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We’re old school. We don’t think pretty is enough - not nearly enough. Design has a job to do, to engage, to communicate and get a hard commercial job done.

This is what we do

We make attention-seeking ads, brochures that define companies and products, posters that make you stop and stare, publications people want to read, and everything else in-between.

 Like what you see here, think we could be a good fit for you? Don’t dream about working with a great agency, just do it.

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Metal Office

Brand development, tone of voice, colour palettes, 3D visual planning and creation, website design and development, all created by us.

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Oil Airways Infographic Design

Informative infographic design created for product awareness on behalf of Aramco Overseas Company

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Saxton Bampfylde

Creative website design, website & application development

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Peer 1 Advertising for New Staff & Career Finders

Infographic design With a Series of Telling Facts.

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Häagen-Dazs Design Services

Ongoing design support for Häagen-Dazs in the UK

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Wave Studios Video Hosting Website Design

Website design & database development

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Buffalo Technologies

3D Visual of a the sergeant major created by us for Buffalo

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Aramco Overseas Company Europe Photography

Photography from all AOC offices in Europe

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Healthy Oil

Informative infographic design for Aramco Overseas Company

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The industrial cup of tea

Infographic design for Aramco Overseas Company

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Noble Isle

Website design & development, online brand development, social media & email marketing.

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Frem Office Furniture Solutions for Product Brochures

Interior 3D visuals of a range of designer environments for use in print and online

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Design Process

When it comes to our design service there’s one question we ask ourselves time and time again.

‘Have we understood?’
Not ‘Does it look good? Does this colour work? Is this picture perfect?’
But ‘Have we understood?’

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Publication Design and Print

We like every publication we produce to create a relationship – a dialog between reader and publisher.

That makes each edition something they want to read, look forward to and enjoy. That takes time and it takes care, but it’s what it takes to make our publications so successful.

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Infographics

Pastel colours and block typefaces do not an infographic make. Not in our book anyway. If they don’t add to the argument, if they don’t make complex matters clear, if they don’t aid understanding, aren’t they just illustrations unworthy of the name?

Until we get deep into the data and understand the story it really tells, we won’t do a thing. That may mean hours studying spreadsheets, it may mean time spent asking questions about production processes, then asking them again until we’re entirely clear. But it does mean the results are every bit as informative as they are elegant.

And that your infographics tell the story you want them to tell.

Dedication

It’s 8.30pm. It’s raining, it’s dark and we’re damn sure we should be home. Then the phone rings and everything changes. There’s a lot of nonsense talked about dedication in this business, and a lot of promises made, so we’ll just say this.

This is our business, it matters to us, we will put in the extra unexpected hours to make certain the job gets done, we will be the ones in a late night taxi clutching printers’ proofs and we will forgo a little sleep if a little loss of sleep is all it takes. And we have the pizza delivery menus to prove it.

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Team Integration

Around here, everything is everybody’s job. So if you call, and the person you need isn’t around to help, there will always be someone who will. You’ll always get an answer, and we’ll always get the job done.

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Brand Guardians

We keep an eye out, and don’t let anything out that isn’t brand-perfect – even when it’s not our project. That’s why many of our clients rely on us to be brand guardians, to keep their brands brand new.

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Passion

It’s an over-used word, but none better. We are passionate, we do care, and we do get upset when we can’t deliver our very best. Too emotional? Perhaps, but it’s what’s kept us at the top of our game for so long.

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2b or not 2b

We’re definitely 2b folks. Most of our best ideas start with nothing more than a pad of paper and a medium sharp pencil. We sketch out ideas and we share them with you. That’s because it’s the idea that counts, and if the idea can’t be expressed by a pencil sketch on a single sheet of A4 – it’s probably not that good an idea. And no amount of Photoshopping changes that.

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Hungry for knowledge

We like colour, of course we do, but what you see is not always what you think, it’s our job to know when to use the right colours, to know what settings make your material perform best.

But, we also feel it is our job to keep you informed, to let you know the principles behind what we do. Be it a logo, a website, a brochure or a simple stationery print order. Because with our knowledge and your understanding we can create awesome design.

"Dhub makes Champion and Champion’s clients look sexy. Whether it is bringing a story to life through an infographic or building an online presence for a brand, the process is always fun and exceeds our expectations."

− Richard Cook, Owner & Founder, Champion Communications

"Azzurro has worked with Dhub since 2009 and we just keep coming back. They understand our market and what we want to say and their creativity and ideas are refreshing and exciting. We have complete confidence in Dhub that they will deliver something outstanding and unique and it is always a very pleasurable experience working with James and his colleagues."

− Moira Bain, Managing Director, Azzurro Ltd

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How to give your designer honest feedback without frustrating them

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Giving feedback is never easy. But if you’ve given a designer a specification to work to and they’ve come back with something you don’t like, you don’t have many options. Either you have to find a way of communicating what…

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How can digital & design education be improved?

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It’s a common story in the news: schools and universities aren’t doing enough to prepare students for work in the real world. That gap is particularly apparent in graphic design, where all too often there is a yawning chasm between…

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Does your business need a new logo?

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Your logo should capture the essence of your brand. Whilst some of the best logos are timeless, the reality is that your brand will likely evolve over time, as will the circumstances within which your business operates. Not just your…

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Premium wine website becomes a premium wine website

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South African Premium Winery Journey’s End have appointed Dhub to provide a highly creative website to further establish them as a leader of Premium Wines in South Africa. Journey’s End are a part of the “Premium Independent Wineries of South…