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Graphic communications for architects

How does your practice look from the outside? Are you communicating your ideas eJectively to potential clients? Do you need to improve the standard of your in-house produced communications?

Architects are increasingly required to communicate to a widening set of audiences across an expanding range of media. The digital revolution means that self-publishing technology such as page layout software, social media and web content management systems is now readily available to all. But the skill of communicating eJectively on the page – whether printed or digital – remains fundamental. We believe that design and editorial expertise is essential to harnessing the potential of new and emerging technology.

Our consultancy service is aimed at practices who want to improve the standard of their communications including: – marketing material and websites – social media presence – proposals and bids – award submissions – reports and project documentation – documentation of consultation processes – exhibitions and displays – research projects – building and scheme identities.

Benefits for your practice We provide a design review of your communications with a particular emphasis on eJective communication to win work. This process is designed to elevate and sharpen the graphic language of your practice while providing support and advice for staJ responsible for communications and submissions. As well as helping practices to extend their range of skills and knowledge, we are also focused on promoting systems in the workplace for sharing knowledge and maintaining standards and consistency. Our problem-solving, practical approach is flexible, which means you can choose the level of input you want.

Areas of focus might include: – communication of brand – typography – working with design grids and hierarchies – information design, infographics and working with data – print formats and materials – practical issues of production – working with photography, drawings, CGIs and sketches – use of colour – writing style and tone of voice – sub-editing and house style – design guidelines.

How it works First we’ll need to meet you to get a sense of your practice and its priorities, understand your objectives and gain an overview of your existing communications, as well as an understanding of your current working methods. If you are interested in working with us we’ll respond with a summary appraisal setting out areas of focus and what we think we can do to help. We may suggest input in the form of workshop groups or one-to-one consultations with staJ. Or we might suggest working on a project together so that we can develop visual design guidelines as well as templates.

Who we are DuJy Ltd is a small studio specialising in projects with architectural content. The studio is run by Katya DuJy, a graphic designer, and Ellie DuJy, a writer/editor/ project manager who originally trained as an architect. Our core skill is helping others to communicate in words, images, diagrams and data. We have worked for many organisations in and around the architecture and built environment sectors, including CABE, the RIBA, English Heritage and government departments. We also work with or alongside architectural practices, large and small, on a variety of project types.

Biographical information Katya DuJy Katya trained as a graphic designer in the UK and US, receiving an MFA from Yale University. Before setting up DuJy she worked at design studios including the Architectural Association’s print studio and Wordsearch. She has taught Graphic Design at Camberwell and is currently a visiting tutor at Bath School of Art and Design. Ellie DuJy After training as an architect in Manchester and London, Ellie worked in architectural journalism and later in architectural publishing as a book editor and deputy editor of Architectural Design magazine. She has also worked for Grimshaw as project editor of a practice monograph and at Wordsearch. She has written for Building Design, Architectural Design, Architects’ Journal and Phaidon Press. She currently writes for

If you are interested in working with us please get in touch. DuJy Ltd 26 Links Yard Spelman Street London E1 5LX telephone 020 7650 7887 email web twitter @duffydesign

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