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Would You Like to Work With Us?

Would You Like to Work With Us?

We’re looking for a Junior or Middleweight designer to join our team. Are you looking for a new challenge?

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Why Some Decisions are not Difficult…

Why Some Decisions are not Difficult…

At Icon, we’re continually in awe of these team of volunteers and the inspirational people who show determination and bravery day in day out.

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How Infographics Add Value

How Infographics Add Value

From press ads to annual reports, presentations to launch events, the 'not so humble' infographic is a visual aid that no business can do without. Here are 4 reasons why they add value to your communications and marketing.

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How to Keep in Touch with Clients

How to Keep in Touch with Clients

In a time of social distancing, channelling communications is key. Here are some top tips on how to successfully keep in touch with those you do business with.

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How to Celebrate May Day

How to Celebrate May Day

Haven’t got a Maypole and 40 metres of coloured ribbon? Not to worry, you can still indulge in this ancient tradition of celebrating the transitioning of spring into summer without a traffic jam in site.

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How to be Social Media Savvy

How to be Social Media Savvy

Social media may the element of your digital marketing tactics that you're the most familiar with but it can also be the most tricky.

Check out our tips here to kick start your social media strategy:

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How to Keep Having Fun No Matter What

How to Keep Having Fun No Matter What

Having fun may not be top on your list of priorities but actually having a giggle and really enjoying something is a sure fire way to help get through any wobbles.  

Here's what the team recommend..


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How to Keep Your Brand Shining

How to Keep Your Brand Shining

In our 20 years of working with clients, it's pretty clear that those brands (big & small) who are agile and people focused, survive and thrive through adversity.

We share 4 top tips to make sure your brand shines on..

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Business Update From Us to You

Business Update From Us to You

As we know, with the Covid19 virus spreading quickly, it is important to make sure we're doing everything we can to prevent unnecessary contact.

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Meet Kate!

Meet Kate!

Say hello! to Icon Creative Design's newest recruit, Kate. Another talented graduate from the University of South Wales.

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Supporting Teenage Cancer Trust Wales

Supporting Teenage Cancer Trust Wales

Our recent campaign raised £250 for Teenage Cancer Trust Wales.

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A New Relationship with Hodge Bank

A New Relationship with Hodge Bank

Icon welcomes Hodge Bank as a new client for 2020.

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An Action-Packed Christmas in London

An Action-Packed Christmas in London

We took a trip to London to see the Sky Garden, the Tate and – unfortunately for some team members – the London Dungeons!

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An Exciting Awards Season

An Exciting Awards Season

2019 has been an exciting year of change for the Icon team, and while it’s not over yet, we’ve been reflecting on a successful year after a busy awards season.

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Design for Environmental Business

Design for Environmental Business

As featured in the South Wales Argus Business Magazine, Androulla Webb – our Creative Director – explores how you can design for a more environmental business.

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Swansea Science Festival Passport

Swansea Science Festival Passport

A travel inspired, bilingual passport for Swansea Science Festival filled with puzzles and fun facts for younger scientists and the young at heart.

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Meet Holly

Meet Holly

Introducing Icon Creative Design’s newest recruit.

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Wales Property Triathlon 2019

Wales Property Triathlon 2019

Team Icon competed in the 2019 Jehu Group Triathlon, finishing 15th out of 50 teams.

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Ipanema Beach Wall

Ipanema Beach Wall

To raise awareness of the rubbish left on Ipanema beach, a plastic wall was built with a message; one day, the trash left on the beach will stop you from getting into it.

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FIFA Women's World Cup

FIFA Women's World Cup

The eighth women’s world cup began this month, with 24 teams competing from across the world.

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Swansea Employability Academy

Swansea Employability Academy

We worked with Swansea Employability Academy to overhaul their marketing material and increase engagement from students.

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Pantone Colour of the Year

Pantone Colour of the Year

Pantone have released their colour of 2019; Pantone 16-1546, otherwise known as Living Coral.

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Christmas Pop-Up Card

Christmas Pop-Up Card

Bespoke festive illustrations and designs for Swansea University’s Christmas Pop-Up Card for prospective students.

