The Barn screenings

The Barn screenings

  The Barn screenings   Following on from the poster design ethos for the Barn, we have created a format for the films, live screenings and recorded screening shown throughout the year. Strong colours are used to complement the imagery and textual...
MiniFest Autumn 2016

MiniFest Autumn 2016

MiniFest Autumn 2016 The little festival for little people continues. MiniFest is held at the Barn and offers a fun week’s worth of entertainment for the little peeps over the autumn holiday. It’s created and run by Creative Scotland through the Barn. The...
the Barn

the Barn

The Barn ‘The Barn’ is the term that most people use when referring to Woodend Barn. We had been using the existing logo, which mentions the name in full for a couple of years. In fact, the old logo was the starting point for the overarching concept of the...
The Barn banners

The Barn banners

The Barn banners Alongside poster and print work for the Barn we also produce outdoor banners for major events. The banners are printed onto PVC fabric and are attached to the building and ground posts throughout the surrounding area. Vertical banners are used inside...
Flock

Flock

Flock – craft fair Flock is the name of the new Design and Craft Fair at Woodend Barn – the first fair this year will be November 2014 (and we’re going to be selling our designs too!) UPDATE: We’re now heading for year 3. Flock was, and...
The Barn press adverts

The Barn press adverts

The Barn press adverts   Here’s a selection of press adverts that we do for the Barn – the majority appear in the local newspapers and journals as well as targeted periodicals. Like what you see?Get in touch, say hello, pop over for a chat (we make...
The Barn poster and invitation designs

The Barn poster and invitation designs

  The Barn poster and invitation designs Since the formation of Woodend Arts in 1994, Woodend Barn has grown into the leading multi-arts organisation in North East Scotland. They nurture and celebrate creativity in all its forms, showcasing innovative,...
Source

Source

Source – A weekend of globally inspired music   The Barn have several themed events annually. A new one to the roster is Source – a weekend where globally inspired music, workshops, food and drink collide. UPDATE: This year’s Source was an...
Make Your Mark (Edition 10)

Make Your Mark (Edition 10)

Make Your Mark (Edition 10) Time for the ninth edition in the Make Your Mark set. This is for classes in September – December 2016. The design The days get longer and the leaves begin to fall, so this edition has a definite autumn feel to the broad brush...
MART

MART

MART – Affordable Art Fair   The Barn have several themed events annually. A new one to the roster this year is Mart – an affordable contemporary art fair. UPDATE: Mart was a huge success, and will return. It’s a perfect companion to Flock,...
The Barn internal wayfinding

The Barn internal wayfinding

The Barn internal wayfinding Our relationship with the Barn continues with a comprehensive exercise in wayfinding. The Barn is a great place but it’s unusual layout (it really was a functioning barn in the past) means that it could be less than obvious for new...
Creative Pathways

Creative Pathways

Creative Pathways The Creative Industries are a major player in the Scottish Economy. Despite this, there is a disconnect in the way that schools inform pupils, parents and even staff of the breadth and variety of opportunities that pupils can experience when moving...
MiniFest Spring 2016

MiniFest Spring 2016

MiniFest Spring 2016 The little festival for little people continues. MiniFest is held at the Barn and offers a fun week’s worth of entertainment for the little peeps over the spring holiday. It’s created and run by Creative Scotland through the Barn. The...
Make Your Mark (Edition 9)

Make Your Mark (Edition 9)

Make Your Mark (Edition 9) Time for the ninth edition in the Make Your Mark set. This is for classes in April – June 2016. The design This edition features deep spring colours using stained glass pieces as the starting point for the overall feel of the document....
Woodend Barn Infographics

Woodend Barn Infographics

Woodend Barn infographics Illustrating the facts about the Barn and how important it is to the area. The design We were asked to create a visual representation of information about Woodend Barn. This is used for a variety of reasons. Primarily, as a funded arts...
MiniFest Autumn 2015

MiniFest Autumn 2015

MiniFest Autumn 2015 A little project for little people. MiniFest is held at Woodend Barn and offers a fun week’s worth of entertainment for the little peeps over the october holiday. It’s created and run by Creative Scotland through Woodend Barn....
Make Your Mark (Edition 8)

Make Your Mark (Edition 8)

Make Your Mark (Edition 8) Time for the eighth edition in the Make Your Mark set. This is for classes in January – March 2016 – this is to tie in with the new year and we’re delighted to be able to continue working on this series. The design We made...
LouHazelwood.com

LouHazelwood.com

Lou Hazelwood Lou is an internationally recognised Contemporary British Artist based in Hull. She’s exhibited in many places across the world including London and Bucharest. She is currently exhibiting in South Korea. We were approached by Lou to create a...
Make Your Mark (Edition 7)

Make Your Mark (Edition 7)

