CURIOUS. COURAGEOUS. CONNECTED. WE ARE A COLLECTIVE OF GAME-CHANGERS FROM ALL CORNERS OF THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES, WORKING TOGETHER TO UNLOCK BOLD, FRESH IDEAS.
James is a Kiwi-Canadian with a sizeable beard. He’s Black Dog’s creative powerhouse, working across multi-media to manage and achieve bold and disruptive work.
As the founder of Black Dog, James’ mission is to create a new blue-print for collaborative working that enables him to combine the superpowers of creative talent from across the world.
Emma likes to switch it up. She’s a BAFTA nominated film producer, international photographer and high-end retouching artist who’s written and run degree programmes for Universities all over the world.
Emma runs operations here at Black Dog HQ and will be your first point of contact – so, get-set, she’ll get your project started like a boss.
HOW WE WORK
Whether you are a small start-up or long-standing business, we dig deep to understand the DNA of our clients, establish their goals and build a firm foundation for design work.
Collaborating with collective members using broad strokes and big ideas, we develop and refine design concepts, checking in with our clients to make sure we’re on the same page.
With the same relentless attention to detail, we flex our production skills and present the polished outcome, reviewing work with our clients and examining future potential.
HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?
For large projects we charge a flat fee and for smaller projects we charge a competitive daily rate. Through operating as a collective, our low overheads enable us to provide a unique and highly specialised service at great rates. With no rents to pay, we pass the savings on to you.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
Like our clients, our collective members are based all around the world, predominantly in the UK, Canada and Australasia. We don’t let geography hold us back and wether we’re creating artwork for Shanghai Fashion Week, packaging for a remote farm in Vancouver or branding for a sole-trader on the Devonshire coast, you’ll work directly with our BDC masterminds, Emma Jane and James Sullivan, based in Cornwall, UK.
WHAT DO YOU SPECIALISE IN?
We excel in branding and identity systems, illustration and creative typography, logo design, packaging and merchandise design and digital print – from magazines and books, to promotional materials and point of sale.
HOW WILL WE COMMUNICATE?
Communications will be predominantly online through email and video call. We are proud of the strong and long-lasting relationships we share with each other and our clients.
WHO IS YOUR IDEAL CLIENT?
We love working with big established brands as well as sole-traders. Our ideal client is like-minded and trusts the creative process. This trust allows for a strong and collaborative environment where ideas can thrive.
THE BLACK DOG COLLECTIVE