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From Concept to Publication – A Guest Blog from Devon Air Ambulance Trust Magazine Editor, Debbie Gregory
Jan 2014 27

Photographers, designers, artists… all are creative beings and, I guess, can sometimes be known to have a ‘temperamental’ streak.  Fortunately for me, however, two years of working with Michelle from Lovegrove Design and Photography has shown me that this isn’t always the case.

When I was given the role of Helipad editor in December 2011, in order to create a 52-page, coffee-table style, glossy magazine for Devon Air Ambulance Trust, to go out to 45,000 supporters, I knew I needed professional back-up.  Fortunately, Michelle was that person and was with me every step of the way.  From the font and style for the front cover, to branding throughout and the design of regular and special feature pages, we worked closely together.

Always open to new ideas as well as creatively suggesting her own, Michelle is a pleasure to work with.  Her artistic skills as a professional photographer also helped out immeasurably when images were needed (sometimes urgently!), both for the magazine and for other publicity purposes.

With six issues now under our belts, Michelle and I are very proud of the Helipad magazine and, from feedback after every issue, we know it is well received by our supporters.

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There are many benefits for the Charity to commission Michelle on a freelance job-by-job basis.  As well as designing Helipad, Michelle regularly works with other Charity colleagues for design and photography tasks.  This, coupled with her experience helping us out as a volunteer, has given her an even greater understanding of our core values.  She is very  much ‘part of the team’ and her willingness to help and enthusiasm for the cause counts for much.

If you are looking for a creative, professional, friendly, willing and remarkably easy to get along with designer or photographer, I would have no hesitation in recommending Lovegrove Design & Photography.

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