I was made an honorary sister on Friday, by the kind people at Barclays, who invited our founder Lucy and I to their International Women’s Day event here in Newcastle at the wonderful Hilton. I then drove to Leeds then Stoke on Trent to see a client then family and spent most of the journey reminiscing about all the fantastically talented women I’d worked with, and it moved me to write a blog.
Mind block happens to the best of us. Whilst working in a creative industry is great, it can be tricky to stay inspired. As part of our creative process, we decided to give the designers a Creative Challenge: a day to find a solution to a loose brief without limitations and with no client feedback, no constraints and no right or wrong answer.
The North East is home to a thriving Creative Digital and Tech sector, the fastest growing region outside of London. The sector is made up from an exciting and diverse range of organisations that have come together to create One Region, One Sector, One Statement to highlight the incredible businesses and ultimately inspire the next generation of talent and investment.
Handmade art and design is a celebration of the power of the human hand and eye. JUMP champions craft and creativity in this digital age and is driven by a love of physical materials. The hands-on approach has had a huge revival in the design world; screenprint, letterpress, woodblock, embroidery, ceramics and paper craft have become commonplace in graphic design, branding and advertising.
After three years of teaching primary school, I decided that I wanted a change from the classroom. I had loved my undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in literature where my focus had been on close readings; understanding how subtle shifts in language can alter the whole feel of a text and can create a deliberate impression.
Instagram is at its peak and we have to admit that here at JUMP we just love it! Here you’ll find a selection of 5 local Instagram accounts and 5 international ones that inspire us and share creative content related to music, architecture, memes, graphic design, photography, culture, illustration and travel.
Anything you see that has a purpose, has been created with an end user in mind. This can be anything from a tea cup to the Large Hadron Collider; design and functionality decisions have been made that consider how a user thinks and feels when interacting with said product.
This year's International Women's Day theme is #PressforProgress, providing a call to action that motivates and unites friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive. We asked some of our JUMPers to let us know the people and collectives that inspire them on this day.
'New year, new me' is something that we hear every time a new year rolls around. But for us lovers of all things aesthetic, a new year is also a great time for new and beautifully designed diaries, calendars and stationery to come into our lives. Check out the influx of desk calendars entering our studio this 2018.
As a creative agency we love interesting visual things. We’re inspired by challenging art and compelling design. But we also believe that the written word is a powerful weapon in the battle against consumer apathy. As much as a striking visual, a well-crafted and disruptive headline can stop someone in their tracks because they want to find out more.
Microsoft released the newest version of its browser, Edge in late July 2015. This means the end for some versions of one of the most well-known and popular browsers in the world: Internet Explorer (IE). Edge will come as the default browser in Windows 10 and beyond.
The North East's digital and tech sector is currently the fastest growing in the country, great news not just for those of us who work in the digital realm but also for all businesses across the North East who can benefit from being part of a fantastic culture of digital innovation.
Promotion is the last in the line, but perhaps the one companies spend a disproportionate time concentrating on. Unfortunately, neglecting the other 9 Ps will have a catastrophic impact on the success of your promotion. Here's a run a down of the other 9, just so you get your mix right.
Over the past few years, the way businesses promote their brand and get eyes on to their company has changed drastically. In the past, a small newspaper ad and a small sign outside the shop were usually enough to bring a few more people in to see what you can provide as a company.
An online presence for your business is no longer simply invaluable and important, it has become essential. It may be the first point of contact a customer has with your company or organisation, and therefore it is important to present a professional image that is consistent with the identity of the business.