CREATE DESIGN ™ advertising agency offers a complete range of graphic design services to clients throughout South Africa from their Garden Route based studio. Our services range from branding, logos, corporate identities, graphic design, illustration, photography, website design and development as well as content management system driven websites. We strive to produce graphic design work of the highest quality that is unique and tailored to your specific marketing requirements. The CREATE DESIGN ™ although being based in Garden Route, provides all graphic design solutions to clients throughout South Africa using refined project processes which allow projects to be presented online to our clients both nationally and internationally.
CREATE DESIGN ™ branding agency prides itself in developing creatively unique brands for companies throughout South Africa. Our aim it to explore new territory and meet your company criteria by communicating your values to your target audience in a unique way. CREATE DESIGN ™ studio is adept at repositioning an existing brand, or creating a new brand from initial conception.
CREATE DESIGN ™ agency takes the time to get to know your company – to establish exactly what your goals and dreams are. We then forge your brand and corporate identity with vision and achieve market excellence by combining great ideas with visual creativity. Once the new corporate image has been set it is customary for the CREATE DESIGN ™ team to roll out the design across corporate stationery, including business cards, letterheads, email signatures and then handle the design of updated graphic design based brochures and websites.
Graphic Design encapsulates any visual material that is used to communicate an idea, sell a product or broadcast a message visually. Any poster, letter head, business logo, magazine advert and album cover are a form of visual communication called graphic design. Each one of these products requires a planned methodical approach to their creation and that’s where CREATE DESIGN ™ graphic design agency comes in!
Firstly the CREATE DESIGN ™ agency enters into consultation with our clients to help them define the project brief. This involves determining the target audience the key selling points or defining the difference between their product and their competitors. CREATE DESIGN ™ graphic studio have several specialist copy writers on the extended team who can be consulted to add further depth to the content and copy to ensure that the message is clear and direct.
The next step in the graphic design process involves research, CREATE DESIGN ™ need to understand the sector and the competition to define the most pertinent elements and unique selling points. With this background research under the belt it is time to put pen to paper. Virtually all Graphic Design projects start this way. Having had traditional graphic design and fine art training – traditional drawing informs all the graphic work that the CREATE DESIGN ™ graphic studio produce.
Working through visual concepts and stages in the design process CREATE DESIGN ™ are able to present the work to clients throughout South Africa via dedicated online project areas to track the live progress of all graphic design produced from our Garden Route based design studio.
With the evolution of the internet and online products, website design and development has become a unique and sophisticated product. The CREATE DESIGN ™ website design agency’s approach to website development is tailored to your specific needs. Our aim is to take your vision and evolve it into a unique online solution that will achieve your goals. CREATE DESIGN ™ web agency prides itself in a structured project cycle that has been refined over more than ten years, starting with the client brief and in more complex projects a full wire frame of the project. From here we work through various phases of design and database development in order to produce a complete website. As graphic design and website design specialists CREATE DESIGN ™ have partnered with focused database development teams and built up a great team of experts allowing us to tailor make website solutions for each client. CREATE DESIGN ™ handle all design and project management of even the most complex website development including the right specialists in the project team to best suit the client’s needs.
Our specialities include;
Unique website interface design and development
Content Management System Driven Website design / (CMS website design using various development platforms including wordpress and our bespoke PHP based Content management platform.
Product Database websites, online shopping websites and e-commerce websites.
Illustration or drawing (verb) is the act of making marks on a surface to create an image, a form or a shape. Illustration is a fundamental part of all graphic design processes at CREATE DESIGN ™ advertising agency, it is a skill that has become our signature and that informs everything that we do. At the start of each graphic design, website or branding project before definite plans have been presented, drawings are created as explorations of themes and concepts. Once the graphic design project commences all branding and concept is created on paper before translating anything into a digital process. Very often the final work will involve both hand rendered illustration, digital illustration and photography all created in house by CREATE DESIGN ™ illustrators.
CREATE DESIGN ™ photography studio boasts two degree-trained photographers, Colin Stephenson and Raquel de Castro Maia with a combined total of 30 years of commercial photographic experience. Formal training followed by apprenticeships with top national photographers has laid a strong foundation for our work. We are continually pushing the boundaries in terms of our personal skill set and technical prowess. In 2003 the couple setup a Photographic and Design studio in the Garden Route. The professional photographic studio provides both a day light and studio flash lighting options for editorial portraits, products or food. CREATE DESIGN ™ photographers also spend a lot of time on location working with a combination of natural light, flash and portable flash lighting to capture editorial, architectural, interior and travel photography.
Both Colin Stephenson and Raquel De Castro Maia are members of the Professional Photographers of South Africa as well as members of Nikon’s Professional Photography technical support program. Producing personal portfolios of landscape and botanical photography has seen their work included in the Cape Town month of photography, and the photographers have been involved in many group exhibitions as well as a joint solo exhibit in the well know Cape Gallery in Cape Town.
Although we are always open to new photographic projects and experiences, CREATE DESIGN ™ photographers focus particularly on Architectural photography, Interior photography, Editorial photography, Environmental photography, Travel photography, Food photography and Product photography.