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PizzaExpress Sheffield Meadowhall

We just had to share these before and after pictures of our latest handover at Sheffield Meadowhall.  The restaurant had become dated and was due for refurbishment in order to remain relevant in an e... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
22/03/17
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Frankie & Benny’s

Hartlepool


Our first Frankie & Benny’s of 2017 is now complete. Andrew took this sneak preview of the new Frankie & Benny’s in Anchor Retail Park, Hartlepool, at handover. Good luck to t... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
13/02/17
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Creed In The News

Design Week Article

It was great to see our Richmond and Loughborough projects featured in this article for Design Week. Rob Weller, Head of Design for Pizza Express shares the strategies put in place to ensure that t... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
17/01/17
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Season’s Greetings from Creed Design

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2017 from Andrew, Alex, Paul B, Paul C, Sophie, Teodora, Georgia and Jane. Rather than sending cards through the post, we will be donating to charity inste... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
20/12/16
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Eldon Square, Newcastle

Frankie & Benny's Handover

Yesterday saw us handover on our latest project, a new Frankie and Benny’s in Eldon Square, Newcastle. The photo shows glowing neon and the finishing touches being added to the interior, prior to... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
27/10/16
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Press

Belfast Restaurant Review

It was great to see our recent interior design for the new PizzaExpress in Ballyhackamore, Belfast reviewed by The Belfast Telegraph. We think that a funky mix of builder's yard chic and sociopathic l... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
15/09/16
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PizzaExpress: Balham

Friday saw a very busy handover of our refurbishment project for PizzaExpress in Balham The space has been reconfigured to include new booths, relaxed eating areas with comfortable soft seats and a... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
12/09/16
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PizzaExpress: Ballyhackamore

Belfast

Sophie flew over to Northern Ireland last week to handover a new PizzaExpress in Ballyhackamore. This area of Belfast was the birthplace of Chronicles of Narnia author, C.S. Lewis. His writing insp... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
05/08/16
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PizzaExpress: Cheadle

New Artworks

The bespoke artwork for Cheadle used nearby Abney Hall as a starting point. The Grade II Listed building’s architectural and decorative details really grabbed my attention. Although many architects ... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
04/08/16
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PizzaExpress: Alton

New Artworks

It was a pleasure to create artwork for recent PizzaExpress refurbishments in Alton and Cheadle. Both projects indulged in lots of colour and pattern, resulting in bold graphic framed prints.  ... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
04/08/16
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PizzaExpress: Dalton Park

County Durham

We handed over this new PizzaExpress restaurant in Dalton Park, County Durham at the end of July. The photo shows the restaurant at the last site meeting so that you can get a flavour of the rich colo... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
03/08/16
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How can it be August already!

June and July have been busy months, with so much happening I haven't had the chance to share all our news. We have welcomed two new Junior Interior Designers to Creed , Sophie and Paul C. With the... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
01/08/16
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PizzaExpress Aberdeen Union St

We found this article a little late, however as it features the bespoke artwork we created for PizzaExpress Aberdeen it felt right to share. The concept and artwork were developed way back in cold and... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
28/06/16
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Frankie & Benny’s Greenwich

It’s handover today at Frankie & Benny’s, Greenwich Retail Park. It includes many of the new finishes and elements to the interior that we have introduced as part of our ongoing design deve... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
06/06/16
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Cake, Cake, cake

Paul B moved away from his traditional fridge cake and made this beauty. He even managed to create it while looking after his 6 month son. Channelling your inner Domestic God Paul, with very tasty res... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
06/06/16
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Celebrating Creativity

Leicester has certainly had many things to celebrate of late and we feel that includes our lovely creative community. We were very pleased to co-sponsor this gorgeous short film 'Paint' made by read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
16/05/16
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PizzaExpress Loughborough

It’s always nice to work on projects close to home and this brand new restaurant for PizzaExpress in Loughborough was no exception. This former auction house had some interesting original feature... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
05/05/16
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Job Opportunity

Junior Interior Designer We are currently looking for a Junior Designer to join our team in Enderby, Leicestershire, working on leisure projects for clients across the country. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated and skilled individual who enjoys the challenge of creating unique environments. Essential skills and attributes:
  • A degree in Interior Design/Architecture or similar
  • Proficient skills in AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, SketchUp and MS Office.
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Industry ex... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
23/03/16
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PIZZAEXPRESS: Whiteley

November is often a busy month for us, with refurbishments and new restaurants keen to open for Christmas trade. This year is no exception with 6 projects completing in the next two weeks. Andrew shar... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
17/11/15
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Award Winners

