Plymouth based marketing and design agency Real Fusion has done its homework again – landing a high profile contract with one of Devon’s most prestigious independent schools.

The project award from Mount Kelly in Tavistock builds on the agency’s established reputation in the education sector, having worked with primary and secondary schools, as well as with City College in Plymouth.

Under the contract, Real Fusion – based at Plymouth Science Park - will be delivering a range of design solutions for the school, including strategic documents and school directories, posters and adverts, magazines and brochures and display stands.

The school – which caters for both boarding and day pupils aged three-18 - was impressed with the design team’s concepts, which captures the essence of its ethos and values.

Lucy McGowan, who leads the design team, said a great deal of thought had gone into each concept.

“We really wanted to capture the spirit of the school in the visuals, its values of openness, innovation - and the way it encourages and supports all its pupils to succeed,” said Lucy.

“To add such a prestigious and renowned school to our client portfolio is testament to our reputation and experience in the education sector, across all age ranges.”

Real Fusion has worked in partnership with the Real Ideas Organisation (RIO) to help children at Pilgrim Primary School in Plymouth raise awareness of its achievements and better connect with parents and the wider community.

In an innovative project, the design and web teams worked with the school’s pupils in a series of workshops letting them take the lead in the design of a new logo/visual identity and website.

Justin Smith, director at Real Fusion believes the Mount Kelly contract is a significant win for the agency and really does cement its ever growing creative reputation.

“We were up against four other agencies and the feedback we received really did reflect the level of service and creativity the design team here offer,” said Justin.

 “There is little doubt that all agencies presented some good ideas, but I think it’s about the relationship we seek to build with our clients and offering that personable touch. It seems to give us a bit of an edge in these situations.”

by Ivan Bondoc | Wednesday 9th March 2016