As the Brand Labs 2021 Winner, Discover Cymru has been on a journey of discovery and together we have created a brand which captivates Wales’ hidden corners and creatives. From travel to photography, food to adventure, craft to indy business. Discover Cymru seek out, collect, and publish the best possible content. The platform is a visual chronicle of Welsh culture and history.
Discover Cymru / 2022
As creative and progressive storytellers, Avanti Media felt it was falling short. They came to designdough to help reconnect their brand and purpose. Their return to a fully independent business was the perfect moment to redefine their brand, and make a bold and ambitious statement about their future.
Afanti / 2022
Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids’ Clubs wished to start 2022 with a fresh new look – a refreshed brand that would support the organisation in the creation of a new website. Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids’ Clubs needed something that represented exactly what they do as an organisation. And at the heart of our designs is truthfully communicating just that: a Wales where children play, and communities prosper.
Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids’ Club / 2022
The project focus was to create a professional and enticing brand image which clearly communicated what they wanted to achieve for the users of their platform. The existing brand was outdated and did not sit correctly with their new advanced service. Handshakr had to be brought into 2022 – challenge accepted!
Handshakr / 2022
The Care Collective came to us as Carers Trust South East Wales – affiliated with the UK network charity, Carers Trust. As the largest organisation supporting unpaid carers in Wales, their aim is that unpaid carers are looking after themselves, enjoying their life, and achieving their goals, just like they deserve to be, whilst helping a family member or friend to receive empowering care or support.
The Care Collective / 2022
Grasshopper is a communications agency with a creative edge and commitment to engaging communities. With offices in Cardiff and Sussex, they aim to deliver positive change to the world around them. Helping organisations to connect with people and to partner with their communities to transform where they work and live, their aim is to work with communities to deliver better projects and lasting social value.
Grasshopper / 2022
At the beginning of 2021, designdough worked with Astutis on a campaign concept and design direction for their 10th birthday celebration. The campaign has now inspired the Astutis rebrand, using their 10th year as a turning point for their company and launching it into the digital world. As industry leaders in workplace health, safety and environmental training, it was essential to create a rebrand that embodies Astutis’ innovative and collaborative business perspective.
Astutis / 2021
The Classic Group have over 25 years’ experience in the construction and fit-out industry. You’ve probably seen some of their work around Cardiff’s city centre; they work with some of the world’s largest and most successful construction companies. The Classic Group delivers outstanding service through their innate passion for turning space into an experience for their clients.
Classic Group / 2021
Introducing our Brand Labs 2020 winner, Consumer Insights Lab. Consumer Insights Lab provide companies with an in-depth understanding of their customers’ perceptions and decision-making process when it comes to their product packaging. Their new take on technology and dynamic approach makes them a force to be reckoned with.
Consumer Insights Lab / 2021
Kaktus is a lifestyle brand for the restless, the adventurous and those with an insatiable appetite to search out new horizons. Pairing their love for vehicles with their passion for interior design, Kaktus transforms vans into bespoke campers.
Kaktus / 2020
Fortem & Mode is a specialist recruitment agency providing elite temporary retail consultants to the luxury beauty and fragrance industries. But they’re not your typical temp agency – they don’t just fill gaps, they drive business.
Fortem & Mode / 2021
Onesta is a Wales based clothing company on a mission to stand up against fast-fashion, unethical working environments and unsustainable fabrics. They create beautiful, honest clothing that stands the test of time and recently won Marie Claire’s Best Sustainable Small Brand award.
Onesta / 2021
From South Wales to Los Angeles, Bad Wolf creates audacious, exciting and enthralling productions for the global television market. Their ambitious and imaginative work was the all-important spark that led to a drama renaissance in the Welsh television industry. From Dr Who, to His Dark Materials and Discovery of Witches. There’s no stopping this fearless brand.
Badwolf / 2020
Miss Patisserie creates bath and body products that are high quality, unharmful and magical. Now sold in popular retail stores such as ASOS and Anthropologie, it’s hard to believe it started as a side hustle. With over 30k followers on Instagram, they aren’t just selling beauty products, they’re growing a community dedicated to self-love.
Miss Patisserie / 2019
Alex Sedgmond is a breathtaking commercial photographer who creates stories using photographs. His commitment to showcasing those who inspire him is inspiring in itself, and his raw and honest photography captures the intricacy of his subjects like no other.
Alex Sedgmond / 2020
Aberystwyth University is known far and wide for its great reputation in education, vibrant town, friendly atmosphere and beautiful beach. In 2020, it won The Times’ Welsh University of the Year Award.
Aberystwyth University / 2019
TWO PLUS TWO are a quantity surveying practice and consultancy, but that doesn’t really sum them up. They are a true collective of tenacious and invested problem-solvers and strategists, who’s knowledge and skill has been honed from years of experience. Above all, they empower others to act with confidence and authority.
TWO PLUS TWO / 2020
Cradoc’s was started in 2008 by Allie. Following her passion for food and baking, she began her own form of ‘culinary alchemy’ by testing recipes on her friends and family. 2 years later, she was selling her award winning biscuits and crackers commercially. Cradoc’s combines bakery craft with her artistic flair to make truly delicious bakes with beautiful packaging.
