HARC is a worldwide community of organisations and individuals dedicated to promoting and sharing research on HIV, AIDs and religion.
HARC members are scattered around the globe. I created a brand identity and built an online community allowing members to come together – a place where they can collaborate through private groups, forums and private messaging. The site was recently launched and has attracted over 40 members so far. I also design and distribute e-newsletters for HARC members and interested parties.
The HARC site is built with BuddyPress – a WordPress plug-in. There are loads of applications for BuddyPress. If you could benefit from an online community that is private and independent, unlike Facebook and LinkedIn, please get in touch to discuss.
The PetroExpo brand underwent a name change to forecourtEXPO, requiring a new logo along with changes to the website. I created the new logo and redesigned the site. I would have liked to have implemented the site in WordPress for easier updating but the client felt this would have changed the site too much, which she is very happy with.
I also created a set of marketing materials for the annual forecourtEXPO event at the Hilton Metropole, including a 76-page Delegates Directory which was distributed on USB sticks to delegates attending the event.
It’s been a pleasure to develop a new brand from scratch. Sports Incorporated asked me to come up with a brand identity for their new sports training business which had to have appeal for kids aged 7-9. Having my own 8 year old helped. It’s amazing how brand-savvy children are even at this young age. Cute images don’t work – everything needs a thoroughly grown-up look.
The logo had to work on a variety of items including sportswear and flags as well as the usual stationery items. It also needed to look strong reproduced in black and white. I defined a set of brand colours and produced a set of logos using these colours. When these were approved I incorporated them into designs for posters, flyers and other marketing literature. At the same time I developed the Sports Incorporated website. The business is up and running and proving a hit – December sign-ups target was reached in September.
Here are some nice things David Emes of Sports Incorporated said: “The work that Ken has done for us has been quite brilliant. He immediately understood what we were trying to achieve and translated it, into the modern, young style that we wanted to portray. His friendly and easy going approach has certainly eased the stress factor, as his knowledge in IT, web design and copy writing, made our work a lot more manageable. We would certainly recommend Ken to any prospective customer without any hesitation at all, great value for money, but more importantly it is great to have the confidence when starting a business, to have someone with Ken’s ability to support you, whenever the need arises.”