Concepts to completion

We get a lot of questions about our process and how an enhancements scheme comes together so we thought we would do a post showing some of the stages. Initially (after some meetings and discussions!) we come up with a theme, colour scheme and style that will suit the environment and the people who will be using the space. We produce sketches both simple pencil and photoshop. 

As well as our own ideas we use art workshops and ideas sheets to generate ideas from the people who will be using the space. For our recent scheme in the Children's Community Department at Derby Hospital we asked patients to design their own character and create their own house.

As well as the staff's ideas and input the children's designs feed directly into the scheme.

There has to be a certain amount of flexibility when the original designs are painted onto the walls as spaces change and notice boards that weren't there before appear! But by having a strong story and concept initially we are able to work round any obstacles and hopefully produce the most engaging, interactive and decorative end result possible for the space.


Bringing the community together in a new scheme of enhancements

Just before Christmas we had the pleasure of designing and painting a scheme of enhancements for a new department within Derby Royal Hospital. The Children's Community Department will see patients who need regular visits to the hospital so it was therefore important the imagery was packed full of enough detail so that the children would find something new each time they visited.

Taking inspiration from the departments name we decided on the theme of community and created neighbourhoods based both in reality and fairytale. The style of painting is colourful and engaging and designed to spark the children's imaginations and make their hospital visits less daunting. The style uses rollered out blocks of bright colours contrasted with pockets of detail and pattern, each telling a story.

 The more abstract building shapes and the decorative nature of the paintings again in contrast with more figurative elements ensure that the scheme will appeal to the wide age range the Community Department will see when it opens it's doors this month.

To see some more pictures of the scheme click here.