Designer's Blog

The Grieves Design blog... Some interesting stuff posted in here every month or so. Check back monthly to see what we have been up to and where our more current influences and inspirations come from. We'll also share the newest blog posts on our social pages so make sure you're connected.

It won't be just graphic design related content either. Loads of other stuff so we don't bore you to death ;^}. We have various interested in running and football sponsoring Washington Running Club and Washington Untied U9 girls football team. We're also slowly developing into eco warriors, doing our upmost to help the planet and environment where ever we can.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for regular work updates and quirky Grieves Design brand related ideas... @grievesdesign

Grieves Design blog post, march 2017. Premier League re=brand

A ‘brand’ new image for the Premier League


2016 saw the relaunch of the Premier League with an excellent new brand design from Design Studio. What makes this design unique and original is that it is so flexible, with an array of different formats, colours and combinations that will appeal to all of the vast audience around the globe…

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2017 wall planner


Following our Christmas and New Year marketing campaign which included an advertising in December’s issue or Northern Insight, a Christmas card design and multi-sized wall planners as well as a social media give away, we’ve added a downloadable and printable version of our 2017 wall planner for you to download…

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FedEx logo Design

Excellent logo design… FedEx


Following on from our graphic design 10 minute presentation at Washington BNI chapter, here’s some background info from the logo design we mentioned, The Fed Ex logo… In 1994 the current Fed Ex logo design was created. The logo design featured only the words FedEx which, though it seems simplistic,…

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We’re growing…


Former Newcastle United man takes startup to Sunderland in new expansion From being made redundant by Newcastle United in 2013 to boasting Sunderland AFC as a client at his own agency, graphic designer Gavin Grieves has really moved the goalposts in two short years. Undeterred in entering unemployment, Gavin quickly…

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design crowd logo

Free design work websites at their worst.


After 3 winners in as many months submitting designs for, you would expect a little bit of praise from the people behind the the scenes at the ‘free’ design website. After my third ‘competition’ winner the design team down under blocked my account and retracted more than 10 submitted…

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Revolve logo design design north east

Another Design Crowd Winner


This is our third design crowd winner since we started on the site in August. Having submitted over 30 designs the the site, only winning our third is only a 10% success rate. Baring in mind each design only take about 30 minutes to create, its money for nothing really…

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Design Crowd Winner. The Door Doctor

The Door Doctor – WINNER


After 10 days since submitting the final changes for The Door Doctor, Gav finally received payment from for his winning design. Design Crowd took 15%, which dropped the prize to $300, then he will have to withdraw it from paypal and lose another 3.4% plus 20p from that. So…

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Design Crowd Winner


Our Creative Director Gav Grieves today won a project for a logo design scooping a $360 payment in the process. There are still a few amendments to be done to the final design but as soon as Gav has completed the design and it gets approved we’ll get a…

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Grieves Design. Graphic design in Washington

Designer’s Blog… September 2013


There will be some interesting stuff in here pretty soon, check back every week to see what we have been up to and where out influences and inspirations come from. Follow us on twitter @grievesdesign and take a look at our facebook page /grievesdesign.

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