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graphic design

branding, brochures, sales and marketing literature, exhibitions ...

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marketing services

advertising, direct mail, email marketing, campaign management ...

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website development

design, build, hosting, training, management ...

e-commerce

e-commerce

best-of-breed technology; design, build, training ...

Hi, we’re Design Centricthe creative agency based in the South of England. We design brochures, create websites, and work with some clever technology to help businesses fly.

Bringing ideas to life…

Whether it’s developing your website, creating a corporate identity or designing your sales and marketing literature, we’ll apply our creative skills and a good pinch of common sense (plus a few years experience), to bring your marketing project to life.

Perfectly formed…

We’re a small team of professionals with heaps of experience over many sectors. If you are looking for a specific service within our capabilities or a holistic design and marketing partner, we would love to hear from you.

Core SERVICES

direction

Strategic direction

Knowing where you want to be is a good start. Getting there requires a good map and a little know how. Design Centric will help you establish your marketing plan, and help develop your marketing resources. Our consultancy services include planning and management for print and digital media, branding and campaign management.

identity

Making your mark

Our creative services are tuned to help you make your mark across a multitude of different media. From websites to packaging – direct mail to brochures – exhibitions to advertising. We’ll help you make your mark with a strong visual identity, develop a brand you can build upon, and launch a campaign to bring in the business.

delivery

Creative delivery

Creativity is at the core of all we do. Our services include full end-to-end design and production for print and digital media. We can also help you source complimentary services such as photography and copywriting or other specialist services and technologies.

support

Support & services

We’re a service company and we take that seriously. No matter how detailed our proposals are and how fancy our design work is; service comes top of the tree. We’re down-to-earth, and enjoy what we do and who we work with. That has an impact on how we do it.

You can depend on us.

Design for PRINT

Sales and Marketing literature

Sales and Marketing literature

The epitome of print; the ‘glossy brochure’, is still the most esteemed piece of marketing collateral a company can poses. A brochure is a tactile asset and series positioning statement that digital media can’t compete with. A brochure reinforces the commitment of a business – but it has to be good…

The Helpful Holidays 2015 brochure, is a 230 page, full colour production with over 2,000 photographs, and printed en masse via web. Design Centric have produced the Helpful Holidays brochures since 2012 – together with many other marketing pieces.

Sales and Marketing literature

Sales and Marketing literature

The beauty of print can be seen in many forms and utilise many substrates. The Gidleigh Park brochure is bound in hand-died racing green leather with blind embossed logo to the front with a lime green suede inner. The litho printed internals are die-cut to shape and finished with a matt lamination and spot UV varnish. A truly sumptuous piece.

Bovey Castle required something on quite a different scale for their estate map. This small item is designed to snuggly fit into a jacket pocket.

print based advertising

Advertising

We have created advertising concepts and generated artwork for most advertising media, including; London cabs, public transport, 48 sheet posters, periodicals, newspapers, and many one-off and specialist items, such as beer mats, and posters the size of an average semi!

The Exeter International Airport campaign included on-site advertising, external banners and hordings, signage and various forms of press advertising over a 12 month period.

direct mail

Direct Mail

Despite the growing trend in social media and digital marketing, well targeted direct mail is still very much alive and well. We design and produce many direct mail pieces, often paralleled with our on-line marketing services (campaign micro-sites, data gathering and email marketing).

We offer full campaign management and fulfilment services, plus, of course, our usual creative design and production services.

campaign literature and management

Campaign Management

The Tutankhamun Exhibition at the O2 involved a tremendous and varied amount of design and production work for all sorts of collateral, including; advertising, livery to public transport, POS, display banners, newsletters, booking website, ticketing and itineraries, brochures, branding and style guides. All of which required maticulous project management to ensure the show when on.

As a full-service creative agency, we can help you from first principles to delivery.

display and exhibitions

Display & Exhibitions

Looking for a presence at an exhibition or conference? Design Centric have experience with open space and shell scheme exhibition spaces, plus of course the many pop-up systems available.

Design for DIGITAL media

sharepoint

Microsoft Sharepoint branding

Microsoft SharePoint Server has increasingly become the standard collaboration platform for businesses around the globe. Branding Microsoft SharePoint is an important part of a businesses’ corporate communications strategy, ensuring consistency of look and feel and the projection of brand values.

Branding SharePoint is a specialized service we undertake working along side technical partners, Deltascheme Ltd. Deltascheme are Microsoft Gold Partners and undertake the technical scoping and implementation of Microsoft SharePoint. We have worked together for over twenty years, combining our expertise to deliver professionally designed and technically robust implementations.

For further information contact Deltascheme or ourselves.

Shopify

Online shops

Design Centric are certified Shopify Experts. Shopify is a world leading ecommerce platform. Whether you sell nuts and bolts or aircraft, selling online is open to anyone with Internet access. Our e-commerce websites include all you need to manage stock, administer orders, track delivery and manage the information on your website. We include all you need to get trading online, including: secure online hosting, full data back-ups and integration to your payment gateway.

Leaf Leather, an artisan leather business, needed a flexible, easy to run online shop, that wasn’t going to break the bank. Our Shopify solution fitted perfectly.

New to e-commerce? Don’t worry, we’ll guide you through the process (it really is quite straightforward). See our Shopify Experts page.

cms

CMS

A Content Management System (CMS) allows you to change your website’s content using a browser-based interface – without having to go back to your web developer. We have taken time to research and trial many content management systems, looking at both flexibility of site development and end-user usability. Perch stood out as the best system in-class for the majority of websites we develop (from business sites to campaign micro-sites).

The Football Association of Wales (FAW) use Perch to good effect and is typical of many sites we develop for marketing campaigns and sporting tournaments. Past website projects utilising Perch include; The Rugby World Cup, The Tutankahmun Exhibition (UK and USA), The Cricket World Cup WT20 – official hospitality site, Twickenham Stadium, The Wimbledon Championships, Cheltenham Race Course (micro-sites) and many more.

end-to-end service

End-to-end service

Most customers really don’t want anything to do with DNS settings, domain management, PHP, hosting, MySQL and all the techy stuff that can be horribly complex but neccessary.

We offer a full end-to-end service, designing and building your website, hosting it and managing all the stuff in-between. Leaving you to focus on the crucial bit – the content (or playing cricket if you prefer).

Site example – ICC World Twenty 20 official Cricket World Cup hospitality site (Client: ICC West Indies).

Mailcentric

Email marketing

Email has become the principle communications avenue for businesses worldwide. It therefore makes sense to leverage the power of email in your marketing campaign. MailCentric is our dedicated email marketing platform – built to perform and deliver immediate results.

Send and create your own volume HTML emails with full access to reporting and data management tools, or leave the graft to us and look forward to reviewing full report and analysis stats for your latest campaign – in real-time.

For more information go to our dedicated website: www.mailcentric.co.uk