Fanatics go mad at New Start Scotland 2012


Dezign Fanatics exhibited at the SECC in Glasgow on the 18th and 19th of November 2011 providing advice to many news starts hopefuls and existing enterprises. The Fanatics stand attracted hundreds of potential clients with an unprecedented integrated branding package offer aimed at new start ups and small enterprises. Priced at £999, it includes consultation, research, brand identity design, stationery design, website design, website development and hosting arrangement, double sided flyer or pop up banner design. It ca only be described as crazy. With the economy at a low ebb, the Fanatics felt they had to do something to give potential businesses a boost to take the plunge and help kickstart the economy. Due to the price to value there are only ten available – so hurry, don’ miss out.


Glasgow’s leading regeneration website gets a makeover


Dezign Fanatics continue to play their part in promoting Glasgow as a top location in the build up to 2014. Long term client Clyde Gateway launched its revamped website, design by Dezign Fanatics, in tandem with the opening of the M74 extension. The site now includes an interactive map giving details of key development opportunities and updates.


Clyde Gateway is a specially created urban regeneration company covering 840 hectares across the east end of Glasgow, including Bridgeton and Dalmarnock, plus Rutherglen and Shawfield in South Lanarkshire. They have been identified within the National Planning Framework as Scotland’s top regeneration priority. Working in partnership with Glasgow City Council, South Lanarkshire Council, Scottish Enterprise – with Scottish Government funding – it was established in December 2007 to drive forward the massive 20-year investment programme.

Student body appoints Fanatics on track record


Following a brief encounter at GPU2010 and the impressive Big Reward booth that Dezign Fanatics created for HRF, the UK’s predominant voice for Islamic Students Societies, appointed Dezign Fanatics to create its first ever Regular Giving Campaign. Established in 1963, FOSIS stands for the Federation of Student Islamic Societies, a body that caters for the needs of Muslim students in further and higher education across the UK and Ireland.


The integrated campaign borrows on the tradition call to action war-time posters to encourage students and alumni to donate just £1 a week. Delivery includes posters, pop up banners, donation leaflet, website landing page, online banners and an emailer.

Winning work in the Royal Borough of K&C

Winning work in the Royal Borough of K&C


The committee behind plans for Muslim Community Centre in the plush royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea have appointed Dezign Fanatics, from the not so plush south east of Glasgow to design their brand identity, website and brochure. Its a testament that distant or background need not be a barrier to creativity excellence in this day and age.


Kensington Muslim Community Centre (‘KMCC’) is a registered charity whose mission is to create a harmonious environment and promote the enhancement of human values, spiritual attainment and faith in God. KMCC intends to provide the community in Kensington and Chelsea with a focal point for a range of spiritual, social, cultural, educational and training activities. Dezign Fanatics multicultural team, are pleased that their work in now being recognised south of of the border.

3in1 xtra orders website to take away

3in1 xtra orders website to take away


If your feeling a bit peckish, you don’t have to pop into the city’s favourite takeaway and take out, just visit online – Dezign Fantics has just delivered their new website. For those who are really hungry, have a look at their extended menu. Established in 1982, Glasgow’s premier, city centre takeaway is now available for online ordering and payment and a delivery service.


The website is the last of many deliverbales agreed with the client – which have included a new identity, signage, interior display, window graphics and menu design.

Fanatics score a hat-trick with HRF


Dezign Fanatics is to deliver Human Relief Foundation’s exhibition booth at this years Global Peace and Unity event at Excel in London. It makes it three consecutive projects for the agency. Something big is planned to give the charity, established in 1991, the confidence to compete in the saturated charity market and outside its comfort zone.


The event is seen as a benchmark and an ideal opportunity to access over 80,000 visitors.

Thumbs Up to Southside Housing and Dezign Fanatics


The battleground has opened up for tenants to decide whether their housing management should remain with the government appointed GHA or move to potential bidders more locally based. Dezign Fanatics client Southside Housing Association is one of the suitors aiming to convince a number of smaller local housing organisations and their tenants (LHO’s) to transfer housing stock management to its portfolio. Dezign Fanatics have delivered an identity and campaign material to point to the benefits of local control and swing tenants to ticking yes to Southside Housing Association


The ‘yes’ votes will result in the transfer of 2336 homes in total under the process known as Second Stage Transfer (SST). The latest plans would see 534 households in Cardonald transfer to Southside Housing Association.


News just in – its a yes for Southside Housing Association and Dezign Fanatics: Cardonald – 88.6 per cent of the tenants who voted (50.8 per cent) supported the transfer of 534 households in Cardonald to Southside Housing Association.

Human Relief Foundation teams up with Fanatics for Ramadan


Human Relief Foundation has appointed Dezign Fanatics to help increase its donations this Ramadan. The challenge facing the fanatics is to make the relevant changes after 5 years of stagnation.A one day workshop which included a creative concepts presentation, review of current strategy and brain storming session convinced the HRF team to invest in an integrated campaign.


Human Relief Foundation (HRF) is a UK-based registered charity (no. 1126281 & SC038671) that provides emergency relief aid and assistance to third-world countries. It was established in 1991 by a group of dedicated and committed professionals. They wanted to alleviate the suffering of the ordinary people of Iraq who were affected by the Gulf War of 1991 and the UN sanctions imposed on the country. This relief work has since expanded to other countries and areas. These include Somalia, Ethiopia, Chechnya, Bosnia, Kosovo, Kashmir, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Palestine and many other areas.


Early feedback is pointing to increase of 66% in donations.

Routes to Work South chooses new dezign direction


RTWS is South Lanarkshire’s largest employment services provider. RTWS aims to work with some 1600 clients each year and help as many as 800 of them into work, training or further education. Helping people from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds get into employment and achieve their potential is a key focus for RTWS. The Fanatics were chosen following a 3 way pitch. Stephen Barr, RTWS’s CEO was impressed by their work rate and insight of their target groups. The win – continues the trend of working with organisations that are committed to creating change.


Gaza Remembers – Do You?


Terror knows no limits and comes in all forms, unofficial and official. We all remember 9/11 and 7/7. For the people living in Gaza on 27/12/2009 was no different.


Dezign Fanatics was so moved by the indiscriminate and disproportionate attack on civilians in the area that they immediately made their services both offline and online available on a pro-bono basis to client Islamic Relief, which happens to be a major NGO in the area. An incredible £3 million was raised in a matter of weeks by the charity.


One year on, Islamic Relief did not look far for a creative agency to drive its campaign to thank donators and provide feedback on how the funds have been distributed, as well highlighti the need for further donation for much needed initiatives to rebuild lives and infrastructure in Gaza.


The Fanatics delivery utilised reportage photography, bold and gritty type, and angled graphic devices to emphasize the disrupted life of ordinary people. The one year on campaign achieved a total of £350,000 in a 4 week period. For more information – visit