September 18, 2014
Happy Birthday Stockwool
Stockwool Architects celebrate their 25th Birthday this month.
We have designed an invitation for their party which contains six 3D material swatches that you might find at a party.
We would like to wish the practice a huge Happy Birthday!
September 12, 2014
The new Brookes Bus fleet hit the streets of Oxford this week.
We worked closely with Illustrator Ross Crawford on the livery to create a complex visual ‘mind map’ showcasing the best of Oxford Brookes University. We drew inspiration from all areas of the University including it’s links with the local community and student life. The intention is that passengers can discover new details across the bus each time they travel.
Photograph: Lee Atherton and Oxford Brookes University.
April 3, 2014
Is it that time already?
This week we are celebrating our 15th birthday with a bumper packet of biscuits.
Happy returns to us.
March 21, 2014
No joke – we’ve been shortlisted
We were pleased to hear that our Christmas joke book (see 19 Dec post) has been shortlisted at this year’s Design Week Awards in the Writing for Design and Self Promotional Projects categories.
January 2, 2014
Ring in the new
We are delighted to welcome Nick Proctor to Radford Wallis as a full time designer.
Having worked with us for much of last year, Nick (cleverly) made himself an invaluable part of the design team, generating some memorable ideas and providing many welcome packets of biscuits.
December 19, 2013
’tis the season to be jolly
We have designed a tiny joke book comprising 50 Christmas cracker graphic design jokes that have been lovingly written and designed by us.
The book relates to Christmas cracker jokes both in size and design – and will hopefully make people laugh (or groan) with delight.
Wishing you a very, very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at Radford Wallis.
June 21, 2013
We were delighted to win two awards at The Antalis Review, the annual awards celebrating innovation in print design last night.
Farm Africa’s Annual Review scooped the top prize in the Recycled and Annual Review categories whilst the Place2Be Annual Review was also commended.
April 11, 2013
Judge and jury
Our Creative Director, Graham Birch, has been asked to be part of the branding jury at this years D&AD Student Awards.
Pencils are being sharpened for the judging which begins in May.
November 30, 2012
Yesterday, our Creative Director Graham Birch gave a talk to all the design students at NUCA (Norwich University College of the Arts).
An ex-Norwich student, he was asked to show some of his work from student days up till the present. He also offered tips for students about to enter the real world of work, including showing examples of emails that Radford Wallis have received that got it badly wrong!
October 31, 2012
After working with us for most of this year, Laura Evans has officially joined us as a designer.
Laura brings with her a keen design eye and boundless enthusiasm, so we’re delighted that she has agreed to become part of the Radford Wallis team.
October 19, 2012
Head to Head Pyjama Party
As part of The National Brain Appeal’s ‘Pyjama Party’ campaign we put on our PJs and nightcaps for our own fancy dress fundraiser: a Head to Head pub crawl.
Using our map and meticulously planned route we visited some of the finest ‘Heads’ in London (The Nags Head, The King’s Head etc) with just enough time to take some memorable photos.
Thanks to everyone who came along and to all those who have donated so far at: http://www.justgiving.com/head-to-head
September 13, 2012
PJs at the ready
We’ve just received a huge delivery of nightcaps into the studio ahead of The National Brain Appeal’s Pyjama Party event. They’ll be given out to fundraisers who are organising their own pyjama-themed event.
We’ve designed the branding for this campaign at www.pyjamaparty.org.uk
Watch this space to see what we’re getting up to for the Pyjama Party.
July 9, 2012
Designed with Pride
Over the last fortnight or so, we’ve been designing materials for gay, lesbian and bisexual community charity Metrocentre who marched at Pride London on Saturday.
Following on from the brief of “Equality. Diversity. Identity.” we created arrow shaped placards which highlighted that our sexuality is one of the many things that defines us as individuals.
June 27, 2012
Working with Farm Africa
We’re delighted to have begun working with Farm Africa. The charity helps African farmers to grow crops and bring them to market in order to begin solving widespread problems of hunger and poverty rather than just using food aid and handouts.
We’ve just designed their new annual review which sets out to subvert expectations of a charity working for Africa, using a concertina format on one side to show case studies of the charity’s work.
April 23, 2012
A marathon effort
At yesterday’s London Marathon, runners for The National Brain Appeal were cheered on like never before.
We designed new ‘cheerleader’ t-shirts, banners and customisable ‘message bubbles’ for the supporters to cheer on friends and family
Well done to everyone who took part to raise money for a very worthwhile cause.
