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our design work

Call the Midwife

design & creative direction / photography

To coincide with the release of the second series, a TV tie-in book was commission, to be written by BAFTA award winning writer Heidi Thomas, the writer of the series. Working closely with Harper Collins and Neal St Productions, we were commissioned to design the book, including much of the behind-the-scenes photography. 

 

Paint the Town - Barking

regeneration / branding

Paint the Town is a high-street regeneration project commissioned by Barking and Dagenham council. The objective of the scheme was to brighten Barking town centre, particularly the shop fronts and shutters.

 

ESV Bible Rebrand

banding / design

The ESV (English Standard Version) Bible is one of the world’s fastest growing Bible translations. We were commissioned by Collins to design a brand identity that would represent ESV in the UK and EU. The identity needed to fit a wide range of bibles and differentiate them from US editions and other UK bible publishers.

 

Pop Up

design / digital 

Pop-up Projects CIC are a community interest company who engage children and families, schools and communities through books, stories, and the people who make them. Our role was to design a website, to be built in Wordpress, that would appeal to children and adults

 

New Windows on Willesden Green

regeneration/ design / branding

Commissioned by The Architecture Foundation for Brent Council and Design for London, New Windows on Willesden Green was an Outer London Fund project to regenerate Willesden High Road through an advent calendar of shop windows. Partnered with “Glorious Beginnings”, a children's Christian bookshop, our aim was to push the project beyond window displays and transform the entire shop front.

 

Project Evolution 

design & creative direction

In 2012, Harper Collins publisher asked us to take part Project Evolution – A Brief for Well Designed Books. Taking A Land by Jacquetta Hawkes as the case study, we were asked to research every aspect of the book design. A Land is a classic interpretation of regional culture based on the landscape and the underlying geology of the British Isles. 

 

Inmidtown Habitats

regeneration / branding

Commissioned by the Architecture Foundation, Inmidtown Habitats was an exhibition displaying three competition finalists of design prototypes for urban bee hives, bat boxes and planters. Our challenge was to design the exhibition in an empty retail unit at Central Saint Giles, Holborn, with all prototypes and information to be viewable from outside at street level.

 

Shopportunity – Wood Street

regeneration / branding

Shopportunity was a shop front regeneration scheme run by East Architects and Waltham Forest Council. Artists and designers were paired with local traders on Wood Street in Walthamstow to produce improvements to the shop fronts and encourage cultural and economic growth in the area.

 

O Collections Magazine

design & creative direction / photography

O Collections in the in-store consumer magazine for Oasis fashion. In conjunction with Mill. Co, We Are Laura art directed and designed the AW10 issue, re-branding and re-designing the magazine with an objective to producing a high quality product and brand showcase that the consumer would keep on their coffee table for the season ahead.

 

BBC Worldwide

design & creative direction

BBC Worldwide host a yearly conference taking over the whole of the Brighton Centre. The theme for 2010 was “The World’s Storyteller” and Laura Middlehurst art directed and designed all graphic elements, including; branding, catalogues, brochures, promos, screens, wall graphics and branded notebooks.

 

Chats Palace

design / branding / regeneration

Identity and outdoor branding for Chats Palace, a community arts and entertainment centre in Hackney. Taking the striking design of the windows as inspiration, we designed the identity, outdoor banner, door graphic and promotional materials to re-launch the project and it's upcoming events.

 

The Mill Co. Project

design & creative direction / branding / digital

The Mill. Co Project is a creative social enterprise, based in East London, offering affordable workspace for creatives. We Are Laura created the brand identity, website, external and internal signage and all marketing materials for the events and exhibitions. The identity represents different parties coming together to create something new.

 

Codasign

design / image-making

Codasign run workshops and events in the creative use of technology. They combine open source tools, such as Processing and Arduino, with tactile objects - from felt and playdough to fruit - to explore and teach technology.

 

Phrased & Confused

design / digital / illustration

Phrased and Confused combine music and poetry to create events, festivals and publications. Taking their existing branding as a starting point, we were commissioned to design their website, a literature festival fanzine and marketing materials for a theatre event.

 

Co-operative

design 

Commissioned by The Co-operative, in conjunction with Mill Co., we produced a print in celebration of Co-operatives United. The design was based on a set of cogs, working together. Each cog is made from an element of The Co-operative’s businesses; finance, food, agriculture, fishing, community, housing and transport. The print was applied to t-shirts and bags for the 2012 International Year of the Co-operatives conference.

 

Lisa Stannard

branding / design / digital

Lisa Stannard is an international textile designer and illustrator based in Manchester. We were commissioned to create an identity and portfolio website to showcase and compliment her illustrations and products.

 

Lunar Youth

design / image-making / branding

Commissioned by Everybody’s Music Management to produce an identity and cover artwork for new act “Lunar Youth”. Inspired by neon signs and American landscapes, the LY logo can be viewed on a record either way up and still read correctly.

 

Foodari

design & creative direction / photography

Foodari provide a home delivery service for locally sourced produce. We were commissioned to produce a set of flyers to communicate the directness and freshness of the produce. The flyers depict parcels of freshly picked produce as though they have been posted straight from the farmer.