We’ve only gone and done a brand spanking new issue of TRAWLER - our independent-minded, community-generated print publication showcasing all the loveliness of Leigh and the surrounding area.
Interning at Grow has been insightful and fun. Although I study Fashion Promotion, I’ve decided to take the Graphic Design route, so when it came to my placement unit project I wanted to gain experience at a design agency. Being welcomed into the small team was scary at first because I really didn't know what it would be like, but I felt so comfortable working with everyone. Not only have I learned loads of valuable things that will come in handy for future projects at uni and beyond, I have also experienced what it is like working with real clients.
Last week we upped sticks and moseyed on down the road. Given the advice to “wear scruffy stuff to move in”, Liam took that as an opportunity to dress like he was straight out of the Walking Dead, chore coats and baseball caps all round, Rich drew a line at the neckerchief however…
Last night, the lovely folk at Metal hosted their Future Park. A networking and information sharing evening for practicing artists, working in all disciplines, from across South East Essex. As well as working here at Grow, I am the style editor at the Chap magazine.
This is a big month for Grow. Lot’s happened. Christmas out the way and stuff is getting done. The move to the new office is just a few weeks away, which obviously coincides with our busiest period in a while so it’s well and truly full-on. There’s still stuff to design, code and market the sizzle out of in the meantime though…
It’s fair to say that Osborne & Sons are one of our favourite clients - if you’ve not been to their amazing Seafood Hall and Fishmongers then you really should - it’s filled to the brim with delicious pescatarian wares (hot smoked salmon being a particular Grow Co favourite) and Terry and Pat really know their fish - consumate experts.
A few months ago, someone we collaborate frequently with was approached by a “design and marketing company” in the middle of Southend High Street. A conversation ensued, the culmination of which ended with words along the lines of “Tell you what though, we’ve taken about three jobs from that Grow Co.”
Just as the caterpillar sheds it's cocoon to become the butterfly, so too is Grow Co. shedding it's former skin to spread forth in beauty and splendour. Enough paraphrasing tired metaphors, to put it in a much less pretentious sense, we’re moving to a bigger office. The new gaff, located at 1336 London road, the former plumbing supply shop, is to become our new home in the coming weeks.