St Philips Testimonial

Over the last three years, Creo Design and St Philips School have been working together on a re-brand for the organisation.

From the get-go we could feel the passion the team at St Philips had for their work and making a positive change in people’s lives.

We were instantly enamoured by this passion and were eager to create something recognisable and memorable for St Philips.

The re-brand included new signage, printed materials and an upgrade of the school environment.

Every so often you meet a truly passionate organisation actively trying to make a change in people’s lives.

Everyone at Creo is very proud to have been involved and contribute to the direction of St Philips’ strategic plan within the residential care and education sector.

Work from Home Tips

We’re living through unprecedented times in which many of us are now required to work from home. And while those of us still able to work should be grateful, this can be quite a seismic shift. Mixing your work life with your home life isn’t something that comes naturally to everyone. As a collection of web designers, copywriters and graphic designers we’ve got some experience when it comes to working remotely. So, we decided we’d pass on a few work from home tips.

Dress for the day you want to have

Although it may seem trivial, some of the best tips for working from home are. When you get up in the morning, make sure to put on something resembling what you would wear to work. It doesn’t need to be full business attire, but it does need to put you in the working mindset.

If you get out of bed and open up the laptop while still in your pyjamas, you probably aren’t going to have a very productive day. Pyjamas, sweat pants, joggers, ‘comfies’: these are made for slouching around and watching Netflix, not for productivity.

Get out of bed and prepare in the same way you would if you were heading into the office. It’s as much about preparing your mind as it is your wardrobe!

Dedicated Work Space

The principal challenge of working from home for many is focus: being able to maintain the same levels as one would have in a regular office. This is why you must find somewhere in your home and create a dedicated home office space.

You don’t need to fully refurbish your living room or evict your kids from their bedroom, you just need a space that is devoted solely to work. This means setting up your computer, note-pads, phone, whiteboard, stationary, cactus etc somewhere in your home and sticking to that spot.

Laying in bed with your laptop isn’t going to cut it.

Make a To-Do List

This is something you ought to be doing in the evenings before you go to sleep. Think of everything you need to do the next day and write it down. You can do this using a pen and paper or one of the many productivity apps available.  

Once it’s there on your to-do list it becomes a lot harder to avoid. If you get into the habit of doing this every night, it will also become easier to get up in the morning. Having a clear plan written down gives you added motivation to attack the working day.

Take Regular Breaks

You aren’t going to become hyper productive overnight, or be able to fully replicate the office environment straight away. Focus your energy on work for a set period of time, whether that’s half an hour, an hour or more. During this time make sure your output is 100%. Put the smartphone to the side, close Twitter, turn off the TV – focus exclusively on work. 

Once your set time has passed, stand up, walk around the house, go out into the garden, make a cup of tea. Do what you need to do to relax for a few minutes until you’re ready to sit back down and do some more work. The more you repeat this cycle, the easier you’ll find it to focus all of your attention and energy on your work while at home.

Get into a Routine

During this time, it’s going to be very easy to fall into a bad routine. If you don’t need to travel to work, you might start going to bed a little later or lying in bed a little longer. Over time, these small changes can really throw your routine off.

When working from home it’s crucial that you stick to a routine and dedicated working hours. If you normally work 9-5, stick with that. If you normally take an hour lunch break at 1pm, do the same at home. Having a structure in place while working from home will help you maintain consistent energy levels and aid productivity.

When you start to slip out of a routine, your work will suffer.

No one knows how long this pandemic is going to last, so for those of you working from home, it’s time to start making the most of it. Hopefully these work from home tips help you to retain a sense of normality at your home office. 

Have we missed any work from home tips that you’ve discovered in the last few weeks? Let us know!

For any enquiries about setting up Microsoft Teams or help setting up your business to work from home with the latest software and technology, get in touch. 

 

North Property Advisors

North offer innovative commercial property advice for landlords and tenants. Our design team worked with North to re-brand, design and develop a new website. Which includes a unique ‘Rent Checker’ tool. 

We also created a short 2D animation to explain the ‘Rent Checker’ tool in more detail. A full case study on this project will be available soon. 

In the meantime check out the new North Property at northprop.co.uk

CP Electric Branding & Web Design

Robin approached Creo last year looking to create a stronger brand presence online and on print. From refining his logo to designing his new website Robin has helped drive the project from start to finish helping George and Ryan create some cracking designs. Below are some kind words from Robin and some of the work we have done with the CP Electric team over the past year.

Take a look at what Robin has to offer and visit cpelectric.co.uk

Business Cards Design

 

Creating a New Brand Standard

Product Photography from Kevin

Website Design by Ryan

Fusebox Packaging Design

I approached Creo to design and develop CP (Electric) branding and website from a basic brief outlining my objectives.
Martin and his team showed great enthusiasm for the project with a wealth of ideas on how to achieve what I was looking for, drawing from their knowledge and experience.

Deadlines were set and achieved for both our catalogue and website which has now gone LIVE opening up the ability for our wholesale customers to view and download technical data direct from our site.

From start to finish a job well done.

– Robin – CP Electric

Shona Cooley Photography

Shona has a focussed approach when it comes to the service that she can offer. She wants her session together to reflect the style of photographs that she loves to produce – relaxed, carefree, spontaneous and natural. Shona strives to capture images that document precious, often fleeting, beautiful moments full of genuine personality, connection and love.

To achieve that, customers simply need to be yourself! So, walk with your children, hold their hands, cuddle them, push them higher in the swing, throw them in the air (but please catch them!), laugh, talk with them, have fun…

Visit the Shona Cooley Photography website today. www.shonacooleyphotography.co.uk ‪#‎photography‬ ‪#‎creotime‬ ‪#‎web design‬ ‪#‎shonacooleyphotography‬