Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Our blog has moved

We are pleased to announce that our blog has moved to our new website www.candyblackdesign.com
with an updated portfolio - 

Monday, 21 January 2013

Creative wanted

We are looking for a junior designer or intern to join Candy Black. The ideal candidate will be an all round creative with skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and a knowledge/interest in digital. A love for branding is also essential - please send portfolios to info@candyblackdesign.com

Friday, 14 September 2012

Where Is The Cool

Browsing through some of my favorite blogs and came across a picture of our studio entrance taken about a year ago, great to have it posted on an esteemed blog like 'Where Is The Cool' _

The Power Yoga Co. goes live

We were approached by The Power Yoga Company in Fulham, London to produce their new fully content managed website aiming to offer their loyal students a new visually striking and interactive online experience_

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Vauxhall Fashion Scout website refresh

We have just completed all the print and web updates with this seasons theme for Vauxhall Fashion Scout starting on Friday for London Fashion Week_

Friday, 7 September 2012

Glocal web and magazine feature - Mexico

We were recently approached by Glocal design magazine* to feature in their printed publication and website * Glocal Design Magazine is a print and electronic glocality commitment: think globally, act locally, we are concerned and take universal projects that build bridges for dialogue and a better world. View the feature here_

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

VFS Invite / London Fashion Week

We received the 6 invites back from the printer today for Vauxhall Fashion Scout held during this seasons London Fashion Week. The invites were all printed on Mohawk superfine white eggshell supplied by GFSmith_

Friday, 24 August 2012

Interior design for Bournemouth based agency

We have been approached by a fellow Dorset based agency who specialise in online marketing, to come up with a new design, layout and styling for their Bournemouth based office. The concept is going to include some of the design classics mixed with a 'park bench area with a view', heres the initial concept for the floorplan_

Monday, 20 August 2012

Custom vehicle graphic

We have just finished a custom pattern design for a client who specialises in creative vehicle wrapping to build on the previous branding work we completed for them  - heres the pattern on a mini_

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Vauxhall Fashion Scout / SS13

Work has started on Vauxhall Fashion Scout for their week long show during London Fashion Week and we are happy to be on board again for all their graphic and web design for this season_

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Carly's Cabin ident, website and photography

We are close to finishing a project we have been working on for a beauty and massage therapist based in Reading - we were approached to do logo & branding as well as photography and website design & build_

Monday, 30 July 2012

Day Out

Last Thursday the Candy Black team decided to take full advantage of the summer weather that we have been having and take a little trip further down the Jurassic Coast to a little gem called Durdle Door, giving us a well deserved break before the busy calendar of work ahead_

Friday, 27 July 2012

Continual promo work for Coast

Along with Art Directing for Coast we also maintain and run their website, blog and manage their marketing and promo_ www.wearecoast.com

Friday, 13 July 2012

Coast Thursday Night Ride

Detail AV goes live

We have recently completed the Detail AV website showcasing full screen images and descriptions of their services in bespoke home technology. We developed the site to be compatible with desktops, tablets and smart phones.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Pixie Me front end website development

We have continued working with Pixie Me to come up with some new custom front end design concepts for key sections of their digital business platform.

Friday, 22 June 2012

Push and Pull logo

We were recently approached by Push and Pull, a new local screen printing business specialising in handpulled waterbased screenprinting to produce a logo / branding _

Coast packaging / branding

Have dropped by Coast to pick up all the bits we designed including coffee cups, coffee bags, small and large screen printed paper carrier bags, business and loyalty cards and a couple of t-shirts_

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Pixie Me promo film

We are currently working on a promotional film with Toby Lewis Thomas for a new clients business launch - Pixie Me, a online platform for local independent businesses and communities to be able to reserve deals, gain points and interact with their community pages both commercially and socially_

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Merchant concept

I just stumbled across these logo concepts I originally did for a client a while back, forgot all about them...

Friday, 1 June 2012


We are in the process of doing some logo designs for a new music & lifestyle website_

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Coast product shoot

We spent the day doing a product shoot for the new e-commerce Coast website looking to launch next week_

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

SP&Co blog design

We were recently approached to produce a new blog for SP&Co, a boutique health and fitness centre in Chelsea, London as part of their new marketing strategy for 2012_

The Power Yoga Co.

The Power Yoga Co. approached us to refresh the branding, marketing and website design for their yoga studio in Parsons Green (Fulham). We recently made a start on the website and are looking to complete the full project in the coming weeks_

Friday, 18 May 2012

Coast has opened its doors

Coast opened its doors a couple of weeks ago and we went around and took some initial shots of the coffee and surf shop. We are very pleased with the outcome of the interiors and branding and looking forward to doing a full photo shoot and film in conjunction with the launch of the new e-commerce site_

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Herman Miller / Lifework studio tour feature

We were recently asked to do an interview for Herman Miller's Lifework blog by doing a studio tour of the Candy Black space, take a look at the interview and the main site as there are some great pieces to compliment any space!

Monday, 14 May 2012

Detail AV website

We have recently started the website design and build for Detail AV, a London based company specialising in bespoke home technology. We aim to create an elegant full screen portfolio site to maximize the client's beautiful photography and level of detail in service_

Saturday, 5 May 2012

No Cure magazine / Issue 2

No Cure magazine has successfully released its second issue with another great curation of articles and interviews. Thanks to the No Cure team for featuring us in the studio section of the mag View it online here_

Saturday, 21 April 2012

No Cure Magazine interview

We were excited to get the opportunity to interviewed by No Cure Magazine an Australian based online and printed design journal for their creative studio space section for their second issue coming out soon_ 

Lana Fern Blog

We did a little blog setup for Katies sister, Lana, a 15 year old sponsored kitesurfer and rad little skater/surfer - check it out here_

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Coast shop update

With things moving quickly as Coast approach the launch of the shop, we have decided to keep the rest of the interior a secret from now until the opening. Already the new floor is almost all down and the interior decorating and merchandising is scheduled in for next week! We have allot of work to do with the  website and signage coming up!

New Home

With all the craziness already going on in the studio we decided to move home too - which meant Katie finally got her smeg..!

Monday, 2 April 2012

Coast coffee cup

We recently had a delivery of 5000 takeaway coffee cups that we designed for the new Coast surf, ride, skate and coffee shop, cant wait to drink my first brew from there!