About Collett Creative
So how did all this start?
With a passion for Identity design, website design & product photography, We decided to start working together in April 2017.
We wanted to do something a little different and offer a design and product photography service that would save time and money for our clients. We felt rather than customers running around to various agencies and businesses to get what they needed if we could offer a unified service covering design, print, websites and photography clients would have a one stop shop solution.
This approach does have some real world design and production advantages. Having one team (us) working in the same studio on all aspects of a project means a much smoother design process (which is good for the client's sanity and ours come to mention it). Also, this approach leads to a much more unified and coherent finished design result (which is good for the project and its goals).
We treat our customer's with the same mutual respect, understanding and consideration that they give to each other. We are here for our clients, to help and guide them and that is always our motivation for doing what we do.
I started in the graphic design business back in 2003 after studying graphic design at the prestigious Norwich University of the Arts.
What was great about my course at Norwich was it was not just a study of graphic design but photography too. Back then the internet was not around so if you wanted images for your design projects you had to get out there and shoot them yourself. Along with this having access to real dark rooms meant I could learn the skill and craft of photography.
While studying at Norwich, I won a Starpack Award for a cosmetic packaging design.
After graduating, I started my career in graphic design working at design agencies in London and locally but always kept my camera close.
When I met Rachel, she was already photographing portraits and events. Her passion for photography fueled my passion for the medium, and I picked up my camera again. I was not particularly interested in portraits or weddings but had an instinct and a draw towards photographing products. I think it comes from my love of branding and packaging design and there are a definite relationship and connection there between those two processes.
We decided we wanted the business of Collett Creative to focus on three distinct areas. Identity Design (including Graphic Design for Print), Product Photography and Squarespace Website design.
Rachel and Mike are very excited about the future of Collett Creative. Get in touch if you think we can help you.
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