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WELCOME TO OPEN WATER. A SMALL, WELL FORMED DESIGN AND BRANDING AGENCY WHO BELIEVE ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.

At Open Water, we have decided to listen to our own advice and update our online and offline presence. A new brand has been launched and a new website is coming soon.

Who We Are

Open Water is a design and branding agency delivering creative design solutions and strategic thinking to clients across multiple sectors including, finance, not-for-profit, hospitality, environmental and technology.

Started and run by creatives, excellent design remains at the centre of our service, ensuring you get access to the skills and expertise you need. We collaborate with clients, inspiring and advising them and then delivering on what we promise.

We offer our clients:

• Intelligent, bespoke creative solutions
• Strategic thinking and planning
• Offline and online solutions
• Engaging design, with big ideas
• Client services that are second to none

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THE AMBRETTE RESTAURANT

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Open Water were approached by the team at the Ambrette Restaurant to establish a new brand style. With restaurants in Margate, Rye and now Canterbury, they needed a brand that reflected their culinary style, expertise and Michelin star ambitions. Open Water developed a brand, which not only visually represented the artistic and elegant style of cooking, but also the characteristics and flair of Head Chef and Owner, Dev Biswal. The brand was designed to be location specific, allowing each restaurant to have their own identity. Ingredients are integral to the brands overall application and play a vital role in the restaurants offline and online application. Open Water have also been integral in developing the style guide for the newly opened Canterbury restaurant, which included exterior and interior solutions for the restaurant.

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GLOBAL PAYMENTS HOSPITALITY CAMPAIGN

Open Water were briefed to develop a Hospitality campaign, which would span a variety of online and offline channels. Open Water established a 'customer focused' campaign, highlighted by the fun and quirky illustrated characters. Little people, were designed to reflect the different areas of hospitality, whilst customer crowds demonstrate the pains of not using the new Global PAY Now product from Global Payments. An adaptable illustration style, highlighting the benefits to restaurants and businesses as messages are being told by the actual customer and not, Global Payments themselves. The campaign was implemented across print collateral, such as magazine adverts and mailings, exhibition stands, HTML emails and an animated video.

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CHANDLER MECHANICAL SERVICES

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Open Water were approached by Chandler Mechanical Services to help them enhance the businesses online presence with a new website. Specialising in the installation and fabrication of industrial and commercial pipe work. Open Water felt Chandler Mechanical Services needed, not only a website which showcased the services they offer, but also a site, which highlighted the vast experience and expertise, which has made them an industry leader. A fully responsive website, which uses large imagery to play a pivotal role alongside structured content panels, enhancing the seamless user journey through the content, whilst distinguishes themselves from their competitors.

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EAST KENT COLLEGE FOOTBALL CLUB

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Having successfully won a credentials pitch, East Kent College approached Open Water to design and build a dedicated website for the college's football academy. Playing at a very high level in a variety of age groups across Kent, the website was needed as a focal point for all team members, management and supporters. Open Water created a mobile responsive website, which enabled the club to have a strong presence not only on the pitch, but off it to.

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UPAY MINT

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Open Water were approached by Uniware to develop a brand look and feel for a new product being launched into the cashless payment market, called UPAY Mint. Open Water established a droplet design, which suggested the essence of flavour and indicates each payment made by the user on their mobile phone. The brand has been implemented across offline and online media channels, including a responsive website, exhibition stands and print collateral.

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MOËT HENNESSY

Open Water were asked by world renowned wines & spirits brand Moët Hennessy UK, to create an emotive and eye-catching invitation and tasting brochure for their Autumn tasting event in 2013. Open Water came up with a design that takes the notes, fragrances and experience out of the bottle and wraps it around the outside. The twist of flavours and Moët Hennessy products wrap around the bottle hinting at it’s shape and suggesting the sensory experience that the tasting will give them; a luxurious journey through the rich and vibrant Moët Hennessy brands.

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MAF YOUTH

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After winning a credentials pitch, Open Water were briefed by MAF to create a responsive website that educated users about the charity whilst targeting a youth demographic. It quickly became clear that MAF have so many stories to tell. They work in so many different places and their pilots are real, modern day adventurers, so we built the site around their stories. The focus on the site became sharing these stories and the site allows the user to choose stories by place, project and even plane, with dynamic galleries displaying images relevant to the article.

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CORNERSTONE CITY CHURCH

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Medway Family Church were changing their name to Cornerstone City Church. After winning a credentials pitch, Cornerstone City chose Open Water to develop a brand new look and feel for their exciting new chapter. A brighter, fresher and more vibrant brand style was established to reflect the values of the people who worshipped at the church. Togetherness, family and fun were brought together with interesting shapes, made up of the cornerstone. We then designed and built a responsive website to represent their community online.

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GLOBAL PAYMENTS SAYE

Open Water developed the branding for a share save plan from Global Payments for its employees. The annual scheme incorporates printed collateral from brochures, question and answer booklets to posters. The schemes have been developed for the UK market as well as being translated into Mandarin for staff in their Hong Kong offices. The scheme was awarded Best Share Save Plan 2010 at the ifs ProShare Awards.

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BENTLEYS, STOKES AND LOWLESS

An invite for Bentleys, Stokes and Lowless' summer party 2013. An annual event on board the HQS Wellington on London's River Thames.

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CLIMATE ENERGY

Open Water were briefed to create a new website for Climate Energy. The 4th fastest growing Cleantech business in Europe. Working alongside the companies marketing and web development agency to produce a design that consolidated a visually fragmented service offering, into the holistic one they offer. Open Water found that often the results of energy efficiency weren't obvious and that they came from statistics and monitoring. A concept around the theme of 'making the invisible results visible' was created, where overlapping info graphic elements combined with real world environments helped the concept flourish. This enabled clear statistics about what they do whilst, showing the human benefits to homes and communities. Real statistical efficiencies and savings, alongside improved lives.

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