If you hear us constantly banging on about our beautiful logo and artwork for The Step, and you will, it’s not because we are big headed and blowing our own trumpet. No, no, no…it’s because we realise just how lucky we are to have worked with ace graphic designer and all round top man Scott Woolston on developing our graphic identity.
We are well aware that The Step would be a poorer place to look at without him.
Scotty and Mat’s sister Lucy live in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, with their gorgeous daughters (our nieces), Rosie and Millie. By day Scott works from home for international design company, The Entertainment Agency, otherwise known as TEA Creative. Based up north, Scotty is known as Yorkshire TEA to his colleagues and has designed posters for films such as Little Miss Sunshine, Miss Bala, The Inbetweeners and In The Loop.
We love to work with Scotty because, aside from his sublime creative talents, he listens to exactly what you are looking for and takes your ideas to beautiful places. The first time we worked together was designing the invite for our wedding in April 2010 where we wanted to create a day with a sunny, Art Deco feel to it. There’s a theme developing here, so when it came to The Step we wanted to create an identity strongly influenced by the era Nell really should have lived through – the 1930s and the heyday of Myddleton Road.
We discussed themes and ideas and quicker than you could say “mine’s a gin fizz” we had five distinct potential designs for The Step. Most worked, one didn’t (sorry Scotty!) but one really stood out as truly special. After tweaking the finer details and developing our colour palette, that design has become the basis of our logo you see today which runs through our whole business – from the website to our menu’s and marketing materials to the sign we are having beautifully crafted for our shop front.
Quite honestly, we really don’t know we’re born being able to work so closely with Scotty. If he wasn’t “in the family” we wouldn’t be able to get anywhere even close to a talent like him so when we are open we’ll be raising many a toast to Scott Woolston – a truly good friend and the main reason The Step is looking so wonderfully marvelous at this early stage.
Please do take time to check out Scotty’s portfolio of work for the film industry at his personal website.
We’re also delighted to say that he and Lucy are working on a very exciting business development of their own – mum’s the word for now, but if all goes to plan we’ll be exhibiting and selling his work through our gallery space in The Step in the not too distant future….some of which may very well have a local theme! Intrigued? You should be, watch this space for further announcements.