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Our aim is to bring ideas to life with high quality, thoughtful design solutions and to provide a welcoming, empowering experience through support & collaboration.

We understand that a new look for your company, be it your brand identity or online presence, is a very exciting time and should leave you feeling empowered. At Dandelion Creative, our partners combine professional design practice with our background in education to support & educate you throughout the design process. You can rest assured that your voice will be heard, your opinions matter and that you will be essential in developing a personalised identity that elevates the products/services you provide.

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The Ancient Egypt gallery at Weston Park Museum op The Ancient Egypt gallery at Weston Park Museum opens today! There are lots of fun family activities happening everyday throughout half term and incredible pieces on display. We’re very proud to have worked with the team on this project for all of the design work for the gallery.
The Ancient Egypt gallery at Weston Park Museum op The Ancient Egypt gallery at Weston Park Museum opens today! There are lots of fun family activities happening everyday throughout half term and incredible pieces on display. We’re very proud to have worked with the team on this project for all of the design work for the gallery. ⁣
The Ancient Egypt gallery at Weston Park Museum op The Ancient Egypt gallery at Weston Park Museum opens today! There are lots of fun family activities happening everyday throughout half term and incredible pieces on display. We’re very proud to have worked with the team on this project for all of the design work for the gallery.
As part of our service, we like to really dig deep As part of our service, we like to really dig deep and get to know your company so we can create something that truly reflects your vision. We offer a free consultation so feel free to get in touch if you think we can help you. We can have a good chat over a cup of tea. ⁣ ⁣ #branding #branding101 #graphicdesign #logo #design #logodesign #designagency #websitedesign #sheffield #sheffieldissuper #sheffielddesign #sheffieldindependent #smallbusiness #yorkshiredesigner #ukbusiness #derbyshirebusiness #derbyshirelife #graphics #dandelion #dandelioncreative #creativeentrepreneur #mycreativebiz #branddesigner #graphicdesigndaily #identity #entrepreneur
Here’s a sneak peek of some of the designs we ha Here’s a sneak peek of some of the designs we have created for the new Ancient Egypt exhibition at Weston Park Museum in Sheffield. It opens this Saturday and we’re so excited to show you what we’ve been working on for the last six months. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ #ancientegypt #ancientegyptian #mummy #egyptianmummy #westonparkmuseum #museumssheffield #sheffield #museumssheffieldcollections #exhibitiondesign #illustration #sheffieldissuper #branding #graphicdesign #design #sheffield #sheffielddesign #smallbusiness #yorkshiredesigner #ukbusiness #derbyshirebusiness #graphics #dandelion #dandelioncreative #designagency #creativeentrepreneur #visitsheffield #branddesigner #graphicdesigndaily⁣
Typography, which is the style of lettering in des Typography, which is the style of lettering in design, is a really important aspect of your branding. Along with your symbol, the font needs to communicate the right message to your customers. The lettering here is using a serif typeface. ⁣ ⁣ Serifs have the name because of the decorative strokes they have on the end of the letters lines, sometimes called “tails” or “feet”. They have a traditional feel and communicate heritage, as they date back to the 18th century. They can help a brand look established and reliable and can also bring a lot of elegance to a design. A serif is good to use when you want to communicate more formality and can also bring a very classic and beautiful edge to a design. ⁣ ⁣ There are many classic serif fonts you can choose from such as Baskerville, Garamond or Georgia. Used here is Cormorant which is a free open source download from Google Fonts.⁣ ⁣ Choosing the right font combinations and using them consistently through your marketing will increase brand consistency and brand awareness.
