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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all of us at Make®. The theme of our Christmas card this year is socks. Take a look at it here to find out why: View our greeting
We're looking for a design intern
Are you dead-set on a career in design, but in need of hands-on experience to supplement your studies? And are you ready for your pixel-pushing to make a meaningful impact in a busy, creative, and fun environment? If your answer is YES then this might be a great opportunity for you. Read more on our facebook
A very special reveal
Yesterday marked the launch of Nilfisk’s Horizon Program set to redefine the industry with groundbreaking autonomous and connected cleaning solutions putting Nilfisk leaps ahead of competitors. Charged with establishing an announcement event to match their ambitions, we created a bold and visionary universe and defined the right combination of touchpoints to reach their primary target audiences effectively. Head over to horizon.nilfisk.com
Meet our project manager Sara
We are excited to welcome Sara Katrine Juel Jessen to our team of project managers, where she will assist on key client accounts. About to complete her Master’s degree from CBS, she is passionate about understanding customer perceptions and how branding has the power to shape them. Sara's belief in the importance of combining design with strong strategic thinking was one of the main reasons she was keen to work at Make®: Read more on our FaceBook page
This week, three of our clients are participating in WindEurope Summit 2016 – the world’s largest wind energy event held in Hamburg, Germany – with experiences we’ve created to support their efforts. GLPS is there to promote their innovative solutions in lighting protection with a strikingly powerful new website echoing their brand strategy of empowering their clients to take charge. LM Wind Power is showcasing their record-breaking blade design with a variety of supporting fair materials including brochures, handouts and a backdrop that puts the rotor’s span into perspective. And MAKE Consulting is advertising their high quality research and consulting skills with a recently updated website with improved access to research reports and stronger promotion of their consultancy services.
We are featured in Markedsføring
Dansk Markedsføring has written an article about the extensive digital revitalization we created in collaboration with Nilfisk. Follow the link to read the full article (in Danish) or visit our website to read more about the project: View the Nilfisk case
A warm welcome to Bianca
We would like to introduce you to Bianca Landa Rovina – our Italian design intern who joined us just about a month ago. With a background in architecture, Bianca has a thorough understanding of what it takes to translate even abstract client wishes into strong, coherent designs, but was looking to add digital design experience to her CV
Inside MT Højgaard
We're currently creating a wayfinding design for MT Højgaard’s brand new headoffice built around the idea of perspectives. Using materials such as concrete and wood, which complement the building’s architecture, the design brings personality and tactility to their working environment. On each floor, visitors are met by attention-grabbing concrete information signs directing them to the various areas of the floor. Together with the large, wooden floor numbers, the signage adds a unique expression to the MT Højgaard environment. The work is still in progress, so stay tuned for more information on how we're translating MT Højgaard's brand into wayfinding solutions.
Size does matter
We’ve recently helped LM Wind Power communicate the launch of their most sizeable invention to date: the world’s longest and most advanced wind turbine blade to dwarf all others. We've developed a set of print and digital adverts, social media imagery, and a variety of trade fair materials for their attendance at the Global Offshore Wind 2016 fair in Manchester. #GOV2016
Searching for a project manager
We are on the look out for a curious and sharp project manager who can hit the ground running and who is eager to join our exciting and flourishing agency. Read the entire job description on our Facebook page
REBRAND™ 2015 HALL OF FAME
Today we celebrate our inclusion in REBRAND's Hall of Fame for Branding Excellence Worldwide! Highly-respected as a global branding authority, REBRAND™ debuts its global Hall of Fame for brand consultants honouring those who have received at least 10 awards or the equivalent and highlighting the impact branding has on businesses and organisations around the world. "It's the only award that cultivates the factors of rebranding, which we believe in, and where the interdisciplinary aspects of the solution is also reflected in the jury's composition. It's not just about design, strategy or specific channels. It's about the foundation needed to build a brand in the first place, and about how it becomes an integral part of corporate strategy”, says our Partner and Strategic Director, Morten Brudholm. As the only Danish brand agency on the list, we are humbled to be side by side with international agencies such as Landor, Interbrand, Lippincott, FutureBrand, Siegel+Gale and Brandunion – agencies that served as inspiration for the formation of Make®. The full list of 26 designees can be viewed at rebrand.com/halloffame.
