Here is the first of what will be the AVIDD Annual Review.
It’s humbling when someone offers you the chance to develop work for them. But we have a lot of experience at AVIDD and the businesses which trusted us have certainly reaped the reward.
We have met incredible people. We have told them our story and they have told us theirs. Contracts have been completed on time and on budget .We have pitched for work we didn’t get and we have pitched for work we have won. We have had phone calls from potential clients and inquiries from our website. We have projects underway that are still in the planning stages, projects that will make our 2019 an even better year.
AVIDD has collaborated with other creatives too. We have been passed work and we have passed work to them. It is only since we have started this that we realized that a design agency shouldn’t sit behind closed doors viewing other creatives as a threat. There is work out there for all. If you deliver good work linked to a good service and can justify the price, then you have nothing to fear.
Our website is sitting high in Google searches whilst our social media is consistent, interesting, and informative with blogs which always have an opinion. We have a strong sense of self and the people we work with appreciate that.
We also need to take time to thank family and friends – people who have put up with us working crazy hours. And people who have constantly reminded us why we decided to do this. We also need to thank everyone for the likes, the shares, and the contacts.
Although a fledgling business, AVIDD has already earned two award nominations. Just to be shortlisted for The Hunts Post Business Awards – New Business of the Year in our first six months was incredible. And although we didn’t win, it was reassuring to be a finalist. It gave us time to sit back and take a moment to reflect. It also made us more determined to make 2019 even better. And as 2018 drew to a close, we had our first mention in Design Week! It was not directly for our work, but from our peers commending us on our creative approach to a problem and solving it in a cost-effective way…a resounding endorsement of our approach to everything we do.
My personal highlight of the year has to be our Design Donation project. We have helped eight charities so far and in the process given over 56 hours of work to good causes both locally and nationally. In such troubled times, it is a success story that we love to shout about. We have made animations, created logo’s, designed invitations and done photoshoots. We are a bit unclear on who had the original idea, but we think it was Kev. It proved to be a great way of expressing our values and doing good work at the same time.
If you want to apply for a day’s free work, you can do so on our website.
We’ve worked extremely hard to make AVIDD Design a success and it’s always encouraging to be recognised for the effort we’ve put into to creating a business and brand. We can truly feel proud of our work ethic which is focused on great design, integrity and honesty. Although we didn’t win it was good to be a finalist. We were able to reflect on the past nine months and that has made us determined to ensure 2019 is even better for ourselves and clients alike.
Our first year in business has brought us a wide range of great projects to work on, but one
Not only did it require a diverse range of skills including animation, web development, logo design and office graphics, it also needed a real fun element to bring the story to life.
I think when we are given a brief with such
That was our 2018. We are confident 2019 will be even better…a happy New Year to all our clients, collaborators and friends.
Here are just some of the highlights of our year.