Apr 27 2012 by Lisa Boyle, Ayrshire Post (main ed)
PRESTWICK based design and branding agency atom has just celebrated its fifth birthday.
To coincide with the occasion the company was delighted to be the only design and branding agency in South Ayrshire to be approved as part of the prestigious DBA (Design Business Association).
To add to the celebrations, atom is compiling a little book of logos and marks it has produced in the last five years to help inspire up and coming local designers to the profession.
The Design Business Association (or DBA) is the trade organisation for the design industry in the UK.
In recent years, the association has been placing great emphasis on promoting standards and best practice within the design industry, offering a wealth of information to clients in need of advice and guidance.
Member agencies are required to work to a strict code of conduct, in place to protect clients’ interests.
By becoming a member of the DBA and joining its directory of recommended design agencies, atom demonstrates a commitment to supporting clients in getting as much as possible from the agency and the expertise of its staff.
Recent figures have shown that for every £100 invested by design aware clients they can expect to get an average return of £240.
John Scarrott, Membership Director of the DBA, said: “We are thrilled to welcome atom to the DBA. There are an increasing number of sole traders, and small boutique agencies building up across the country, producing fantastic work. A particular focus for us this year is to seek out and attract the businesses that share the values that DBA members work by.
“Our ambition is to create an inclusive and accessible network for smaller design businesses that allows them to access all the support they need, to grow and develop, becoming the success that they aim to be, without breaking the bank. Clients looking for a high calibre design consultancy need look no further than a DBA member.”
Tom McCrorie, creative director of atom, added: “I am delighted that atom has been approved to be part of this organisation who have high calibre design companies in Glasgow, Edinburgh and the rest of the UK. Although atom’s roots are firmly planted in Ayrshire soil I strongly believe that it does not matter that the business is Ayrshire based as technology means that we are able to service clients not only in London but most recently South Africa and Australia.
“Being a member of DBA will help us achieve all the things we want to achieve as a design company focused on good practice and good design.”