ESTABLISHED Dessein has been operating since 1987, when Directors Geoff Bickford and Tracy Kenworthy plunged head first into the world of design. Founding the studio immediately after graduating from College, the challenge of simply finding work transcended into reality, and blossomed into a reputable design studio in the heart of Northbridge, Perth, Western Australia.
BALANCE The key to our studio. A multi-cultural mix of creatives, who collaborate across all aspects of design makes an interesting combination of talents. No one person is necessarily responsible for any one task. While we all have individual strengths, it is the culmination of these strengths which ensures our design works across multiple platforms.
ROOTS While our design roots were established with print associated work, the growth of our business has branched out to include branding, packaging and signage. More recently, we have made the transition to include web design as an extension of our design services, however design for print remains our first love and is the core of our business – manifested mostly into design for branding, packaging and associated collateral.
DESIGN STRATEGIES You’ve probably heard it all before... the difference an effective brand can have on the outcomes and ultimate success of a company, service or product. It’s all true – an effective brand can deliver all of this. However, what you may not realise, is just how much research and thought precedes the design process. It’s an important step, which simply put converts complex ideas, texts, and data into easy to understand designs that are fresh and audience appropriate.
This is where Dessein shines. Our design ideas are not just pretty pictures or indeed art for arts sake. They’re all supported with sound marketing ideas which enable them to grow beyond the use of just a logo or design. Constant feedback from our clients confirms Dessein’s marketing suggestions have elevated their brand and opened up opportunities previously unattainable – surpassing their initial objectives.
BACK TO THE TOP
We want to create brands of the heart - brands which engage, excite and evoke a personal rapport.
Before we create any design solution, we take time to listen, learn and understand who we are working for, their values and what they represent. Whether we are creating a new logo/brand, carrying on with an existing one or designing a complex multi-page report, the designs solutions we create clearly communicate the core objectives without fuss or confusion.
It would be easy to promote ourselves as a one stop shop capable of delivering everything under the sun. The truth is we are not. What we can do, we do well.
If you’re looking for quality design for any of the services listed here, you can be assured you will get the very best of us, each and every time.
Annual Reports, Branding, Books, Brochures, Catalogues, Corporate Identities, Displays and Exhibitions, Event Collateral, Folders, Labels, Logos, Magazines, Menus, Newsletters, Packaging, Photography, Postcards, Posters, Prospectuses, Publications, Signage, Stationery, Style Guides, Tender Documents, Vehicle Graphics, Website Design.
Effective, clean, clear, fresh, modern, colourful and contemporary - just a few words our clients have chosen to describe Dessein.
And it’s no accident. It is a deliberate result of a style developed over more than 25 years in the business of design. It’s about delivering great value to businesses that make a difference. Whether this be to their bottom line, or conveying messages of the company’s values and ethics. We’ve done it all, and we believe we do it well.
CLIENT TESTIMONIALS (click to read)
BLACK SWAN STATE THEATRE COMPANY “One of the great things about working with the Dessein team is their ability to ‘reinvent’ Black Swan’s visual identity for each new annual theatre program, while consistently retaining a strong presence of Black Swan’s company branding in all materials. The artwork for our 2013 season brochure was quite a departure from previous years. We received a large amount of unprompted feedback praising our overall season brochure as well as the intricate images for each play, which combine multiple photographs into unique pieces of art. Black Swan exceeded its subscriber growth target for 2013, gaining nearly 7% of subscribers compared to 2012.”
MARKETING MANAGER BLACK SWAN STATE THEATRE COMPANY
RUBRA “It has been our good fortune at Rubra to work with the team from Dessein, Together we have launched our new packaging for our retail coffee range and teas which have resulted in a huge surge in growth of sales. We are constantly receiving positive comments from our clients and public whom purchase our produce. They have transformed our image and perception in the market place to where we wish to be. They have realistic fees and schedules and always keep me informed on the progress of our jobs on hand. I would have no problem recommending Dessein and I do so with enthusiasm and without hesitation.”
ALLAN MCMURRAY, RUBRA
ACE+ AND JOHNSON + CO PLUMBING AND GAS “We have used Dessein’s services for over 3 years and from the very beginning developed a great working relationship with Tracy, Geoff and the whole Dessein team.
Tracy and Geoff’s experience and creativity in not only graphic design, but marketing in general, has been instrumental to the success of our two businesses. Dessein are responsible for not only bringing our existing logos up to date but also coming up with a new brand name to encompass the change in our core business activity for one of the businesses. Nothing is too much trouble for Dessein and their response time is second to none. We look forward to tapping into their experience and creativity for all of our marketing products into the future.”
MATT JOHNSON, MANAGING DIRECTOR,
ACE+ AND JOHNSON + CO PLUMBING AND GAS
PRIDE INDUSTRIES “Just a quick note to thank you for all your efforts to date on our three brands. Working to tight deadlines and within near on impossible packaging guidelines appeared to be demands that were easily met by your very creative and professional team. What I’ve really appreciated about the whole process is how with each project you have taken the time to not only listen to our brief, but really understand it. In one instance even conduct further research in the field to gain greater knowledge of the markets we are in. Your understanding of our business I believe is made evident by the fact that in each case you already know which design option we would end up selecting.
Our logos, brochures and packaging are visually stunning and certainly grab attention. By getting Dessein to not only produce our brochure but also the artwork for our website it has ensured uniformity which is crucial with any branding activity. I look forward to working with Dessein well into the future.”
STEVE QUINN, PRIDE INDUSTRIES
To truly bring our designs to life, Dessein often uses our creative skills to style food and products - photographing them with a unique flair to really capture the essence of the product and highlight the brand. Its these little extra steps we take which our clients appreciate the most. Director Geoff Bickford has also stepped outside on the occasion to take those odd photos to finish a publication off with a professional image.
In addition to our design services Dessein can print small quantities of those great design jobs on our in-house digital printer. Great for those rush jobs and low print budget items.
Delivering quality design strategies and solutions that delight the senses and become brands people know and love is endearing and drives us to continue to explore new avenues which achieve this.