We worked with nim design to produce our 10-year Impact Report. It was an important year for Forces in Mind Trust, marking 10 years since the Trust was established and the mid-point of the 20 year spend down of our endowment from the National Lottery Community Fund. We are so glad we chose to work with nim design and couldn’t be more pleased with the final report.
Lim and Miguel really understood our brief. We were impressed with the options they presented and the design work was of a high quality throughout. They went above and beyond throughout the process and we were particularly grateful for their flexible approach. We have received lots of positive feedback and would definitely work with nim design again in future.
Genevieve Lazar, Communications Officer
nim design listened to what we wanted to achieve and presented us with a range of designs that pushed our own thinking and they were extremely accommodating with the numerous changes we made along the way (and there were many!).
The nim team delivered a brand identity that truly reflects our culture and personality, allowing us to stand out in a very competitive market. The brand guidelines, stationery and new brochure have enabled us to hit the ground running.
They were extremely well-received both internally and externally and we have already had many requests for product samples and arranged many new business meetings. Thanks to Lim and the team, we look forward to working with you again!
Chris Michaeloudis, Head of Marketing
Our charity has been working with nim design for a number of years and I cannot speak highly enough of the team. They have a sound understanding of our brand and the way we like to do things. In most recent times, the team has worked with us to develop our brand’s look and feel, helping to bring to life our marketing literature through illustrations and infographics which has been really refreshing.
I always look forward to working with nim design and in a fast paced environment, their professionalism, product quality as well as friendliness and willingness to support us to deliver projects on time, makes them our designer of choice.
Maricel Foronda, Marketing & Communications Manager
It has been a pleasure working with Lim and Miguel to produce the latest Annual Report for St George’s Hospital Charity. Throughout the whole process, time and again, Miguel proved totally dependable, professional and patient. I thoroughly enjoyed working with nim design and would highly recommend them.
Anil Ranchod, Senior Communications and Marketing Manager
Our first time working with nim design involved producing anniversary branding and three separate reports, including our annual report. Their client management is excellent – a constructive initial call was very helpful to agree timelines and expectations, though Lim and Miguel were very flexible when we needed to amend. We were pleased with the range of initial design concepts – when none of the original suggestions were quite right they very quickly worked up a combination that hit the mark. We very much appreciated the quick turnaround of proofs and their flexibility in going beyond the original scope of the project. A very smooth process from end to end and would certainly work with them again.
Emma Hickinbotham, Senior Communications Director
I worked with Nim Design in 2017 on a project in the NGO sector. As the experience was a good one, and I had seen their range of work in the political/campaigning/NGO sector, it was the obvious move to go back to Nim when I embarked on a private political project in 2021.
The most revealing part was when we hit an impasse at the design stage. Nim came up with two designs for the cover, but I wasn’t happy. They then came up with two more, but still they weren’t what we were hoping for. I was beginning to wonder whether we were being too picky, and whether I should just accept one of the designs because I couldn’t go on endlessly saying “No, it doesn’t feel right.” But Lim and Miguel were insistent that we needed to be content with the design, so they asked us more questions about what we wanted, and ploughed on.
The result was a cover we were very happy with, and it is additionally satisfying given that we had to work through the impasse. The way Nim tackled this blockage in the creative process really impressed me, because it would have been so easy for both sides to settle for something less than what we ultimately wanted.
I would happily recommend anyone in the campaigning, political or NGO sectors who is working on a publication to talk to Lim and Miguel. Nim Design may not be right for everyone, but they were very professional, user-friendly, and certainly the right design company for our project.
Chris Bowers, Lead author ‘The New Liberal Manifesto’
This was our first time working with nim design, helping to design our annual report.
This was a special year for us, celebrating 80 years as a service and the team showed a lot of creativity in how the brand could be stretched, developing designs to cover all aspects of our very particular brief.
During our initial meeting, Lim and Miguel were really enthusiastic about working with us and keen to understand our brand, the ethos and values of the charity as a whole. Lim and Miguel maintained constant communication throughout the project, asking questions rather than holding things up and turning any feedback into changes almost immediately.
It was a pleasure working with nim design and I have no hesitation in recommending them. The final product was of an exceptionally high quality and has received a lot of very positive comments.
Nicola Clarke, Company Secretary
Nim design did an outstanding job of producing the 2021 annual report of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). Thanks to their skilful, creative and customer-oriented approach, they delivered a top-quality product that presents the EITI’s achievements in a digestible and visually-engaging manner, in line with our organisational identity and diverse language needs.
