Focus on a team member #1

Rikki-under-his-106Love them or loath them, the interesting thing about the people you work with everyday
is you tend to spend more awake time with them than you do with your partner, wife, husband, family or friends!  (I know there are exceptions…)

But do you ever know them… in real terms the answer is unlikely to be yes.
It’s quite intriguing really. So we thought it could be interesting to have a ‘bit of a delve’ and share our findings and young Rikki, one of our senior designers is our first victim sorry ‘candidate’. Firstly, he’s a quiet and unassuming chap and doesn’t talk much about his life outside work (not to me anyway). Continue reading


Bringing a piece of The Big Apple to Reading…

IMG_5910In a recent project with Porsche GB, Freestone re-designed the main atrium at HQ, turning half into a modern informal meeting space and the other into a NYC loft apartment.

What? A loft apartment…? Yep, that’s right, with a view overlooking the concrete jungle that is Manhattan, it feels a world away from Berkshire. Using features like exposed framework and cable housing, Freestone created an environment that’s reminiscent of a NYC warehouse conversion. With the addition of ‘industrial’ lighting and furniture, including some Continue reading


It’s the real thing

Coke logoTenuous heading link I know, but those of you who were watching television back in the early seventies could well remember the headline ‘it’s the real thing’. It could also potentially conjure up a vision of a hilltop covered with young adults from all over the world singing Coca-Cola’s very latest publicity song (entitled: I’d like to teach the world to sing ); it was a massive campaign and quite difficult to miss, all part of being a world-wide brand.

2016 and Freestone is truly proud to announce the addition of Coca-Cola to our client list, as we are already working on a number of projects including Continue reading


Could this be the Largest livery we’ve done…

unimog…. well actually no it isn’t, but it is quite big and very striking even though I say it myself. And it follows on nicely from our last post, so we thought we would share it. This vehicle is the very latest Mercedes-Benz Unimog, a genuine thing of purpose. In fact, Mercedes-Benz claims it actually has over a thousand potential functions, too many to list. The patriotic wrap was just a small part of ‘Unimog Live’, a recent event designed to increase customer and dealership perception of the vehicle’s unique and universal selling points. Delegates were given a three-part presentation, aptly named PlayMog, Talkmog and,

Continue reading


Could this be the smallest livery we’ve done…

img_3300…well, I think it might be, but frankly I don’t know for sure. We’re no stranger to unusual requests. In fact, they’re pretty much the norm (which does beg to challenge my use of the word ‘unusual’ I guess). So when we were asked to put an accurate DPD livery on this small model van, there really wasn’t any doubt over whether we could do it. It was just a question over how long it would take!

Like most jobs, there’s always an ‘ickle bit more’ to them than initially meets the eye.

First we had to create the livery artwork (sourcing the current logo and reference material). It might as well have been a full-size van as Continue reading