Archive for the ‘Design’ Category

09/09/11_Colin_Grampian Fasteners

Stand recently completed the brand identity design for Grampian Fasteners - a leading supplier to the global oil and gas industry. Stand also applied the design throughout packaging templates as well as a fully-realised trade show design with custom water-bottles to give away - keeping people connected.







19/01/11_MaggieC_Like a Phoenix rising from the Snow

We are proud to reveal our innovative packaging design for Glenfiddich’s limited edition ‘Snow Phoenix’ - a unique Single Malt Scotch Whisky  borne out of the collapse of warehouse roofs at The Glenfiddich Distillery.Follow a period of heavy snow in January 2010, four warehouse roofs at The Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown buckled under the weight of the snow.  In wintery conditions and temperatures of -19˚C, distillery staff swung into action – working round the clock to clear the snow.  Inspired to overcome this adversity, a range of rescued casks were married by the team at Glenfiddich to create the unique expression, Snow Phoenix.Stand was briefed by the Innovations Team at William Grant & Sons to design bottle labels and an outer pack that reflected the uniqueness of this one of a kind product.  We reflected the drama of the event through use of photography, colour, typography and innovative tin packaging.  The outcome has been successful beyond both our own, and our client’s expectations.Commenting on the final design, Katrina Wateridge, Innovations Manager for William Grant & Sons said:“We are delighted with Stand’s interpretation of Snow Phoenix. Their design truly encapsulates the historic event at the distillery and the reaction so far has been unprecedented. Snow Phoenix is already in high demand the world over”.

16/07/10_mikeb_Stand in the presence of royalty!

After a three-way pitch, Stand won the project to create and apply a new brand identity for Columba 1400.

Columba 1400’s purpose is simple; to help young people from tough realities realise that they already have the inner greatness and confidence to transform their own lives.

Columba 1400 has been established for ten years, working from its headquarters in Staffin, Skye, and has recently added a second centre in a truly inspirational setting at Ardoch, Loch Lomond. They offer programmes for children and adults from the corporate world, sometimes working alongside to benefit each other.

Stand were present at the opening, along with the charities patron HRH The Princess Royaland a wealth of trustees, sponsors, supporters and graduates from the programs.

The new identity looked fantastic flying in the wind, and we look forward to rolling it outacross their website and other corporate materials in the coming months.






16/04/10_mikeb_Kelvinhaugh Street is full of surprises…

…whilst taking a stroll outside on this fine sunny day, we stumbled across this peculiar and mysterious place called Vestiges Park, an outdoor exhibition full of surprises, and worth a visit!


29/07/09_mikeb_Taste a little piece of Orkney


Working for Lactalis McLelland and Orkney Cheese, Stand developed some key promotional activity for Orkney Mature Cheddar in a bid to raise awareness of the award winning island cheddar cheese and gain customer loyalty. Stand came up with the catchy call to action ‘Taste a little piece of Orkney’, and the wider brand message ‘Orkney cheddar - out on its own’ as well as designing the supporting materials.

The activity kicked off at the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh last month, which saw sample packs of cheese handed out in lovely bags, along with some grapes, Nairn Oatcakes, and money off vouchers. Even Nick Nairn wanted in on the action - which the ladies who visited the stand were very happy about!

The activity was a roaring sucess, and there is every chance that Lactalis McLelland might consider taking this on the road to other events before the end of the summer.

16/06/09_mikeb_NHS Health Scotland - Heat Targets

Following on from last years success, Stand were invited to develop NHS Health Scotland’s stand for the NHS Scotland 2009 conference that is currently taking place at the SECC (16th - 17th June).

There are seven Health Improvement Heat Targets in total, each representing the following health subjects: Oral Health, Child Healthy Weight, Alcohol, Suicide Prevention, Smoking Cessation, Breastfeeding & Heart Disease.

With a reduced budget, and a requirement for the heat targets to be portable and easily constructed, we created an idea that utilises a cost effective modular system, sits well within the target concept, which is nicely topped off by some shiny balloons!


31/05/09_AnnaM_Big grins all round


Good news folks.  Stand won 2 awards at the Scottish Design Awards on Friday evening:

Best Best Exhibition/Point of Sale for IKEA Catalogue Launch Roadshow

Promotional Literature for the Glasgow School of Art Undergraduate Prospectus 2009/10.

A good night was had by all at the awards.  Official pics to follow but in the mean time, here are some snaps:

Our Mike and Jane from IKEAPaul and Stuart

22/04/09_mikeb_Three Award Nominations!!!


Stand are delighted to have been nominated for three awards at the Scottish Design Awards 2009.
We have been nominated in the following catagories:

Promotional Literature
Client: Glasgow School of Art
Title: Prospectus 09/10

Exhibition/Point of Sale
Client: Ikea
Title: Catalogue Launch Roadshow

Client: NHS Health Scotland
Title: Heat Targets Exhibition Stand

The results of the nominations will will be announced at the gala awards ceremony being held on the 29th May at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow. 

We’ll keep you posted on the results, fingers crossed.

29/03/09_AnnaM_Ooooh, look at us. Don’t we scrub up well?


With about two hours’ notice, no make-up or wardrobe available and very little retouching time at our disposal, the lovely Paul Hampton took this shot of us for The Drum’s piece on us winning Design Consultancy of the YearOur Stuart (Gilmour, not Gilmore as the video states) even has a go at being interviewed on camera by Stephen Lepitak.

20/03/09_AnnaM_**NEWSFLASH** Stand win Design Consultancy of the Year.

Stand have just been announced as this year’s winners of Design Consultancy of the Year.  We’re rather chuffed.  Maggie’s even been celebrating from the ski slopes of Switzerland and has vowed never to go to the lunch again since both times she’s missed it Stand have been winners.

More news, gossip and maybe even photos to follow.  We’re still on a high. : )

19/02/09_AnnaM_Design will save the world. Discuss…

Design Will Save the World

Saw this and rather liked the sentiment behind it.

According to the Artefacture mini-manifesto:

“The role of all design is to optimize human experience from a functional, emotional, aesthetic and enviromental point of view.

Close-mindedness and profit motives aside, given the opportunity, design can, should and will save the world.

If you’re a believer then proclaim your faith with one of these or any of these.