Nim design demonstrated great flexibility and communicated frequently to ensure that the report captured our feedback throughout the course of the project and within our budget.
It was a real pleasure to work with nim design, and we will definitely recommend their services to our peers.
Leila Pilliard, Communications Officer
We began working with nim design in 2018 and they have already provided professional expertise and advice on a number of important communications projects. During our initial meeting, the team were quick to grasp the essence of our brand and took time to understand the ethos and values of the charity as a whole.
Nim made a real effort to work closely with us throughout the creative process and took great care in developing designs that accurately reflected the aims of our brief. The team were friendly, knowledgeable and quick to respond to any queries or comments. Their passion and enthusiasm for supporting third sector organisations was clear, making them a real asset throughout.
It was a pleasure working with nim and I have no hesitation in recommending them.
Jack Dixon, Head of Communications
The team at nim really listened to what we wanted and responded quickly to our feedback, working within our tight deadlines.
It meant the whole design process was simple, stress free and we’re really pleased with the finished product.
I would recommend them to anyone looking for a professional, creative team who understand the things that matter to charities.
Kate Sanger, Head of Communications and Public Affairs
Working with Lim and Miguel was an absolute pleasure. They understood our brand guidelines beautifully and worked quickly and creatively to produce an annual report that proudly brings the work of the charity to life.
I look forward to collaborating with nim design on many future projects!
Melissa Worman, Head of Communications
When we wanted to develop our five year report and were thinking of which agency to work with, I immediately thought of nim design. Lim and Miguel did a fantastic job. They immediately understood what we were trying to achieve with the report and came up with some great concepts for us to choose from.
They were responsive, really helpful and made a complex project very easy.
We did the report in several languages and it’s been really well received by everyone from our members, donors and potential donors through to key contacts in country governments and the UN.
Fiona Carr, Head of Communications
We have worked with nim design for many years. They have been responsible for producing our annual reports – each year producing fresh and vibrant designs – plus all our other marketing materials – posters, postcards, flyers etc. We asked nim design to guide us through a total rebrand in 2012. They listened carefully to our brief, what we thought we wanted, and guided us carefully through the branding architecture, understanding our quite complicated organisation and sub-brands.
The Branding Guidelines they produced for us are used right across our organisation. We do not hesitate in recommending nim design for this sort of work.
Marianne Selby-Boothroyd, Director of Development
Lim and his colleagues were quick to understand our requirements, and very aware of the sensitivities around replacing a logo that had been established for over a century. They produced a series of clear, eye-catching, clean and modern designs, which also captured the essence of the old logo. They were then very patient with the committee tasked with approving the final designs, and a series of requests for modification.
The nim team have since been very helpful as we have begun to implement the new logo, either producing new designs for print and online materials or advising on existing drafts.
Early feedback received from our members – many of whom are quite conservative! – has been universally popular, and we are confident this will continue. Thanks Lim and co!
Dr Chris Naunton, Former EES Director
Having worked with nim design for over three years now, I have always been really impressed by their creativity, professionalism and attention to detail.
Supporting my business during a time of considerable change, they have listened to the challenges which my business faces; understood our core goals and objectives for the future and as a result have successfully delivered both physical and online material which has allowed us to communicate better with our key target markets; the end result of which has seen us gain competitive advantage.
Tony Crinion, Former Managing Director
We are very pleased with the infographic which nim design produced for us, showcasing the Greensleeves Care’s achievements of the past year.
The graphic design team came up with great ideas and the final design exceeded our expectations. Thank you nim design.
Anna Kleinman, Marketing & Communications Manager
Lim and his colleagues have been fantastic to work with. Quickly understanding our requirements and developing incredible designs that achieved the brief we provided.
We frequently get compliments about the quality of the materials that were created and I wouldn’t hesitate to work with them again.
Chris Wingrove, Head of Communications
To effectively communicate our marketing strategy the nim team needed an in-depth understanding of both our organisation and the unique nature of our marketplace. I was really impressed by the levels of research undertaken and the team’s enthusiasm to learn about the particular strengths of our school.
The final designs were highly creative and have been extremely successful. I very much enjoyed working with this friendly and flexible design company.
Mrs Laura Cottrell, Former Director of Marketing & Admissions