The Barn Programmes

The Barn Programmes

The Barn Programmes We have another page entitled ‘Redesigning the Barn Programme’ where we go into detail about how we approached this new project. However, this page is for all the programmes we have produced to date – expect it to be updated as a...
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 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...
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,...
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...
Redesigning the Barn Programme

Redesigning the Barn Programme

Redesigning the Barn Programme OpenBoxDesign were asked to do a complete redesign of the Barn’s quarterly Programme. The programme is often to first point of contact with the public and needed a comprehensive appraisal as it no longer fitted in with what had...
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...
Arts Across Learning Festival Report 2015

Arts Across Learning Festival Report 2015

Arts Across Learning Festival Report 2015 It’s another wonderful Arts Across Learning Festival Report. Once again we were asked to be involved and produced the report for the accompanying festival guide. These are always a joy to produce; essentially, our aim...
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....
Arts Across Learning Festival 2015

Arts Across Learning Festival 2015

Arts Across Learning Festival 2015, Festival Report, Postcards and Billboards It’s another wonderful Arts Across Learning Festival, and once again OpenBoxDesign has produced the accompanying brochure along with additional publicity, television spots and...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Arts Across Learning Festival 2014

Arts Across Learning Festival 2014

Arts Across Learning Festival 2014 and Festival Report It’s another wonderful Arts Across Learning Festival, and once again OpenBoxDesign has produced the accompanying brochure. Activities take place across many cultural venues and outdoor spaces, carefully...
Creative Learning Team banners

Creative Learning Team banners

Creative Learning Team Banners 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. After...
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...
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...
Make Your Mark (Editions 1-3)

Make Your Mark (Editions 1-3)

Make Your Mark (Editions 1-3) OpenBoxDesign were commissioned to design three new leaflets for the Make Your Mark programme of classes. The three leaflets are released throughout the year. The leaflets for 2013-2014 are shown here.          ...
Arts Across Learning Festival 2013

Arts Across Learning Festival 2013

Arts Across Learning Festival 2013 and Festival Report It’s another wonderful Arts Across Learning Festival, and once again OpenBoxDesign has produced the accompanying brochure. Activities take place across many cultural venues and outdoor spaces, carefully...
Lost For Words

Lost For Words

Lost for Words ‘Lost for Words’ is a collection of short stories created by pupils from Aberdeen schools. The book is one in a series of seven publications released annually with each loosely based around the theme of the title. The books have been...
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...
Arts Across Learning Festival 2012

Arts Across Learning Festival 2012

Arts Across Learning Festival 2012 and Festival Report It’s another wonderful Arts Across Learning Festival, and once again OpenBoxDesign has produced the accompanying brochure. Activities take place across many cultural venues and outdoor spaces, carefully...
Something to Celebrate

Something to Celebrate

Something to Celebrate ‘Something to Celebrate’ is a collection of short stories created by pupils from Aberdeen schools. The book is one in a series of seven publications released annually with each loosely based around the theme of the title. The books...
Arts Across Learning Festival 2011

Arts Across Learning Festival 2011

Arts Across Learning Festival 2011 and Festival Report It’s another wonderful Arts Across Learning Festival, and once again OpenBoxDesign has produced the accompanying brochure. Activities take place across many cultural venues and outdoor spaces, carefully...
Learning About Learning

Learning About Learning

Learning About Learning Aberdeen City Council delivers a wide range of services that enable people to take part in learning, sport and cultural activities. In order to clarify and set out the council’s vision, policy and priorities for learning for the coming years, a...
On Display

On Display

On Display ‘On Display’ is a collection of short stories created by pupils from Aberdeen schools. The book is one in a series of seven publications released annually with each loosely based around the theme of the title. The books have been released...
AberdeenshireArts

AberdeenshireArts

AberdeenshireArts – arts development in Aberdeenshire A huge range of projects spanning over ten years and almost every media format you could imagine. We began working with the Arts Development Team in 2002 and produced the aberdeenshirearts.org.uk website as...
Writing on the Wall

Writing on the Wall

Writing on the Wall ‘Writing on the Wall’ is a collection of short stories created by pupils from Aberdeen schools. The book is one in a series of seven publications released annually with each loosely based around the theme of the title. The books have...
Arts Across Learning Festival 2010

Arts Across Learning Festival 2010

Arts Across Learning Festival 2010 and Festival Report It’s another wonderful Arts Across Learning Festival, and once again OpenBoxDesign has produced the accompanying brochure. Activities take place across many cultural venues and outdoor spaces, carefully...
Oor Wey O’ Spikin’

Oor Wey O’ Spikin’

Oor Wey O’ Spikin’ ‘Oor Wey O’ Spikin’ ‘ is a collection of short stories created by pupils from Aberdeen schools. The book is one in a series of seven publications released annually with each loosely based around the theme of the...
Home

Home

Home ‘Home’ is a collection of short stories created by pupils from Aberdeen schools. The book is one in a series of seven publications released annually with each loosely based around the theme of the title. The books have been released by Word Firsts,...
Arts Education Team exhibition panels

Arts Education Team exhibition panels

Arts Education Team exhibition panels We were asked by the Arts Education Team at Aberdeen City Council to produce a series of panels for them which highlighted the work they were involved in. The design We knew the kind of displays to be used so created a series of...
Opus Incipient

Opus Incipient

Opus Incipient Opus incipient is the result of a partnership between Aberdeen City Council’s Arts Education Team, the University of Aberdeen’s Music Department and the 12 academies in Aberdeen. Funded by the Youth Music Initiative through the Scottish Arts Council,...
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 website

NEFA website

The North East Folklore Archive (nefa.net) The NEFA website was an interesting project. How do you create a site based around thousands of archived images and information and yet make it professional and contemporary in it’s look? The design Quite often with...
Aberdeen Storytelling & Theatre Festival

Aberdeen Storytelling & Theatre Festival

Aberdeen Storytelling & Theatre Festival You’ll see many pages on this site devoted to work we have done for Aberdeen City Council. This is where it began, and that is why we’ve shown this project on the site. OpenBoxDesign was commissioned to create...
The Last Thing I Expected

The Last Thing I Expected

The Last Thing I expected ‘The Last Thing I Expected’ is a collection of short stories created by pupils from Aberdeen schools. The book is one in a series of seven publications released annually with each loosely based around the theme of the title. The...
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...
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design A simple idea that lead to award winning designs over a number of years. The design Sunil Vishin, the Director of OpenBoxDesign worked as a part-time visiting lecturer in the Interior and Environmental Design...

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