Make Your Mark (Edition 7) Time for the seventh edition in the Make Your Mark set. This is for classes in September – December 2015 – this is to tie in with the new academic year and we’re delighted to be able to continue working on this series....
Make Your Mark (Edition 6)

Make Your Mark (Edition 6)

Make Your Mark (Edition 6) Time for the sixth edition in the Make Your Mark set. This is for classes in April – July 2015 – although the leaflets themselves are on display from January 2015. The design The overarching theme for this year is texture and...
Make Your Mark (Edition 5)

Make Your Mark (Edition 5)

Make Your Mark (Edition 5) Time for the fifth edition in the Make Your Mark set. This is for classes in January – March 2015 – although the leaflets themselves will be on display from November 2014. The design The overarching theme for this year is texture...
Emergency Department, Elgin

Emergency Department, Elgin

Emergency Department Dr. Gray’s Hospital, Elgin Following on from the success of designs we created for the Emergency Care Centre at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, OpenBoxDesign were commissioned to create information panels and signs for Dr. Gray’s Hospital in...
Creative Learning Team A1 exhibition panels

Creative Learning Team A1 exhibition panels

Creative Learning Team A1 exhibition panels The Creative Learning Team is the new name for the Arts Development Team at Aberdeen City Council. The Creative Learning Team is greater in numbers and has a more diverse role to play in delivering the arts to those in the...
Skills Biennale identity

Skills Biennale identity

Skills Biennale identity Five major arts organisations based in Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City (Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Sound Festival, Deveron Arts, Woodend Barn and Gray’s School of Art) have been collaborating to deliver Skills Biennale 2014. Taking the theme...
Skills Biennale poster and information leaflet

Skills Biennale poster and information leaflet

Skills Biennale poster and information leaflet Five major arts organisations based in Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City (Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Sound Festival, Deveron Arts, Woodend Barn and Gray’s School of Art) have been collaborating to deliver Skills Biennale...
Make Your Mark (Edition 4)

Make Your Mark (Edition 4)

Make Your Mark (Edition 4) It’s a new year and once again we’ve been asked to design three new leaflets for the Make Your Mark programme of classes. The three new leaflets are released throughout the year, and here is the Autumn edition 2014 Leaflet design...
Woodend Barn Business Plan

Woodend Barn Business Plan

Woodend Barn Business Plan and Leaflet Since the formation of Woodend Arts in 1994, Woodend Barn has grown into the leading multi-arts organisation in North East Scotland. They nurture and celebrate creativity in all its forms, showcasing innovative, informative and...
The Assessment and Plan

The Assessment and Plan

The Assessment and Plan It’s absolutely true that we put our heart and soul into all the work we produce. We unashamedly love what we do here at OpenBoxDesign. We love it all. And then there’s something that comes along that you create which you know has a...
Friends of Woodend Barn Leaflet and Poster

Friends of Woodend Barn Leaflet and Poster

Friends of Woodend Barn Leaflet and Poster Since the formation of Woodend Arts in 1994, Woodend Barn has grown into the leading multi-arts organisation in North East Scotland. They nurture and celebrate creativity in all its forms, showcasing innovative, informative...
Friends of Woodend Barn identity

Friends of Woodend Barn identity

Friends of Woodend Barn Identity Since the formation of Woodend Arts in 1994, Woodend Barn has grown into the leading multi-arts organisation in North East Scotland. They nurture and celebrate creativity in all its forms, showcasing innovative, informative and...
War Artists

War Artists

War Artists – Their Role in the Great War War Artist was one of the first exhibitions created under the newly formed Creative Learning Team of Aberdeen City Council. It was an exhibition of new art work created in response to the Artists and Writers of the First...
Creative Learning Team card

Creative Learning Team card

Creative Learning Team card The Creative Learning Team is the new name for the Arts Development Team at Aberdeen City Council. The Creative Learning Team is greater in numbers and has a more diverse role to play in delivering the arts to those in the city. The design...
Fraserburgh Sports Centre

Fraserburgh Sports Centre

Fraserburgh Sports Centre We are privileged to be involved in creating design work for the newly created Sports Centre at Fraserburgh. We were asked to create banners for the roadside which complemented the artwork created for the foyer area of the interior. The...
Creative Learning Team identity

Creative Learning Team identity

Creative Learning Team identity The Creative Learning Team is the new name for the Arts Development Team at Aberdeen City Council. The Creative Learning Team is greater in numbers and has a more diverse role to play in delivering the arts to those in the city. The...
Aden Country Park leaflets

Aden Country Park leaflets

Aden Country Park leaflets Aden, often referred to as “the jewel in the Buchan crown” has been recognised as one of the country’s best green spaces with a prestigious Green Flag Award. The awards recognise and reward the best parks in the country and Aden impressed...
Aden Country Park placemaking