Stone Willy's Longbridge

Congratulations to Gynn Mahal and his team on achieving a national PAPA Award. The Stone Willy’s on Longbridge High Street, Birmingham won the Just-Eat Independent Pizza Delivery Store Platinum Awar... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
16/11/15
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Cake Day AGAIN

It's my turn to make cakes for the team as I celebrate (yet another) birthday today. It's unusual for me to go down the cupcake route; however I was inspired by one of my favourite blogs. A visit to <... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
09/11/15
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Restaurant Design – Work In Progress

One of our latest projects is currently on site in Richmond. It was the first site meeting yesterday and Andrew shared this image from the rip out. After looking at the drawings I'm excited to see the... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
05/11/15
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CAKE

A polite reminder to the Creed Team

Cake Days, highlighted in our calendar in sunshine yellow and much anticipated by all the team, the first rule of Creed is that you have to bring in a home baked cake on your birthday.  NOBODY is exc... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
29/10/15
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Artwork for Haslemere PizzaExpress

Undershaw, near Haslemere was the former home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes. Inspired by the detective and his adventures, we created a striking wall vinyl of Sherlock Holmes w... read more
Author:
Chris Day
Dated:
26/10/15
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Handover #2

This colourful detail was taken yesterday at Andrew’s second handover of the week. I’m afraid that’s all I’m going to share at the moment as the restaurant unit is part of a development close ... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
04/09/15
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PizzaExpress: New Malden

It's been a busy week here at Creed, with 3 project handovers in just 4 days. First up was a new restaurant for New Malden, due to open today, I was very taken with the lighting and the banquette.... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
03/09/15
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Pizza Express – Welwyn Garden City Artwork

The artwork for the the recent refurbishment drew inspiration from the local heritage of Murphy Radios. Creed Design created a range of bespoke illustrations of some of the more popular radios, as wel... read more
Author:
Chris Day
Dated:
03/08/15
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PizzaExpress, Scarborough

Early shots from a new Pizza Express in the coastal town of Scarborough! Subtle details include rope screens and a soft colour palette running throughout the environment... Full project information... read more
Author:
Chris Day
Dated:
02/07/15
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New Artwork for PizzaExpress

Bold new artwork for two new PizzaExpress restaurants. Drawing inspiration from the local area, the graphic canvases for Marlborough were inspired by Lord of the Flies author, William Golding. Artw... read more
Author:
Chris Day
Dated:
16/06/15
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PizzaExpress: Scarborough

Construction underway on the new Pizza Express in the coastal town of Scarborough. Full speed ahead for the handover at the end of this month... Perfect timing for the summer holidays!... read more
Author:
Chris Day
Dated:
05/06/15
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PizzaExpress: O2 Finchley

Andrew handed over on this new restaurant for PizzaExpress just yesterday. With its sunny banquette seating and folk art inspired wallpaper, there is something about the end result that just makes me ... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
25/03/15
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Happy Birthday Andrew

Last week saw the studio full of bunting, balloons and cards as we celebrated Andrew's 'Special' birthday. The occasion encouraged lots of old Creed friends to drop by, it was lovely to see you all, t... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
12/02/15
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PizzaExpress: Leicester Square

We are very close to the handover of this new PizzaExpress on Charing Cross Road. Andrew has been on site today for snagging and shared this preview.... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
09/02/15
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PizzaExpress: London Bridge

We have had lots of jobs on site, but today saw our first handover of 2015. Cat sent this little teaser of PizzaExpress London Bridge. Due to open this week the design includes this oak parquet on the... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
02/02/15
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Creed’s A to Z of 2014

  • A is for Asbestos Training and Jane conquering the Great South Run on behalf of the  Alzheimer’s Society
  • B is for  Brindley Place in Birmingham for PizzaExpress
  • C is for Creed Team Nights out to The Case and Cosy Club
  • D is for Design Festival and all the delightful  inspiration that the LDF brings
  • E is for Enderby, where our lovely studio is based
  • F is for Fridge Cakes and Fort Kinnaird, Frankie and Benny’s
  • G is for Grand Designs, when Kevin met Catherine
  • ... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
31/12/14
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Merry Christmas

And a Happy New Year

The studio will  be closed from the 24th of December 2014 to the 2nd of January 2015. We would like to wish everyone a fantastic Christmas and an amazing 2015. Andrew and all the team at Creed ... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
23/12/14
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Artwork Projects Part II

PizzaExpress: Chislehurst, New Fetter Lane & St Paul's

Following on from Tuesday’s blog post, here is a closer look at the final three PizzaExpress restaurants that we recently created bespoke artworks for. Chislehurst is the birthplace of British Sp... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
27/11/14
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Artwork Projects