On the to do list for this week was working on the On the to do list for this week was working on the new branding for the lovely @oliveandvinewines ⁣ Here is a sneak peak of the early moodboard we put together to inspire us in the development of the brand identity. Olive and Vines is soon to be running wine tours in the beautiful Rhone Valley in the south of France. Earthy and rich colours will be at the forefront of the identity alongside rustic yet sophisticated typography. It’s been an absolute pleasure working on this so far.⁣
Happy Monday! Are you ready for the coming week? ⁣ ⁣⁣ Last week, Kelly attended coaching sessions all about planning at the @elitebusinessacademy and learnt all about how having a planning system is an essential part of achieving your targets. Most people give up on their goals quite quickly but by dedicating time to a system, you can make your ambitions less overwhelming and more achievable. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ The way to do this is by thinking of the bigger picture of the year and sectioning your plans into a 12 Month Plan > 90 Day Plan > Weekly Plan > Daily Plan. By planning all of your quarterly goals that you have taken from your long term plan, you can funnel down the tasks to be scheduled into your weekly calendar and prioritised based on whether they are urgent, important or could be delegated. We’re looking forward to getting our year organised in this way. Have you tried it?⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Are you a “new year, new me, going to smash my goals” sort of person or would you rather go to sleep and be woken up when it’s Springtime? ⁣ ⁣ How do you plan your year ahead either for your business or personally? We’d love to know. ⁣⁣ ⁣ Photo by @personalbrandphotographyexpert
We hope your first working week of the new decade We hope your first working week of the new decade has been a good one! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ We have written a blog post all about what makes a great logo. Within it are insights inside to consider when reflecting on your own logo or looking to have a new one created. The link is in our bio. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ If you feel like you need any help with your own branding, let us know and book in your free consultation.⁣ We’d love to help. ⁣⁣
Merry Christmas everyone! We just want to say a ma Merry Christmas everyone! We just want to say a massive thank you to all of our wonderful clients and to all those who have supported us this year. We hope you’ve had a fantastic day. Kelly & Andy x
One of the things we love to do here at Dandelion One of the things we love to do here at Dandelion is use the seasons as inspiration. Each season has its own personality and December is no exception. Colour often evokes an emotional reaction and the Christmas countdown brings has whole host of beautiful colours. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Here is a palette of the more traditional colours of the holidays that bring with them their own memories. Choosing the Christmas tree, cranberry sauce and mulled wine, the long dark nights, building gingerbread houses, wrapping presents in lashings of gold ribbon and getting cosy in a big warm blanket. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Festive colours do not have to be traditional, there are a lot of colour palettes that can be used such as metallics or icy blues. Think about your brand colours and which colours would complement them. You can then use the colours within your marketing materials. It can work especially well to grab attention if you have a particular seasonal offer, just make sure you still have your own brand colours in mind. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Alternatively using your own brand colours and bringing in festive imagery through photography or illustrations will also work really well. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ What are your favourite colours of the season? What memories do they hold for you?⁣⁣
It is so lovely to get such great feedback from cl It is so lovely to get such great feedback from clients. Here is the testimonial from Amelia at PSSA discussing the website design we created for them. “Andy and Kelly took a lot of time to really understand what PSSA is all about and what I needed from our website. They were always happy to go the extra mile, and were able to advise me on developing the site beyond my original brief. The result is a fresh, modern and easy to navigate website for our clients. After a few years of very frustrating and expensive disappointments I am thrilled to finally have a website that shows us off, and am excited to work with them on future design work.” - Amelia Amos, Managing Director at PSSA Pop School and Stage Academy. If you want to find out more about how we can work with you to develop your website, get in touch and we can have a chat. #webdesign #danceacademy #stageschool #londonbusiness #marketingmaterials #branding #websitedesign #graphicdesign #design #actingschool #sheffield #sheffielddesign #smallbusiness #yorkshiredesigner #ukbusiness #derbyshirebusiness #londondesign #graphics #dandelion #dandelioncreative #designagency #creativeentrepreneur #mycreativebiz #branddesigner #graphicdesigndaily #entrepreneur
Alongside the website design for PSSA @pssalondon Alongside the website design for PSSA @pssalondon we created leaflets for them to show the two sides of their academy. The PSSA Academy for 7-16 year olds and The Little Stage Academy for ages 3-6. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #leafletdesign #printdesign #marketingmaterials #danceacademy #stageschool #londonbusiness #branding #websitedesign #graphicdesign #design #designagency #actingschool #sheffield #sheffielddesign #smallbusiness #yorkshiredesigner #ukbusiness #derbyshirebusiness #londondesign #graphics #dandelion #dandelioncreative #designagency #creativeentrepreneur #mycreativebiz #branddesigner #graphicdesigndaily #entrepreneur
Over the summer we worked with the lovely Amelia a Over the summer we worked with the lovely Amelia at @pssalondon to create a new website for The Pop School and Dance Academy down in London. Our aim was to communicate all of the fantastic things that they do and it was such a pleasure to do so with all of the brilliant imagery we had to choose from. ⁣ ⁣ We wanted the website to feel dynamic and included details such as video overlays and call to actions to bring the performers to life. ⁣ ⁣ You can take a look at the website at www.pssa.co.uk and if you are in London, you can book a free trial for your child to give the classes there a go!
