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Carl Rutherford Written by

Posted on 31st October, 2018 in Brand, Illustration, Design, Digital

We're looking for a talented designer to join our growing team on a full-time basis. The successful candidate will work under the guidance of our Lead Designer on a range of projects for clients both old and new.

Carl Rutherford Written by

Posted on 16th October, 2018 in Brand, Design, Digital

As designers and developers, we’re constantly striving to improve the web. Designers want to create unique and beautiful experiences for users, and developers are focused on building websites and systems that perform.

Cargo Creative Written by

Posted on 29th March, 2017 in Design

So it’s been just over a year since my last post on the new design software Affinity. Since then, Serif’s Affinity software has hit a few big milestones. Their two initial programs, Designer and Photo are now available on Windows and they have released version 1.5 on both programs as well. I will be going over both of these events in this post, along with my personal take on the updates and what’s next for the software. If you would like to read my first post on Affinity, visit Appreciation for Affinity – A Designer’s Review.

Paul Hart Written by

Posted on 3rd November, 2016 in Brand, Illustration, Design, Social Media, Development, Digital, Marketing

If you are a charismatic, motivated individual who is great with clients, a real people person and super organised you may be the person we are looking for.            

Cargo Creative Written by

Posted on 4th August, 2016 in Brand, Design

With a huge summer of sport reaching its pinnacle with the Olympics & Paralympics just around the corner, I wanted to take a good look at the how their branding has been developed into what we will see for almost a month and a half through August and September.

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Posted on 5th July, 2016 in Brand, Design

Rebranding can bring forth all sorts of contentious opinions not just in the design community, but the general public at large. They show up on social media and design blogs and it seems you never can please everybody. So what happens then when a brand brings back branding from the past?

Paul Hart Written by

Posted on 5th February, 2016 in Brand, Design, Digital

Late last year we received some brilliant news. Fraser Hydraulic Power (FHP) - a client of ours for 18 months now have been acquired by global company Royal IHC.

Carl Rutherford Written by

Posted on 28th January, 2016 in Design, Digital

The past few years has seen a major rise in the use of the term “user experience” or UX as it is commonly known. It seems to be everywhere, especially in the digital space.

Companies now have dedicated teams working specifically on it and new job titles like ‘User Experience Specialist’ or ‘User Experience Architect’ are surfacing. So what has caused this sudden rise in popularity? And what are people really talking about when they use the term ‘User Experience Design’.

Paul Hart Written by

Posted on 3rd December, 2015 in Design, Digital

In life, sometimes people just get you. And they get themselves too. They’re so wise. Like a living, breathing Yoda (with hopefully less ear hair).  Chances are young padawan, this person has a high level of emotional intelligence.

Carl Rutherford Written by

Posted on 8th September, 2015 in Brand, Design, Digital

Last week, Google announced the evolution of its identity which included a complete rebrand that, in Google’s own words, ‘embraces an expanding, multi-device, multi-screen world’. They also state that the rebrand is necessary to make Google more accessible and useful to it’s users. In fairness to Google, that is as good a reason as any to undertake a rebrand, although in doing so they did send the design and digital world into a frenzy.

Paul Hart Written by

Posted on 28th May, 2015 in Illustration, Design, Digital

This week we moved into our new studio in the heart of North Shields. We spent 4 years in our last space in Cobalt Business Exchange and whilst this provided us with everything we needed during that time, we felt the time was right to move on.

Paul Hart Written by

Posted on 13th May, 2015 in Illustration, Design, Digital

Following a further raft of new client wins and the continual development of existing relationships, we are looking for a number of roles to help extend our team further. Exciting times indeed.

Carl Rutherford Written by

Posted on 18th March, 2015 in Design, Social Media, Digital

It was only a few years ago that QR codes burst onto the scene as the new cool piece of technology to use and with this rise we started to see them crop up in many marketing and advertising campaigns around the world.

Carl Rutherford Written by

Posted on 20th February, 2015 in Illustration, Design, Digital

The photo-editing tool Adobe Photoshop has reached it’s 25th birthday this week and to celebrate they have launched an advertising campaign featuring work from artists and iconic movie images that used Photoshop. Some examples include Avatar, Gone Girl, How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Shrek.

Paul Hart Written by

Posted on 23rd January, 2015 in Design, Development, Digital

At the end of 2013, following a creative pitch process we were appointed to re-design and develop a new website for Mediaworks. We had also delivered their existing site, however after a great deal of change not only in their organisation but also in their industry, it had become apparent that an update to the presence was indeed needed.

Carl Rutherford Written by

Posted on 16th January, 2015 in Design, Development, Digital

Cargo Creative has helped to deliver a new website for one of the region’s leading law firms. The Newcastle-based web design agency worked with Ward Hadaway to overhaul the UK Top 100 firm’s online presence to further improve its services to clients and deliver a comprehensive web service across a range of platforms.

Paul Hart Written by

Posted on 15th December, 2014 in Brand, Design, Digital

We work with a number of great photographers at Cargo. Each have their own specific skillsets or niches. So when projects come along, you have to be able to use the right person for the job. We have been admirers of John Donoghue for a long time, but the right projects have never come along to enable us to work with him. Until now.

Erin Kirtley Written by

Posted on 6th March, 2014 in Design

Fancy reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone in just 77 minutes? The reading game is about to change forever. Spritz, a fantastic new app that’s being released on Samsung devices, is devoted to turning you into a super-powered book devourer, conquering novels in a single bound.

Carl Rutherford Written by

Posted on 16th January, 2014 in Design, Development

Since I joined Cargo last year one of my main challenges as a designer has been learning to design for responsive websites. Responsive web design comes with it’s own set of challenges, much of which is well documented over the web. Developers in particular are often seeking new ways to better themselves and develop the way they tackle responsive. However the information available always seems to focus on the role of the developer and very little actually mentions the role of the designer.

Paul Hart Written by

Posted on 10th January, 2014 in Brand, Illustration, Design, Social Media, Development

So here we are, at the start of another exciting year. Before we look back (and forward), we would like to firstly thank all those clients that we have worked with in the last 12 months, and look forward to continue to work with, as this has helped make 2013 the best year yet for Cargo.

Carl Rutherford Written by

Posted on 24th October, 2013 in Brand, Design, Development

With the release of iOS 7 the discussion of flat design has been popular around the Cargo studio. It has us posing the question; is it the latest design trend to take its grip upon the design industry or does the root of this latest trend go deeper than that.

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