Old George Coffee House

Steph comparing printed menu with on-screen artwork

The client

Old George Coffee House is an independent shop in Barnsley town centre which was opened by Gareth and Andrew in 2017. It fast became the town’s best loved coffee venue with a devoted following.

I spoke to Gareth when the doors first opened and their brand was a work in progress, but it was clear that they had a vision of something very stylish, on-trend and yet timeless.

Since we started working together they have successfully opened a second venue at the Town Hall, which shares the branding.

What we did

I created a circular ‘badge’ design containing a coffee cup stain frame and text which was inspired by the printing on coffee bean sacks. Another version of this logo was then constructed to fit the landscape dimensions of the external shop signage.

Over the following years I went on to create various menu designs - for food, drinks and a separate one for children. After trying and testing different formats we arrived at the existing 6 page fold-out version, the contents of which are now updated regularly as the dishes on offer are changed.
I have also provided them with different advertising solutions including posters utilising quotes from Trip Advisor for their A-frame on-street signs, which are also displayed in frames in the garden room.

I am currently working on designs for pin-badges and takeaway coffee cups which will enhance the take-out experience and bring a smile to customers faces!

What they said

"We first contacted Steph to help with updating our logo in order to give our business a more polished and professional look. Right from the first meeting Steph was passionate and had a genuine interest in what we were doing, which made us more confident she was someone we wanted to work with, in fact out of anyone else we’d spoken to, Steph was the only person we wanted to help us with our business.

Over the years in business Steph has been the ‘go to’ person for anything design related, sometimes with short and tight deadlines, which she will always try and accommodate. Through the years, as our working relationship is developing, sometimes we still don’t know what we want, Steph has helped us through this process by asking us great questions to help get the answer, and has always brought amazing creativity to the table, resulting in 2 very happy clients. Some of the tasks she’s helped us with are; new business branding/set up, menus, posters, window vinyls, advertising, and the list goes on.

It is without a doubt we would and have recommended Steph to people in need of someone real, down to earth and incredibly talented, for any of their design needs."