1. Acquaheat logo design.
John telephoned me one evening after seeing my advert on Yell.com. I reassured him on how I work and arranged a meeting at his home the following week.
John had some strong ideas and his wife Janice had done lots of her own drawings, but after already spending so much time they had realised that they needed a professional designer to get their project done well and completed quickly.
Linda provided us with an outstanding logo, for our gas/plumbing company Acquaheat, which promotes our business on a van website and on clothing. She had extensive original ideas and listened carefully to what we wanted and gave it to us. Her input was personal, professional and of outstanding quality. We found it a cost effective way of improving our business profile.
Janice Garde - Lichfield
2. Twistin Tots logo and A5 flyer.
I have worked with Jacqui for a few years now. My sons loved her fun and lively music sessions. As a mother myself I was completely intuitive with her target audience and perfectly placed to produce her logo and marketing flyer.
Jacqui values the benefits that my design adds to her business, and regularly asks wild ideas to update her flyers and handle the final print.
I have worked with Wild Ideas for six years. Linda is very easy to work with, always has good ideas to add to the mix (which isn't actually what she gets paid for!) and will point out glaring errors to help you out. Her prices are extremely competitive and she has a fast turnaround. She designed my Corporate Identity for me and now my business has a wonderfully recognisable brand. Thanks Linda!
Jacqui Davis - Belper
3. Bespoke Wrought Ironwork logo and stationery.
I met Dave in our local village pub, where I worked part time and we had a meeting at my home so I could get a good insight into what he needed to achieve for his business.
He was ready to invest in a quality logo that would generate perceived value in his brand. Taking inspiration from his supplier's product catalogue, his new logo reflects strong relevance to his product and services. Business stationery naturally followed on and Wild Ideas handled the special printing Dave requested for his business cards.
Friendly personal service : the business cards designed by wild ideas for myself were professional, related to my work & very reasonably priced. Had good feedback from them. Can therefore strongly recommend wild ideas.
David Justice - Alfreton
4. Christmas promotion for Lichfield butcher.
I first introduced myself to Kerry in the late autumn and he was keen to learn what I could offer that would help sell his special christmas meat range to his customers.
A simple but effective flyer that fitted his budget but produced results means he has requested a re-order for each year.
5. Pryanet logo design.
At my first FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) meeting in April I had the good fortune to meet Paul. Fully aware of his strengths as a web site and software coder he happily accepts that he cannot design.
Having been repeatedly let-down by his current graphic designer, he was keen to build a relationship with a new one.
Unhappy with his existing logo he asked me for ideas to improve and develop it. After gaining his response to some initial pencil sketches I was able to produce a selection of designs and achieve a successful result.
6. Fun flyer to promote "messy church".
St. Stephens church Fradley holds a great messy church but was keen to boost their attendance levels.
They wanted to make sure that every house in the village was aware of these fun monthly sessions. As I already attended regularly with my sons I was perfectly placed to understand, write poetic copy, and arrange cost effective print. The attendance at the next service was much increased.
We were really happy with the church publicity that Wild Ideas provided for us. Linda went over and above the call of duty developing a really exciting design, and the price was excellent. I have no hesitation in recommending her work.
Adrian Low, Messy Vicar - Fradley
7. Crazy art lady (design and print rescue).
Sara and I met just at the right time, she was in a pickle trying to complete the design and sort the printing for her business cards and art exhibition invitations. After an initial discussion she happily entrusted wild ideas to take care of everything, editing her design to make it print ready and arranging a speedy delivery for her final printed items.
8. SHA logo.
I already knew Stephanie as she ran the pre-school drama sessions I took my son to, so when she was embarking on a new project and needed some help producing a logo from her rough sketch, she naturally turned to me.
She has big plans and strong ideas, which I took on board, chatting regularly and working together to guarantee we achieved a mutually successful appeal with her logo.
9. Tiggers pre-school.
Tiggers approached me after Jacqui at Twistin Tots recommended my services to them. As a committee they had lots of ideas and after a few conversations with Caitlin and getting answers to the right questions I was able to establish what they needed.
As my own son attends a pre-school I had a good knowledge of their service, so was able to edit their extensive copy to a more succinct format that would gain impact with their target audience.
10. Accord Partnership Services info-graphic.
Steve contacted me after searching for local designers on the internet. He needed to portray the company services in a clear and informative presentation (an info-graphic) that could be downloaded as a PDF from their website. We spoke on the phone and I emailed him some ideas before completing the final design.
Linda from Wild Ideas provided an excellent service, interpreting our requirements precisely and meeting our brief with a very speedy turnaround.
Steve Desay - Matlock
11. PLAY logos for Derbyshire Toy Library Network (DTLN).
I had already worked with the DTLN, run by my friend Ann-Marie who I had met when I took my son to our local Toy Library.
Naturally having a trusted partnership she turned to me to devise a logo for their new 'umbrella' concept that all Derbyshire Toy Libraries would eventually adopt. Using my own personal photographs as a template I created this fun and simple logo of children at play.
12. Toy library poster range.
As a regular mum at our local Toy Library, the co-ordinator Ann-Marie trusted me to understand what they needed when designing a range of posters to be 'the same style with individual content' when promoting the common stay and play sessions at three Toy Libraries in Derbyshire. I chatted with parents and attended a committee meeting before creating the definitive design that is adaptable across all Toy Library locations.
13. Ambergate chip shop re-launch.
I contacted Karen, after a recommendation from my friend and client, Jacqui (Twistin Tots). I offered my services and set up a mutually convenient meeting at their shop. Taking detailed notes on all her and Richard's ideas, plus some historical information about the chip shop and a few photographs of the newly refurbished premises enabled me to write copy and add relevant imagery creating a flyer that generated significant revenue increases for their business.
Linda did all our design and print when we relaunched the menu at our Chip Shop. It was great to work with Linda and she steered us in the right direction with her creative design. The flyers/door drop increased our revenue significantly - she did a great job for us. Would highly recommend. Her prices were extremely competitive too.
Karen Leese - Ambergate Chip Shop.
14. Out-Framed picture framers shop front and branding.
I had introduced myself to Anita almost a year before she was ready to move her business to the next step with a new logo, stationery and shop frontage.
We chatted over coffee, before walking round the town and taking inspiration from other local shop signs. By taking the time to fully understand what was required I was able to create an effective design that accurately represented the brand.
Efficient, organised, and competent. We were very happy with the service. Would definitely recommend, and use in future.
Anita Tolan - Outframed.
15. DAB sight support (Derbyshire Association for the Blind).
Robin contacted me with the hope that I may be willing to help his charity with their marketing and accommodate their restricted budget in return for highlighting my services on their website.
I worked with him on a number of prominent projects, designing this Big Switch Logo as well as the booklet to promote the event.
Working with Wild Ideas was a pleasure. They are friendly, supportive and flexible and whether your project is big or small, I can't recommend them enough.
Robin Toal, Fundraising Manager,
Derbyshire Association for the Blind