December 12, 2011
Temple Quay Launched
We have just completed the branding for Bristol business development Temple Quay, using the ‘Q’ shape from ‘Quay’ as a speech bubble which can be used to communicate different messages.
The website has just been launched at www.templequay-bristol.com
December 5, 2011
Changes at Radford Wallis #2
We are delighted to welcome Rob Tatarczuk to our team. He will be heading up our business development and brings with him over 25 years experience within the design industry. Rob’s appointment creates additional strength to the senior team and underpins our commitment to develop and grow the business.
We are also pleased to announce the well deserved promotion of Graham Birch to Creative Director. After freelancing with us, Graham joined us full time in 2008, becoming a valued senior member of our creative team.
We look forward to creating more great work together in 2012.
December 2, 2011
Changes at Radford Wallis #1
It’s been almost 13 years since Stuart and Andrew founded Radford Wallis.
Now Stuart is moving on to pastures new – joining The Partners as a Creative Director in January.
Everyone at Radford Wallis wish Stuart well and the best of luck for the future.
November 16, 2011
European Excellence Awards 2011
Our Oxford Brookes Economic Contribution project could be on a winning streak.
We have just heard that the project has been shortlisted the European Excellence Management 2011, in not one but two categories (Crisis Communications and Issue Reputation Management).
The awards ceremony will take place at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam on the evening of Thursday December 8th. Good luck Oxford Brookes!
August 21, 2011
We are pleased to announce that we are developing a brand that helps save lives.
For years, construction has been accepted to be a risky business. However, in 2008, Balfour Beatty decided that they would no longer accept this and launched Zero Harm, which aims to ensure the risk of a serious accident is reduced and ultimately eliminated. Now Balfour Beatty is recognised as an industry leader in safety.
Over the past few months we have been working with Balfour Beatty on the Zero Harm brand… watch this space
June 10, 2011
For a third consecutive year, Stuart has been invited to judge this year’s Fresh Awards.
Fresh is now in its 8th year and recognises creativity and innovation across all disciplines from Advertising to Design, Digital to Media and whilst it has always been a regional programme, for the first time this year, Fresh Awards are accepting entries from the whole of the UK.
To find out more visit www.freshdigitalawards.co.uk
June 2, 2011
Invaluable = Gold
April 12, 2011
We are very pleased to hear that our Oxford Brookes Economic Contribution project has been nominated in the ‘Best PR/Advocacy Campaign’ at the Heist Awards 2011.
The Heist Awards recognise and celebrate marketing innovation in the education sector.
February 8, 2011
You wait ages for one…
and then 3 arrive at once! At last the mini versions of our Oxford Brookes Bus livery have arrived. Faithfully reproduced at 1:76 scale, the buses feature our award winning design in intricate detail.
December 14, 2010
Turning on the Radford Wallis Christmas Lights
It is officially Christmas in the studio as the annual ‘Turning on the Radford Wallis Christmas Lights’ took place this morning.
Merry Christmas to everyone from all at Radford Wallis.
December 8, 2010
A great night was had by all at this year’s Design Week Benchmark Awards. The Becrypt Identity won its category, the Lisbee branding was commended and Fayre on the Square was shortlisted.
Well done to all the winners and everyone involved in the projects.
November 22, 2010
D&AD Student Awards Talk
On Thursday, Stuart will be up in Liverpool speaking to students at the Design Symposium North as part of an action packed programme featuring some of the most renowned figures in the design industry. He will be giving an insight into how Radford Wallis approaches answering briefs along with showing examples of past work.
For further details visit designsymposiumnorth.co.uk
November 22, 2010
An iconic site for the London Stroke Directory
This week, phase two of our online directory for the Stroke Association went live.
In addition to over 200 icons representing the many services available, we introduced improved accessibility functions and a ‘rate and review’ option for each entry.
Behind the simple exterior is a sophisticated content management system that allows individual organisations to update their entries, and enables the directory to grow as more organisations are added.
September 30, 2010
We are very pleased to hear that three of our projects have been shortlisted for a Design Week Benchmarks Award, the best in brand communication.
Our branding work for Lisbee Stainton, Fayre on the Square and Becrypt will be awarded at a ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in November (fingers crossed).
September 17, 2010
Stella Artois Judging
Our Creative Director, Stuart, has been asked to judge the Graphic Design category of the Stella Artois Student Design Competition. Fellow judges include Vince Frost, Zandra Rhodes CBE, Lynda Relph-Knight & Bryan Edmonson to name a few.
