ego

ego

ego locationDerby, Derbyshire

(14 Reviews)

We are a Derbyshire based full service design and marketing agency. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work. We look to form lasting relationships with our clients.

We work with start-ups through to multi nationals handling each project with same level of dedication and attention to detail.

We know that for branding and marketing to succeed, the journey begins with strategy. And strategy starts with conversation. Our friendly team are on hand to liaise and advise at every stage of your project.

ego Reviews

ego Reviews


Review of ego by Sarah Ainslie
5 30/06/2015 Sarah Ainslie

I have worked with Ego since 2007, both for my own website and design needs and for those of my clients. The quality of their work is very high and I can rely on them to interpret a brief well from the outset which saves time for everyone. I would highly recommend them to any business.

Review of ego by Melissa Wheelhouse
5 13/03/2015 Melissa Wheelhouse

We approached this company to design our website - Exquisite Bakes and would highly recommend this company without hesitation. The team that run this company are very professional, knowledgeable and easy to communicate with. We are extremely pleased with the website, achieving all the requirements needed to run a successful business.

Review of ego by Cecilia Cee
5 Cecilia Cee

Had a fantastic group workshop today it was so empowering and motivating to meet women facing the same struggles as me and the support from Emma & Jenny was brilliant. I now feel much more capable and inspired to achieve a life balance that I desire. Thank you

Review of ego by Karen Lesley Minors
5 Karen Lesley Minors

Really helpful and useful as I am about to start a new job.

Review of ego by Kriszta Bicskey
5 Kriszta Bicskey

Coaches Emma and Jenny lead an outstanding workshop. They have created a program where you can let your guards down and open up for new ideas, tips and tweaks in a safe and supporting environment. They will guide you how to look for and find the strength within to take you to the next level.

Review of ego by Charity Adu-Glaves
5 Charity Adu-Glaves

Really great workshop. Great encouragement, inspiration and thought provoking activities. Very helpful for the next stage of my journey. Thanks Emma and Jenny.

Review of ego by Emily Wentworth
5 Emily Wentworth

Thank you to Jenny and Emma for a Women to Work workshop which has given me a toolkit to unravel my ideas about getting back into the working environment. I feel empowered to give it a go and realistic about what it is like 'out there'

Review of ego by Isobel Thomas
5 Isobel Thomas

Great Work Life Discovery Workshop this morning. I'm full of confidence and have a plan! Thank you.

Review of ego by Kate Armstrong
5 Kate Armstrong

Really useful Work Life Discovery workshop, has got me really thinking about what's important to me and my career going forward. Well worth attending.

Review of ego by Rosie Ward
5 Rosie Ward

I attended the workshop with Emma and Jenny as a first step in finding my identity after a long time out of work, with a view to a new career. The workshop was supportive, nurturing and really helped to begin to focus on who I am and what my core values are. Having the time to chat with other women was enlightening and made the process enjoyable. It increased my confidence in believing I can utilise the personal skills I have developed over the last few years, within the work environment. I felt Emma and Jenny were great enablers and held the group very well. Thank you!

Review of ego by Janna Doherty
5 Janna Doherty

Thank you to Jenny and Emma for an immensely inspiring workshop. It has really expanded my ideas, giving me many exercises to reveal my core values in life and work, to enable me to create direction and momentum towards a more deeply fulfilling future. Highly recommended!

Review of ego by Becky J Field
5 Becky J Field

It was a pleasure to be part a part of the women to work Workshop. Jenny and Emma were inspiring, both as trainers and coaches. Met some lovely ladies too. Wish each and everyone of them the very best of success. Well worth travelling from Cheshire for!!. Thank you xx

Review of ego by Jen Mickelborough
5 Jen Mickelborough

The Women to Work seminar helped me focus where I need to put my energy in my business to get where I want to be and was an encouraging and supportive environment to process my thoughts.

Review of ego by Elizabeth Dobson
5 Elizabeth Dobson

The Women to Work workshop was really fun and rewarding. Emma and Jenny made the leap from work dream to reality look less intimidating and gave me the confidence to take the first small steps towards something new. The best thing about the workshop itself was talking to other women in similar situations. I'm really glad I went!. Thanks very much Emma and Jenny.

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ego Q&A

ego Q&A

What makes a great website?

A great website sets you apart from the competition - with the ever increasing on-line 'noise' a professional website is crucial for your business. Our bespoke websites are designed specifically to attract your target market, they are simple yet eye catching and easy to navigate on both desktop computers and mobile devices. We ensure that your visitors can not only find you easily but find all of the important information that your website has to offer.

What questions might you ask a client when starting a new project?

We really get to know your business before we get to work. Typical questions include, 'Describe your ideal customer', 'Give us three words that sum up your business ethos', 'Do you have an existing logo or branding?', 'Name three businesses that you admire', 'Do you have a specific colour scheme for your business?'

What information do you need from a client before you start work?

We have a short briefing document that we send out to all new customers, from this we gather all of the information we require. This includes information about your business, your deadline, your content, photography (if required), your competitors and your target audience.

What sorts of printing projects do you usually cater for?

If you can print it, we cater for it! Off the shelf items include, business stationery, flyers, folded leaflets, booklets, brochures, folders, vouchers, greetings cards, roller banners, exhibition graphics, branded workwear and much more.

Describe your creative process.

We research our customer sector and their target market. As a team we brain storm initial concepts and then work up our ideas to send over to the customer as initial visuals. We engage in discussions with the client and work through any alterations to reach final sign off.