New website for PFA
Congratulations to PFA Pension on the launch of their new website! It’s been an inspiring challenge creating an online presence that is distinctly PFA using only red as the defining colour in an otherwise black and white universe. The site was developed in collaboration with Addition Consulting. Go find it here: www.pfa.dk
We are very proud to announce the launch of GEA's brand new website. For over two years we have been hard at work developing a new digital experience for GEA’s customers that combines all their 200+ old sites into one, cohesive and responsive platform. The new site aims to deliver a more accessible, tailored and effective experience for all visitors. Make sure to check out the new site: GEA.com - needless to say, on whatever device you like.
FEBRUARY IS #1 REPORTING MONTH
Just two months into 2015, and we’ve already created three very important reports in close collaboration with our dear clients at DONG Energy, Lundbeck and Solar, respectively. For DONG Energy we designed their CSR report. And for Lundbeck and Solar we’ve continued our year-long collaboration on designing their annual reports.
Pitch-perfect with DPA Microphones
Huset Markedsføring has picked up on the news that DPA Microphones has decided to have us help them strengthen their online brand presence by redesigning the current dpamicrophones.com and is featuring the story on markedsforing.dk. The project is still in its initial stages so we can’t show you any results just yet, but it’s safe to say we’re excited to be working alongside a Danish-based producer of worldclass microphone equipment and solutions. Stay tuned for more updates, and in the meantime, have a click on the link below.
Giving the lion back it's roar
During the past year, we have been working closely with Scandinavian Tobacco Group – world masters of cigars and pibe tobacco – to strengthen and focus their brand strategy by creating their new value proposition and brand platform. First concrete result of this work is manifested in the development of their new website, which we’ve only just launched in collaboration with Addition, the technical partner. Go see it here: www.st-group.com
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL
The New Year brings fresh dreams, bright prospects and crisp determination, offering every opportunity for great success. But that’s not enough. There’s one thing we all need to do ... http://www.make.dk/2015/index.html?id=875
Introducing Hans and Trine
These past couple of weeks, we've had the pleasure of welcoming two new Make®s to our talented team of creatives and strategists. First up is Hans Pelle Jart who joins our team as a Digital Designer with experience from both B14 and Kontrapunkt and a BA in Visual Communication from The School of Visual Communication. He'll be helping out on all sorts of digital work designing compelling and engaging solutions for our clients big and small. Next up is Trine Juel Kristensen who is now our Digital Consultant. With an MA in Management of Creative Business Processes from CBS complemented by years of in-house experience, Trine will be channeling her skills into developing effective UX strategies and driving successful projects to bring our client's brand presences to life in the digital sphere. Welcome to the team!
German Design Award 2015 Winner
Oh happy day! The German Design Council's internationally acclaimed jury has announced us as winners of 2 German Design Awards as well as acknowledged us with a Special Mention in the Excellent Communication Design category.
The two projects scooping the Winner's title are Becksöndergaard and MAKE Consulting while the Special Mention was awarded for November First – all of which have previously caught the eyes of jury members in design competitions at home and abroad such as the Rebrand 100®, Creative Circle and Red Dot. Safe to say, we're high-fiving at the office. Find German Design Council's online exhibition here: http://gallery.designpreis.de/en.html (4 billeder)
Thank you Rebrand 100®
We're pleased to say that we have been recognized by REBRAND 100® for our work on ISS' website – a rebrand of an essential component in the corporate branding landscape. It's a great honor to have our efforts acknowledged by such a well-renowned institution, so if you'd like to view our submission follow the link below or have a look at ISSworld.com.
Modström bags our third Reddot
Yet again, Red Dot has decided to delight us with another Red Dot Award for Communication Design – this time for our work rebranding high street fashion brand Modström. From now on the brand will 'Breathe the now'.
Bring in the reinforcements!
Great news: Business is blooming and we're still winning awards, but there's more. We have decided to strengthen our already great team and welcome three new Make®s.
