Furnish us with your design requirements, and the seed of an idea will immediately start to germinate and grow as we go through our daily routine. It's very often in the smallest room that the biggest ideas hit us - and we don't even charge for this ultimately productive 'think' time.
Whether you are looking for graphic design, identity, artistic illustration, technical illustration, photographic manipulation, artwork or print, we find that the best results come from an inspired idea.
So for all your design requirements - and to enjoy the sweet smell of success, contact Hot Cross Design now! ...or after being impressed by the following.
Graphic Design is the foundation on which the Hot Cross Design empire is built; the cement that binds the wall, the jam that fills the doughnut, etc.
We develop contemporary - yet relevant, design solutions for both public and private sector organisations. We nurture a design from your inital brief, to it's final conception and high quality finish.
Design is an important and underestimated aspect of modern culture; essential for marketing businesses, brands and products successfully. The threat of DIY/amateur design surrounds us, so we have devoted our lives - as design missionaries - to save the world from this disenchanted design evil.
Whether it's the logo for a small club, or a full range of stationary for a major business organisation, the quality and uniqueness of an identity and the image it portrays can make or break a business. From the colour pallette, to the choice of typography, to the illustrative presentation, all aspects logo generation and branding are given our upmost scrutiny and attention.
You may be wondering about The Literally Literary Lavatory Users Book Club, and how you can become a member? Well we can confirm that the club does exist, but only in our imaginations!
Artistic illustration allows us, as designers, the greatest amount of freedom to create and experiment with multimedia; whether it be vector art, digital painting, collage, fine sketching, etc, we will pick a medium to suit your brief best.
We won't charge millions for contemporary art - the wc basin postioned strategically at 90� in an empty room - although we can cater for that if desired. However, we will produce thought-provoking and humourous concepts to communicate your message in the best possible way.
If your brief requires a finer degree of precision we have set squares, rulers and a calculator on standby. Sometimes art must venture beyond it's natural calling and into the realm of mathematics. Such technical prowess sometimes dictates that we practice sudukos, watch Countdown and count sheep.
One of our clients has been building a large army of small illustrated men wearing hard hats, hi-viz and diligent expressions, but most importantly manual handling their equipment in the exemplified and approved manner.
The possibilities of photographic manipulation are infinte. The addition of a bright blue sky can make a seemingly unuseable photograph look stunning, while some subtle colour alterations can reveal hidden details that will surprise even the original photographer.
From placing a subject into a completely new environment, to removing a pimple from an otherwise perfect portrait, photographic manipulation is at it's best when it's unnoticeable.
We can restore a treasured photograph, reimagine the hair of your youth, or we can put you on the toilet in the sea, with the waves crashing around your feet!
If you have strong ideas for your design and layout, and just require artwork to be produced to a professional high standard or prepared for print, we are happy to work this way and leave the brain power to you.
From rough sketches or detailed specifications, we can expand and realise your initial ideas to final artwork and supply you with a print ready pdf for you to source your own print.
Most people own a cheap printer at home to print off the odd document, and everyone can source a cheap online printer. Despite the many advantages of the digital age, cheap print runs can sometimes give cheap results with a significant loss of quailty and colour reproduction.
We have longstanding relationships with local printers who understand our exacting standards to produce high quality print and exclusive discounts. We offer extensive knowledge of reliable online printers who can deliver quality, specific to your print needs. We can print anything; flyers, posters, pens, brochures, badges, t-shirts, tote bags, mugs and magnets ...probably even loo roll!
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