Well, what a summer that was. Here is a few things we got up over the last few months.1. Worked. Very hard. All summer. A real team effort.2. Worked on some branding projects - check out the portfolio section on the collective design website.3. Went to the Banksy exhibition.4. Didn't play any golf.5. Launched an online ashes game for clients.6. Watched England qualify for the 2010 World Cup.7. Went to the New Designers show to check out the new...

Here at the collective, we tend to pitch for work in a fairly 'normal' way.1. Brief comes in2. Put together costs / timings / creative / delivery team3. Put on a shirt (sometimes a tie) and present the proposal4. Have an after pitch beverage and work out exactly how long I talked about footie, weather and the state of the nation and more importantly was this more than the work?5. Sit back and wait for the result.I am sure you...

This week I was lucky enough to find myself in the offices and factory of the Southern Star newspaper, in West Cork. This trip sums up, what I love about my business and my job.1. It involved a client, who like many, I class as a friend. Always a good way to do business this way.2. It involved travelling and experiencing an area of the world I was not familiar with.3. It involved some very interesting and creative conversations, that...

This summer, the collective has been involved in a very exiciting project with our friends at Northcliffe Media. And as mentioned in the news section of our main site, on the 2nd July local people was launched.Video of Media briefing / launchOur involvment was on the creative side, providing both online and offline advertising solutions as well as helping with the roll-out of support material and the main website - www.localpeople.co.uk.To view some of this work, please have a browse...

Here at the collective we are trying some new things. Firstly, applying to become a plinther.And up next, we became a film producer.http://www.buyacredit.com/Add that to our football club ownershiphttp://www.myfootballclub.co.uk/...

During the last 2 months or so, we have been using twitter. Although very unsure at the start, we (@mattbigg) have grown to love it. Giving out daily information and passing on cool and interesting stuff. It also provides an on-line diary for a recent trip to America and has kept a track of Matt's lack of training for his charity bike ride. It also has given us a more informal platform to show how we run our Graphic design...

Just a quick list of things we liked this month.2012Check out the latest Olympic developments with this 'flythrough"http://www.london2012.com/blog/2009/04/20/olympic-park-flythrough.phpPopbitchWe just love this weekly newsletterhttp://www.popbitch.com/home/category/latest-issue/TopShoptoGoThe best party idea...

Well, here we go. The very first posting from the collective.After a 'good, not great' start to 2009, the last few weeks have been getting a little quiet on the work front. So we have decide to spend this time wisely, with a new website, new marketing ideas and of course this blog. Not sure exactly what we will use this for, but hopefully the projects will start flying in again and this will be the last time I use...