Welcome to your creative inspiration for the month. There’s something about leaving the office in the dark for the first few times that feels like a novelty. It’s quick to fade but provided a nostalgic lilt for a fleeting second. (poetic.) Since there’s less time to play outside, we can treat our creative minds to […]
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Sam has been with us through an apprenticeship and is now our web design wiz. We fired him some questions to get to know him a little better. When you’re not working, how do you like to spend your time? Going for walks, eating out, watching TV shows and YouTube videos or playing pointless mobile […]
It’s the third edition of this feature and you know what they say, three is a magic number. This time we have inspiration from all kinds of sectors that are delightfully random together. Don’t forget to scroll all the way to the bottom for the wild card links! How To Make Every Coffee Drink Most […]
Get to know our newest member of the team. Anna works our social media and digital marketing, we asked her a round of quick fire questions to get to know her a little better. When you’re not working, how do you like to spend your time? Off on an adventure, climbing, sewing and teaching yoga […]
It’s nearly full blown Autumn. We’ve transitioned into the new season and back into that usual beat of life after the summer. This month’s selection of brain fuel celebrates that sweet summer just gone as well as reminding us of all the fun of Autumn. We’ve got your soundtrack covered, food for thought and weekend […]
To celebrate World Photography day on the 19th of August, we asked our office resident photography expert Sam Docker to impart a little wisdom on the art of promotion. Sam knows a thing or two about self promotion with an impressive wedding photography business built up by his own skill and knowledge. So, without further […]
Meet Karl: He’s the original brain behind Stimulating Minds and is the head honcho of print and graphic design. We threw him some quick fire questions to get to know him a little better. When you’re not working, how do you like to spend your time? With my daughter, self-propelled on two wheels or hitting tennis […]
We like to keep ourselves creatively inspired so we thought we would share a monthly batch of our deep diving finds. For July, as we get ready for those sweet summer holidays, here is your first batch of general eclectics. Hiller Goodspeed @hillergoodspeed We’re enjoying these witty illustrations by Hiller Goodspeed. A great follow for […]
Search Engine Optimisation is quite complicated, even if you’re interested in technology the amount of information about SEO out there can overwhelm you easily. On the other hand, SEO is already very important and that won’t be changing anytime soon. So, I’m going to tell you about what you need to know about SEO like you’re five.
Hello all! We’ve been a bit quiet on here for a while, but we’re back and we’re ready to update you on some major marketing trends that will only be growing in 2020.
Another year has come and gone so quick! This year we’ve had even more great opportunities to work with fantastic businesses. We’ve enjoyed every moment of it, just as much as previous years. We’d like to take a minute to see our 2018 in review, and here’s to the next!
Images have a role in sustaining consistency within websites, which is why it’s useful to keep on top of the images you’re putting on a site. However, it may not be so simple for some people as they don’t have access to Photoshop. Ground breaking news – it can be done without it. Below is a […]
We all know it’s now nothing new to lament the shift away from consuming music in it’s physical form, so I’ll leave that there, but in an effort to avoid slipping exclusively into a shuffle-playlist-recommended-for-you vortex, we’re dedicating the last hour of each day to “Album of the Day”…
We’ve moved, but not very far. This week we finally relocated into our lovely new home at the appropriately titled Colour Shed. Still based within Darley Abbey Mills, our new ground floor studio can be found behind our old home at The North Mill. No more lugging bikes up two flights of stairs! Our new […]
Who doesn’t love an opening night at a bar?
Every so often we’re contacted by friends, colleagues or associates who are looking for a bit of a helping hand with design related projects…
Another week sees another website launch, and this week it’s 64TEQ…
New brand identity, new website and some great team photographs
Identity and Website for Samuel Docker Wedding Photographer
Website and Brochure for Darley Abbey Mills Heritage Site
Identity and website for Derby based Hair and Beauty
Hi-Tech Derby website and customised interactive map
Stimulating Minds launch a trio of websites for the Boxall, Brown and Jones Group.
Early January saw our first site launch of the year with the new BPEC website.
2014 saw the launch of London Borough of Bexley’s new inward investment initiative and website Bexley for Business. Stimulating Minds created the visual identity and online resource website for all things business within the borough.
The 23rd Issue of Guardian’s Outlook marks the 10th issue of the seasonal newsletter produced by Stimulating Minds.
We’re delighted to be working with the London Borough of Bexley and The Little Round Cake Company
Stimulating Minds launch Guardian Industries revolutionary new UK division website
In a festive mood in the studio for Save The Children’s Christmas Jumper Day…
Stimulating Minds will be striking their Christmas look on the 14th of December 2012 by wearing ‘Ugly’ crimbo jumpers.
Heathrow Airport’s £2bn. Terminal 2A commission large format poster campaign
We created Electrolux’s campaign for new cleaning concept abecs™
It’s all change at Stimulating Minds as we move into our brand spanking new offices and launch our long-awaited new site!
SENAD’s brand Illustration used for all communication to overcome showing ‘real’ images of children
Store concept and retail design for over 120 Shuropody stores across the UK
Stimulating Minds produced a series of Outlook Magazines for Guardian Glass, including this edition for architects and specifiers
This furry little fella has been created for a large office stationery website
Questionnaire produced to allow employees to feedback to Tristar
We designed and built Marketing Derby’s website promoting investment within the city…
Promotional videos launched as part of ConservatoryBlinds4Less’ marketing campaign
We created Marketing Derby’s City Essentials magazine, promoting Derby’s seasonal highlights
Irongate Group’s website was created in keeping with the new brand illustration we had developed…
Identity update and complete brand overhaul including all packaging (also see retail and interiors section)
Hanson re-establish brick as the architects choice as a building material
Promotional website for new Derby City office development…
Main corporate brochure
Tristar Promotional Tissue Pack
Aggregate block promotional mailer which linked back to the press advertising
Interior and exterior design for a new coffee shop in the heritage area of Derby city centre
CookieShake – Fresh new kiosk style bar for CookieShake’s Bullring store
All Things Chocolate store fascia, signage and graphics
Signage and promotion for Hanson’s Trenchblock Challenge events.
Hanson UK exhibits a Ecobuild, London. Built with precast concrete this was some heavyweight exhibition.
Stimulating Minds have worked on various exhibitions and events for Electrolux…
Are You Ready? campaign branding and identity for English Golf Union
Hanson Cityscape – identity and brand style for Hanson campaign
Hanson – Interactive online city for Hanson
Online animation promoting Irongate Digital’s X-Media service
Brand new website for Moda Interiors complementing the light, clean qualities of their office spacing
All Things Chocolate – identity and store branding
We created an interactive presentation for Hy-Pro’s sales team, designed to suit multiple formats and device types…
The Stimulating Minds team take part in a charity abseil for Sight Support Derbyshire
English Golf Union – Part of the ‘Are you ready?’ marketing campaign
Hanson aggregate block press advertising
CB4L’s promo video featuring Channel 4’s Big Brother winner
Premiership & Championship football success; we head home a win as the ‘Man of the Match’ mailer secures key Football Club accounts for Collstream.
Express the enhanced building time using Hanson Tongue and Groove blocks
Golf Club Network Direct Mail
Multi-functional London showroom for fashion brand Golddigga
Carers Federation once again commission Stimulating Minds to design and produce their annual report.
London Exhibition Guide and Underground Map
Mailer promoting Electrolux’s Laundry Systems
Cityscape exhibition stand at EcoBuild, Earls Court, London
Next Retail/Lime – Photography for store window POS