First up is Vibe Bangsgaard. With more than 15 years in the industry living and working in London, Vibe is now our Director of Strategy and Operations developing strategies and concepts as well as ensuring the smooth running of everyday activities. Next we have Jesper Bentzen who joins our team as the Lead Digital Designer. Besides his love for pixels, Jesper has a solid motion graphics background working as Creative Director at Spoiled Milk and as a freelance digital designer. Last but definitely not least, Jesper Juel Bredal Sørensen joins our team as a Junior Designer with experience from both Kontrapunkt and Scandinavian Design Group. Welcome on board.
HURRAH! 5 more nominations!
We just got nominated with 5 rebrand projects by the German Design Council - Rat für Formgebung which is the council’s international premier prize. Big applause to Modström, Rosendahl, November First, MAKE Consulting and BeckSöndergaard.
Modström turns ten this year and in celebration we are very proud to present their new brand and website. Over the last year we have been working closely with Modström to revitalise their brand expression. From our strategy work we established the key positioning statement, BREATHE THE NOW, which laid the foundation for the new brand. Key deliverables included look books, signage, stationery, hangtags, clothing labels, shopping bags and culminating in the new website which has just gone live. Pop along to www.modstrom.com and take a look
Lead digital designer
We are looking for an experienced lead digital designer to join our award-winning team of talented creatives and strategists. Read more
Creative Circle Silver Award
Our work for Becksöndergaard was rewarded on friday night at the Creative Circle Award Show, with a silver award. We had a great time with the girls from Becksöndergaard and all our colleagues.
Two Make® solutions on the CCA Shortlist
When the Creative Circle Awards are being handed out at the ceremony on May 9th, it will be with not one – but two – of our projects among the nominees and we couldn't be more excited about it. Within the Corporate Identity category, it was our work on Becksöndergaard that caught the jury's attention, while our work on MAKE Consulting has been nominated in the Rebrand Identity category. For Danish accessory brand Becksöndergaard, we created an identity system that unifies the company's guiding principles of entrepreneurship, imagination, curious energy, love and playful wit under the headline "Rebellious Love". For MAKE Consulting, the aim was to create a repositioning strategy that communicates their unique position as a provider of both research analysis and consulting services in the renewable energy sector. The CCA Award is Denmark's biggest and most significant award within the creative industry and we're proud of the recognition. Wish us luck!
We're looking for an art director/designer
We are looking for an experienced art director/designer to join our dedicated team of talented creatives and strategists. Read more
LAUNCHING X BY TROLLBEADS
a revolution within personalised jewellery Together with Danish jewellery design house Trollbeads, we have created a brand strategy and visual identity for their new global product brand 'X by Trollbeads'. The design philosophy behind each piece is to help accentuate the wearer's personal style and attitudes in creating unexpected combinations of the rubber, silver, bronze and gold links. To bring this story to life, we aimed at creating a visual expression that communicates both the raw elegance and tactility of the links whilst embracing the diversity and attitudes of the collection and its wearers. Discover the collection at www.xbytrollbeads.com
German Design Award 2014 Nominee
Yet again, our rebranding of the beloved wooden animals from Kay Bojesen has caught the attention of an international design award competition. Our identity work impressed the German Design Council because it stands out from the crowd, so they have gone ahead and nominated our work for their international premium prize. The German Design Council has been representing and supporting the German and international design landscape with its expertise in all questions relating to design for 60 years. Their strict pre-selection process at the nomination stage ensures that only the best design solutions compete for a German Design Award. While we wait for the decision of the expert jury, we are pleased to be a 2014 Nominee for our achievements and send our thanks to the German Design Council for nominating our work. Cross your fingers!
Drumroll, fanfare, applause!
We’re happy to announce that both November First and Rosendahl Design Group are among this year’s winners of the sought-after Red Dot Award for Communication Design 2013. The design competition is one of the largest of its kind and the Red Dot Award is only given to “outstanding creative achievements that set standards for design excellence.” With app. 6,800 competing entries from around the world, it’s an honor to receive not just one, but two distinctions in the Corporate Design & Identity category from the internationally acclaimed institution. Let’s just say we’re proud.
2014 Rebrand® 100 Jury member
Our founding partner and Strategic Director is now officially a member of the 2014 REBRAND® 100 Jury. He is very much looking forward to being a part of this distinguished team of experts and seeing all the entries for the coming competition.
