Expect the unexpected*

When you’re the type of person who sees things a bit differently you become aware of design opportunities that might otherwise go unnoticed. When it comes to your brand, product or service, these insights will help set it apart…

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For over 25 years DV8 Creative has been seeing things a bit differently. Working with like-minded people, creative in their own fields, we provide a personal and unique design service. Designer Stephen Canning approaches graphic design, branding, web and digital projects with a unique, highly collaborative, customer-focused approach.

Collaboration produces the best quality work – working with people who excel in their fields and work on equal terms, who seek to challenge and be challenged.

The primary collaboration is of course with you, the client. By starting with the common goal of strong open communication in this relationship we will achieve a high degree of success in bringing your ideas and products to the world.

Together we will work toward decisions based on the experience of the customer. We will focus on their needs and objectives. Working in this process will bring fresh insights, often challenging original expectations. So you can expect the unexpected.

Self Promotion
Orange with a twist
When it came to making a new batch of business cards I wanted to continue producing something unique, and handmade, using a desktop printer. This time I started with the idea of upcycling a supply of backing cardboard I'd saved from packs of inkjet paper, which I thought would make a good sturdy business card.
One side of the board is coated, which “doesn't work” with an inkjet printer because of the “orange-peel” effect of the ink. I was thinking that this isn't a bug but a feature, and it would also make each card unique.
The reverse was a bit porous and not ideal for printing either, but by using just black, and allowing for some ink spread, I got a good sharp result for the QR code.
Happy with the results, and with renewed zest, I borrowed a 53mm hole punch and started hammering out these tangy treats.

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