Large format poster design for Brunel University Business School’s ISEing research department.
A few years ago, just a mere whipper snapper, Scott Tyzack joined us for a weeks work experience.
Back then we were just a two man band in a tiny office with a kitchen that smelled a bit like feet. Scott did a grand job and we were sad to see him go as he made his way back to Leeds to complete his studies.
Two years later, he has returned to us! a little older, a little wiser and complete with a degree in multimedia technology. He has been working very hard in our now slightly bigger studio, with a slightly fresher kitchen and slightly larger team – The ADOsquad as we like to refer to ourselves (it makes us feel good)
Making his way as a junior designer, Scott has taken to the role with aplomb and we are starting to wonder what we did without him.
We decided to make the most of his time here today and badger him to answer a few questions for the blog. Here are the results…
Q. So Scott, what made you want to be a designer?
A. Well, I took the course at Leeds Met because I’ve always loved computers, but I was never really interested in the technical side of them. I was always more focused on the internet and the visual aspects of how websites looked and performed.
Q. OK, so what inspires you visually?
A. Typography. Anytime I see a really cool piece of typographical design, I wonder how I could use that idea and work it into something else.
Some of Scott’s typography inspired poster designs
Q. Would you say that is part of your research process?
A. hmmm yeah. My design process usually includes a bit of research on the web, then when I have found my inspiration I like to just get stuck in and try out every idea I came across until I find one that I feel works the best.
I always try to get some feedback from a number of different people to see what their thoughts are. There are always plenty of people in the studio happy to give their opinion!
Scott designed our new avatar, you may have seen it dotted about on our social pages
Q. Best things in life?
A. Budweiser, my mac book pro, festivals and my girlfriend, Sammie. – (all together now, Ahhhh)
Q. Now you’ve joined the ranks of the working masses, what do you miss the most about student life?
A. It’s got to be the drinking (typical student) The Macclesfield nightlife just doesn’t cut the mustard in comparison to Leeds.
Q. Ah yes, the drinking. It’s no wonder you fit in so well here. What are your favourite things about working in ADO towers?
A. Great people, great working atmosphere and the fact that I’ve got no travel expenses (cheers mum!)
Q. And the worst?
A. The stairs, so many stairs!
A website banner design for First & Only Airsoft
Well, we hope you have enjoyed today’s little insight in to the world of ADOmedia. Our squadron members love what they do (despite the stairs) and that’s what keeps us all going. We love fresh perspectives, innovation and creativity. Our team is growing and our capabilities are expanding.
Keep checking the blog and social pages for more updates about our team, our work and what we are getting up to. If you are looking for a work placement, get in touch. Like Scott, you might just be able to become an honorary ADOsquad member.
Alex, ADOmedia’s Creative Director, got married in July to his long suffering partner Hannah! Although the weather played up for them the day went perfectly and everyone who attended had a great time! The wedding was held at Harrop Fold Farm, one of our long serving client’s venues and the food for the day was put on by Vanilla in Allseasons – another good client of ADOmedia… they come recommended! Photography, of course, comes care of Andy, our in-house snapper – great work as usual that really captured the day!
We undertook the design of the wedding invites in-house – the end result was very sleek – they were printed on beautiful uncoated recycled board stock giving them an expensive feel to complement the design. The “theme” for the day was hats (an idea used due to the couples penchant for hat parties!) so the design incorporated Victorian inspired hat illustrations.
Congratulations to both of you from all the team at ADOmedia!
Here are a few shots of the happy couple for you to “ooooo” and “ahhhh” over!
About time Alex!
“Our Philosophy” booklet for outside caterers Vanilla in Allseasons.
Menu design for popular cocktail bar DV8 Bar.
ADOmedia have just launched the website for the newly refurbished B&B Cotesfield Farm. The beautiful working farm was recently taken over by the Morrison family and offers a warm countryside welcome to all who stay. They approached us after seeing the great work that we have undertaken in the past with 20 Albany Street and Harrop Fold Farm and the end result has been received very well by their prospective clients.
From the logo design, the external signage, the website and the printed literature and stationery, and the photography shoot ADOmedia carried out the full caboodle!
To view our latest offering you can visit the site here – www.cotesfieldfarm.co.uk
Well, it has been a hectic couple of weeks for the team at ADOmedia. Not only have we got a number of juicy projects on the work board but we have recently relocated to our new studio space (about time, I hear you say!). We are now settled in and loving our new environment. As well as a purpose built, beautifully beamed studio, our new premises also boast a bright and airy conference / meeting area. Here are a few snaps to give you an idea of what it is like:
So, next time you are on Chestergate why not drop in and say hello? We may even make you a brew!
Our new address:
Congleton based Polarisquad.co.uk are the latest company to get an ADOmedia re-brand. Polarisquad.co.uk specialise in everything quad related, from general accessories to utility vehicles. At the moment there’s just a holding page up but check back soon when the online shop goes live, its going to be good!