Anyone that knows Kelly well will know she is a bo Anyone that knows Kelly well will know she is a bookworm and loves anything personal development. Personal development is also a key part of Dandelion’s ethos as we think it’s so important to keep learning. It not only helps us to develop as individuals but also benefits the business. ⁣ ⁣ Books on wellbeing, mindset, business and marketing have been especially helpful in our start - up years. We’ve written a blog post about the books that we have found particularly valuable this year and the ones still on our to-read list. ⁣ ⁣ Click the link in our bio to have a read. ⁣ ⁣ We’d also love to know...what books have you found valuable?⁣
Running a business is tough and although completel Running a business is tough and although completely worth it, when you are working hard to keep everything running smoothly, it can take its toll on your own wellbeing. ⁣ ⁣ Andy has written a blog post with tips on how to de-stress after a busy week so that you can show up fully for yourself, your family and your business. ⁣ ⁣ Click the link in the bio to have a read. We’d love to hear any healthy habits or tips you use to destress. Let us know. ⁣ ⁣ #WellnessTips #selfcare #MentalHealthAwareness #businessmindset #sheffieldbloggers #mindfulness #gratitude #selfcaretips #nourishyoursoul #branding #websitedesign #graphicdesign #logo #design #designagency #sheffield #sheffieldissuper #sheffielddesign #smallbusiness #derbyshirebusiness #derbyshirelife #graphics #dandelion #dandelioncreative #mycreativebiz #branddesigner ⁣
The changing seasons bring about the most beautifu The changing seasons bring about the most beautiful and inspiring colours! ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Autumn is our favourite season at Dandelion, as it’s the season we started the business. It even inspired our brand colour palette with the dark night skies and golden copper hues of the leaves. We wanted our palette to be warm, rich and welcoming and evoke a luxurious vibe. ⁣ ⁣ Colours have a massive impact on how a potential customer perceives your brand and choosing an effective colour palette is an art in itself. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Have a look at your brand colours and try to think about what they’re saying. Watch out for our new monthly feature coming soon on colour palettes and the psychology behind them. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ We’d love to know... what are your brand colours and why did you choose them?⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Photo by Autumn Mott Rodeheaver on Unsplash.
Did you know, research has shown that most people Did you know, research has shown that most people remember images more than we remember words? Apparently when your brain sees an image, it processes and encodes it twice.⁣ ⁣ In design, good imagery is vital to create the right visual message to your customer. It can evoke a positive emotional response and build trust and credibility. Whether it’s photography, illustration, icons or infographics, having high quality imagery that aligns with your brand adds professionality to your promotional material. This imagery paired with the right colour palette, font choices and message is where the magic happens to create a fantastic first impression.⁣ ⁣ We’re meeting with Tanya Lloyd @personalbrandphotographyexpert this afternoon to talk all things brand photography and can’t wait to learn more about it! ⁣
When is it time to rebrand? Your branding is ever When is it time to rebrand? Your branding is ever evolving and is much more than just a logo. It is how people view and perceive your company through every interaction they have with it. The visual identity and strategy of your brand may no longer fit with the vision you have for your company, which may be making you start to think about rebranding. Here are a few reasons it might be time to rebrand: 1. Your target audience has changed - Your business may have evolved in a new direction meaning your current branding is no longer speaking to your ideal customers. 2. You are failing to stand out from your competitors - Are you blending into the background against others in your industry that have similar styles and visuals? 3. You’ve outgrown your brand identity - Perhaps your business has grown and the branding you had as a start-up doesn’t reflect the quality you provide or communicate that you are an established business. . 4. Your identity feels outdated - It should be timeless and if it was created with a certain trend in mind at the time, it’s possible that it now struggles to communicate credibility to your potential customers. . 5. You dislike it - Now, rebranding because you are bored of your current identity isn’t advised as it can damage brand recognition. Having said that, your branding is personal to you. You’ve worked hard to get where you are and you want to be proud to promote yourself. If you dislike it so much that it’s stopping you from putting yourself out there confidently, you should think about changing it as it’s holding you back. . If you feel like your current branding isn’t quite hitting the mark, we can help. Book in for a free consultation and we can have a chat.
How beautiful is this set up at Goldsmiths North?! How beautiful is this set up at Goldsmiths North?! Last night we visited the private view event for the fair and got to see all of the stunning work on offer. If you are in Sheffield, the fair is on all weekend at the Cutlers’ Hall. You can visit www.goldsmithsnorth.com for more information. @goldsmithsnorth @thecutlershall
Tonight is the first private view for our clients Tonight is the first private view for our clients Goldsmiths North. We are excited to celebrate and see all of the exhibitor’s work. Goldsmiths North is a contemporary silverware and jewellery selling fair that is taking place in the Cutlers’ Hall in Sheffield throughout the weekend. The fair is on from tomorrow until Sunday 14th July. Go and have a look at the incredible pieces on offer. @goldsmithsnorth @thecutlershall
Here’s a look at some of the additional print co Here’s a look at some of the additional print collateral we have designed as part of the new look for DermaLuxe Aesthetics. These are A5 flyers to be dropped off in local salons. We used a serif font in our design to bring a sense of luxury and a script font for Rachel’s name to add personality. Rachel also wanted to inject glam with sparkly paper. If you are wanting your design to have a luxurious feel, consider details like the thickness of the paper and adding print finishes such as metallic foiling or spot UV when printing as they can make all the difference to your customers experience.
