News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – As we are coming to the end of February 2021 we would like to send a huge THANK YOU to all of our clients, friends and family that have supported us over the years. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 17 Years this month, since the launch of SJDWorld.com and our team has grown! We’ve now been at our Front Street location for seven (7) years and happy to announce we’ve launched our online store. We’ve created some amazing vendor partnerships and have had the opportunity to work with some of Bermuda’s top brands.
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PORTFOLIO FEATURE: Logo Design
- Bermuda Biscuits works with local artists and designers to create a variety of island themed, individually cut, baked and hand iced biscuits. We started working with the team in July 2020 to come up with a brand identity that will express the vision for their biscuit business. We’ve worked on the logo, business cards, social media branding as well at the packaging. Not only do we love working with the biscuit team, we love sampling the biscuits!
In December, graphic designers Stephan Johnstone and Anna Dill — the creatives behind award-winning brand SJDWorld — announced the launch of their new online shop, a project that was “years in the making”.
Founded by Mr Johnstone, SJD World’s team have worked to balance their time between servicing clients and designing their own unique products that appeal to them as artists.
Now they have a digital space to promote all their one-of-a-kind wares including t-shirts, tote bags, posters and books. They also plan to experiment with other digital products in the near future, which will be housed in this newly created place on their website, www.sjdworld.com/shop/.
On the launch, Mr Johnstone said: “In the early days of SJDWorld, I always wanted to do both – offer services that would provide first class value for our clients, as well as design products. Over the years, we have built up our services to become the backbone of our business. Still, when we can we’ve also made it a priority to carve out time for research, development and artistic exploration, which is something extremely important to us.”
Previously, SJD World’s goods were sold in local stores, however, it was always their dream to have an online store.
“We were on this path pre COVID-19, but now it’s all finally coming together at the perfect time.”.
SJD World Shop items range in price from $12 to $40, with the exception of the digital art prints listed at a higher price point. Available online are several photo book collections featuring local photographer Ras Mykkal, as well as a limited-edition children’s butterfly activity book illustrated by Ms Dill.
“Truth be told, I started SJD World while in college and then in 2010 moved back to Bermuda and started building the company full time working out of my basement and have built it around the clock, with Anna’s help. One thing I’ve learnt in business is there are no losses, only lessons,” Mr Johnstone added.
“You may occasionally lose clients and money, but if you keep moving forward you can turn that loss into a win. It can be disheartening when a client doesn’t like your work or a project doesn’t go to plan, but if you study it and stay optimistic you’ll figure out how to move forward and get to where you want to be.”
For more information and the latest updates on new products, visit www.sjdworld.com/shop/.