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One Man’s Summer

From SAD to SUP…

We experienced the first sub-zero temperatures here in Milton Keynes earlier this week which was a bit of an unfortunate reminder that ‘Winter is coming’. Warm jackets were brought out from the back of the wardrobe, the heating was cranked up a few degrees and salads have been well and truly replaced with warming soups and hot, pastry based items.

Rather than dwell on the dark days ahead I thought I’d share some memories and images from earlier on this year which might help stave off any inflictions of seasonal affective disorder, or SAD as it is so aptly abbreviated! Continue reading


Thinking inside the box

Earlier on this year Freestone were asked to support one of our regular clients in helping them to bring an idea to life for an internal engagement piece. As part of a worldwide campaign to change staff mindsets and recognition that happy colleagues make for happy customers, this particular piece involved the design and production of a recognition toolkit. Given to managers, it would contain visual prompts, reminders and details around how colleagues could be recognised for their efforts.

Following some initial meetings with the stakeholders to understand more about the project, the box was to contain a number of different touch points (all designed to highlight one of two key messages); Continue reading


The 30th Charity Car Raffle is Launched!

It’s that time of the year again – to welcome the Milton Keynes Community Foundation Charity Car raffle now celebrating its 30th Birthday, (This year a Volkswagen up! GTI, generously donated by Volkswagen Group UK Ltd.)

Freestone Creative is honoured to support this local charity for the 5th Year, supplying graphic design support and building this small event stand at Centre:MK (the space generously donated by the Centre:MK) – raising money for over 50 local charities. Over £21,000 was raised in 2017 and over the 30 years has raised in excess of £1 million pounds, all benefiting the local community. The winning ticket will Continue reading


Organisation charts in a digital age

At the beginning of the summer, one of our long standing clients in Milton Keynes contacted us with a brief. They wanted to help their 600+ colleagues understand how all the departments within their business connected with each other. In a complex business world, where individuals can become engrossed in their own micro world, it was not always obvious what vital role each department plays in the continuing success of their business.

The client had the idea but didn’t know the best execution. They didn’t want yet another printed organisational chart that would be filed away, Continue reading


Actros1 one name many parts

Mercedes-Benz Truck approached us about a year ago with a very exciting project. They were creating a new special limited edition Actros Truck, exclusive to the UK. However, they were looking for an identity – they were not sure what to call it. They had a few working titles but wanted to explore other options.

In stepped the creative team at Freestone.

At the time, the Freestone Creative team didn’t realise they would touch upon many of its skills and talents in the execution of the project. Brand design, graphic design, Continue reading