Creative Rain is a web and graphic design studio based in Glasgow, Scotland specialising in fresh and functional design. We deliver quality-driven design concepts for a diverse range of people, projects and companies for both local and international ventures.
Run by Alasdair Dimmick and Stanley Sumner, an ambitious and adventurous duo with a passion for creativity and simplicity in the field of graphic and web design we aim to provide a fresh and pragmatic approach in your project that captures the interest in your audience and inspire action.
What we do:
→ Visual Identities
We can create the visual elements that reflects your brand, idea or project that successfully communicates throughout a variety of print and digital materials.
→ Print Design
We can design, produce and print publications as well as promotional materials be it packaging, brochures, menus, posters, flyers, signage or business cards. We have experience with some of Glasgow's leading and up-coming individuals and organisations to produce printed design work.
→ Responsive Web Design
Popularity in browsing the web via mobile devices has continued to grow over the last few years and now in 2018 over 50% of users in the UK browse using their mobile or tablet. Therefore, we ensure that the websites we build function on all platforms in order to deliver the best user experience that they can for your customers.
We have worked with clients to help them setup e-commerce stores, as well as booking systems for their brick and mortar business. Recent statistics taken from one of our clients websites shows that they have successfully taken over 8,000 bookings since October last year (2017) using the system we built.
Every website is different and each comes with its own unique set of problems to overcome. We can build tailored features that meet your exact needs be it a booking system, editing capabilities for a blog or admin controls; giving you control over your own content.
→ Search Engine Optimisation
Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is concerned with looking at the factors taken into consideration by search engines, such as Google, when deciding what sites to place on the front page for a search term. Without thinking about these aspects of a website then the content you create won’t be seen by anyone. That’s why we research current SEO trends and techniques to make sure you get the most value out of your website that you can.
→ Digital Design
We can produce videos, animation and social media artwork.
→ Email Campaigns
E-Mailing is an important method of informing your customers of latest news, updates and promotions. We offer to set up custom domain email accounts and a specially designed campaign template to send out to your customers.
Websites, printed and digital materials can benefit from high quality photography. We can provide photographs for your product or service you offer.
We are meticulous when it comes to choosing the right paper, colours and binding. We can organise printing for you correctly be it small or large scale.
Who we work with:
→ Sculpture and Design
→ Purrple Cat Cafe
→ Wildfires Photography
→ Focas Scotland
→ Common Guild
→ Stills Gallery
→ Jacqueline Donachie
→ Roderick Buchanan
→ Braehead Arena
What our clients say:
"Did a complete overhaul of my portfolio website in a relatively short amount of time, most importantly, making it mobile compatible. Found Creative Rain to be accomodating and understanding. Very happy!"
Simon McAuley, Artist
On the Same Latitude
"The guys at Creative Rain are great. We worked closely with Alasdair who was enthusiastic and helpful. The final design for our publication and the print run was exactly what we wanted and we were very pleased. Pre print we had lots of quires and Alasdair replied quickly to adjust things. If you want confidence in your design team go to Creative Rain."
Director, Purrple Cat Cafe
"Creative Rain have worked non-stop to help get the tech side of our business up and running, and provide ongoing support via email and phone. From a bespoke designed booking & online payment system with a loyalty points scheme to graphics and custom fonts, its all been taken care of. I'm not very tech literate, and have always got lots of questions. I often need help with simple tasks like setting up emails on my phone, but they are patient and talk me through. I'd previously had a bad experience with another company not delivering what was promised, so I was wary of trusting my website & Worldpay, Paypal permissions but the guys put me at ease and take care of anything my team bring to them, no matter how trying, or trivial it may be. I cannot recommend them highly enough. For the professional service your business needs, with that personal touch you and your staff need."
Director, Stills: Centre for Photography
"Creative Rain were great to work with and completed a job that perfectly fulfilled our brief. Their work was a valuable addition to our project."
The Morrison Manifesto
"Working with Creative Rain has been a great experience. Ali and Stan produced everything we could have hoped for and more. They were so committed and enthusiastic about the project, and went above and beyond to make sure that the website was what we were looking for. Its been great working with them and we definitely hope to work with them again!"
"I haven’t got a bad word to say about the guys at Creative Rain, the whole experience of working with them from start to finish was an absolute pleasure. I worked very closely with Alasdair on several poster designs and he took on board all my questions and queries, and the finished article is exactly how I wanted it. If you’re looking for someone who you can trust to produce something not only to your specification, but also to the highest standard, then look no further than Creative Rain. These guys just have it."
"What a great experience working with these two - their patience and understanding combined with the technical and graphical/design know how to give you exactly what you were after - to be totally recommended for all your graphics and web needs."
Catherine MacDonald, Artist
Stuart MacDonald Exhibition
"In the late summer of 2017 we had been looking for a designer for several months who could could produce everything we required for a Retrospective Exhibition in a very short time-scale. It was a large undertaking and no-one I had spoken to given the nature of the exhibition, the time and cost constraints gave me a feeling it was do-able.
Creative Rain a young company run by Alasdair Dimmick & Stan Sumner were approached. From my initial discussions with them and looking at the still unfinished drafts, images,texts & ideas they were supportive and positive. They had a great sense of what we were trying to achieve and accepted the work.
Immediately they began helping transform ideas into the practical solutions we needed. They were incredibly sensitive to our needs, listening and patiently suggesting changes, re-working designs and layouts for Exhibition booklets, signage and promotional materials. Cleverly keeping us on track and on time. It was wonderful to work with such responsive open- minded and caring individuals who are inspirational and talented Graphic & Web designers.
I recommend them as young designers to any individual or company who are seeking personal and creative solutions."
"When I first came to Creative Rain to get a website done for my acting, the guys were full throttle! having next to no knowledge of the process of building a website they were able to take my ideas and turn them into a reality, often improving upon what my fairly vague requests were. I couldn't recommend them more, their professionalism and continued support beyond launch has been invaluable! Thank you Stan and Ali, you've made life a bit easier!"