Lloyd Bolam, a heavyweight corporate insurance brokers based in Cheshire, approached us to update their old website presence. Using their strong brand ADOmedia worked with Lloyd Bolam to create a new website with more functionality that was visually appealing and easy to navigate.
To view the new website please visit www.lloydbolam.co.uk.
It is finally here! Drum roll please…
We decided some time ago that our trusty old website needed a bit of a refresh. Our problem was that we have been so busy helping all of our clients on their projects we kept on having to put back the launch.
The wait, however, is finally over! As you will see we have modernised the site and now have a new showcase area featuring all of our recent work (which we will be adding to frequently).
We have worked closely with Paul Stalburg at PS Imaging to create the various food / drink based photography in and around the site. Thanks Paul, the results look great!
If you would like us to do the same to your tired old website please feel free to contact us on
+44(0)1625 612 198 or drop us an enquiry here.
ADOmedia have recently launched the website for a new boutique bed and breakfast situated in the heart of Edinburgh’s New town. 20 Albany Street is a newly refurbished luxury accommodation just off Princes Street which is situated “slap bang” in the middle of Edinburgh. Offering 3 grand suites and a first class, unrivalled hospitality. We can’t think of a better place to stay whilst visiting Scotland’s first city.
To see the website we created please visit www.20albanystreet.co.uk.
Everyone at ADOmedia is loving our latest offering, DV8 Bar’s brand new web presence! This beauty of a content managed website is full of all the latest goings on in what is currently Congleton’s, if not one of Cheshire’s best nights out!
Why not take a peek today and see for yourself at www.dv8bar.co.uk.
Mike Thorpe, a local print designer specialising in charities and group organisation’s print design, approached ADOmedia for his new web site Design Chapel. The brief was to produce a simple, very clean web presence that he could easily update with new work and information.
Check out the website here – www.design-chapel.com
ADOmedia is pleased to tell you about the arrival of www.leahspantry.co.uk, the new website for Leah Stevenson. The Pantry is based in Harrop Fold Farm, Rainow, the only 5 star bed and breakfast in the North West of England! Leah holds regular cookery demonstrations at her Pantry including cupcake courses and demo and dine courses. Using only locally sourced produce to create the best in home cooking she will guide you from start to finish in the arts of creating delicious recipes which you can take home with you.
Have a look at www.leahspantry.co.uk to find out more about her brilliant courses and be sure to join her mailing list to keep up to date with all the latest news and offers. Everyone at ADOmedia can tell you she makes the best cupcakes you will have ever tasted… and if anyone wishes to prove us wrong our address is as follows:
We can’t wait to eat more free cake!
Following on from the success of last years Blues At The Blues festival Macclesfield Town F.C. have decided to run an ongoing series of live music events under the umbrella branding of Rock At The Moss. ADOmedia won the pitch to develop the branding and have since designed the main logo and all the subsequent poster designs. With well known bands such as the fantastic Virginmarys and Black Bart already booked to play the events are going to be a superb night out for anyone with an interest in live music. I have a feeling you will probably see us down there having a head bang!
We have been very busy over the past month and a half, hence why there has been little in the way of blogging going on in ADOtowers.
Last Thursday (23rd October) saw us pay a visit down to London to attend the Oakley Design Brief wrap party and awards ceremony. As we have mentioned in the blog (many) before our work we entered had reached the final 14. Unfortunately our moment of glory wasn’t to be with the honours going to “Who Is This Kid?”, a london based designer. Well done to him, his design was really original and in hindsight, the self branding he incorporated hit the nail on the head as far as the brief was concerned. You can see his final, winning design here.
The party was a really stonking night out, free bar and great DJ’s. We had a real laugh, met some new faces and generally had a good time all round. Thanks to Oakley and Daydream Network for putting on such a high quality show! One of the highlights of the night was attempting to get Alex home via taxi across North London as once again he had enjoyed himself too much (there was a free bar)…
Whilst we were in “The Big Smoke” we came across a postcard featuring a ficticiously branded porridge box that was designed by ADOmedia.
It is from a range of advertising that Specsavers had commisioned that was specifically aimed at students. We were appointed to create the prop by Max Oppenheim, a prominent London based photographer who was commissioned for this range of adverts. Have a peak at his website for some of his great work.
We are pleased to announce that the site is now live. Be sure to sign up to their mailing list and check back regularly for all the new updates, tips, tutorials, pictures and videos that will appear over the following months. Go on, get your skates on!
ADOmedia are now shortlisted as a highlight entry in the Oakley Design Brief , a competition to find the next design for their Artist Series range of Hijinx sunglasses. From the 60 that were shortlisted we are now in the last 14. We will be going down to the wrap party where the results of the contest will be announced.