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 from the rest…

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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 the client, and by starting with the common goal of strong open communication in this relationship we achieve a high degree of success in bringing their ideas and products to the world.

Design Thinking is a proven toolset to help drive design teams toward decisions based on the experience of the customer. It focuses on their needs and objectives. Working in this process brings fresh insights, often challenging original expectations. So you can expect the unexpected.

Black Box Moving Card
Black Box is the photography studio of Chris Williams and Pamela Goode.
To promote their new studio Chris and Pam wanted to invite clients to a party. 
As with all Black Box promotions this was to be typically original in style and execution, but after the capital outlay of setting up a new studio it was necessary to minimise production costs.
Chris suggested visually playing with the motion idea and required that no photography be used.
By outputting the box as a line screen on layers of lithographic film at slightly different angles, the resulting moire effect gave the appearance of a moving box.
Print's worst output nightmare made good.
Client: Black Box
Design and production: Stephen Canning
Film: Lithotech Imaging
Assembly: Chris Williams

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