Full Service Design

Toast provide busy marketing experts will full-service design. From art working to creative direction and everything in between.

We have a creatively led team that specialise in working with clients who have wide-ranging creative requirements; from art working business cards one day, to full-on creative concepts the next.

Toast can provide all these services in-house, so you benefit from one point of contact, fast turnaround and sensible billing. If you’re looking for a new agency, or simply to inject some fresh creative perspective into current marketing collateral, we can help.

Check out our blogs below.

 

The benefits of sketching

Posted by Chris

Sketching is a vital part of the design process with lots of benefits. The design process that we follow here at Toast design agency is one that we have developed over the last 20 years, allowing us to achieve the best possible result for each project that we work on. Our process is fluid and flexible…

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Creative design agency

14 ways a creative design agency can add value to your business

Posted by David Foreman

Do you need the help of a creative design agency? If you’ve been handling all of your marketing, design and web presence in-house so far, it can seem like a huge jump to be joining forces with another company. If you (or your financial department) still need to be persuaded to get a new creative…

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Working with a design consultancy

Design consultancy – the benefits of working with a larger agency

Posted by Kelly Dudley

When your design ambitions outgrow freelancer capabilities, it’s time to bring in some extra creative clout to push your business forward; you need the benefits of working with a design consultancy.

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13 Tips to help Choose Between Graphic Design Agencies

13 Tips to Help Choose Between Graphic Design Agencies

Posted by Kelly Dudley

 Choosing the right graphic design agency is an important first step in creating an ongoing and profitable relationship.

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Oxfordshire Design Agency for Marketing Professionals

Posted by Chris

Marketing professionals have enough stresses and pressures on them without their design agency causing more. Toast is a full-service Oxfordshire design agency and we truly appreciate the various demands put on hard working marketing teams and we’ve evolved our offering to reflect this. We understand that busy marketers do not want (or have the time…

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Digital Marketing

Digital Marketing Banbury

Posted by David Foreman

Based in the centre of Banbury, Oxfordshire, we work with B2B companies to improve their digital marketing. Your website and digital marketing should be an ongoing process; it’s not something that you can ‘set and forget’. Marketing in the digital realm needs to be reviewed often and continually tweaked to increase performance and conversations. Before…

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Marketing Agency

Marketing Agency

Posted by David Foreman

We’re a full-service marketing agency. If you’re looking to place all of your creative marketing requirements in one place, we’d love to talk to you. Toast are a large design and marketing agency based in Oxfordshire. We work with SMEs across the UK to plan, design and produce everything you need in your marketing toolkit….

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Hachacha Curry Branding and Packaging made by Toast

Posted by Chris

Bursting on to the Asian food scene soon, Hachacha brings an innovative answer to cooking a traditional Indian dish – in half the time. With tasty branding and packaging created at Toast.

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Integrate online and offline marketing

Posted by David Foreman

If you are looking to Integrate online and offline marketing, you’re it’s best to choose a full-service agency that does everything in-house. Using one agency for digital, another for print and a different one for branding can be tricky at the best of times, but if you are trying to integrate your marketing, we think it’s…

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How designers and marketers can work better together.

Posted by Chris

It’s no secret that design and marketing go hand in hand. Marketers understand that their business clients need a design agency to help with their campaign. However, it’s often the case that marketers see design in the wrong way. They see it as something they need to buy as quickly and as cheaply as possible.

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Why design-led businesses benefit from using a full-service design agency.

Posted by Chris

Design-led businesses are becoming more and more popular every day. Companies realise how important design can be to business. It can bring lots of benefits and lead to more sustainable success. A design-led business puts an emphasis on design and makes it the main focus of everything they do.

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Ten things Marketers should look for from a full-service design agency.

Posted by Chris

There are loads of marketers that buy designs from various design agencies, big or small. But, how can a marketer know that they’re getting the best service possible? We’ve used our experience to come up with ten things that marketers should look for in a design agency:

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The benefits of a long-term relationship with a design agency

Posted by Chris

All businesses rely on other companies for various products and services. Firms have to pay energy companies for gas and electricity supplies. They also need the expertise of IT providers to ensure their computers are operational. And logistics service providers make sure customers gets their orders shipped on time.

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The Restaurant Man with Russell Norman

Toast and The Restaurant Man

Posted by Chris

Back in October 2013, Toast were approached by Twenty Twenty Television who were filming a new BBC programme with restaurateur Russell Norman, the man behind Polpo, who we’re big fans of. The show that they were filming follows Russell helping and advising six different couples in realising their dream of setting up a restaurant, and…

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Launching a new food product

Are you planning to launch a new food product?

Posted by Chris

Are you planning to launch a new food product? If so there are some key points to consider, and we will certainly be able to help you achieve the right look for your brand. In 2013, the UK grocery market was worth £169.7 billion, an increase of 3.7% on 2012. The market is very well…

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Marketing Food Products

Posted by Chris

How to get your food products noticed, you’ve worked hard to develop a great tasting product, but how do you now get your product noticed and sell? – A clear brand identity is key.

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Creating great food packaging design

Posted by Chris

Based on our experience, we have put together 10 tips that we help you to create great and effective food packaging design for your product.

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Food Label Design

Key tips for great food label design for food and drink products

Posted by Chris

There are currently around 10,000 new food and drink products introduced in the UK each year. So what do you need to do to ensure that your new product gets noticed, or your existing product doesn’t get lost under the raft of newcomers?

Well designed, clear and consistent food label design is key.

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Great Logo Design

The key stages of great logo design

Posted by Chris

Here at Toast Design we have developed a unique 5 Stage process for creating great logo design.

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Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2012

Posted by Chris

Here at Toast we love the Speciality & Fine Food Fair which begins this weekend at Londons Olympia, it’s packed with two of our favourite things….

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Effective Logo Design Tips by Toast Design

Creating Effective Logo Design

Posted by Chris

There are lots of opinion pieces on logo design and it can be rather confusing, but with over the last 15 years experience working with many businesses we have put together a guide to creating effective logo design.

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New Branding Design Examples by Toast Design

Startup Logo and Brand Design

Posted by Chris

Creating a new logo and brand design is very exciting, as your new identity has to match the new business or venture. If you have taken the decision to create a new product or service and spent the time and effort to make them the best possible product or services they can be, then your identity…

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Brainstorming

Posted by David Foreman

We’ve just had a half-day brainstorming and branding workshop at Toast with a brand new client. Some exciting new ideas and directions came out of the discussion. Watch this space for further news!

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Grown Up Chocolate

Grown Up Chocolate Company

Posted by David Foreman

Our work for tasty chocolatiers is road-tested!

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