Cradoc’s Crackers / 2020
Introducing our Brand Labs 2019 winner, Mubo. Mubo is a social enterprise that gives women the skills, support and conﬁdence they need to grow a brilliant business alongside motherhood. They believe that support should meet you where you are and not only shout this message from the rooftops, but practice what they preach.
Mubo / 2020
Since 2016, Parva has been hand-crafting authentic rubs, infusions, sauces and spice blends with rich, unique flavours in mind. No machinery, no additives, just natural spices with passion. Since then, they have won numerous Great Taste awards and continue to wow with flavour, ethos, and packaging.
Parva / 2019
Our relationship with Sport Wales began back in 2016 when we started working together on their corporate branding. A company with rich history and culture, they’re vision is to see a healthier and more active nation. They want every young person to have a great start in life so that they can go on to enjoy a lifetime of sport.
Sport Wales / 2019-2020
Peter Alan’s PA Black are an established and ground-breaking force within the upper-end of the Welsh residential sales market. To further boost its reach and standing within Welsh communities, they wanted to create a seasonal lifestyle publication. Not only to promote their newest properties, but to showcase the amazing communities surrounding them.
PA Black / 2019
Llamau is daring to imagine a world without homelessness. In the team’s words, “we will never, ever give up”, and after working closely with them on this rebrand, we can say wholeheartedly that they won’t. They don’t focus on crisis, they focus on hope. This new brand is just the beginning of a refreshed vision, relentless fight and a light in the dark for those who need it most.
Llamau / 2020
Walters provide a compliance led, self delivery based service across a range of sectors centred around civil engineering, plant and development. But when you think of the term civil engineering in its broadest sense, what do you see? Diggers? Trucks? With Walters, it’s so much more. It’s invention, innovation, bravery, and respect.
Walters / 2019
Found Gallery is an inclusive, contemporary arts space that gives both creativity and community a home. Based in Brecon, they have become one of the leading arts spaces in Wales. Art galleries can often be intimidating places filled with things that you can neither touch or afford. Found Gallery wants to change that perception.
Found Gallery / 2020
WCVA is the national membership body for voluntary organisations in Wales. They don’t just bring charities and voluntary organisations together, but inspire everyone to make a difference, build a better future and help improve wellbeing for all.
WCVA / 2020
Introducing our Brand Labs 2017 winner, Odddot. Odddot creates contemporary furniture and lighting for those that appreciate the smaller details; those with an eye for the offbeat and an appreciation of one-off pieces. Utilising the natural aesthetic qualities of birch ply, owners Paul Adams and Mags Gesta aim to make the ordinary, extraordinary.
Odddot / 2017
Arts & Business Cymru’s role is to promote, enable and develop mutually beneficial partnerships between business and the arts. In their words, ‘when business and the arts work together in truly mutual partnership, both become stronger with the results benefiting our society in far reaching and tangible ways.’
Arts & Business Cymru / 2019
Husband and wife team, Rod and Siobhan, are two people who hold ethical-living and sustainability at the heart of their business. Together, they created Viva Organic; a one-stop shop for produce and products that promote the benefits of living and eating organically.
Viva Organic / 2020
Imium (or Office Image as they were known when we met them) is a commercial interior design and fit out company. They pride themselves on not only delivering quality materials and processes, but challenging and redefining the thought surrounding what a workspace can be and how it should be used.
Imium / 2018
The RÁS facility is designed to instil in its members a drive and dedication to sport. Its members are committed to both the punishment and euphoric reward that comes from training. But none of this is undertaken alone. Ras is a special space to meet, train, strive, and improve together.
Ras / 2020
Since 1961, Early Years Wales has been the largest umbrella organisation supporting memberships to the early years sector in Wales. They support all pre-school children, their families, and early years providers in giving every child across Wales the best start in life.
Early Years Wales / 2020
If you’ve visited Cardiff or live in the area, you’ll be familiar with Rightacres without even realising it. They’re the innovative commercial property developers responsible for some of the most iconic new buildings in the Welsh capital including One Central Square, BBC Cymru Wales HQ and Callaghan Square.
Rightacres / 2020
CMC are business change and transformation specialists whose work spans across the UK and beyond. When a company is going through technical, complex, or awkward change, CMC plays a crucial role in providing advice, tools, and techniques to manage the process; from a strategic level, right through to people management.
CMC / 2019
This renowned recruitment agency has been firmly making their mark on the IT and engineering industry since 1994. But they’re more than just an agency — they’re passionate about making a difference to both employers and employees.
Intapeople / 2021
A family business through and through, Space Fitting Furniture was established in 1972 as a bedroom showroom, but soon expanded to include kitchens and other living spaces as demand grew. After years of steady growth, owners and husband and wife team, Steven and Claire, took the reins from Steven’s dad and led the company towards a new and modern era.
Spaces / 2015
Care for the Family had humble beginnings, starting in just a small office behind a hairdressers in Cardiff. Guided by his own beliefs and experiences, Chief executive Rob Parsons set up the charity as a resource for families. The charity’s vision is that every family has somewhere to turn to for support in both the good and challenging times.
Care For The Family / 2020
Founded by Gervaise Fay and Kate Bache, two successful Brand and Marketing specialists, Health & Her was set up to bridge the gap so apparent on the internet; where accessible and easy to understand information on everyday female health was underpinned by accredited and unbiased medical fact.
Health & Her / 2020