Making a difference… to Brighton At Designate our work goes out with the stamp ‘made in Brighton’ on it.  We’re proud of our city and we try to play an active role in it. Some of you may remember a certain take-over of Brighton Pier in celebration of our 25thBirthday, where we able to raise over £2000 for the YMCA to provide support to homeless 16-24-year olds in the city.   But we didn’t stop there. At Christmas, we normally find

We're looking for a Senior Designer to join our team. You'll have several years of agency experience under your belt and be as happy concepting ideas, on your own or as part of a team, as you are finessing layouts. You'll be working on wide variety of briefs for seriously big brands that could go from designing advertising campaigns and brand identity to brochure design, logo creation and website design. You'll be passionate about your craft and confident in presenting work. Understanding of photography and good articulation

When you look at law firms' websites, they're frequently much of a muchness. Stock style, stock fonts and a whole world of stock photography. If you're lucky, you may even land on a 3D rotating world on their home page. Which is why when we met with our new client asb law, we got excited.  Designate hasn’t had much experience working with law firms specifically, but our approach makes us sector agnostic. And asb law have a unique approach

Just last year the agency celebrated reaching the grand old age of 25. Which in itself seems almost unbelievable. And to be reminded that it is now 15 years since we joined the IPA gives equal pause for thought. So ingrained are the principles of professionalism, effectiveness and high standards in the Designate way of thinking and working, that it’s strange to think there was ever a time when we weren’t ‘officially’ flying the flag of best

It’s been a busy year, but 2018 was an exciting one for Designate. We turned 25, we gained some exciting clients, produced award-winning work and picked up a few more team mates along the way. Most importantly, we were able to do a lot of great things for our clients and the community. As we ring in 2019, let’s take a look back at some of our favourite things from the past year. During 2018, we

Every year, around September time, an excitement bubbles or baubles in one of our client’s offices. Every year they tell us how much they would like a TV ad like the  John Lewis one. They are not alone in this dream as fellow agency workers around the UK will tell you. And it is a dream, because inevitably their budget won’t stretch. In fact it would snap into tiny pieces. And we have to be careful

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Everything needs some form of marketing, from plain old window vents and garden tools to beautiful loudspeakers, celebrity packed football events and cutting-edge stem cell storage.  I’ve been there. Done that.  Over the past 16 years I have worked in a variety of industries both client and agency side.  However, my latest marketing position is a whole new challenge.  Joining Designate as Marketing Manager I need to deliver what we do on a daily basis

I began my career in New York, in the late 90s, when what we did was still simply advertising, there was no “line” to run through, and digital was called “interactive” (really just two guys in the basement making banner ads).  TV was king, and budgets were massive.  It was an age of glamour, and I got to work with some amazing people.  I learned that James Earl Jones stammers and only wants chicken for lunch.  I got a bear

Recent political activity evolving from the Donald Trump administration and Brexit has generated a lot of talk in the media and news globally and brands have been taking part in political conversation to showcase their purpose. There has been a lot of debate on whether purposeful brands should involve themselves in political conversation or if they should merely concentrate on the business sector. Taking a political stance can be risky, sure. Some people will love the