LDT Design

LDT Design, a Design Network North member, and Cocoon Labs have come together to develop Cocoon, a home alarm device that is affordable, unobtrusive and aesthetically pleasing. Cocoon is able to track movement from inside the entire home, and can alert you by phone if it detects anything untoward.Frustrated with the consumer alarm market, Cocoon […]


ievo, formerly known as UKB International, started life as a distributor of finger print scanners and other biometric security systems. Whilst successful, UKB International had much more potential in the biometrics industry than they realised.Having spent many years distributing this technology and with their knowledge of biometrics increasing, they recognised that they could produce a […]

The future of ecommerce: ecommerce trends

Ecommerce seems to be a growing trend in web design. More and more businesses are selling directly through their own websites, as well as online marketplaces such as eBay and Amazon. And, as with website design, ecommerce changes quickly, with trends1. More mobile sales, not just traffic For many of our ecommerce clients, it’s common […]

Featured Member

Since 2009 Wonderstuff Studio have been working with one clear purpose. To add value to businesses through effective design.Working with clients through a clear consultancy process to clarify their purpose, objectives and market difference – their brand – and to ensure the effective communication of this through all touch points using effective design.

All change at Google, but where does your website stand?

The team at Urban River, a Design Network North member and Rise and Design sponsor, have kindly contributed to our blog this month. Read on to gain some valuable insight from their experts. It’s fair to say it’s been a busy few weeks for Google. Not just happy with changes to how it displays its […]

In Case You Missed It: Rise and Design 67

Everyone has heard of the Internet of Things, but most people aren’t entirely sure what it means. With last month’s Rise and Design acting as a beginners’ guide to this year’s buzzword, we almost filled the room with over a hundred delegates, eager to know what this technology could do for them. David Dunn of […]


Durham Box is one of the UK’s leading designers and manufacturers of corrugated cardboard packaging. Founded in 1989, Durham Box has grown to employ over 50 staff and manufactures over 20 million products a year from its Bishop Auckland base.With so many people selling online, through eBay, Esty and other websites, Durham Box was looking […]

Durham Gin

Design Network North Members Wonderstuff Studio created the visual identity for elements of Durham Distillery. The project included product packaging, label design, delivery packaging, digital presence including website and social media, and printed promotional materials such as posters and leaflets, drawing on grant funding from Design Network North to help fund the design work.The master […]

In Case You Missed It: Rise and Design 64

A run down of the last Rise and Design from our Network Manager, Terry McStea The last minute change of venue didn’t stop the latest Rise and Design from getting 2016 off to a great start. The event, which focused on Design in the Biomedical Sector, was hosted jointly by the Academic Health Science Network, […]

Rise and Design: A guide for beginners

We’ve had such a large influx of newcomers that we thought it was about time we wrote a little guide for those who are new to Rise and Design. We’ve given you a quick run-down of what Rise and Design is all about, and tips from us on how you can get the most out […]