Scarecrow turns 2, launches design division

09 Feb,2012

By A Correspondent

 

With two offices, 45 people and 25 brands, Scarecrow has completed two successful years today (Feb 9). On the occasion of its second Anniversary, Scarecrow Communications Ltd. has announced the launch of a design division -www.scarecrowdesigns.net. Primarily, Scarecrow Designs, headed by Kapil Tammal as Design Director, will provide exclusive design solutions to various clients.

 

Scarecrow Designs also endeavours to produce pure graphic design content on its own. The in-house designers and budding talent from design schools will be roped in to create merchandise (t-shirts, bags, accessories and so on), which will be showcased at the Scarecrow Art Gallery and on www.scarecrowdesigns.net

 

Why Scarecrow Designs?

Scarecrow Communications Ltd provides all advertising solutions under one roof. But the team realizes that there is a lot of demand for pure design-led jobs. From brand manuals to corporate & brand identity, and packaging. Due to the retail boom, mall culture and entry of many international lifestyle brands inIndia, design has become extremely imperative.

 

Many national/international brands, more often, avoid spending on full-fledged ATL campaigns due to media costs. But what they can’t avoid spending on is to create a look, feel and imagery of the brand where design is sacrosanct. And so, these clients specifically seek design-led communication solutions. And there was a need gap here.

 

The team at Scarecrow also observed that good talent from design schools normally joined design houses rather than ad agencies, leaving them with substandard design talent.

 

To correct and balance the design ecology of talent and need, Scarecrow believes in identifying design talent at an early stage. Even when the current Design Director Kapil Tammal was brought on board, he was also offered a senior position in Landor, one of the leading design houses. Subsequently, Scarecrow has also attracted talent from design institutes like NID.

 

Yet, to complete the ecology of design, one needs to create a complete environment of design that attracts and nurtures great design minds to provide great design solutions. Hence the launch of a separate interface called Scarecrow Designs.

 

Idea behind the new identity:

Crop Circles have been the biggest design mysteries in the world. Even today, some believe aliens create them, while some believe it’s a hoax. Being Scarecrow, standing tall in the field, the team thought of owning and associating with Crop Circles. No one has officially claimed to own them yet.

 

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