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The Summer Student Placement begins

Every summer we have a few months of students coming in to the office which is something we really enjoy. This year our first student was Joe Copas from Gloucester Uni studying Creative Advertising, who was amazing and great to have in the office.  He's written a little blog of his expereince with us at Oakwood Towers!

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Using VR to communicate 3D design

Inspired by recent visits to Retail Design Expo, VR World Congress and the increased popularity of Virtual Reality (VR), we’ve started to explore the possibilities using low cost VR devices such as Google Cardboard.  Armed with a 3D model of a recently designed office interior we set out to answer the question: Can panoramic images generated from 3D software be used to better communicate 3D design within virtual environments?

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Oakwood appoints new MD as part of strong growth strategy

We are delighted to announce the new appointment of Simon Dodd, who joins us as Managing Director. This is a key appointment for us to achieve the growth we want as a business.

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VR World Congress 2016

The UK’s biggest Virtual Reality conference took place in Bristol on Tuesday, and saw hundreds of creatives, developers and buyers & sellers descend for the Expo and speaker’s talks. 

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Why Mums Are Secretly Super Heroes

She may look harmless. She may look like any other modern woman. She may have her hands full - running around after her kids; tired, harassed… but does mum have a ‘super’ secret?

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Happy Mothers Day

At Oakwood we pride ourselves on our understanding of Talking to Mum.

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Digital Innovation - Around the web…

In with reactive microsites.

Reactive advertising has had a lot of good press in recent times, perhaps because we can’t resist seeing a bit of banter between brands, especially when one is being put in their place (Carlsberg’s response to the Beach Body ad last summer anyone?). What’s impressed me recently is the effort creatives have gone to in using their skill set for interactive content online.

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West England design forum - 17th February 2016

Hat-Trick: Trust, collaboration, Persuasion: Gareth Howat & Alex Swatridge

Last week myself and fellow designer Ally Harvey, along with lots of familiar faces from the Bristol design industry, enjoyed another of the West England Design Forum’s insightful talks. Hosted in the beautiful harborside Arnolfini building with guest speakers Gareth Howat and Alex Swatridge of London based agency, Hat-trick. 

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Creating an Oakwood Colouring Book

One evening, at home with friends, I was colouring in my first adult colouring book I’d been given as a gift.  The next day I popped to the supermarket, only to see more colouring books.  After talking about it at work, I realised how much fun people are now having colouring in.  It’s such a relaxing way to de-stress and reconnect with your inner child.  This was how the idea started for the Oakwood colouring book. 

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10 tips for presenting ideas

Looking for your first job in the creative industry? Or perhaps you’re already an experienced professional looking to move up into a new role, but struggling to find a way in?

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