Design Solutions

Introduction

Create

Author Studios blur the lines between physical and digital to achieve original works. We oversee projects idea to fruition of fully-fledged products and deliver these to the client. By working across different media we tailor each item individually or as part of integrated design solutions.

Passion

We have the enthusiasm to achieve all creative requirements. Our passion instilled into every aspect with a drive to succeed running within every individual in our team where originality runs at the heart.

Complete

Our Studios comprehensively applies and completes every project. Theory can dominate a creative body of work and little priority is placed on successfully carrying out a brief. We treat every project with the same high-level of respect.

– Author Studios

Check out the film we produced to present our watch brand WT AUTHOR.

Film: BURNING REEL
Music: SOUNDSMITHS
Post-production: AUTHOR COLOUR

Design Solutions

Brand

A brand identity outlines how each individual piece relates to a bigger picture. The logo marks a primary point in communication as it continues to mean more than what it simply looks like. It is responsive with continual ongoing development.

Product

Every product begins as a sketch that communicates the idea in it’s initial form. Development comes until we are ready to prototype through various methods of CAD to determine the direction and engineer a project. A single solution is determined from different options to guarantee a result.

Graphics & Illustration

By combining trends with a long-term application leads to evolving sets of assets fixed on a common goal. Graphics and illustration design solutions form single parts of the bigger picture.

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Digital Solutions

Website

We focus on business, ecommerce and specialist websites. The large list of applications includes Joomla, WordPress, Magento, Drupal and Shopify. Your project’s requirements will determine the direction. We have worked with leading creatives through to international firms to supply fully-supported products.

SEO

There are various tools at your disposal to power publicity organically versus paid advertising. This step is completed before considering other marketing avenues to ensure a strong digital foundation to your online presence. It is completely in your control when there is knowledge to determine what you can directly change. It is hard and requires thinking deeply about your goals but with patience comes results that will lead to a self-sustaining offer and further long-term considerations…

Advertising

The power of online marketing is amplified by combining organic solutions with paid advertising. Services such as Google and social media will oversee a strategically ran campaign built through an in-depth understanding of markets and personas, going towards supplementing promotion in the physical world.

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Photography Solutions

Product

Product photography is everywhere we look, ranging from simple studio shots to lifestyle shoots. Catalogue images are essential for a world of online shopping whereas action shots in a given context are used to portray the product used in the manner they were designed for, often with multiple views.

Fashion & Corporate

Our fashion and corporate shoots take things one step further by incorporating models into the equation. We need great locations and great models, coupled with make-up artists / stylists. All lighting is provided to take the hassle out of the technical side of things.

Video & Animation

We are proud to offer both video and animation production solutions. From pre-production to post-production / VFX, our Studios are centred around story-telling and producing compelling footage.

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Check out the teaser we produced to present our friends at LEIGH OPERATIC & DRAMATIC SOCIETY

Camera: KUPA WARNER
Drone: VERT MEDIA
Post-production: AUTHOR COLOUR

Print Solutions

Stationery

We design and manage print across all branded stationery. Consistency is at the heart of every item to build a wider system to the highest possible standard.

Campaigns

Printed posters constitute a single body of work involved in our regular campaigns. Large-scale options need to be produced with a considerably higher level of knowledge and understanding. Our work with a number of international publishers serves as a testimony to the precise nature of the requirements.

Packaging

Our packaging solutions are bespoke. They are intended to sell a single concept or series of ideas that immediately communicate with the user. We pride ourselves on presenting innovative approaches that separate you from the competition.

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Independent Design Solutions

Founders

Author Studios was founded by Jon and Sam in Birmingham, UK. As the brand’s founders and primary designers, engineers, makers, and photographers, we are the creative force behind the brand. This changed in 2015 when Sarah, a frequent collaborator became a director too.

Service

We take pride in the quality of a highly personal service. The setup allows quick and thorough support meaning you are never placed into a queue. You can talk directly to any of the group by email, social media, phone, or post.

Self-funded

Author Studios is entirely independent meaning we have no investors to answer to. This allows us to create freely – and bypass corpocracy. Every creative element from website design to the photography is produced in-house.

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Collaborate

Post-Production

We work with REBECCA GOODEVE, an Essex-based colourist to produce beautiful edits for our films. She runs her own grading suite that can execute any colour grading requirement including Dailies and remote grading.

Photography

We work with LEWIS MAXWELL, a renowned photographer based in Birmingham, UK to produce stunning images. He forms part of our specialist network of individuals and studios across the world.

Printing

Whether it is a mass-volume print requirement or something a little more bespoke, we make sure all of our solutions are environmentally conscious. For example, we work with GET A GRIP STUDIO, a Birmingham-based studio to produce our high-end sustainable print solutions.

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Personal

Devotion

We are devoted to run each project as if it were our own. We form a strong relationship from the outset and retain constant communication through the project’s development.

Face-to-face

It is integral that each project is run through an individual that understands every facet. Human contact is key to separating a great body of work from a good one. The project is yours that needs the utmost respect as if it were our own.

Contact

You decide on the frequency and method of contact. You talk directly to the designer – and whether the project is on-going or simply a one-off, we are there for you.

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Expertise

Experience

Our team has worked as part of different environments from studios to agencies. We are multi-disciplined at our core meaning a large amount of projects are processed through our Studios.

Brands

We have a huge portfolio of brands that spans across a wide variety of industries from small / medium enterprises to large global networks.

Knowledge

Our in-depth knowledge goes deeper than creative disciplines. It also applies itself to software, technical capabilities as well as design project management.

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Bespoke Design Solutions

Tailored

Each project is built to an exact specification. Whether you are an individual, a small enterprise or a global business we make a solution for your needs. It allows you to truly become part of your brand.

Broad

Do you have far-reaching goals? We reach these by simplifying ideas to target niches that allow you to exploit any given opportunity.

Niche

We focus your attention to excel in new markets. Your work is special and the success of it should be measured through considered growth.

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Results

Proof

Our portfolio of brand is enough proof of results. Combined with word-of-mouth and the growing list of live projects is testament to the job we do.

Return

We develop existing ideas to ensure an on-going commitment. People come back to us time-and-time again and remain friends.

Support

Technical support is always on hand to our clients. We also offer business and organisational support as projects grow.