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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
GIRFEC training system

GIRFEC training system

GIRFEC (Getting It Right For Every Child) Training system As children and young people progress on their journey through life, some may have temporary difficulties, some may live with challenges and some may experience more complex issues. Sometimes they – and their...
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,...
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...
The Green, Aye!

The Green, Aye!

The Green, Aye! OpenBoxDesign have been commissioned to produce a book and folder to celebrate the ‘Leafing the Green’ Project called ‘The Green, Aye!’ We worked with Raman Mundair, the internationally recognised writer and Emily Fraser, a...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
ArtStore

ArtStore

ArtStore ArtStore is the loan service provided by Aberdeenshire Council of art materials and equipment for use by local community groups to conduct their own projects. The design Running with the mantra that simplest is best, we’ve created an identity that...
Aberdeenshire Arts Development display panels

Aberdeenshire Arts Development display panels

Aberdeenshire Arts Development display panels We produced a series of large-scale display panels to advertise the various areas that Aberdeenshire Arts covers for Aberdeenshire Council. These display panels have been used within the Council headquarters as well as...
Aberdeenshire Arts Partnership

Aberdeenshire Arts Partnership

Aberdeenshire Arts Partnership The Aberdeenshire Arts Partnership was set up as a joint venture between Aberdeenshire Council’s Arts Development Team and local arts organisations and businesses. It provides a valuable forum to ensure best practices in delivering...

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