Aden Country Park placemaking

Aden Country Park placemaking Aden, often referred to as “the jewel in the Buchan crown” has been recognised as one of the country’s best green spaces with a prestigious Green Flag Award. The awards recognise and reward the best parks in the country and Aden impressed...
Fraserburgh Library

Fraserburgh Library

Fraserburgh Library Fraserburgh was the sixth Library (after Peterhead, Westhill, Ellon, Inverurie and Stonehaven) that we were asked to create interior designs for. Fraserburgh Library is an impressive building with two large inter-connecting rooms downstairs for the...
Stonehaven Library

Stonehaven Library

Stonehaven Library Initially we were commissioned to create interior design work for Peterhead, Westhill, Ellon and Inverurie Libraires. The work was so well received that we were then asked to look at two more libraries – Stonehaven and Fraserburgh. Stonehaven,...
Emergency Care Centre (ECC)

Emergency Care Centre (ECC)

Emergency Care Centre Aberdeen Royal Infirmary The Emergency Care Centre is the new building for what was formerly know as A & E (Accident and Emergency) in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. OpenBoxDesign were asked to pitch for creating signage for patients in the newly...
Inverurie Library

Inverurie Library

Inverurie Library Inverurie Library was the fourth library we were asked to create design work for, Peterhead, Westhill and Ellon being the previous three. By now we had formulated an incredibly well-received rationale for the look and feel of the Libraries in the...
South Deeside Under Fives website

South Deeside Under Fives website

The South Deeside Under Fives website We did a little site for a local nursery in our area. The group is run by volunteers and parents and offers classes throughout the year for children under five years old. http://www.south-deeside-under-fives.co.uk The design...
Ellon Library

Ellon Library

Ellon Library Moving on from the success we had with Peterhead and Westhill Libraries, we were then asked to look at the interior space for Ellon Library. As with all the Libraries in the area, Ellon Library had undergone a transformation with updated interiors and a...
Peterhead and Westhill Libraries

Peterhead and Westhill Libraries

Peterhead Library You’ll see that we’ve created installation work for a number of libraries in the North East. Peterhead Library saw the work we had undertaken from NEFA (North East Folklore Archive) and wanted a take on this that complemented the interior...
Aden Country Park identity

Aden Country Park identity

Aden Country Park Identity Aden, often referred to as “the jewel in the Buchan crown” has been recognised as one of the country’s best green spaces with a prestigious Green Flag Award. The awards recognise and reward the best parks in the country and Aden impressed...
Aden Country Park website

Aden Country Park website

Aden Country Park website Aden, often referred to as “the jewel in the Buchan crown” has been recognised as one of the country’s best green spaces with a prestigious Green Flag Award. The awards recognise and reward the best parks in the country and Aden impressed the...
Aberdeenshire Heritage Fairs

Aberdeenshire Heritage Fairs

Aberdeenshire Heritage Fairs We were commissioned to produce the identity for the Aberdeenshire Heritage Fairs which celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Aberdeenshire. We continue to work closely with the Council, and our involvement has now expanded to cover...
Coast – Festival of the Visual Arts

Coast – Festival of the Visual Arts

COAST – Festival of the Visual Arts In 2010 OpenBoxDesign were approached by the organisers of a new festival in the North East of Scotland to create an identity AND a name for a new and exciting visual arts event. The process involved meeting with local artists...
Scottish Artists Union web banners

Scottish Artists Union web banners

SAU – The Scottish Artists Union web banners OpenBoxDesign created a series of web banners for the Scottish Artists Union. The design Rather than focus on the artwork created by members of the union, we opted to look at the making of things – the essence...
NEFA exhibition display panels

NEFA exhibition display panels

North East Folklore Archive (NEFA) exhibition panels Following on from the NEFA website and the Arts Development panels, we were asked by NEFA to produce exhibition panels to be displayed in Aden Country Park’s Museum. These follow the same layout as the Arts...
NESCPC public awareness campaign

NESCPC public awareness campaign

North East of Scotland Child Protection Committee public awareness campaign OpenBoxDesign have been involved in a number of projects for the NESCPC including the initial branding of the service, their website, leaflet designs and a child protection poster campaign....
NESCPC leaflet

NESCPC leaflet

North East of Scotland Child Protection Committee leaflet OpenBoxDesign have been involved in a number of projects for the NESCPC including the initial branding of the service, their website, leaflet designs and a child protection poster campaign. The branding of the...
The NESCPC

The NESCPC

The North East of Scotland Child Protection Committee The NESCPC is a multi-agency group that covers and coordinates child protection measures across Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Morayshire. We were asked to create an identity to be used throughout their...
On the Edge

On the Edge

Celestial Ceiling Inthrow On the Edge Research We’ve had a long and exciting relationship with the On the Edge Team who are based at Gray’s School of Art. The role of the Arts in remote rural areas is key to their remit and they have run several distinct...

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