What information do you need from a client before you can start work?

We need a background of the business and your requirements before we start work. We have a quick series of questions specifically for print jobs and website projects, these will be provided before we begin.

What do you love most about your job?

We love the creative process and we especially like helping our clients to achieve their goals and targets through their on-line and off-line marketing.

What inspired you to start your own business?

After years of working as an in-house designer I wanted a hands on approach to dealing with customers and delivering stunning design solutions, and so ego was born!

Why should our clients choose you?

Our designs are second to none, this is backed up by excellent customer service from a small friendly team who will work to achieve your goals. We look to form lasting relationships with our customers, providing on going after care if you need us.

Services provided by ego

ego Services

Graphic Design

We offer graphic design solutions to customer throughout the UK. If you can design it, we cater for it!

Website Design & Development

We provide our customers with bespoke website designs and builds including full content management systems (Wordpress, Perch, Joomla, Drupal, MODX) and e-commerce solutions (Magento, Shopify, OpenCart, Prestashop).

Web Hosting

UK based hosting for both website and emails.

Projects

Nelson's Gin Distillery & Gin School (Branding, Digital, Exhibition Graphics, Packaging, Photography, Print)

For the last ten years, ego has worked only for perfectionists. Companies, corporates and individual producers and suppliers who all have a vision and a standard of excellence from which they never deviate. So when Nelson’s Gin needed a spirited product launch, our sophisticated palates – and colour palettes – were delighted to step up to the plate. Or rather, the glass. Nelson’s Gin will be appreciated by connoisseurs. Created by one man, and introduced into a market in which craft gins proliferate, Nelson’s Gin stands apart from the rest. It is also the only gin produced on the Derbyshire and Staffordshire borders, made in small batches in a highly sophisticated, 21st century version of a ‘cottage industry’. From marketing strategy to logo to labels to leaflets to product launch. A combination of creativity and cooperation, inspiration, excitement and ‘hands on’ client involvement all the way. The result? A distillation of ideas which will appeal to gin aficionados and new drinkers alike. Communication reflecting the clarity of the gin itself. And all of its freshness. To read the full case study, please visit our website: http://www.designbyego.co.uk/project/nelsons-gin-distillery-gin-school/

Denstone Hall (Digital, Photography, Print)

There’s no room for paltry poultry or fruitless jams at Denstone Hall Farm Shop and Café. Here, in the thriving business created by the vision and passion of Rupert and Emma Evans, they’re proud to offer food as it should taste; fresh from the farm or café kitchen or brought in from local farmers and producers who share Denstone’s commitment to quality and deliciousness. Denstone is a working farm, producing beef, sausages and its own dry-cured bacon. The farm won the ‘Taste of Staffordshire Award 2014’, its sausages are officially the ‘West Midlands Tastiest Sausage’ and its kitchens produce bread, scones, cakes, biscuits and pies that set a standard others can only hope to follow. Customers flock to Denstone Farm for the best locally produced, free range meat and wild game, for the finest regional cheeses, for fresh, flavoursome fruit and veg, jams, pickles and preserves, hampers, cards, gifts and a visit to a café that’s the best for miles. A delicious challenge: Denstone Hall needed to update its website to capture and reflect its freshness, originality and the variety of its offering. Working closely with Rupert and Emma, we have delivered the goods… a website that makes relevant use of all the latest technologies, has a full CMS, is built in WordPress and is responsive across all devices, mobile phones and tablets. Mouthwatering stuff. Rupert is a trained and experienced graphic designer and he and Emma are instinctively superb at marketing their business. It was good to share insights. And now? We’re moving on to look at Denstone’s printed materials, plus designing and building a website for Twine Clothing, one of the on-site, external businesses that’s adding even more variety to the farm’s offering. Denstone has a number of on-site units available to small businesses. It’s no wonder the farm is leaping ahead like a spring lamb. To read the full case study, please visit our website: http://www.designbyego.co.uk/project/denstone-hall-farm-shop-cafe/

GCI (Digital)

If we weren’t inspired by the power of telecommunications and ICT, it wouldn’t have been such a thrill. But we are, and it was. What was? Winning the GCI Channel Solutions business. GCI is the UK’s number one telecommunications and ICT services company. ‘They all say that’, you might say, but as the UK’s 19th fastest-growing privately-owned business with a turnover of £55 million (Investec), it’s a fact. Impressed? Yup. A little intimidated? Nope. Because we appreciate the power and potential of achieving clarity, simplicity and efficiency through technology better than the next man. Or woman, in our case. Which gave us the confidence, as well as the necessary vision, to beat off competition from some serious rivals for this terrific new business win. GCI called us two days after our initial meeting. Within three weeks we were working on their new website, with sixteen weeks to deliver. With strict brand guidelines and working alongside GCI’s own graphic designer, we designed and built eleven bespoke templates for a site which is fully responsive, with full CMS and built in Modx. And that’s just the tech spec. GCI needed a site that showcased and marketed their abilities in a way that was fresh, informative and inspiring. We delivered. Today, we manage GCI’s website. To date, we’ve produced over forty bespoke web banners to further build on their online marketing strategy. GCI is growing fast. It’s brilliant. In fact, it’s more than brilliant. GCI’s new online presence had such a positive impact on their business that they asked us to think about developing the company’s sister site, gcicom.net. Both sites are now live. And delivering the goods. To read the full case study, please visit our website: http://www.designbyego.co.uk/project/gci-channel-solutions/

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