Having successfully won the tender to produce the Academy's new logo, prospectus and website, Cleverbox ran a Logo Design competition inviting pairs of students to carry out research and submit design concepts for a new logo. Three designs were selected by the Academy team for development and polished into professional logos by the Cleverbox design team before the final Academy logo was chosen. The student finalists were invited to the Cleverbox design studio (their journey involving their first ever experience of the London Underground!) to participate in a Design Workshop, enabling them to learn about design processes and to experience life in a professional design studio. The students thoroughly enjoyed their day and fed back positively: "I had never been to a design studio before, so I didn't know what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived at Cleverbox. The people were very welcoming and friendly. It was really interesting to be given the opportunity to take part in the design process and interact with the latest design software." Steph Ashfield Year 11 As an education specific provider, Cleverbox understands the importance of keeping students involved and informed about the development of their school environment. By working with Schools, Colleges and Academies, we deliver tailored Student Participation programmes which give students an understanding of the working environment in an educational, fun and engaging way. To find out how you could benefit from this service, call 020 8466 7222.
Cleverbox have recently launched the new
service, which will enable schools to create interactive, online versions of their schools prospectus for use on their web sites.
An online digital prospectus can be included on your website or used as part of an email marketing campaign, acting as a great compliment to your printed prospectus. It also offers multi-media capabilities embedding video and audio if required. To create your digital prospectus you simply send us a PDF of your publication and we do the rest. Visitors to your website can quickly view your school prospectus as an animation. We host your Online Prospectus on our servers making it even quicker to get your brochure up and running in only a few minutes. Once we have created your Online Prospectus, simply create a graphical link from your site to our servers.
To create an Online Digital Prospectus, all you need to do is send us a PDF of your prospectus and we will do the rest...
- Can contain unlimited full colour pages
- Can have weblinks to your website
- Has a print a page out (or whole brochure) facility
- Does not require recipient to have any software
- Can have Flash, Audio and Video embedded
- Contains send to a friend facility
- Can have a thumbnail index that clicks through to each page
- Is easy to use with simple click-n-go technology
The purpose of the day was to give students from schools around the borough a snapshot into different working environments and to offer careers advice. Rob and Katie from Cleverbox gave an informative and interactive presentation, offering advice for those interested in the design and IT sectors, ending with a logo competition which the students really enjoyed, as can be seen by some of their comments:
"I learnt what design is all about"
"It was fab! Interesting and I got some good advice and motivation."
On behalf of each organisation we work with, and as part of our environmental policy, we make a donation to the ITF (International Tree Foundation), the world's longest standing tree planting charity, for every prospectus produced. In turn this project enables Cleverbox customers to lower their own carbon footprint through tree planting and receive a personalised certificate to display in school.
ITF will, on our behalf, ensure that this money is spent on tree planting projects overseas including East, Central and the Horn of Africa.
The brief was to produce marketing collateral encompassing the three schools, ensuring that each school was equally represented.
Cleverbox carried out photographic shoots in each school, then applied a colour treatment to the images, making sure that they were consistent and balanced between each school.
The end result is a bright and vibrant prospectus for Partnership 6th which clearly communicates the range of courses and facilities on offer from the partnership schools.
Writtle College is unique. It has a warm, friendly and cosmopolitan student village set in its own 220 hectare estate with landscaped gardens, working animal units, construction areas, workshops and retail, business and leisure operations.
We look forward to working with the Writtle team over the next couple of months to deliver a fresh, clean prospectus with striking imagery to convey the special atmosphere of the College and to affirm its position as a leading Higher Education establishment in its field.
React is highly scalable, geared towards performance and as such is well suited to managing lots of diverse content which Schools are now expecting from their websites.
Whether you’re inserting copy from Microsoft Word, creating image galleries, uploading podcasts, streaming video, adding documents or publishing news, React CMS offers the complete solution. Packed with many features that will make updating your website a pleasure rather than a chore, you'll soon wonder how you managed before React CMS…
Call us on 020 8466 7222 to find out more or for a free demo.
The decision to expand the premises was taken in order to accommodate the growing number of services and initiatives that Cleverbox provide to the education sector and to house our expanding team.
Cleverbox designed the studio to suit our particular requirements and, as demonstrated in the images below, the space has been transformed from an empty shell to a contemporary and spacious working environment which we are very proud of.
Student Project Room
As part of our social responsibility the new studio accomodates a student ‘Project Room’ – which encourages students from a variety of schools to work directly with our design team on such projects as logo development, prospectus and website design.
This facility not only provides an excellent resource for schools to engage and educate their students in the design world, but also offers an invaluable learning curve to pupils wanting to experience working life outside of the classroom.
The project room has already been used by students and student engagement projects for 2010 are already being booked in.
Managing Director Robert Kemp explains, “The Company has changed significantly over the last 2 years and this move compliments everything we are doing with the direction of the Company and the extended services we are now able to offer"
All clients are welcome to come and visit us at the new studio - we look forward to welcoming you here soon!
Cleverbox has been working with Newham College since the start of 2009, designing their brand identity, prospectus and marketing communications collateral.
The College required a new recruitment campaign to raise awareness of college courses and a new diploma on offer, whilst attracting students from a busy inner-city environment. Cleverbox devised a vibrant, colourful, text-based above-the-line campaign which has appeared in a variety of media from London Underground and buses to newspaper adverts, external banners and online banner ads.
The campaign launched at the end of October 2009.