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Published: 04/09/2012

Branding is more than words

Filed under: Online News — Mavo Studio @ 10:33 am

These days, it seems a number of major brands are retreating to the old age adage “a picture is worth a thousand words”. In early 2011 Starbucks abandoned their brand name combined with their renowned siren icon in favour of a refined siren icon with no boldly set brand name or business cornerstone (coffee) offering at all. And now it appears as though Domino’s Pizza is following suit, by dropping their brand name and replacing it with a simple graphic domino icon.

It is clear that this will enable both chains to expand their product lines and indeed their global presence, by using a more simplified graphic language, that may well need no further explanation (no matter the language or target audience). But, will this spell a trend amongst global brands world over, and if so perhaps our high streets are destined for a future of more symbols and fewer words.

Published: 30/08/2012

Entrepreneur confidence index infographic

Filed under: Client work,Online News — Mavo Studio @ 1:55 pm

Avid Mavo enthusiasts will know that we’ve gone a little infographic crazy over the past year or so. So it may come as no great shock to announce, we’ve recently put the finishing touches to the latest in an ongoing series of infographics designed and created for Investec Bank’s Entrepreneur Confidence Index. The latest edition is published in its full glory on the Investec website and can be shared across social platforms.

For further information about this or related design / digital work created at Mavo Studio visit here.

Published: 18/07/2012

Re-branding the Galliard Group

Filed under: Client work,Success stories — Mavo Studio @ 2:52 pm

We’ve recently put the finishing touches to a new look brand identity and brand guide for The Galliard Group of Companies. With a legacy in the Residential and Commercial property sector across the UK, Galliard had some pre-existing brand elements which were modernised during the design process. Broadly speaking however, the majority of our strategic, creative and design work has helped to give the property group a more consistent and unified brand, which will enable the business to communicate with a more authentic voice and powerful visual presence.

The new look brand is to be rolled-out by the company and its various divisions during the course of 2012-2013. Galliard’s International Sales Director, David Conway commented:

“Galliard needed an agency that could take a fresh look at the way our business communicates, and make sure our branding and brand image lived up to the company’s size and stature. Mavo provided the perfect outcome. The detailed brand style guide and brand tools they created for us streamlines all of our company’s communications (both internally and externally)…”

For further information about this project visit the Mavo Studio portfolio.

Published: 10/07/2012

The rise of mobile – infographic design

Filed under: Client work,Online News,Success stories — Mavo Studio @ 10:47 am

Betfair have seen a progressive rise in mobile gaming over the past 12 months. Proud of their know-how and research into the sector, they asked us to create something that would make key facts and figures easy to digest and beautiful to look at. So, never to shirk a design challenge, we created an infographic that can be shared across digital platforms, blogs, press releases and beyond…


To view this project in more detail visit our portfolio.

Published: 30/06/2012

Engaging design captivates an audience

Filed under: Client work,Success stories,Top Tips — Mavo Studio @ 1:09 pm

As the world becomes more ‘Social’ and platforms like Linked-In, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube grow in popularity, brands and businesses naturally want to take advantage of the useability of these interactive tools in ever more inspiring and sophisticated ways. This is where design can really help. By turning company statistics, press releases, promotions and campaign messages into beautifully designed bite-size pieces of communication, they become perfect for interacting with and sharing.

Take for example a campaign graphic we recently designed for KitKat’s Facebook page – the instant ‘Likes’, ‘Comment’ rate and rise in user engagement (within a matter of hours!) demonstrates the case – if you make the effort to design your message well, there’s every chance your audience will be captivated enough to truly engage and ‘Share’ it.

Published: 25/04/2012

Good design is good for your health

Filed under: Client work,Success stories — Mavo Studio @ 12:19 pm

Having recently created the campaign identity and key pieces of ‘patient friendly’ media (distributed to 100’s of GP practices across the UK), we’re delighted to have played our part in a nation-wide campaign to encourage fitness amongst over 55’s across the UK.