PizzaExpress: Abingdon, Banbury and Beverley

Chris our in-house Graphic Designer was asked to produce a range of artworks for six different PizzaExpress restaurants in the last few months. We thought we'd take the opportunity to share these with... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
25/11/14
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Preview

PizzaExpress Walthamstow

Andrew is handing over on this brand new PizzaExpress restaurant in Walthamstow today. The photo shows the Greyhound Racing inspired graphics and Feature Lighting.Hopefully a full case study will foll... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
10/11/14
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New Frankie & Benny’s On Site

Paul has certainly been putting the miles in of late, with brand new Frankie and Benny’s on site in Scotland and Wales; he has had his hands full. With both restaurants opening before Christmas, we ... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
23/10/14
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Fruity Nutty Muffins

Its official, today is a good day…today is a CAKE DAY! Cat whipped up these rather delicious numbers for the traditional studio celebration for each team member’s birthday. In the spirit of ... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
21/10/14
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When Kevin Met Catherine

Opinion on Kevin McCloud is divided in the studio; Cat however is certainly in the “Pro Kev “Camp.  On meeting the man she became quite star struck and Cat found herself lost for words.  All hop... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
16/10/14
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PizzaExpress Spitalfields

Before the finished photos arrive, we thought we would share a sneak peek of this new restaurant for PizzaExpress. Close to the vibrant Spitalfields market, this design called for something a little d... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
19/08/14
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PizzaExpress Manchester

King Street

This new PizzaExpress has recently opened in Manchester King St. Working closely with the PizzaExpress Design team and taking inspiration from the street name, we were delighted with the final product... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
14/08/14
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PizzaExpress Tamworth

This new PizzaExpress at the Ventura Retail Park, Tamworth has been recently completed. Light and calm, we think it would be the ideal place to relax and dine between bouts of consumerism. Full cas... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
12/08/14
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Ca Puccino Heathrow Terminal 2

There is always something exciting and glamourous about air travel, so we were delighted to work with a new client, Ca Puccino on their outlet for Heathrow's new Terminal 2 building. The design off... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
08/08/14
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Summer Night Out

We managed a fairly spontaneous team night out this week, a seasonal get together before individual summer holidays start. The Smoke House at O Bar on Leicester’s Braunstone Gate provided a great me... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
04/07/14
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3 Peaks Challenge

Cat took time out of the studio last week to join a team from PizzaExpress who walked the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge. Raising money for the The Dallaglio... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
30/06/14
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Milena’s Cake Day

It’s a daunting day, the first time you have to make cakes for the whole team to celebrate your birthday. Milena confidently went for it though, even icing them in house. As you can imagine they did... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
22/05/14
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Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
28/04/14
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Alex’s Birthday

To celebrate Alex’s “special” birthday this week, the team put together this check shirt and mask tribute. We aren't sure who was most freaked out Alex or us.... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
01/04/14
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PizzaExpress: Skipton

New Restaurant Opening

We completed our handover of PizzaExpress Skipton earlier this week. With its artworks inspired by the moors its already a strong contender for my favourite Creed restaurant of 2014.... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
28/03/14
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Spotted on Milena’s Desk

Milena has a cold at the moment, perhaps due to the fact she is admiring rather than ingesting her vitamin C…... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
11/03/14
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Look how we’ve grown!

Andrew recently stumbled upon these photos taken after the fire that nearly destroyed our studio in 2009. The blaze was caused by a direct lightning strike and completely devastated the 2nd floor of t... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
12/02/14
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2013 Review

Last year saw us double our team and add four new members of staff. Needless to say, it was a busy year for Creed, below are some of the highlights.
Author:
Chris Day
Dated:
23/01/14
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Frankie & Benny’s Leicester Highcross

One of the nice things about working on a local project is walking by and seeing it in action and full of people. I think most of the team have been keeping an eye on the Frankie and Benny’s in Leic... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
03/01/14
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Happy 2014!

It's back to work for the Creed team and we're currently shaking the Christmas cobwebs off and gearing up for another exciting year. Happy new year everyone!... read more
Author:
Chris Day
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02/01/14
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Christmas at the Old Library

It's Christmas party time in Leicester and whilst the ladies were dancing the night away on the dance floor, Andrew and I were kept entertained by the roulette table and the structural design of the t... read more
Author:
Chris Day
Dated:
19/12/13
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Dog of the Day

Unofficial studio mascot Hector is trying to get into the spirit of things!... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
19/12/13
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Season’s Greetings from Creed Design

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2014 from Andrew, Alex, Cat, Paul, Monica, Chris, Milena, Georgia, Jane, Colin and Jennie. Rather than sending cards through the post, we will be donating ... read more
Author:
Chris Day
Dated:
18/12/13
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Tasty things in the Post

