Things are really taking off at Hilton Smythe.


Over the past six months we have working closely with our client Hilton Smythe to develop a new look and feel for all their marketing and online presence. A new brochure using strong bold colours and icons in place of photography has been developed across a wide range of material from brochures to business cards, mugs to online campaigns and soon to be launched website.

World Publishing Expo 2014 in Amsterdam

Working with UPM and Stone & Co Oven Creative has designed and produced a 12 page newspaper for the World Publishing Expo 2014 in Amsterdam. The Expo gathers 8000 decision-makers from 80 countries for the largest international event for news publishers and suppliers.

As well as talking about UPM’s innovations and vision for paper the newspaper is also interactive enabling the reader to scan the pages by downloading the Shortcut Media App and with their smartphone or tablet.

The newspaper was printed in France on UPM Brite 80, 60gsm by L’Imprimerie Tremblay –en-France on a KBA Cortina press

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Infinite Skills

Infinite Skills is a leading creator and provider of project-based computer software training videos/DVDs. With their videos, you’re on the fast track to mastering software for Graphic Design, Video Editing, Audio & Music Creation, Web Design, Business Applications and Programming Languages.

We have been been working with Infinite Skills to design the artwork for their DVD covers producing several at one time to very tight deadlines helping to give a flavour of what you can achieve from the training.

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The University of Manchester. Living in Halls

As The University of Manchester celebrates their new and returning students’ Oven Creative, working with the Directorate for the Student Experience, has produced a ‘Little Book’ to help the new arrivals settle in to their Halls of Residence and enjoy the UK’s biggest and most exciting campus. The book provides useful information on what to do if there’s a fire, you want to have a party, how to stay safe plus lots more useful information.

UPM Compass Magazine

Oven Creative have just completed the latest edition of UPM’s employee magazine Compass. Produced three times a year in the UK the magazine keeps employees up to date with the latest news and events from UPM both at home and abroad. We manage the artwork, print and distribution of the magazine within the UK incorporating the UK pages with the Global pages produced by Dialogi in Finland.

One feature in the magazine was about Oaklands near Tring in Hertfordshire the world’s first fully printed house which starred in Chanel 4’s Grand Designs, designed by FACIT Homes, an innovative developer led by two industrial designers, they used state-of-the-art IT and cutting technology, FACIT used UPM Plywood’s WISA Spruce as the core component of the building. Panels were cut into pre-configured designed by an on-site CNC machine minimising waste and optimising build time. Once cut the panels were made into large plywood boxes and slotted together quickly. Insulated with old newspapers, the house is extremely energy efficient with the owners stating very low gas requirements and the ability to sell solar energy back to the grid. UPM ProFi Deck was used surrounding the front and rear of the property, the decking was part of an overall approach to create a building with a minimal carbon footprint.

Bruce Bell, MD of FACIT said: “We’re delighted with the outcome. We knew that UPM could deliver high quality sustainable materials and UPM ProFi’s credentials were equally up to the mark. Its provenance in terms of coming from recycled label stock was a clear winner for the owners and FACIT when selecting the landscaping materials.”

UPM also recovered all waste wood on site for combustion in its Combined Heat and Power Plant  at UPM Shotton paper mill in North Wales.

Bruce concludes: “This was the icing  on the cake for us. A real cradle to cradle approach – and a step to truly low carbon construction.”