We’ve been very lucky over the years in that clients trust us with high-profile projects, and this is no exception. After a portfolio meeting in Pearson HQ, the design team decided that the Wild Apple Design team would be perfect for developing their flagship range of primary books, Our Discovery Island.
These are gorgeous books that really offer the user some uniquely engaging illustration-led design, and acting as the foundation for the scheme’s online material.
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Wild Apple Design successfully overhauled the Kid's Box brand into a second edition, updated second edition and an
This consisted of creating then implementing the various design changes to develop the first edition across an entire scheme of products - Pupil's Books, Activity Books, Teacher's Books, Covers, Online Resource Material and CD ROM Word components, in three different languages.
This was a great scheme of work to have been involved with, giving us such a sense of achievement in bringing this lovely course up to date, whilst working with some pretty talented illustrators.
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This project is a six level story-based ELT primary course and we promise you it is absolutely lovely!
The concept for this flagship scheme is learning English through reading and analysing stories. Highly illustrated with a central world called The Hub, the whole scheme is lively, fun and quirky.
We have been instrumental throughout the life of this course from creating the sample design through to delivering thirty videos of the stories. On the print side of things, we also took care of the layout and artwork commissioning on the highly-illustrated Student Books and Readers working with some 46 artists in the process.
Heroes is a vibrant new Primary course for Macmillan Education which has thoughtful design and series development.
Our involvement started with an original concept and sample design which then moved forward, creating 4 students books and 6 levels of flash cards.
The delightful artwork characters run throughout the early levels, whilst the photograph composites feature in the mid levels.
All unit stories provide fun and engaging communication contexts with many different design elements. The main being the life skills feature which helps the students with critical and creative thinking.
Penguin Kids / Disney Readers
3rd Party Management
We produced 12 different books under the Penguin Kids Readers scheme. Working with original Disney artworks, and to strict design guidelines, we created them on schedule and on budget.
We helped add a creative eye to the existing artwork and looked at how they could be manipulated into the page.
The books look great, and are truly engaging for kids in the target age-groups ... not to mention that we've achieved some professional highs whilst working with Ariel, Simba, Mowgli, Tinkerbell and the gang.
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Use Brand Guidelines
Treetops is one of the flagship ELT products from Oxford University Press and we've been asked to work on the reversion for different markets and languages.
We collaborated with existing illustrators to update their artworks, and create new visuals; directed the photo research element; designed some fun activities for both the 4-colour Pupil's Book and 2-colour Activity Book. Some of the other fun components on this scheme included flashcards and various sets of posters.