Mark Eddleston X Will Burr X Howdy Digital: Three GR creatives build something special
When Mark decided he needed a rebrand, it felt too good to be true to have found the perfect team in the kitchen, right here at Gather Round. Brunswick Square Flexi member Mark Eddleston’s business in organisational consultation was gathering momentum, and he wanted to refresh his existing branding to further reflect his ethos.
After chatting with Graphic Designer and Part-time Flexi member Will Burr over a coffee at lunchtime the synergy between them was clear. The two launched straight into a collaboration. For Mark, it felt like a no-brainer to ask fellow Flexi member Fi Milsom of Howdy Digital to jump on board with a marketing launch package to ensure the shiny new rebrand was seen by as many faces as possible.
Organisation coach and consultant Mark Eddleston pioneers a New Way of Working, enabling organisations to challenge old habits and shed unhelpful practices in the workplace.
Talented graphic designer Will Burr works with brands on websites, social media and marketing assets and more. Dedication and creativity are his calling cards.
There isn’t much Fi Milsom doesn’t know about all things social media and marketing. Howdy Digital offers comprehensive packages in social media and influencer marketing, content creation, and campaign management.
The open nature of the workspace and saturation of creatives has really aided organic cross-pollination between creatives such as myself and others’ Will Burr
It’s all in the process
The team made great use of their shared co-working space throughout the project. The sunlit Terrace held a brand discovery workshop for Mark and Will whilst the gentle buzz of background noise in the kitchen allowed them to work alongside each other. With Fi and Will using the space to chat over impactful social assets and Mark hosting casual crits throughout each part of the process. Collaboration made easy. The team also made the most of Bristol’s banging food and drink scene a stones throw from Brunswick Square to celebrate!
A Success Story
Mark’s business rethinks old ways of working. For his new look he wanted to evoke a sense of warmth and playful experimentation, to represent a new and progressive workplace. Will used a simple but versatile two-dimensional design of the same shape in different configurations to create a language with different layers of meaning. The design’s combination of curves and hard lines reflect how changing patterns and perspectives can have contrasting results. The bold and playful colour palette demonstrates the optimism and joyful investment Mark’s teaching has on the workplace.
With Fi’s marketing prowess, Will’s vibrant design and Mark’s ideas the rebrand was a huge success. The launch campaign saw a reach of 20k+, over 250 newsletter sign-ups and over 100 online demo attendees.
Great Minds Think Alike
Our second home at Brunswick Square opened October 2021 and has seen a collective of creatives flourish across three floors. Innovative spaces designed for breakout chats, meetings big and small and booths for private working make it easy for projects to flourish. We’re proud of our collaborations, seeing magic grow from the seeds we have sown was the point of it all in the first place. With several collabs underway, and a fair few success stories from members such as Nic Kane and Twelve and Breakthrough and Simon Arnoldi it feels like a natural place to form bonds and create something magical.
With web designers, filmmakers, animators, writers, marketing managers, photographers, design studios, SEO experts and (insert creative you need here) all calling Gather Round home, the chances are you don’t have to go far to find just the right expert to help you along your journey. Our collective of creatives are such an assortment of talent you can, almost always, find what you need by the coffee machine.