Who we are
I’m Lisa Bamford and I’ve been delivering successful design projects for years. Formally co-owner of Brighton design studio Itonic, I’ve started Stoats & Weasels to venture forth as an independent graphic designer. I bring fresh and imaginative design to my clients’ branding and marketing that’s got their name all over it, and mine behind it, and will continue to do so under my all-new banner.
What we do
Everything else remains as it’s always been: reliable on delivery and rock solid on deadlines, and versatile enough to meet the needs of a diverse bunch of clients, from handsome typography to decadent illustrative splendour; from confident logos to alluring websites.
Who we do it for
Like my namesakes in the wild, I take on both large and small challenges, and succeed through creativity, experience and complete dedication to the task. I have a tried and tested pool of collaborators to draw from and so can build a team around the needs of a bigger project, and keep everyone happy (you and them).
Creativity is essential, but the success of a good design lies in how well it meets the needs of the client. My approach – always – is to listen carefully and get a conversation going about what you want to achieve from the project: brand impact, effective messaging, visual personality… and so on. The design process serves the outcome, and the desired outcome determines the creative approach. The two are closely related, a bit like stoats and weasels.
It’s nice when people compliment my work because of how good it looks, but it’s even nicer when people praise it for how perfectly it meets the needs of the client.
A video showing the highlights of the Brighton Summit; an event which celebrated the centenary of the Chamber of Commerce and for which I designed all the branding and marketing. You can see a few examples of that on my portfolio page. As part of the Pleasure Hour I joined in with the Chamber choir [...]
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Thu, 23 May 2013 12:14:51 +0000
Open House exhibition
I’m very pleased to announce that for the second year running I’m taking part, and hosting, an Artists Open House in Hove. I’ve taken a new direction this year and will be showing quirky, witty graphic prints and books. I’ve also thought it a good idea to do potato prints using Farrow & Ball paint… [...]
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Thu, 02 May 2013 12:52:04 +0000
Amazing theatre show
I went to see “The Animals and Children took the Streets” by theatre company 1927 last night at The Old Market in Hove. Quite simply, it was stunning. It’s a mix of projected video, live performance and music and is really imaginative and original. The performances are great, a good mix of funny and dark [...]
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Fri, 08 Mar 2013 12:11:29 +0000
(Maybe) leave the brolly at home
I recently went to experience the Barbican’s art installation of rAndom Internationals’ Rain Room. They say “a hundred square metre field of falling water through which it is possible to walk, trusting that a path can be navigated, without being drenched in the process… experience what it’s like to control the rain. Visitors can choose [...]
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Tue, 12 Feb 2013 11:48:04 +0000
I love paper
A little while ago Matt from GF Smith dropped round a pile of stock samples. Oh my. They’re not just your run of the mill (pardon the pun… paper mill? eh?) samples. GF Smith have always produced the most amazing stocks for designers to get excited about working with, but the way they’ve packaged their [...]
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Thu, 07 Feb 2013 17:01:46 +0000
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