Building a charity brand which embraces digital

Building a charity brand which embraces digital

July 19th, 2017, Posted by in Blog |

Building a charity brand which embraces digital   CHRIS MICHAELOUDIS of graphic design agency NIM DESIGN comments on how charities can create their own narrative with a brand fit for the digital age as part of a comprehensive approach to communications. Nim Design's Chris Michaeloudis - brand con...

21 tips for a successful Annual Report

21 tips for a successful Annual Report

March 28th, 2017, Posted by in Blog |

We’ve been designing and producing Annual Reports for ethical organisations, including many charities and housing associations for 21 years and we’ve learnt quite a lot on the way.   Here are our 21 tips for producing a perfect annual report. 1. Define your objectives Understand what the ...

Sharing your budget, building trust

Sharing your budget, building trust

March 15th, 2017, Posted by in Blog |

Having been in business for 21 years, we’ve had some very interesting conversations around the issue of budgets and why potential clients are not always keen to share them.   Why won’t you share? Maybe you feel anxious that if you disclose your budget you might be taken advantage of. But ...

Storytelling through Design

Storytelling through Design

February 14th, 2017, Posted by in Blog |

Words, data, graphs, pictures all need a sprinkle of magic to make them easier to read. This magic can otherwise be known as the art of storytelling.   Why is storytelling so important? Storytelling comes naturally to us. As human beings, we find it easier to remember through stories than facts, fig...

Engaging, consistent and relevant; optimising your brand for digital

Engaging, consistent and relevant; optimising your brand for digital

January 31st, 2017, Posted by in Blog |

Chris Michaeloudis on why the power shift created by the digital revolution requires a bold approach to branding. We’re in the midst of a digital revolution and these days the consumer really is king. Branding is no longer a one-way communication – the impact of consumer behaviour on the internet,...

Investing wisely in design

Investing wisely in design

January 6th, 2017, Posted by in Blog |

Re-thinking your design for 2017?   January is often the month when we re-evaluate the way we do things and try to make changes for the better. If you’re responsible for communications or marketing for your organisation, perhaps you’re thinking about how design could be used more effectively to a...

Illustrating your point

Illustrating your point

December 13th, 2016, Posted by in Blog |

Senior Designer Miguel spent an interesting afternoon at the London Illustration Fair last week. It got him thinking about the pros and cons of illustration and photography. Housed in The Bargehouse on the South Bank, this event was raw and exciting. The diversity of genres on show was extraordinary and i...

Staying true and playing fair

Staying true and playing fair

November 23rd, 2016, Posted by in Blog |

By Lim Khaw, Creative Director and Founder of nim design How partnering with ethically minded organisations has proved a successful combination for nim design and its clients. Doing the right thing is at the heart of our business, so when we work with organisations that want the same thing, it’s a pow...

Ethical design matters

Ethical design matters

September 27th, 2016, Posted by in Blog |

Having spent some time at a couple of design shows in the last couple of weeks I’m delighted to see so many designers demonstrating ethical and sustainable philosophies. We work with a large number of ethical organisations – NGO, charities, sustainable housing organisations and so on – and we find ourse...

2016: …the story so far

2016: …the story so far

June 17th, 2016, Posted by in Blog |

Can we really be half way through 2016 already? It’s been a busy six months here at nim design with a bundle of new business and some exciting projects for our existing clients. Our latest clients are a pioneering bunch including the Lemon Tree Trust, a charity undertaking greening innovation in refu...