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2017: That’s a wrap!

It’s almost time to close the doors at RF HQ for the 9th year and it’s fair to say that 2017 has been our biggest one yet. So we reflect…

We started the year by doubling the size of our studio with an expansion and refurb. We’ve welcomed Natalie, Hattie, Tessa, Eve, Tom and Matt to the team, broadening our skill set and promoted long-termers Martin and Mike to Creative Director and Design Director. We’ve received enquiries from huge global brands that have made us pinch ourselves. They’ve gone on to become valued clients that are a genuine pleasure to work with. We’ve created some formidable start-up brands that are already gaining huge traction and reinvigorated some of the UK’s best loved brands. We’ve designed, formulated and launched our own skincare brand that’s been listed by Superdrug, All Beauty, The Hut Group, Urban Outfitters globally and has been picked up by 5 international distributors. We’ve bettered some briefs, challenged some clients, disrupted some categories and embraced opportunities that pushed us out of our comfort zone. We’ve collaborated with some amazing illustrators, photographers and digital experts. We’ve made a film with our friends at Awesome Merchandise, closed for a week to work on our own disruptive initiatives and had our work featured by countless blogs, magazines and publishers. We’ve cycled 50 miles and raised over £1,000 for CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) and broken last year’s records in the Leeds Abbey Dash 10k. We’ve shared good times as a team exploring Berlin and spent many a Friday night laughing together in some of the great independent bars that Leeds has to offer.

A massive thank you to all that have helped make 2017 such a belter. We hope that 2018 is just as good and look forward to celebrating our 10th year of business!
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