Life in Colour
Think of your favourite colour. Does it make you feel calm, happy or energised? Or does it stir up a fond memory or a favourite place?
Posted: 13 November 2017
We are hiring!
Hello, we are a dynamic, expanding design agency based in Bristol. We work with a varied national client base for whom we produce graphic, printed and digital marketing. Currently a team of 7, we are looking to recruit two more exceptionally creative talented individuals.
Posted: 05 September 2017
Typomania with Erik Spiekermann
We recently had the pleasure of attending a West of England Design Forum talk given by two big contenders in the world of Typography. Jonathan Doney, current chair of the International Society of Typographic Designers and Erik Spiekermann, an internationally renowned typographer.
Posted: 15 August 2017
One month old and counting.
Our new website is one month old today and we have been bowled over with the positive response which we're received so far.
Posted: 17 July 2017
Think print is dead? Think again.
A good book will never be forgotten. Not just for the narrative journey its flow of the words can set your mind on, but the feel of it in your hand as you run your fingers over the pages...
Posted: 11 July 2017
Capable, diverse and courageous...getting to know the real Kubiak
Well, what do you think? We hope you've been enjoying our sleek new website. It's part of an exciting brand refresh to make sure that we are demonstrating the true breadth of our creative capabilities.
Posted: 15 June 2017
Illustration or photography? Your audience decides
Illustration has been used by businesses since marketing began. However photography overtook and became the preferred form, with consumers trusting that 'the camera never lies'. In the 1920s, photography accounted for just 15% of advertising, but by 1930, it had pretty much taken over from illustration with around 80%...
Posted: 29 March 2016
The rise and decline of Pantone
Many of you will be familiar with our friendly in-house mascot Alan. Alan is Pantone 381. Wherever Alan travels, he will look the same thanks to the universal colour system Pantone.
Pantone was created in the 1960s by Lawrence Herbert who saw how the industry was struggling to communicate around colour. Printers and designers had no clear way of describing their exact colour requirements...
Posted: 26 February 2016
The process behind the creative
We often talk about the creative we produce. But what about the process involved in bringing a vision to life? This is the heady world of account management – the central nervous system of our agency and the secret to happy designers, happy clients and happy results.
There’s a lot more to managing the creative process than simply setting and following rules. It’s all about strategy, leadership and relationship building.
Posted: 29 January 2016
Kubiak 2015 Round-up
As 2015 comes to a close, it’s safe to say that in the year Kubiak turned 25, we’ve never been so busy. We thought we’d give you a rundown of our shenanigans, so here’s what the Kubiak office got up to in 2015…
Posted: 14 December 2015