The winner of the graphic design brief will have their design produced and sent to the great and the good in design, advertising and the drinks industry.
Winning work will be exhibited at the Stella Artois World Draught Masters, on 28th October. For more information please visit:
August 11, 2010
Fresh awards 2010
For the second year running, Stuart (pictured here with fellow judges) has spent the past few days judging the 2010 Fresh Awards, which showcases the best in creativity for agencies based outside of the M25.
At this pre-nomination stage, we can’t say too much but with over 50 different organisations having work shortlisted it’s proof that even in these budget shy days, there is still some lovely work being produced.
The nominations will be announced next Monday (16th August).
For information visit www.freshawards.co.uk
July 22, 2010
Lisbee spreads her wings
After a successful international tour supporting Joan Armatrading, Lisbee Stainton will headline her own tour in the UK and Europe from September.
Following on from creating her branding earlier this year, we have just designed her next single ‘Harriet’ (see right).
You can see a case study for Lisbee in the Branding section of this site.
June 28, 2010
Fayre on the Square
On Saturday, the sun shone for the National Hospital Development Foundation’s Fayre on the Square event.
A fun family day out to raise money for The National Hospital, crowds were entertained by sideshows and stalls in Brunswick Square, London.
We were there to enjoy the day, having installed signage for the event. Our giant hand and lettering cut from rolls of turf invited lots of interest – people couldn’t resist brushing their hands against the grass!
You can see a full case study in the Marketing section of this site.
June 25, 2010
Mark and Stuart did their bit for the next generation today by hosting a portfolio surgery for design graduates at D&AD’s New Blood. They gave a series of one-to one crits, helping the graduates to prepare for interviews.
Back in the studio, Stuart also took part in Creative Roulette – an online initiative devised by A+B studio to connect graduates with industry figures. Students were able to ask questions or for advice over a live webcam.
April 26, 2010
Stuart was recently asked to speak at Ravensbourne College’s Future Fit 2010 Industry Day. The twist in the tale was the Pecha Kucha format: 20 slides at 20 seconds each.
One of (you guessed it) 20 speakers last Friday, he was asked to talk about what inspired him to be a designer and give advice to students graduating now. And all in 6 minutes and 40 seconds.
Stuart would like to wish all the graduates he met success in their careers.
April 22, 2010
Judge & Jury
After much chin-stroking, our director Stuart has completed his day of judging at the 2010 D&AD global awards. It is the largest awards scheme for the design and advertising industries, rewarding excellence from tens of thousands of entries.
Invited to be a judge on the Illustration jury, he spent the day at Olympia discussing whether entries were worthy of awards or their inclusion in the much coveted annual.
You can see photos of Stuart in action on our Flickr gallery.
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Radford Wallis Limited.
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What we do?
Ideas, ideas, ideas!
We are a visual communications agency, committed to creating distinctive, quirky and intelligent (sometimes all three!) ideas that engage a specific audience, communicate effectively
and make the whole experience memorable.
Ideas that stand out.
Of course, to create a point of difference and shift opinion takes more than just great creative brains. Fundamental to the success of our work is understanding our clients: their design requirements, their brand or organisation's personality, tone-of-voice and objectives.
That's just the half of it. Then we have to understand our client's clients. They're part of it too. So we listen, question, listen, question some more,
and when required challenge our clients (sometimes with breathtaking tact). The deeper the understanding, the more effective the design.
Over the years we have built successful working relationships with organisations that vary enormously – from FTSE 100 companies and consumer-facing brands, through to UK and international charities. The projects themselves vary too: print, web, campaigns, logos. We love this variety, in fact we think it is important - it keeps us fresh and open-minded.
When we set out some 4015 days (11 years) ago, we aimed to see every job as an opportunity to create a great piece of work, whether a small brochure or a large multi-faceted branding programme. Happily, this hasn't changed. This
approach has delivered work that has been recognised for its creativity, shortlisted or winning many prestigious awards.
In fact we're up to 12th in the creativity 'league table'. No great shakes, you might say, until you consider that there are well over 600,000 registered design agencies in the UK. And we're a studio of 6, not 60. For us small is not just beautiful, but more effective.
Effective for our clients, most importantly of all. We get results. From successfully branding and marketing 10,000 sq ft of office space (leased to 3i within half the time allocated), to delivering an event marketing campaign that completely fulfilled its objective (100% ticket sales for all courses and workshops), we keep our creative thinking firmly rooted in business objectives.
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Awards from 2006 to 2010
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