We have been very privileged to work for Interfaith Scotland for a number of years. Last year we were asked to refresh their brand and redesign their annual newsletter. We've just taken receipt of the second issue that we've worked on, and we couldn't be prouder of it! Interfaith Scotland is the national interfaith organisation for Scotland. They are a charity specialising in promoting and facilitating constructive engagement between different faith and belief communities across Scotland. They look to achieve this...

I’ve never wanted to rant about other businesses, it’s not really my place to tell other design businesses how to portray themselves, but a couple of pointers for people who are thinking about selecting a design agency. Firstly, never trust a company that doesn’t actually display any of their work. As a design agency, your work should speak volumes about the standard that you work at. It’s easier than ever to showcase your work, with a variety of platforms to promote...

Our Work for South Lanarkshire Carers Network We’ve been very lucky to work with the lovely team at South Lanarkshire Carers Network for the past couple of years. Based in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire Carers Network (SLCN) was formed in 1998 by Unpaid Carers to promote their interests in South Lanarkshire. They work as a signposting service for Unpaid Carers throughout South Lanarkshire. They work to empower Carers with knowledge and information that will allow them to make informed choices about available known services....

We were recently contacted by the guys at The Orry Mill, a new Wool Yarn and Haberdashery shop in Eaglesham. Owned by Thilde Folke Olsen, The Orry Mill offers everything the avid knitter would need as well as a selection of gifts and workshops and classes for anyone who would like to give knitting and crocheting a go. The name ‘The Orry Mill’ refers to the open space in Eaglesham known as ‘The Orry’ (Old Scots for 'area') in which there are the...

We’ve just taken delivery of Flourish, the annual update of Interfaith Glasgow. This is the second issue that we’ve had the privilege of designing for one of our long standing clients. This issue builds on the design style established in the first issue with a few minor tweaks. We must say that we’re over the moon with the finished product… and more importantly, so is our client!...

It’s been a busy few months for us here at Contribute. We’ve been in the great position that we’ve not only been working on projects for our longer established clients, but we’ve also been chosen to work on some new projects for some new clients! One of our new projects has been the rebrand of Management Consultancy firm Tayhoey. Tayhoey have a wealth of business knowledge that enables them to help their clients solve issues, create value, maximise growth and improve...

We’ve just taken receipt of the latest SF Mazhar book, Thicker Than Water. This is the third book cover we’ve designed for her and we get a real sense of satisfaction when we see the three covers sitting side by side! We’ve had another lovely mention on the ‘Acknowledgements’ page: “A big, big thank you to Gerard Donnelly of Contribute for designing the gorgeous cover, and for putting up with my constant requests to ‘tweak’ some aspect of it. You truly are...

The first thing, and the most important part of any project, is the initial brand. When we talk about ‘brand’, we mean a lot more than a logo. It’s really the overall look and feel of an organisation or business. It’s the tone of conversation they have with their target audiences and it’s how they want people to perceive them. We started working with Interfaith Glasgow back in 2012, initially working on their brand identity then building their website then other...

When taking on a new project we always recommend that our clients tackle their brand first. For us, getting the brand right is one of the most important parts of the project. It's where we set tone of the conversation our clients have with their target audiences. It helps us to establish the colour palette we'll use and the type style we'll apply across all of their marketing material, both traditional and digital. Whilst being away on a short break to...