team, often under pressure.
- Desire to work part-time hours, with flexibility to work during school holiday dates.
- Desirable but not essential – experience creating web-based animations and banners.
- Desirable but not essential – experience in web design
No recruitment agencies please.
To apply please email your CV and portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Bebbs first ever bake!
Carl’s turn this week in the Great Newenglish Bake Off. Carl has NEVER baked a cake before, and has been seriously hiding some skills.
Super gooey chocolate brownies with marshmallows and hazelnuts… really tasty.
(And so gooey even Paul Hollywood wouldn’t be able to chew fast enough to complain!)