YOUR MOST EPIC VISION... WE CAN TACKLE IT.

 

OUR WORK

This is a small selection of our favourite work, to view more, please visit our Behance page

CEREBRA REBRAND

Cerebra is a communication agency that had outgrown their branding and asked us to create a more contemporary identity which still retained the brain iconography from their old logo.

Based on our recipe, each of Cerebra’s 43 staff members received their own unique brand mark, which we rolled out on all their stationery. We also updated their presentations, website and social media profiles to reflect the new brand. 

Mike Stopforth, CEO

Feedback on the new Cerebra branding has been overwhelmingly positive. We wanted it to reflect our core offerings, shift in focus and culture - all of which it does brilliantly across our website, stationary and marketing material.

RETROVIRAL REBRAND

Retroviral is an online communications agency that works with you to enhance your presence on the web. They approached Nicework to rebrand them as they had outgrown their current look and were looking for something more exciting to represent the company they had become.

TRAINIAC CULTURE CODE

We were asked by Trainiac to conceptualise, plan out and design a set of explanatory cards that could be used as a presentation aid in client pitch meetings, and also as a leave-behind. We later adapted the cards into an animated explainer video, and continue to collaborate with Trainiac on other projects. Why not meet joe?

Have a look at their website

AFFECTV INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE

We built a new website for Affectv, our clever friends from across the pond. They use weird magical techno voodoo to connect brands to the right audiences. We designed a custom set of icons which made it easier for Affectv to explain to the layman what they do, how, and why.

Have a look at their website

YOUNG AFRICA LIVE SEX SURVEY

The Praekelt Foundation approached us for help in visualising the results of their sex survey - they wanted something a little more fun and contemporary than your average Powerpoint presentation. We had a lot of fun with the infographic design and animation, and delivered a colourful, engaging end product, complete with funky tunes. Why not see the results?

OUR SERVICES

BRANDING

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Companies new and old, big and small come to us to create or revitalise their brands. Customers must be able to identify, retain and differentiate brands from their competitors. This is the essence of branding.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Colour, space and typography are the weapons we wield (with love obviously) to solve business challenges visually. Messages come to life, customers are enticed and brands are woven into peoples lives  all through design

 

PRESENTATIONS

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Not a single person would turn down the opportunity to better communicate with others. Through storytelling, visualisation of data, compelling imagery and design, presentations that leave our studio have the power to spell bind audiences

 

WEBSITES

The brave new world of online still evades the grasp of many. Let us be your sherpa - we were born digital. Not cultivating an online presence that communicates a businesses value proposition is leaving revenue untapped. 

VIDEO & ANIMATION

Animation, graphic effects and emotive video are used every day to engage and enrich people in an endless variety of contexts: boardrooms, induction programs, YouTube channels and across just about every device. 

 

INBOUND MARKETING

In bound marketing is the best way to attract new clients. Using the Hubspot platform we can leverage the power of your content to attract visitors to you and deliver business results

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ABOUT US

WHO ARE WE?

We are a young and energetic group of people, tackling tricky briefs and ambitious projects in sunny Johannesburg, South Africa.

Why not come and work at the greatest place on earth?

 

RESOURCES

GREAT BRANDS ARE 
COMMUNICATED, NOT DESIGNED

They live out in the world, only existing in people’s minds. When you craft your vision and put it out into the world, you need to build all of your communication tools to fill your brand with the right...

THE WEBSITE WORKSHEET


We know website projects are complex. There are many moving parts. Often the process is hampered by lack of planning, unforeseen roadblocks or stakeholders that derail the process. We've put together...

IMPROVE YOUR DOCUMENTS 
BY CHOOSING THE RIGHT TYPEFACE

Every day thousands of people prepare thousands of documents. These documents are usually created in Microsoft Word or Powerpoint. 90% of them are produced with a standard (and very often inappropriate)...

 

SOME OF THE GREAT THINGS WE DO

 

We believe an inactive brain is a dead one, so we like to get involved in many things. Read our blog, watch an inspirational CreativeMornings video or read a copy of NICE magazine

 

THE NICEWORK BLOG

Want a curated feed of the best design, animation and creativity from around the web? The Nicework Ramble is the thing for you. Don’t believe us? Click here to have a look. We post the most exciting things we find on the web every day, as well as our own projects, longer posts about the brainwork behind design, and updates on CreativeMornings Johannesburg.

From Paris With Love

With icy weather rolling in, why not let these wintery illustrations warm your day? Tom Haugomat is a French illustrator who is endlessly inspired by the city he was born and bread in – Paris. His work is primarily built on the power of negative space, which results in terrific imagery exuding either rigidity, or utter magic. This particular set was created for the Christmas windows of Burberry, Printemps.

 

CREATIVEMORNINGS

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John takes us on a journey from his first successful literary achievement through to his daughters tattoos. All of it linked by the thin line made by his pen in a one of his many journals (He still has every single one of them).

 

NICE Magazine, a free online magazine that showcases talented designers, illustrators and other extraordinary creatives. We try make 3 a year but sometimes it does not work out that way. You can have a look at it right here

For out latest issue we have chosen the topic of Contrast & Contradiction.You can enjoy the work of Chelsea Hantken, Richard Ankrom, Doyelle Blaine Muise, Kevin Cooley and Mathieu St-Pierre. We go on a photographic journey with Christopher Jonassen, Connie McDonald, Sean Tucker, Jono van Deventer, Michelle van Aswegen. Get a view into the different works spaces of Cerebra, Missing link, Dokter and Missus, Arline Stoffberg, Instant Grass and Fallen Hero’s. Come and visit the fanciful worlds of Jee-Young Lee. There is also our first piece of purpose written prose by Amy Searle "Colour in the Grey"