December 13th 2013
There are always constant surprises for Leap, both local and global, during 2013 we’ve had so many; new stories, new studio, new team members, team profit sharing, our first apprentice, projects in Dubai, New England, Germany as well as on our doorstep. It’s a really exciting time for our everyday planet-and-people-loving design studio.
One of our surprises was getting to work with the super ace Sam’s. I got a call saying’ “Help we need a business card designed for Sam’s new champagne van (a beautifully finished VW Camper) for the weekend (it was Thursday)”. It just happened that it coincided with me taking my daughters out for a meal as they’d had good school reports. 2 hours later the girls and I were on Polkerris beach talking through the card ideas. 1 day later the cards were at print after doing a quick custom illustration, choosing some stock with the help of St Austell Print and their digital team it was all ready to go. Design fee £150.00 + vat however Sam didn’t charge us for our meal so we thought it only fair to call it £100.00 + vat. We appreciated the always good food by the beach, and I think Sam and Emma appreciated our instant communication and attention to the task at hand.
You never know with any project if there will be more work or not, it’s just about doing the best you can and treat individuals and businesses as you’d like to be treated yourself. Now we are over 6 months in and we are working closely on all sorts of projects. We tweaked the original Sam’s branding and resupplied it out to various talented companies like Parc Signs who did the awesome vintage copper signage for Sam’s in the City, Truro. We’ve created work for the uniforms, badges, individual food branding ’The Beast’ and of course menus. Sam’s on the Beach next and many other Samstyle happenings.
Every day just do the best you can.
“After 25 years of Sam’s, We decided the brand and website needed updating due to new ventures on the horizon, our vision for the future of Sam’s along with diversifying into new commercial avenues without forgetting the roots of where the company came from. Along with that we now are a large company employing in excess of 85 people who all had signed up for the “Samstyle” way of Life.
Through recommendation we met with Matt at Leap to help with some small changes to our menu’s and the image we now wanted to portray. That was 6 months ago, we were so pleased with the service Leap provided with the new menu design that now we have passed over the creative and web design to them for all our business ventures. We also have been working closely to our brand for the clothing range we will be bringing out, along with all our graphic design for our posters, marketing and advertising campaigns.
We are very busy running all the businesses so the fact that Leap will do weekly “house visits” enables us to liaise with them closely and turnaround is fast on all projects. They understand our vision and are very forward thinking. What is great that everything is now under one roof with, printing, web design and update along with our marketing/advertising campaigns, making for a more effective and quicker service which leaves us to do what we do best.
They are truly a great collaborative creative partner.
I couldn’t recommend this company more and guess what they are all really nice guys too !”
Emma Sixton (owner Sam’s Fowey Ltd)
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