Last year they sent us Brussel Sprouts but this year we are far more excited by this gorgeous tailor made Christmas Card from New English Design (the team that designed our website). Talk about attent... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
12/12/13
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The Library of Birmingham Dec 13

On a cold bright Saturday the female contingent of the Creed team met up to visit the new home of the Library of Birmingham. Although the exterior divided opinion we all enjoyed visiting this amazing,... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
10/12/13
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Before and After

Wagamama Hammersmith

We have just uploaded our latest case study; a restaurant for Wagamama in the Grade II listed Old Hammersmith Fire Station. When Wagamama sent us the fantastic photos it made me think of the dark wint... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
05/12/13
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Bringing the outside in

This artwork only project for PizzaExpress Gunwharf Quay saw us take direct inspiration from the nautical surroundings. We transformed the beautiful ships with their tall masts in to strong graphical ... read more
Author:
Chris Day
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02/12/13
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PizzaExpress St Albans

To be frank I haven’t the foggiest what these equations actually mean! What I can share is that they are used to create some striking artworks and mirror finishes for PizzaExpress St Albans. An artw... read more
Author:
Chris Day
Dated:
28/11/13
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Handover at PizzaExpress St Martins Lane

This morning we are handing over on our refurbishment of St Martin's Lane Pizza Express in London's West End. Andrew has just tweeted this picture of the screens designed in house by Chris, looking fo... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
18/11/13
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Inspiration

Simple Pleasures

Young children can get hours of fun from a cardboard box, as can the team at Creed! We all got slightly over excited by this recycled packaging that protected a delivery. Its concertina design creates... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
15/11/13
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Cake Day in the Studio

For the lovers and haters!

Following the strict terms and conditions of being a Creed employee I baked these cakes to celebrate my birthday. With the team growing we seem to have formed two camps…the fruit lovers and the hate... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
13/11/13
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Frankie & Benny’s : Harrow

New Restaurant Opening

Creed's latest project for Frankie and Benny's is opening on the 8th of November. Situated in St George's Shopping Centre, Harrow, I think the neon signs will certainly brighten up these dark Autumn n... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
08/11/13
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Creative Leicester

With Leicester being shortlisted for the City of Culture 2017, its timely to celebrate the wealth of creative businesses and agencies we have on our doorstep. We were lucky enough to work with two of ... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
07/11/13
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Staff Travels

Chris goes to Prague

Chris is back this week from a packed long weekend in Prague. He loves the chance to photograph somewhere new and this image of street art really caught my eye.... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
01/11/13
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Gateshead

Andrew and Paul have been out of the studio a lot recently, as we have four Frankie and Benny’s restaurants all due to complete before Christmas. Andrew took this picture while on his travels in Gat... read more
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Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
29/10/13
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Wood Talk

As nights get longer and the weather gets cooler, there is one topic of conversation we return to again and again in the studio. We just love a bit of wood talk. With many of us lucky enough to hav... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
25/10/13
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Leicester Tigers V Benetton Treviso

Creed got sociable last Friday night with Pizza at the Criterion followed by the Rugby at Welford Road. Most of the team were cheering on the Tigers; however Monica stuck to her roots and discreetly s... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
24/10/13
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Oh La La

Tradition states that all Creed Employees have to make their own birthday cake to share with the rest of the studio. It’s Cat’s birthday this weekend,  she whipped up these little lovelies that a... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
18/10/13
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London Design Festival 2013

Chris's Choice

The calm and collected Four Seasons in Shanghai gallery at TENT London was Chris, our graphic designer’s favourite spot. This bamboo bike c... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
02/10/13
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Latest Handover

Frankie & Benny's Kirkcaldy

No more flights up to Scotland for Andrew, at least for a while, as we have completed our third Frankie and Benny's for The Restaurant Group. The restaurant is part of their well publicised national e... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
02/10/13
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London Design Festival 2013

What Caught Andrew's Eye

Judging by the photos Andrew took on his vist to LDF13 it was the lighting that got his attention.... read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
01/10/13
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Handover at PizzaExpress Canary Wharf

We thought we would give you a small preview of our latest design for PizzaExpress. Cat completed hand over at Canary Wharf at the start of this week. I particulary like the damson accents again... read more
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Georgia Wilkinson
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01/10/13
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Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
25/09/13
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London Design Festival 2013

Georgia's favourite things

Stand out designers for Georgia included Marianne Smirk with her beautiful tiles and wall paper and the textile art of read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
23/09/13
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London Design Festival 2013

Whole team head to the smoke

The whole team had opportunity to visit London Design Festival 2013 for a huge dose of inspiration. Shows and venues visted included, 100% Design, read more
Author:
Georgia Wilkinson
Dated:
23/09/13
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