For the past year, we have been working closely together with DTU's web team to create a new digital expression for the university's website. Being one of the top 50 universities in the World, standards were set high for the solution resulting in several tests and iterations on prototypes and designs before reaching our goals. The new design is applied to more than 120 websites on May 30th and the next step is to work on a responsive version of the site. Check it out on www.dtu.dk
Two shortlists at Creative Circle Award
Today's release of the Creative Circle nominations revealed that we have been shortlisted with two identity projects – November First and Rosendahl Design Group. Congratulations to our fellow nominees! We look forward to celebrating the many great ideas and projects with you at the award show on May 3rd.
Welcome to a new face
Christine Ohrt is joining the Make® team as our new project manager. Previously Christine has worked at India amongst others and we are looking forward to the collaboration.
See what inspires us
Want to see what inspires us at Make®? Follow our blog of inspiration on makeignite.tumblr.com
Welcome on board Louise
Louise Altmann is joining the Make® team as our new UX specialist having previously worked at Better Place as their Online Lead Manager. We're pleased to have her and are looking forward to the collaboration.
Leading the energy transformation
For the past two months, we have been working closely with DONG Energy's responsibility team on creating a performance report on their CSR efforts. The report highlights five priorities in DONG Energy's commitment to transforming our energy system towards a more sustainable and efficient energy and resource use. Take a look at here.
Congrats to Cheaky Teaky and us
We are the winners of a ReBrand 100® 2013. Kay Bojesen was named one of the world’s most effective rebrands in the 2013 REBRAND 100® Global Awards. The award is the highest recognition for excellence in brand repositioning and ReBrand 100® is the most respected global program of its kind. Our rebrand of Rosendahl Design Group's Kay Bojesen range combines playful imagery, bright colors and illustrative patterns to create a warm and vibrant new expression for this Scandinavian brand. As Bojesen said: “The lines of a design must always smile.” Read Markedsføring's article about the award and learn more about Rebrand 100.
Flick the switch
We have just powered up a brand new visual identity for ABC Mokka – a company specializing in the supply and service of coffee and vending machine solutions to businesses. In order to bring together the dual aspects of their offering, the O makes up a symbol that elegantly combines the power switch of the machine with the steam of the hot beverage.
New ads for Holmegaard
We continue to develope the design for Holmegaard and we are happy to share our latest Holmegaard "Perfection wine series" ad.
Lundbeck Annual Report 2012
After months of working side-by-side with Lundbeck, we’re thrilled to announce the launch of their Annual Report 2012
Digital strategy and website for GEA
So here's a bit of (BIG) news: In the following couple of years we will be making all online branding for GEA Group in Düsseldorf, Germany. Read more (in Danish)
Here, on the verge of Christmas, is our season's greeting to you. View our 2012 card.
There's no November like November First
November First is a new financial player on the international market for payment services. The company's founders contacted us to enhance market impact by introducing their state of the art products within payables, receivables and transfers.
We've just finalised the visual concept and logo that meets the high ambitions for this new way of handling international transfers. The customised typeface and new wave-like graphic underline the ongoing market dynamics. The changing colours within the wave refer to bank notes converted into a digital flow and represent the global aspect of international transfers. Currently, we're working on developing the design for their future digital and offline components and are looking forward to the further collaboration.
Creative technologist / frontend designer
We are experiencing positive growth within our digital offering because we are passionate about creating the right solutions that generate the right results for our clients. We are therefore looking for a talented frontend designer to join our team. We need a passionate person who can bridge the gap from design solution to the implementation of the solution by our partners and suppliers. We need you to be an active part in challenging and developing our digital concepts and assist our team of designers and UX-specialists in creating unique user experiences for our clients.
We expect you to have expert insight into the latest technologies that drive digital media platforms. We also expect that you are able to transform and elevate our solutions into functional prototypes both for client presentations, testing and for final delivery for implementation on various CMS platforms like Umbraco, Wordpress, SiteCore and SharePoint. You will be working in a creative environment and we expect excellent collaboration skills as our solutions are often implemented in partnership with external suppliers.
