About /

Solution Group is a creative studio delivering graphic and web design across multiple platforms. We design and develop brands across all media for our clients, audiences and ourselves.

We work with exciting organisations who want to make a difference to how their business is presented and experienced, through strong and memorable branding.

Our portfolio showcases our core studio strengths of brand identity, graphic design, web design, art direction, conceptual thinking and logistical excellence.

We can do just about everything to help you present your product or service to a wider audience. You might need a full corporate identity for instance an online presence, a film for your website or a beautiful bespoke illustration.

You’ll find examples of what we do and who we have worked with throughout our website.

If you’d like to talk about how we can help you, give
Pete or Jonny a call on
0191 477 9000
or email hello@solutiongroup.co.uk.

 

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Solution Group,
Kent House,
Church Street,
Gateshead,
Tyne & Wear,
NE8 2AT

0191 477 9000

info@solutiongroup.co.uk

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If you’re writing an article about us online, feel free to use images of our work on your website or blog but please credit us properly. If you would like to feature our work in books or magazines, please email us. Can you please properly credit each piece and send us a printed copy of your book, magazine, or newspaper by post. Thanks.

Collaborate

Working with external creatives from all media is an essential part of our studio. If you have amazing work to show us or want to collaborate with us on a project please get in touch here.

Applying for jobs

If you would like to work at Solution Group and have a great portfolio and attitude please send your CV and a link to your website here. We don’t recruit that often but we do keep all CV’s on file.

Students

If you would like to do your work placement at Solution Group, you’re enthusiastic and know how to use a kettle please get in touch here.

Latest News /

Newcastle Gateshead Initiative inward investment film

We’ve been working with NGI on a series of films to promote inward investment for NewcastleGateshead’s technical and creative sector. The films involved shooting various companies around the area to encourage like minded companies to locate here. Part of the ploy was to basically highlight what an amazing area we work in which wasn’t too hard. Fast cuts and dynamic camera angles coupled with our easy-to-follow infographics led to a slick and informative series of films which were very well received by client and the end users.

Utilitywise PLC corporate film

We were approached by Utilitywise PLC, one of the UK’s leading energy and water cost management consultancies, to produce a film to be shown to their 1500+ staff at The Odeon Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne. The filming encompassed their head office as well as the surrounding countryside and industrial premises to show the spectacular progress Utilitywise PLC have achieved over the last few years to motivate and congratulate the staff on the excellent job they’re doing. We storyboarded, designed and animated key facts and figures which appear throughout the film to help tell the story of Utilitywise PLC. We also provided and recorded the voiceover artist and background music to tie it all together. It was amazing to see our work on a huge cinema screen in front of a full house eating popcorn receiving a round of applause after each showing!

App design & build for Hit the North

We designed and built an app for ‘Hit the North’, Newcastle’s biggest inner-city music festival held this year. A stellar multi-venue event in the city centre, the festival boasted top acts such as Slaves, Lethal Bizzle, Frightened Rabbit amongst 85 other bands!

As well as providing all the essential festival info, such as line-up, times, venues, news and tickets, the app was designed to enable festival goers to create their own festival. Each artist had their own profile which the user could favourite if they wanted to see them perform. The profile included their venue, stage time, a link to the artists’ You Tube channel and Google maps information for location of each show. The app then used the users’ favourited artists to create their own personal festival timetable.

To help distance the festival from the typical ‘summer of love’ branding of southern festivals, the branding of the festival (also used across print, web and digital) was influenced by Newcastle’s strong industrial heritage and utilised yellow and black, colours that usually signify danger, for maximum stand out.

You can check the iOS App out here and the ANDROID App here

Home Group Stonham BASS video

Home Group are a social enterprise and a charity, one of the UK’s largest providers of high quality housing and supported housing services and products with a turnover of over £350m.

Part of their operations is Stonham BASS, which offers housing for offenders on bail to help keep them out of prison. We were approached to help engage with this group which was a challenge as traditionally they have low level literacy levels and a poor understanding of the services Home Group have on offer. After much research we demonstrated that video vastly improved understanding for their clients and provided the best chances of making a connection. We storyboarded, designed, filmed and animated a series of videos to explain the benefits of serving your sentence in a ‘BASS house’ which helps keep reoffending rates a lot lower, and means the clients avoiding a custodial sentence.

The series of films have been a great success and are constantly in use throughout the prison service and legal system.

Newcastle Building Society Christmas Game

We are immensely proud to work closely with Newcastle Building Society, helping them build their brand across all media. For the last few years, we’ve designed and built a Christmas themed game which they use as a competition for their clients where the top scorer wins a special prize. We design and build everything from the characters, the background environment to the technical back-end build of the game.

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