- Text by Huck
At Huck we’ve always been about celebrating independent makers, thinkers, and doers. Which is why we’re excited to launch By Design, in partnership with 99designs by Vistaprint.
The series will celebrate small businesses across the UK, all while spotlighting the power of design in helping them do what they do. Over the next two months, we’ll share stories of solidarity and resilience: from social-enterprise organisations giving back to their communities, to the neighbourhood stalwarts that have been doing their thing for years.
After a difficult year, 99designs are helping these businesses step back into the world with a brand new visual identity, as well as a financial grant to help them as they enter their next chapter.
Follow along for more stories.
In the first instalment of By Design, we explore how a retro skate shop in the North-East became the launchpad for a thriving creative community.
In story two, we take a ride with Bike For Good, an organisation working to make cycling more accessible in the Scottish city – and beyond.
In story three, we step inside Redemption Roasters, a “behind-bars” business working to reduce reoffending rates in the UK.
In our new film, we meet Avila.Diana, a family business diversifying greeting cards with their unique designs.
Meet the Gardners, the family behind a business and East London staple still going strong after 150 years.
Football Beyond Borders is a group using the beautiful game to reach young people in ways that others can’t.
When the pandemic forced her to move back in with her parents, Tesni Boughen decided to turn her plant obsession into a new business.
Sanchia Legister is on a mission to shift yoga culture away from white middle-class cliches.
Queer Lit is creating an online space for hundreds of LGBTQ writers.
In our last film, we meet Faraj Alnasser who has brought delicious Syrian cuisine to sleepy Cambridge.
By Design is an editorial series created with 99designs by Vistaprint, in which all participating businesses receive a design makeover, as well as a financial grant to help them embark on their next chapter.
Take a look at the other 99 small business design makeovers on 99 Days Of Design.