Graphic Design is “the art or profession of visual communication that combines images, words, and ideas to convey information to an audience.”
Colin Stephenson Design is a graphic design and advertising agency based in the Western Cape South Africa. We specialise in logos, branding, corporate identities, packaging, annual reports, point-of-sale, signage and web design. We are passionate about design and we love what we do.
Colin Stephenson Design has a unique approach in assisting you to grow your business and establish a strong brand within your business sector. We are a graphic design agency with a fresh educated approach to branding, graphic design and illustration. We enjoy reviewing your current brand or new brand requirements and developing various different visual ideas to solve any graphic requirements you may have.
We are a graphic design agency with over 10 years’ experience in the art of graphic design and will assist you with all graphic design that may include; logo design, branding and corporate identity, copywriting, professional photography, invitations and stationery, publications, books, booklets, brochures, business cards, annual reports, advertising, packaging and signage, exhibition stand graphics, hotel and store graphics and interiors as well as website design and development.
Our clients come from various different business sectors. Over the years we have developed a full range of marketing materials for businesses such as; architects and architectural firms, hotel owners and marketing managers, game lodges and spas, boutique hotels, wine estates, pharmaceutical companies, Boutique shops, educational institutes, lawyers and interior decorators to name a few. Colin Stephenson Design is appointed as a specialist advertising agency for new start-up businesses and brands as well as well established businesses that need a new life injected into their marketing materials and business collateral.
The Colin Stephenson Design agency is based in the garden route and we service clients nationally in; George, Plettenberg Bay, Knysna, Mossel Bay, Cape Town, Johannesburg. We have established means of communication and briefing in place and have over the years established a loyal client base as far afield as, United Kingdom, Australia, Zanzibar, Germany and Qatar to name a few international locations.
We believe that your brand encompasses who you are and what you aim to achieve as a business. For this reason the Colin Stephenson Design team work closely with our clients throughout any graphic design process. Our aim is to communicate visually the goals and ideas that will underpin the success of their business. We pride ourselves in learning about their businesses in order to help develop the project brief that is to initiate all graphic design processes. Throughout the process we analyse your business and propose new ideas on marketing materials and concepts to be explored in your marketing and advertising plan.
When you have a creative project to initiate this is how to tackle it
How Do We Get Started
Colin Stephenson Design will enter into consultation with our clients to help them define the project brief. This involves determining the target audience the key selling points or defining the difference between their product and the competitors. Colin Stephenson Design have several specialist copy writers and translators on the extended team who can be consulted to add further depth to the content and copy in your marketing materials to ensure that the message is clear and direct.
The next step in the graphic design process involves research, Colin Stephenson Design need to understand the business sector and the competition to define the most pertinent elements and unique selling points. With this background research under the belt it is time to put pen to paper. Virtually all Graphic Design projects start this way, having had traditional graphic design and fine art training informs all the graphic work that Colin Stephenson Design produce.
Working through visual concepts and stages in the design process Colin Stephenson Design are able to present the work to clients throughout South Africa and internationally via dedicated online project areas to track the live progress of all graphic design produced from our Garden Route based design studio.