Key to any communication task is the design response. Our design team have gathered a lot of experience in print and digital channels and this combined with effective briefing will deliver a bespoke and standout design solution for you. We will normally share design options for your consideration and once we have agreed a design direction the designer remains actively involved throughout development and artworking phases to ensure the original intentions of the idea are realised in the finished product.
We want to keep things moving and keep you informed re progress and cost. At project kick off we will agree the scope and supply a budget proposal for your approval. Once underway, a weekly status meeting involving the key project contributors is the central element of our approach and throughout the project we will manage the schedule and record all meeting outcomes – in short we take on all the management responsibility for your project.
The development process may start with live prototyping and wire-framing to let you see how your site will work, well before content is available. We will use our own web development server to share our progress with you and your team. Modx is our preferred CMS, it continues to be an industry award-winner and we have experience in-depth of using it, including training you and your team on how to keep your new site up to date, once live.
Further to approval of your design concept we will convert it seamlessly into a print ready artwork file. Accuracy is of course the key skill in this process and once your content is supplied we will make sure it is typeset and then proofed as per the agreed schedule until completion. Any missing elements will be clearly marked on the proof. During this process we will optimise 3rd party graphic elements such as photographs and logos to ensure they print perfectly.
Print management experience is crucial in terms of identifying the right printer for the task, buying the print at the right price and monitoring quality on the finished item. At Thunderbolt Projects we use Kevin Allan at processproduction.co.uk – he will provide the specification, costing and budget control and then the artwork checking, repro proofing and press passing to completion.
We can also provide an end to end outsourced brand management service for your company – think of us as an extension of your own team, ready to respond to ad-hoc brand management tasks from 3rd parties for advertising, collateral production, stationery reordering etc. Get in touch if you would like more detail on what we could help you with.