We work with a wide range of digital projects from enterprise intranets and corporate websites to smaller campaign or sales oriented websites and apps.
Required experience and skills
Please send your application, CV and reference no later than 7th of December 2012. Apply at email@example.com
Danish Ministry of the Environment
We are pleased to welcome the ministry and look much forward challenging their communication and the "industry" conventions. During the next months we will establish the foundation for the communication and hierarchy amongst the ministry's agencies in order to build a new website presenting their work.
Kia Ora everybody
A big welcome to new Make®s! First of all we say Kia Ora to Mike Collinge who has just joined our team. Mike is a senior designer from Wellington, New Zealand (where Kia Ora is Maori for "Hi"). Recently Mike has been working at design agencies in Hamburg and London and we very much look forward to the collaboration. Further, we say hello to two new consultants - Helena Cassøe and Sofie Andreasen. Both has been working with some of our digital friends, respectively Designit and Lbi. Both will be working as project managers and consultants and we look very much forward to be challenged with new insights and hungry minds.
Holmegaard Christmas 2012
If you need inspiration for small christmas gifts this year please take a look at our latest collectable christmas collection for Holmegaard. This year features a snowy landscape with animals dressed for christmas. View the collection here.
PowerHub - the smart way of controlling the grid
Fresh out of the machinery DONG Energy has just launched their Powerhub website, which we designed. Power Hub is the core component of a Smart Grid, allowing for more renewable energy in the system. Power Hub helps energy consumers and producers optimise their economy by enabling them to increase revenue from generation, reduce cost of consumption and generate income from helping to balance the energy system. Take a look at powerhub.dk
Today it's official! Make® is now part of a very unique and - might we say so ourselves - very cool small crowd of 833 Gazelle companies 2012 selected by Børsen. We even got this neat little creature to show it off - and so we do. We are proud as peacocks to have become a Gazelle!
Today's agenda is ... Y
Today a very important agenda has been set with the release of 'Agenda Y' report - a significant publication for the 'Places matters' campaign uncovering how the Danes currently perceive the rural areas of Denmark. We developed the engaging design for the publication using isolated visuals illustrating the rural areas to emphasise the potentials that are seen for these areas. The content is further supported by the many beautiful pictures underlining the fact that the Danish rural areas do indeed have something to offer and that existing potentials could be exploited further.
This year we are co-sponsoring the Copenhagen Photo Festival by designing their catalogue. If you haven't already been to some of the exhibitions take a look at the website. Visit Copenhagen Photo Festival
Innovation in DONG Energy
To ignite DONG Energy’s innovation story we have created an animated story bringing the facts and ambitions to life. Together with DONG Energy we developed the storyboard, texts, illustrations and animation. Thanks to Rasmus Buhl (illustration) and Steffen Knoesgaard (animation). Visit DONG Energy's innovation site and see the movie.
Yum … goodies!
Our latest ad for Kay Bojesen's iconic wooden animals. Kay Bojesen was a very productive craftsman. Luckily these lovely songbirds was discovered after years in the hiding – now they are reproduced in six different colours. Thanks a lot to the talented cat Miv and all the songbirds for holding their breath.
Hurray we turn 5 years today!
It's true what the old cliché says - time flies when you're having fun. And we have had great fun, a bunch of exciting challenges and a few grey hairs. For the past five years we have been working round the clock to create the best visual strategies. And we have been recognized for this work both nationally and internationally. So first of all thanks a million to all of our fantastic clients for believing in us and letting us play with their brands. Now we're at it - we haven't done it all alone. So thanks to the talented team at Make® for an outstanding effort and our families for the never-ending support. We are looking forward to many years to come. Morten & Kristoffer
Fresh out of the printing house
We have been part of creating this inspiring piece of communication for the Stedet Tæller campaign. We have designed a publication that showcases inspirational examples of great places in the landscape from all over the world. Places that have been enhanced by minor architectural interventions. So we let the pictures do the talking and in between all of the examples we created visually differing spreads for expert articles.
What makes a city?
We helped Realdania Arealudvikling create an inspirational catalogue that showcases principles and solutions from parallel architectural competitions in two municipalities; Køge and Fredericia. The catalogue is brimful of inspirational, creative and innovative solutions – useful for all cities and municipalities.
