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Young & Norgate launch new portfolio website

Published on Monday, 2nd July 2018, contributed by Kaleido Grafik

Young & Norgate is an award winning furniture and joinery company with a passion for creating beautiful objects.

After another astonishing year for Young & Norgate, it was clear that their website was no longer keeping pace with the organisation’s abilities, achievements and ambitions to grow.

The new site, built by Kaleido Grafik, represents the second iteration of the site built in the partnership, which started in 2014.

Kaleido Grafik felt it was important that the website's focus was on the people and stories behind the company presents an authentic voice, that continues to establish the company as an exciting and vibrant furniture and interiors specialist. A number of photoshoots were commissioned and art directed at their main workshop, in Montpellier, Bristol – ensuring that the focus be put on the Y&N team and their attention to detail. We also shot on location, at various projects, to help capture the depth and breath of Y&N's work.

Kaleido Grafik also supported Y&N with the development of their logotype, brand typography, brand colour palette and a simple set of guidelines to help support the new brand roll-out across signage and wayfinding, stationery and their marketing communications.

View the new site here:

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About the studio behind the project – Kaleido Grafik

Founded in Switzerland, Kaleido Grafik is a Bristol based design and development studio. Our offering is simple, we design purposeful brands and build robust websites.

We apply vivid thinking, skill and meticulous attention to detail in every project, endeavouring to deliver business-focussed design solutions that are imaginative, courageous, user friendly and technically accomplished. We’re known for our ability to develop and adapt brands specifically for digital applications.

All of our websites are lovingly built, one line of code at a time, utilising the latest technologies, and kept lightweight for speedy page loads and greater SEO performance.

With each project, we begin by listening to your needs to gain a deeper understanding of your ambitions. We’ll then conduct research, distil, design, advise and develop a creative solution that’s user centric and will help you achieve your long-term business goals as well as your current needs.

Led by our experienced, motivated and compact team, we compete with the big agencies whilst also providing a much more personal process. You’ll always be in direct contact with the project lead, never filtered through project and studio managers. We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all and feel every project requires a thoughtful solution, tailored to each client’s individual needs and requirements, built from scratch and uniquely yours. We value building long-term relationships, which means that once a project goes live, we offer ongoing, reliable help and support for total peace of mind.

The studio welcomes projects of all sizes, for clients based locally and internationally, from start-ups through to global brands. We’ve recently worked with Avaunt Magazine, University of Oxford, Hiut Denim, National Trust, Lecture in Progress, Nike and Ozone Coffee Roasters.

Our work has been recognised by New York Magazine, The Guardian, Creative Review and The Design Business Association. We’re proud studio patrons of Lecture in Progress, supporting the next generation of creatives.

If you have a project in mind or are curious to find out more, we’d love to hear from you.