For more information about the campaign visit

Published: 19/04/2012

Entrepreneur confidence index infographic

Filed under: Client work — Mavo Studio @ 9:24 am

Easily viewed online, on smart phones or tablets… here’s a chance to see the latest in a series of infographic designs for Investec, charting the confidence levels of UK entrepreneurs click here.

Published: 10/01/2012

Every sector has a story worth telling…

Filed under: Client work,Success stories — Mavo Studio @ 2:07 pm

Infographics are a great way to make and otherwise complex story more engaging and visually compelling. On the back or our recent infographic design work for Investec, we’ve designed and documented a new story… this time charting the confidence levels in the world of private equity. To view the infographic in full visit here.

Published: 19/12/2011

“Rights From The Start” campaign media

Filed under: Client work — Mavo Studio @ 3:17 pm

As part of our ongoing work with the Global Campaign for Education, Mavo Studio have created the identity and promotional media for the “Rights From The Start” campaign (part of Global Action Week 2012) which aims to raise the profile of education worldwide.

Right From The StartThe campaign media has been translated into  designed and translated into five different languages (including Arabic, French, Spanish and Portuguese) and will be launched in early 2012.

Published: 05/12/2011

Web design for London PR agency

Filed under: Client work,Web design — Mavo Studio @ 12:16 pm

We’re happy to announce the completion and launch of a new website for London-based PR agency CHA PR. After creating a new brand identity for CHA PR, the user-friendly website – complete with reportage style photography of team members and a new brand colour scheme – reflects the company’s current and long-term business and brand values.

To view the site visit or to find out more about our approach to effective web design and development feel free to get in touch.

Published: 12/10/2011

Harley Street Dental Website

Filed under: Client work,Web design — Mavo Studio @ 11:48 am

Mavo Studio have designed and developed a new website for HSORC (Harley Street Oral Reconstruction Centre). The clinic which specialises in advanced dental and oral treatments is to continue growing its online presence through a strategic approach to SEO, off line marketing and ongoing updates to the website. We take great pride in helping facilitate the growth of the clinic and the brand over the coming months.

HSORC Website DesignFor further information about this or any other recent project for the Healthcare sector please visit our portfolio.

Infographic for UK Entrepreneurs

Filed under: Client work,Top Tips — Mavo Studio @ 10:20 am

After detailed analysis of research commissioned by Investec Specialist Private Bank, we’ve recently put the finishing touches to an infographic charting the confidence levels of the Entrepreneurial community in the UK.


Aside from being a great way to spread your message both on and offline, infographic design can help otherwise complex or detailed information become clear, comprehensible and visually engaging. Plus, the more accessible the campaign, the further the reach.

Published: 22/07/2011

What steps for a future in design and digital?

Filed under: Online News — Mavo Studio @ 2:34 pm

If it isn’t easy for young people to start out in careers these days, the competition and lack of real openings at many companies can make it even harder for young and aspiring design and digital job seekers. Our Creative Director Marc Schaller – advocate of “passion and the ability to be adaptable” – was recently interviewed by Advanced Photoshop Magazine in their feature article “How can I find work after graduating” and offers some useful words of advice on the subject.

Published: 18/05/2011

Education report design for a global audience

Filed under: Client work,Print design,Success stories — Mavo Studio @ 3:00 pm

Mavo Studio have just put the finishing touches to the design of a report on education authored by former UK Prime Minister, Gordon Brown MP. The report will be launched by Gordon Brown alongside Graca Machel and other members of a high level panel on education including Queen Rania and Kofi Annan.


For a closer look, the report will soon be made available for download in full at

Published: 17/02/2011

Investec 2011 calendar design

Filed under: Print design,Success stories — admin @ 8:45 pm

Just when you thought digital was replacing print design as de rigueur mode of corporate communication for ever more… Investec bank asked us to design a pop-up 2011 desk calendar for their most prized clients. Several concepts later and their internal marketing department championed our final design as “probably the best desk calendar ” they’d “ever done”. We’re of course pleased as punch with the finished production.


For a little more info’ about this campaign and others similar visit the Mavo portfolio.

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