Cascade Studio, a London based creative design agency, scooped a hat-trick of awards in the London Design Awards 2016 organised by the design100 including the Best Small Studio in London award.
Unique to the Awards, each award is shared between the commissioner and the designer; recognising that relationships and collaboration are at the heart of the design industry. Something that Cascade is particularly proud of because it places positive, friendly partnerships at the heart of all its client projects, seeking to understand what the client wants to achieve and being creative in how this can be done within budget.
“It’s fantastic to see so many courageous design commissioners and designers collaborating and producing outstanding design projects. These relationships are essential to the design industry and need to be celebrated for the industry to continue it’s outstanding performance,” said London Design Awards Chairman Mark Bergin.
Cascade Studio won Silver in the Digital Corporate category for its work on the Rapport Global website (www.rapportww.com) which is being rolled out across Rapport’s rapidly expanding network of worldwide offices. “I would highly recommend Cascade if you’re considering designing a website. They took the time to understand our business, our positioning and our needs,” said Paul Sambrook, Business Development and Marketing Director at Rapport. “Their design ideas were spot-on against the brief – but they also pushed our creative boundaries (in a good way). They were pleasant to deal with, efficient and with good technical knowledge – which meant that what could have been an arduous task was actually made very simple for me. In addition to the website design, they also created an e-mail template to mirror the new look of the website. Again, the design work was excellent and was completely on point. We are very happy!”
Cascade also won Gold in the Digital Business Operations category for the Westminster Business Council (WBC) brand and website (www.westminsterbc.org.uk) which had a dramatic impact upon the client’s business. Results included: A 12% increase in paid for memberships and over 170 new SME member registrations within the first few months of launch, newsletter subscribers going up by 62% and an increase in event attendance and bookings. More importantly, staff administration requirements drastically reduced allowing WBC to focus its efforts on connecting members and helping them to grow their businesses, something that is so important in these uncertain economic times.
“We’re quite frankly floored!” commented Jennifer Adler-Potts, Head of Creative at Cascade Studio. “We are a small team that is part of a large print and design group so our web design and development work can get forgotten or seem out of place. We knew (and our clients knew) that we were punching way above our weight but to have our peers confirm this is just amazing. Now with this recognition, and a bit of luck, we’ll be going for the Best Medium Sized Studio next year!”
About the London Design Awards
The London Design Awards is organised by design100 a global community of 75,000 design experts that celebrate creative courage, recognise design excellence and grow demand for design. In London a panel of some of the world’s leading design minds providing curatorial, judging and creative direction.
design100 run in awards throughout the world including San Francisco, Chicago, New York, Hong Kong and Sydney, and provide the design community links into global markets and an efficient method to gain recognition in export markets.
About Cascade Studio
Cascade Studio is a London based design studio offering customisable, results-focused solutions that offer the flexibility of freelancers with the creativity of a large design agency. We work across business-to-business and consumer sectors with entrepreneurs, SMEs and international corporates, rather than specialising in a specific vertical market or company size. This keeps our ideas fresh and stimulates the team creatively so that each and every design is not only bespoke to the individual client but focused on the results it needs to achieve.
Cascade Studio is a part of Cascade Group TM, a print and design group with specialist production units in central London and an expanding network of local offices that provide exceptional customer service to clients in major business districts across London.