A little introduction to us for our new followers. A little introduction to us for our new followers. For those of you that don’t know, we are the faces behind Dandelion. Two friends who have a passion for designing for incredible businesses. We offer free consultations, so if you’re wanting to know a little more about how we can work with you, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
A fresh new look for Dermaluxe Aesthetics. The bri A fresh new look for Dermaluxe Aesthetics. The brief was to look professional and luxurious. Here is a mock up of the new leaflet design, we can’t wait to see it printed.
Happy Bank Holiday! The feeling of not been woken Happy Bank Holiday! The feeling of not been woken up by an alarm on a Monday morning is just the best. We hope your weekend has been a good one. Our day will include pub lunches and family time and we’ll be back in the office in the morning cracking on with lots of exciting projects. What are you up to today?
A little throwback to the Goldsmiths North launch A little throwback to the Goldsmiths North launch party last week. The amazing work displayed here is by Rebecca Joselyn and Adam Veevers. Rebecca will also be exhibiting her work at the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show from the 5th - 9th June. Just booked my tickets! Can’t wait! @rebeccajoselyn_silversmith_ @adamveeverssilver Photo by @jerrylampson
Did you know that our website designs are fully re Did you know that our website designs are fully responsive? They look just as beautiful on a phone or tablet as they do on a computer screen. With the internet in everyone’s pocket it is not surprising to hear that “​In 2018, 58% of site visits were from mobile devices.” ​Within our process we make sure everything looks and works just as it should on every device, so you don’t have to worry about any of it.
Here is part of the incredible testimonial we have Here is part of the incredible testimonial we have had recently from Sarah at The Sarah White Company. To read the full thing, head over to our story today or our highlights. It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with Sarah and we are over the moon that she is so happy with her new branding.
Here is a closer look at the logo for @thesarahwhi Here is a closer look at the logo for @thesarahwhitecompany It incorporates a modern and minimal moon design which was important to Sarah and scripted type to add a personal feel. It has been great to see all of the positive feedback this logo has had already. ✨🌙
This week saw the launch of our lovely client’s This week saw the launch of our lovely client’s new branding for The Sarah White Company. ​Sarah’s company concentrates on helping to bring wellness back to your life through natural health and empowered living. We went with a colour palette that includes range of green, giving a nod to the natural and added orange and pink to bring a fun, playful twist to compliment Sarah’s style and warm personality. We’ll be sharing a closer look at the logo very soon!
Good Morning! I’m currently reading “Mindset” by Carol Dweck, a world renowned psychologist who explains that it’s not just our abilities and talents that bring us success but whether we approach our goals with a fixed or growth mindset. I highly recommend it. So this is a Monday reminder that whatever challenge is thrown at you while running your business this week, if you try to approach it as a learning experience and as something that is going to help you make steps towards your goals, it won’t feel as bad if doesn’t go to plan first time. You can and will succeed with persistence and a habit of questioning what alternatives can be tried, rather than looking at things as failures. It seems straightforward and it is something we tell our students all the time, but it’s something we forget to apply ourselves sometimes and I think business owners need to hear it most of all to help big goals seem less daunting! Our week ahead includes teaching, invitation design, web design, client meetings and a new brand launch. What have you got on this week and do you think mindset makes a difference?
It’s nice to wake up to the sun shining again he It’s nice to wake up to the sun shining again here in Sheffield after all the rain we’ve had. We’re off for a walk in the woods to find more bluebells if the weather holds up. There is something so special about bluebell season. Here’s hoping the toddler doesn’t trample them! What are you planning to do with your day? A day of rest or a day running around trying to organise everything before Monday morning comes around?!
Branding:​ ​Did you know that branding is far Branding:​ ​Did you know that branding is far more than just your logo? Have a look at our blog post, which explains the terminology and processes involved in branding and gives you an insight into how we work! Follow the link in our bio to read!
Happy bank holiday weekend! Ours will involve cele Happy bank holiday weekend! Ours will involve celebrating Andy & Beth’s wedding at their party, Kelly’s birthday and lots of family time. What wonderful things will you be doing?
If you are considering having a website designed, If you are considering having a website designed, check out our blog post on the “10 Things Every Good Website Needs.” In our digital age, if you are keen for your business to grow, a website is key as it is usually one of the first ports of call for a potential customer and allows you to communicate all of the awesome things you do! For tips on how to make your website engaging, searchable and secure, follow the link in our bio.
Here is another peek at one of the directions we e Here is another peek at one of the directions we explored for The Sarah White Company. This little moon was painted in watercolour before we digitised it. Not long now until we can show you the chosen design! ✨