Lundbeck Annual Report & Magazine
Lundbeck asked us once again to develop, design and produce their annual report and magazine and we are so happy about that. For the past 5 months we have been working on this project and today the project is launched. Taking the decision to create two separate publications enabled a clean and profession annual report for investors and a more storytelling approach in the magazine. This features vivid stories about people handling life with a psychiatric or neurological disease, areas where Lundbeck specializes.
Project manage / Brand specialist
Are you a communication and brand specialist? Do you have the skills and experience to lead cross-disciplinary projects that determine the visual strategy of major companies and institutions? At MAKE, we believe that our track record for outstanding work results from the value we place in our people and the skills that they bring. We set high standards for our work, our collaboration with each other and interaction with our clients. You will need to be an effective team player, with the ability to think on your feet, and a willingness to take on different roles as circumstances dictate.
The successful applicant will: • Be truly passionate about branding, communication and project management • Have a brand and communication related education • Have a minimum of 3 year’s agency experience • Confidently translate business objectives into practical solutions and bright ideas • Offer the clarity of thinking that simplifies complex projects and creates clear goals • Happily work independently or as a sparring partner or team leader • Demonstrate the confidence and trustworthiness needed to counsel clients • Be equally fluent with digital and printed materials. You may apply in English or Scandinavian. However it is crucial that you can understand a Scandinavian language. (Day-to-day business is conducted in Danish). We would appreciate it if you could also include details of your salary expectations and availability. Please send your application and CV no later than 13 February 2012. Apply at firstname.lastname@example.orgRead more
Have a look at one of our latest works: a freshly launched website incl. the visual identity and naming for the campaign Stedet Tæller ("the place counts") by Realdania and with Dansk Bygningsarv as the campaign secretary office. The campaign will run over the next 5 years and we can't wait to continue our work on the campaign with Dansk Bygningsarv.
Last years Holmegaard Christmas Collection 2011 with illustrations by Make® broke the sales record and increased sales by 9%. Currently we are working on the illustrations to decorate this years collection.
We're very proud that our identity for iconic designer Kay Bojesen and his wooden family is nominated for an Eurobest Award.
Innovation By You
In close collaboration with Coloplast, we have designed both a subbrand identity for the Coloplast co-creation project called Innovation By You as well as a rather complex co-creation community for the users of their continence and ostomy products. We even got to design the packaging concept for the very first 100% co-created product that is the result of the work on the community so far and featured in Børsen. Besides this we have provided design for merchandise and stationery etc. within the Innovation By You identity.
Fine tuning ISS World.com
The 2nd release of ISS Group and subsidiary websites have just been launched with new features and updated sections. For the Corporate responsibility section we have illustrated ISS' approach to people, plant, profit and partner. Take a look at issworld.com.
City branding projects has become a key competence at Make®. After creating a visual life for Carlsberg's remains in Valby (Paa Carlsberg), having contributed to the creating of Bryghus project, KøgeKyst and FredericiaC in collaboration with the respective municipalities and Realdania we have just launched a new collaborative brand between Ringkøbing-Skjern Kommune and Realdania. The project is called Ringkøbing K and will impact the city in the coming years.
Another take on great ideas attract
We have just created new campaign images for the Creative Circle Award 2012 submission campaign. Hopefully a lot of great ideas will be submitted this year. Let's see all of your bubbling inspiring creative work.
An identity for sky, water and everything in between
Kvæsthus Selskabet is transforming the old Kvæsthus Pier area in the heart of Copenhagen. The vision for the area is to create a unique urban setting with a rich, cultural heartbeat. The identity embraces the focalpoints of the area: synergy and interaction between people, the water and the city. The logo reflects activities above and below the waterline – and has a strong reference to the reflections of the surrounding water and the architectural lines of the area.
Intranet for LEO Pharma
Together with IT solutions company Proactive, we have launched LEO Pharma's first intranet based on SharePoint. Our role has been structuring and designing the new intranet named Pulse. The intranet will be a key tool for all employees at LEO Pharma and provide a platform for communication, knowledge sharing and collaboration. Besides that the intranet will play an important role in creating an internal visual identity.