Lush Summit 2018 — Digital Ethics

We recently collaborated with Lush Cosmetics and PDS to deliver their latest Digital Ethics campaign at this years Lush Summit — An exhibition on ethical electronics: the device in your pocket. The human beings who mined the materials, and the wars funded by conflict minerals. The factory workers who piece together the technology. The sprawling waste dumps where phones go to die.

Using screen projected content throughout, the concept was to tell the story of your mobile device in familiar environment while remaining low-fi and energy efficient.

Design: Lush Cosmetics / Mega
Build / Tech: PDS
Graphics: Mega


New Client: GoCardless

Established in 2011, GoCardless is the leading Direct Debit solution in Europe. They ensure businesses of all sizes can collect recurring payments via this trusted and popular yet previously inaccessible to SMEs and archaic system. GoCardless process over £3bn a year for over 25,000 businesses from sole traders and startups to large corporates including The Guardian, UK Government and Thomas Cook.

We've recently started working with their in-house design team to support with various marketing collateral and brand assets. You can download our first collaboration together here

Coastal Pass

Coastal Pass is a new initiative for visitors to explore the east coast of England. Created by the National Coastal Tourism Academy (NCTA), Coastal Pass is a booking tool that enables visitors to plan and build their own itineraries, creating bespoke short breaks and holidays. The Coastal Pass is funded by The UK Government’s Discover England Fund and administered by VisitEngland.

We worked closely with NCTA to create a new identity, desktop application and website design. In addition to various brand assets, guidelines and marketing material.

La Fleur Du Jour

La Fleur du Jour is a boutique floral design company based in Washington DC. They specialise in beautiful, customised events and floral arrangements for the fine art wedding industry.

As part of the project we designed a new brand identity, which included their new logotype, stationery suite, website, and brand guidelines.

Olives Et Al

Dorset-based Olives Et Al specialise in marinated, stuffed and pitted olives. They also produce olive oil, snacks, nuts, dressings, sauces and antipasti food.

With such a broad portfolio of products, this iconic olive brand wanted help repositioning their brand packaging. In partnership with the Olives Et Al team, we conducted an intensive three day design workshop to produce a variety of packaging ideas that would form the foundations of a future rebrand.

Below is a selection of our initial ideas and we look forward to seeing what the Olives Et Al team do with it all.

Stock Photography: Anna Kucherova


Grand Tri-Run

The Grand Tri-Run is an annual triathlon and running event set in the stunning grounds of Shaftesbury Estate. Launched in 2011 by Nick Ashley-Cooper, the 12th Earl of Shaftesbury, it is aimed at athletes of all abilities, and supports the spinal cord research foundation, Wings for Life, which seeks to find a cure for spinal cord injury. 

We worked with Nick and his team to help create a bold, modern and sport-led brand that can be adapted for each year. 


Secret 7" 2016

Secret 7” takes 7 tracks from 7 of the best-known musicians around and presses each one 100 times to 7” vinyl. Artists, designers, photographers and illustrators are then invited from around the world to interpret the tracks in their own style for every 7”.

700 sleeves are exhibited and then sold for £50 each. You don’t know who created the sleeve, or even which song it’s for, until you buy it. An exhibition of all 700 album covers opens on 8 April to 1 May at Sonos Studio in Shoreditch from 10am - 6pm, Tuesday to Sunday. 

It's great fun and every penny goes towards raising money for Amnesty International UK. This year we entered the contest for the first time and unfortunately we didn't make the grade. However, undeterred we look forward to entering again next year.

You can see our entry for Max Richter's Dream 3 below.


Movement Photography

Earlier this year, we were approached by photography collective, Movement. A small not-for-profit group who offer small charities & grass-root campaigning organisations free photography to help with their PR.

Having worked with several of grass-roots charities during our time at Lush Cosmetics, we understand the importance of good photography to communicate your message.

We created a simple identity based around the idea of a 'collective' committed to 'Documenting Change'. The ‘collective' is represented by the isolated components in the logo while the ‘change’ is reflected in the suggested animations.

Photography © Movement Photography

St Giles House

St Giles House is situated in Wimborne St Giles in Dorset, close to the Wiltshire and Hampshire borders. It is the home to the Earls of Shaftesbury and covers approximately 5,500 acres.

In Jan 2011 Lord and Lady Shaftesbury began the exciting restoration project of St.Giles House and Park to help secure its future as a family home and venue for a whole range of activities.

In June 2015 Lord and Lady Shaftesbury approached us with the simplest of briefs, a compelling new brand for St Giles House. Since October 2015 we have been working on delivering an exciting new identity, website and marketing strategy.

Launching Spring / Summer 2016.
Photography by Justin Barton