High flying student

TPW Design Consultants were pleased to provide a two week work placement to Liam Dargan of Blackburn, helping him to build towards an already promising future.

Liam had already worked on live briefs, and designed his own website, but found the experience of working in a busy design studio provided real life skills that can’t be gained alone or in a college environment.

Liam said “Two weeks in a professional studio environment at TPW Design Consultants has given me the advice, experience and confidence to work on my own creative design business and is already proving to be extremely effective. Not only have I been guided through the creative process, but also on the more business related elements such as how to quote a job accordingly and presenting my ideas to the client. I look forward to visiting them again in the future to gather more valuable insight into the creative world of work.” ImageImage


Font fun

Keeping timesheets during the day can be  laborious but necessary task. To keep ourselves entertained each morning, we’ve been changing the font in the headers every single day, and making sure we can find the most horrific, ugly and inappropriate font as possible. Any suggestions?


National Award

2011 was a great year for TPW as we picked up many new clients and made some great contacts and friends.

The highlight of the year was definitely our nomination for a CIPR Award (Chartered Institute for Public Relations) for the work we did on the dental health campaign in Blackburn with Darwen. Our ‘Stop the Rot’ concept which ran out back in the first half of 2011, was put forward and shortlisted in November for ‘Campaign of the Year’.

NHS Dental campaign pitch success!

We are delighted to announce that we have won the recent NHS dental health pitch, coming up against some tough opposition from other creative agencies in the North West.

Shocking statistics show that many children in our borough have 3 rotten teeth by the age of just five and that the number of older people using NHS dentists is also low.

In an effort to try and remedy the problem, Blackburn with Darwen NHS have appointed us to take control of a marketing campaign with the aim of getting patients (specifically children and pensioners) to visit the readily available NHS dentists.

here’s one we made earlier…

As most you might know, our bi-monthly online newsletter went into circulation in May of this year and thankfully has so far generated some positive responses from everyone who it went out to. We aim to continue it’s success by keeping you all up to date in the coming months. What the readers didn’t see is the original prototype, which took the form of a full-colour, 8 page newspaper, which we intended on printing in-house on recycled newsprint. It wasn’t until we attempted to feed the stock through our laser printer and spent the remainder of the afternoon peeling it from the rollers – that we realised this wouldn’t yet be quite feasible! However, the mock-ups shall remain safely tucked away in the drawer; ready to re emerge one day. In the meantime you can check out some of the early visuals we produced on our Flickr page.

asses and elbows

We realise the posts have become pretty sporadic over the last week or two, thats because we’ve been exceptionally stacked-out! So far the summer of ’08 has brought heaps of snow – and we’re under it. Promise to be back on form with some updates to the blog and the website (yes, the website) soon. On another note, I’m kicking myself for not taking the obligatory camera to the East Lancs Institute of Higher Education Art & Design show earlier this week, as there was some top notch work out for display. Congrats to all this year’s graduates and good luck. Piece of advice – get knocking!