DESIGN BLOG

1 Sep 2017

A lovely blog from our work experience student, Joe

I have always wanted to try something creative like graphic design ever since I ventured into the world of the Adobe Suite. Why graphic design? Well I like graphic design for two reasons; 1.) It’s everywhere you look (take a look around now, someone has to have designed this website that you are viewing this on. And the logo for whatever electronic device you are looking at this on? Yeah, that had to be designed

3 Feb 2017

Why it pays to pay for a decent logo

Having been working in design for longer than we care to remember it still never fails to surprise us when potential clients question the value of spending 'too much' money on a logo. To us, it's obvious that a logo is absolutely the most important part of any brand identity but then logos are our passion, they're what we spend our days focussing on so of course they're important to us. To those who have

5 Sep 2016

A project with heart

The saying goes that you should never mix business with pleasure. However, in the world of design, to go against the grain is normally a good thing. So, feeling empowered by this we decided to embark on a project to combine the two great loves of our lives, design and fishing. Our plan is to launch a clothing range aimed at fisherman primarily but that young, fashion conscious males would want to wear outside of

23 Mar 2016

Being included with the best of the best

The Creativepool Annual is a collection of the previous year's greatest design work from around the world. The Annual showcases only the most inspirational creations and includes work from some of the world's biggest design agencies for some of the world's best known brands. With this in mind, it was a very proud moment here at Littlefish when we learned that not one but two of our projects were shortlisted for inclusion. The work featured

21 Jan 2016

Design portfolio with a difference

Deciding how to market yourself is one of the most important components of running your own business. With this in mind, rather than just relying on our website to demonstrate our ability, we also set about creating a look book portfolio of our design work. The book was a labour of love, designed to showcase our work while also making an attractive coffee table adornment, now perfectly at home in many of our clients' offices

23 Nov 2015

The universal language of good design

GP Pall Mall is the leading Spanish tile agent feeding the UK and Irish markets. Although the company had been operating in the UK for a number of years it hadn't yet completely settled on its brand identity. Littlefish was called in initially to produce a very simple and straightforward presentation for GP Pall Mall to use in a pitch to a well known trade association. The business owner, George, was so impressed with what

4 Nov 2015

Littlefish on Instagram

So there's this thing called Instagram that apparently is quite popular. 300 million users popular to be precise. At Littlefish we love any creative outlet and so we thought if Bieber can do it, so can we. Ok, so we might be a little bit late to the party on this one but it's only because we've just been so busy getting Littlefish going and getting it going well. We don't embark on any project

17 Aug 2015

Inspiration from around the world

The first rule of blogging? Blog regularly. Ah! Never fear, we're still here, we've just been super busy, which is a good problem to have of course! In between working hard, we've been lucky enough to also steal a little bit of time out to catch up with family and friends and get some well-earned R&R  - and of course the laptop came with us. Never fully clocking off or missing an opportunity to be inspired,

14 May 2015

Five things we’ve learned since going it alone

Hasn't time flown? All of a sudden a full quarter of the year has passed and we've been so busy it's come as a bit of a surprise! All good news of course, you pray you'll be busy at the beginning of a new venture, so we're very happy here to say we've been rushed off our feet. It's been a flurry of activity and we hardly feel like we've stopped. However, every so often,

18 Mar 2015

Littlefish Creative hits the nationals

It's a good day when the UK's biggest national newspaper uses your work in one of its most high profile campaigns of the year. This week Littlefish Creative's work appeared in The Sun's Sun Nation campaign in the run up to the election, alongside some famous faces. Not bad. Not bad at all. These designs were part of the work that Littlefish does with top London agency, The Academy. We also regularly work with them to

8 Mar 2015

A visit to the Stedelijik museum

As you may have read in my ‘A design Mecca’ blog we recently made a trip to Amsterdam. While there we made sure to pay a visit to the Stedelijik Museum. Based next door to the Van Gough Museum, the Stedelijik is dedicated to modern and contemporary art and design. The museum’s notable collection includes work from the very best artists from throughout history including highlights from Malevich, Edward Kienholz, Willem de Kooning, Picasso, Van

8 Mar 2015

A design Mecca

Recently I was lucky enough to visit my design Mecca, Amsterdam, on a work trip. We were only there for a very short time but it doesn’t take long to feel completely inspired by your surroundings once there. The architecture itself is stunning, with the canal-side, multi-story houses so completely different to what we see here they cant help but captivate. There’s the different coloured, smaller-than-you-get-here brick, the amazing windows and the way that all

7 Feb 2015

Welcome to the blog

Hello! And welcome to the very first instalment of the Littlefish Creative blog. We hope you like what you see while you're here! We thought we'd start by getting better acquainted and by telling you about how Littlefish began and why we're here... We've spent more than 14 years of our working lives dedicated to design. However, from as far back as we can remember we've had a keen eye for all things beautiful and have