I’m so excited by our first Guest Blog from award winning Truro-based interior and graphic design agency Absolute. I met Helen and Cassie recently and was keen to find out what it’s like to work in their design studio.
You may recognise their work on rebranding Trewithen Dairy. They’ve also turned their creative talents to brands such as St. Moritz Hotel, Frugi and the iconic ArcelorMittal Orbit tower at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford. For anyone who seriously likes the look of what they do, I hear there are some vacancies on their website. Over to Absolute…………Amanda x
This morning, Interior Designer Urszula and Creative Director Helen met with client Andrea in the studio’s meeting room to approve furniture and fabrics for her home in Mylor Bridge. We are just as at home designing interiors for private houses as we are designing and project managing large scale commercial projects such as bars, shops and hotels.
The Absolute Studios can often be home to many seemingly odd and random objects, which have been delivered for a number of our commercial and residential interior projects. At the moment, we are looking after this old Ship Telegraph which will be delivered to a JD Wetherspoon pub we are working on in Gloucester Docks. Wetherspoon’s like to honour the local heritage and history, so this will be used in the décor at The Lord High Constable of England pub which opens in June.
Interior Architect Ian came to us having worked with clients like Next and Gap. Today he is focusing on visualisations for the latest design scheme for another new JD Wetherspoons pub, The Briggate in Leeds. Once, Ian has finished the designs, he’ll send them to Wetherspoon’s head office in Watford where the directors will approve, ready to submit for planning and begin work on site.
Our designers love the fact that no day is the same with clients across the UK and beyond and in a variety of sectors and industries. For example, talented Graphic Designer Yasmin is working on a new website concept for a rebrand we are carrying out for a Human Resources company. Other projects in the studio today included event materials for an up-market Spa and Golf club, shop signage for a well-known Pasty chain, an advert for a fashion boutique, and a recruitment pack for a restaurant in Bath tipped for a Michelin Star.
Making sure projects are completed on time, to budget, and to brief is Cassie our Account Manager for the Graphic Design department. Cassie communicates with clients and suppliers as well as managing our designer’s schedules and workload to keep the studio running smoothly. Just don’t ask her to choose our studio playlist – there’s only so much 80s music we can take!
Smiley Charlotte is the Account Manager for our JD Wetherspoon account. She deals with designers, on-site contractors, architects and budgets to ensure projects are completed efficiently from concept through to handover. Next time you have a pint in a Wetherspoons pub, you’ll have Charlotte to thank!
Absolute’s brand colours are black and orange, (Creative Director Helen’s favourite colours), so they can often be seen around the studio in the form of furniture, and of course shoes!
Thanks so much Absolute -and thank you to Anthony Greenwood for the amazing photographs. We’re looking forward to working together with Helen and Cassie to bring you the latest Interior and design trends. Watch this space!