The Catholic App was recently launched outside St Peter's Basilica, Rome. I worked with Musemantik, a Scottish mobile technology company, to provide a skin and user experience for their app that would combine excellent usability with an appearance that is warm, familiar, while not too time or location specific, pointing to the spiritual reality that is the essence of the project.
Audio-philia is an audio specialist based in Edinburgh. They wanted a high quality image to match their high quality products. We chose a modern, sleek, but gentle logo set off by exploding diagrams, speaker meshes, and circuit diagrams. Check them out at audio-philia.co.uk
Scottish Drugs Forum & NHS Lothian
The Scottish Drugs Forum regularly tackle difficult topics. They wanted to improve the quality of their publications while remaining content driven. We delivered a beautiful, clear booklet that tackled a difficult subject with sensitivity.
Edinburgh Food Studio
Edinburgh Food Studio is a restaurant & food research hub that wants to change the way Scotland interacts with food. We developed a visual language that echoed their love of place and united it with their scientific approach to food. Contours in the local landscape meld with the outlines of food cross-sections and set off a clean text- based logo. Vibrant accent colours herald their exciting, relevant, and contemporary voice that is, nonetheless, as old as the hills.
Chris Anderson Music
Chris wants to entertain and enthuse people about music. He is a multi-talented artist who works as a session and live musician. Chris also offers music lessons in piano, guitar, and drums. He wanted a logo that would give him a professional and polished look, while conveying his desire to entertain and create fun. We added a touch of illustration and colour to bring this all together.
FoRB & RT
FoRB & RT is the European Parliament Intergroup on Freedom of Religion or Belief and Religious Tolerance. It is a group of like-minded MEPs that aim to keep religious freedom a central part of the EU community.
They wanted a visual treatment for their annual report that would help quickly and powerfully convey the importance of their work. They had a logo and brand colours in place. We utilised these and also provided accompanying banner and poster designs.
Discover Scotland is seeking to make its mark linking businesses and destinations to visitors. They wanted some illustration that would seamlessly combine with their branding and interface design. We produced an infographic for the making of whisky, and a series of 12 illustrations for blog posts that perfectly fitted their requirements.
I was invited out to Cameroon to assist with illustration in an Encyclopaedia of Famous Africans. I took charge of the Literature section and delivered almost a hundred varied portraits, and a playful opening image - these authors were turning over a new leaf in African history.
Dunelm Energy is an energy consultancy that wanted to be seen as bold, passionate, energetic, knowledgable, and caring. A logo that reflected their association with Durham was also desired. We delivered a light-bulb inspired design that spoke about their expertise and forward looking edge. "We felt listened to" was their response.
Rufus Reade Tours
Rufus Reade wanted a new platform to communicate with his customers about forthcoming tours. He had old stories to tell, new stories to deliver, and a bank of beautiful images that he wanted to use to give an immersive experience of the countries Rufus Reade Tours visits. His customers were very often in their later years, and so he needed a platform that would be highly accessible.
We worked with Rufus to create a site that was clean, clear, and accessible. The typography was big and bold whilst speaking of letter writing and old world travel. The images took centre stage as they told the story of tours new and old.
Priestfield Church wanted to reach students. We created a vibrant, urban, and welcoming identity through combining images of people and the church's distinctive Romanesque architecture. A punchy yellow played against a variety of greys, giving a contemporary and elegant appearance.
The Carlin brothers offer a joinery and roofing service. They wanted to emphasise their personal service and their willingness to give time and a listening ear to their customers. We produced an illustration and a logo for use on publicity and on their website.
Rex MX is a motocross brand developing a unique storage solution for motocross bikes. They wanted a logo that would allow them to stand out in a high-octane crowd, and give them the capacity for growth into other motocross accessories. We arrived at a logo that is sharp edged, memorable, and reflects the aesthetics of a fast-paced, adventurous sport.
This couple were to be married on the shore of the Bribane river. We developed an illustration that incorporated features from both of their lives. On the right is Edinburgh, on the left is Brisbane. The lights on the front are features from both cities, while the clouds are a map of Edinburgh to Brisbane, to the Island where an after-wedding celebration was happening.
"I was so overwhelmed, I ran into a lamppost" said the bride.
Edinburgh Club Nights
Pogo Vogue was a long standing, innovative addition to the Edinburgh music scene. They wanted an aesthetic quality to match their intricate beats.
We collaborated with Alison Johnston, (www.charash.wordpress.com/ aljohnston.co.uk), to create a sharp, simple, flexible image that conveyed their digital output.
This project included logo design, flyer design, and the interior of the club itself. Dangerous Kitchen was a project that flowed out of this successful relationship.
An artisans collective local to Fife wanted a brand mark to sell their work under. Quality, Scottish, hand-made, and local, were the buzz-words this artisans collective from Fife wanted to convey. Weproduced an adaptable stamp, and a font-based logo that threaded together like cloth.
The merkat cross in the centre of the stamp stands in the village of Culross, and is a symbol of trade and community.
How you speak to your customer matters. We help you find a visual solution that gives your message clarity and distinction, crafting every detail for visually stunning and business-appropriate results.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Andy Johnston established Andëlad in 2015. He trained in Painting (Fine Art) at Edinburgh College of Art, before completing a Divinity degree at Edinburgh University. Behind Andëlad is a desire to unite clear, meaningful ideas with beautiful aesthetics. After studying Divinity, Andy worked full-time at a homeless shelter for six years. There he learned to listen well, and to match solutions to real needs, people, and situations. Design is about facilitating the experience of real life and real value.
Andëlad unites these experiences - aesthetics, critical thinking, and serving people. Andy offers thoughtful, challenging consideration of business and organisational problems, and clean, sophisticated, purposeful design.
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