FM Project Consultants

FM Project Consultants

By Sarah Bates

Philip Martin and Dianne Farrall contacted me about designing a corporate identity for their new business FM Project Consultants. I had been referred by a colleague who designed their web site, Matt Moorhouse and was delighted to take on the job. Designing a corporate identity you have to understand the company, its placement, competitors and … Read More

Selby College Mural

Selby College Mural

By Sarah Bates

I’ve always wanted to do a graffiti inspired mural, it’s been deep in the back of my mind for years. A graffiti artists called Swoon in America really inspired me – how she uses paper cut outs as her medium and puts these directly onto distressed backgrounds. The degrading of the paper adds to this … Read More

Fantastic Day – fantastic horse!

Fantastic Day – fantastic horse!

By Sarah Bates

While at the races I also came across a fantastic sculpture. Jennifer from Lemon Zest has yet again excelled in creating a horse made from Yorkshire produce. Even on the third day of the races, having had lots of rain and sunshine the horse was still fairing well! “To underscore the use of local produce … Read More

Fantastic Day – fantastic hat!

Fantastic Day – fantastic hat!

By Sarah Bates

I haven’t updated the blog for a while and it’s the same old excuse we all have, …no time! Well we all know the lists gets longer and the time gets shorter but that is down to time management, prioritising and a realisation that the list may not get done in 1 day or indeed … Read More

EQ Weightloss

EQ Weightloss

By Sarah Bates

Another collaboration with Stephen at Orange Crush Design, was designing a downloadable brochure for the EQ Weightloss plan – which sounds great and perfect for those busy lives we lead and it gets results – they have trialed this plan and it works! Obviously designing a downloadable brochure or an on-line brochure has different set … Read More

every cloud…

every cloud…

By Sarah Bates

Every cloud has a sliver lining and today it did! Sat in the garden taking 10 minutes out of a busy day I was overjoyed to see the sun shining only to be overwhelmed with a large black cloud. Rain threatened but then the sun shone out from behind and all was saved! Promise this … Read More

Brilliant Exhibition @ Selby College

Brilliant Exhibition @ Selby College

By Sarah Bates

Well, I have to say it has been a roller coaster week in the art department. We started on Monday morning with 60 blank boards that needed painting both sides, paint to buy, a studio that needed clearing and a stressed tutor (me) and that was just the start! The students worked as a team, … Read More

Best Meal Deal

Best Meal Deal

By Sarah Bates

It’s now official and launched… Best Meal Deal! Working with Stephen at Orange Crush Design is always a pleasure and this is our latest collaboration working for Sazaad, Best Meal Deal offering a fresh approach to voucher deals, exclusively serving the restaurant industry. Though there are many voucher websites, there are few that exclusively offer … Read More

Holmes Dog Walking

Holmes Dog Walking

By Sarah Bates

It is brilliant to hear from clients and how I have helped them to make a success of their business. Cara from Holmes Dog Walking Services has just been blogging about her client, beautiful walks, the British weather and making liver cake for her clients (pooches). I am just so impressed as her enthusiasm and … Read More

Visual Creative Arts Exhibition

Visual Creative Arts Exhibition

By Sarah Bates

As you may know I as well as being a graphic designer – I also teach at Selby College and every year the second year students have a final exhibition to show off their fabulous work. Normally, we get the students to design the poster as a competition but time was indeed pressing and so … Read More