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Clean and Green

Clean and Green

Creating a brand for Active Building Centre who are making a sustainable future a reality.

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Air, Flow, Go!

Air, Flow, Go!

A brochure for Janome’s brand-new overlocker that uses air threading technology; the Janome AirThread 2000D Professional.

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Sainsbury’s Halloween

Sainsbury’s Halloween

Studio Weiden + Kennedy London worked with Sainsbury’s to create their Halloween campaign promotions.

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20 Years of Icon Creative Design

20 Years of Icon Creative Design

Founded in 1998 by our Creative Director Androulla Webb, we're celebrating 20 years of Icon Creative Design.

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John Lewis & Partners

John Lewis & Partners

John Lewis, Waitrose and their parent company, John Lewis Partnership have undergone a rebrand.

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Sail Magazine

Sail Magazine

Editorial design, bespoke illustration, stunning photography and engaging copywriting for Swansea University’s annual alumni magazine.

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Backing Young Entrepreneurs in South Wales

Backing Young Entrepreneurs in South Wales

We’re sponsoring the ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year’ Award at the South Wales Argus Business Awards 2018

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Promoting Ballet Cymru in China

Promoting Ballet Cymru in China

Creating multilingual design and print for Ballet Cymru to take to a recent Trade & Cultural Mission to China.

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WWF’s #TooLaterGram Campaign

WWF’s #TooLaterGram Campaign

WWF launched #TooLaterGram campaign, using images shared by influential instagrammers to highlight the impact that humans are having around the world.

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Easter at Kingsway

Easter at Kingsway

We worked with Kingsway Centre, Newport to arrange and market an array of activities and free events for the Easter holidays.

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A Website Fit for a Florist

A Website Fit for a Florist

A simple and elegantly designed website to showcase and compliment the eclectic style and bespoke arrangements crafted by Emma Webster Flowers.

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YMS18 LDN

YMS18 LDN

We attended 2018's Youth Marketing Strategy Conference in London to gain some key insights into Gen Z

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Meet Susannah and Amy

Meet Susannah and Amy

The Icon team has expanded to include not one, but two new members; meet Susannah and Amy.

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Find the Perfect Gift at Friars Walk

Find the Perfect Gift at Friars Walk

With less than a week left until Christmas, we’re looking at our second Christmas campaign of the year for Friars Walk, Newport.

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Icon’s Winter Wizardry Trip

Icon’s Winter Wizardry Trip

For this year’s Christmas outing, we decided to take a magical tour at Warner Bros. Studios, London.

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A Stress-Free Christmas at Kingsway Centre

A Stress-Free Christmas at Kingsway Centre

We’re making the most of the festivities in the studio and celebrating our recent Christmas campaigns, starting with Kingsway Centre in Newport.

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Stylish Designs for Sewing with Style

Stylish Designs for Sewing with Style

This year’s Autumn edition of Sewing with Style for Janome UK has taken a stylish fashion twist.

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Festive Productions’ Tinsel Creations

Festive Productions’ Tinsel Creations

We take a look at how tinsel is made in the factory where it’s Christmas everyday.

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A Bike Share Scheme for Swansea University

A Bike Share Scheme for Swansea University

A campaign to raise awareness and help Swansea University raise the funds they need to win the Santander Cycles University Challenge.

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Paddington and the Christmas Visitor

Paddington and the Christmas Visitor

This year when it comes to Christmas adverts we’re favouring Marks & Spencer’s Paddington and the Christmas Visitor.

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A VIP Book for Hillary Rodham Clinton

A VIP Book for Hillary Rodham Clinton

As Hillary Rodham Clinton receives her honorary doctorate from Swansea University, we look at Icon’s involvement in the design of the VIP book.

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Monday Mornings at Swansea University

Monday Mornings at Swansea University

Print and social media campaign to help students at Swansea University overcome those Monday blues.

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Meet Geoff

Meet Geoff

Kraft Heinz Australia’s newest advert follows Geoff, Heinz’s Head of Innovation to create a story lead animation that is both emotionally and technically brilliant.

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A Bright Idea

A Bright Idea

McDonald’s has utilised simplicity for their latest campaign advertising their late summer opening hours, and we’re loving it.

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