Springtime in the Studio

Spring is well and truly here for the team at Landscape. As I type, the sound of keyboard tapping and designers scribbling beautiful ‘scamps’ can be heard above the sound of birdsong. We’re thankful for the birds outside our Bermondsey office, happily chirping away in the community garden, keeping us going.

Over the last few months, we’ve finished off the design and production of a series of annual reports for one of our long-standing pharma clients. That might not sound too much but creativity is our thing, so making sure that over 300 pages of artwork, in four brochures, are beautiful and easy to read takes a lot of expertise and bucket loads of patience. Thankfully our designer Claire fits the bill perfectly.

On the other side of the office, some of us are focusing on pensions. Yes, you heard that right. I know we don’t often use the ‘p’ word, but it is now top of our agenda because we are working with the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA). Just before Christmas Johnathon and Nicola hotfooted it over London Bridge to present some ideas on the challenges of communicating pensions. We are over the moon that we were chosen to be their communication partner for the Pension Quality Mark. We’re busy doing research on good (and bad) pension communication and we’ll be publishing our findings later this summer.

The start of 2017 seems a long time ago now – but we’re pleased to say our resolution to ‘get out there more’ remains intact. We made a promise to make time for conferences. We don’t know about you, but the diary always looks clear when you book these things in advance – but it doesn’t always feel that way on the day. Nevertheless, in March we heard from David Rowan, the editor of Wired Magazine, who shared with us his thoughts on the future of the digital world. Sticking with digital we’re off to The Internal Communications Conference on 20 June. If you are going do let us know, it would be great to see you and say hello, again.

Right, back to the tasks at hand. The best and the worst things about Easter depend on your viewpoint. Either way, there are two short working weeks and lots of chocolate. (Please see our very tasty chocolate review). Hope you enjoy your time out of the office this spring and we look forward to seeing you soon.