Helping inspire the next generation

Over the past month, here at Bubble we have been working alongside with the local community to support the students at the local schools by providing valuable work experience to some of the students who were interested in web or graphic design.

We had a total of 4 students come to us from the secondary school and post sixteen centre located just around the corner from us. The students spent a full week with us learning the ins and outs of the business and learning how to use our software to fulfil their own mini projects. We had 2 students learning about web design and coding and another student learning about design and branding and the final student learning about both web and design.

Our student learning about design had a passion for mountain biking so during his time with us he, with the help of Dave (one of our design team), designed his own biking goggles and learnt the importance of branding inspiring him to create his own logo and styling for his biking goggles. Over the week we saw Max grow in confidence with his abilities and he went from strength to strength using our software and branding his products. In his own words, Max said “I’ve gained a lot of confidence through doing this, realising that there is actually something more exciting out there after school. Now I know I’ve just got to knuckle down with these last few years so I can get a job like this in the future.” Here at Bubble branding and logo design is one of our many strengths so if you are requiring help with these then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

On the web side of things we had two students creating their own websites and testing existing ones and using applications such as photoshop to enhance their sites. These two were helped by both Dave and our head of web, Rob, over the duration of the week we saw these young technology lovers grow and expand their already quite in depth knowledge of computing and programming. Over the week one of our young students managed to build a website and with our help was taught how to brand it and create an eShot that would show his site on it. Here at Bubble our web team are highly qualified and experienced so if you need any help with your website they are always happy to oblige.

Our work experience student from the local sixth form spent half the week learning design and the other half learning web. Jasmine already had quite a good knowledge of the basic photoshop tools, so with the help of our design team we managed to enhance her knowledge to allow her to complete more design specific tasks such as manipulating images and designing logos. Shaun, a member of our web development team also gave her some basic lessons in coding enabling her to understand the fundamentals of coding.

Overall not only did our students gain from this experience with us, but also we gained valuable knowledge about the next generation that we feel will help us in the future. Should you have any design or web projects that require the help of a leading innovative marketing agency, then get in touch with us today to see what we can do for you.

It’s coming home… just not this year!

It’s coming home… just not this year!

Here at Bubble we all enjoy keeping up with the latest sporting events and with a workspace filled with so many avid football fans we couldn’t resist the opportunity to celebrate the World Cup.

Our World Cup celebrations started with an office sweepstake where we all pulled a couple of teams out of the hat at the cost of £2 per team, and whoever picked the winning team took all the money. When choosing the teams you could hear the sighs of relief when someone found out they had one of the favourites. With Germany, Belgium, Brazil and France being amongst them. The disappointment was also very clear when people realised they had some of the non-favourites such as England, Croatia and Sweden.

Despite our expectations, the roles of favourites and non-favourites seemed to be reversed when Germany first went out knocking a confident Chris T out of the sweepstake all together, despite his initial smugness after pulling Germany out of the hat. The unexpected success of teams such as Sweden and Croatia helped encourage a bit of competitiveness and friendly rivalry in the office.

As time passed and England got closer and closer to bringing football home, we decided to celebrate with a World Cup party in the hope that it would help them to bring it home, in fact we were almost expecting them to make it to the final and MD Chris was adamant that football was coming home – good job he’s in the design and marketing business rather than football! Our World Cup party consisted of bringing in cakes and wearing white and red to show our patriotism, our very own Toni kindly brought us all personalised England shirts. Despite the English theme, Jess who had France in the sweepstake decided to dress in a beret and breton top to celebrate their success and secure place in the final – which of course went down like a lead balloon with all the hardcore England fans in the office.

Our office optimism for the football really coming home was somewhat naive when you look at the statistics in the championship with England not really winning many of their games in comparison to the two main statistical favourites Belgium and France, who had to go head-to-head to make the final.
At the end of the day the best team won, France played fantastically and were strong throughout the whole tournament, but to be fair to ourselves we also played fabulously and we never said it was coming home this year did we?

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