Walking in others Footsteps

“As an arts and heritage company we are never short on ideas, concepts and original approaches. But that can have it’s own branding, design and marketing problems when creating complex new programmes involving long, historical time periods, different locations, multiple audiences and hugely varied artistic proposals. Pulling the complete design package coherently together is a bewildering task. But not if you work with Big Torch! Our recent project, involving 3 vastly different towns, 3 artists, two filmmakers and audiences ranging from 7 to 70, would have been impossible for us to generate a clear marketing narrative and effective, intelligible design without Big Torch. Steve’s insights, strategic approach, clear analysis and excellence of communication was matched only by the brilliance of his design solutions.”

George Harris
Mirador Arts



Cumbria University

“I worked with Steve to create a stunning exhibition to celebrate the at University of Cumbria’s 10th anniversary year. Steve took the time to listen to our needs, and was diligent and careful to deliver just what we were looking for. His skill and expertise were very much appreciated, and he went above and beyond to ensure that the whole job was managed really well and delivered to the highest standards and on time and budget. He was adaptable and approachable and we never felt like he didn’t have time for us. He kept us on our toes when we were in danger of going off schedule and guided our decision-making. I would have no hesitation recommending Steve and Big Torch for any design projects.”

Julie Brown
University of Cumbria, 10th Anniversary Project Manager



School of Thought

“I was lucky enough to spend three intense months getting to know Steve while he was in the School Of Thought programme in 2017. He set out to challenge himself creatively and he did that in a really big way. Steve has a way of looking at briefs from an unexpected angle – one of the best traits in any creative.

School Of Thought forces you to step away from the computer and present ideas in the purest form. Some designers find this quite uncomfortable, but Steve embraced it and used it to his advantage. The result was some really big ideas and exciting presentations.

I very much hope we have the opportunity to work together in the future.”

David Campbell
Creative Director & Founder, School of Thought



Evotech CAE

“We found working with Steve Daniels at Big Torch a very enjoyable and productive experience. We were very impressed by his professionalism, creativity, communication and simple desire to get a good job done. Steve helped guide us through a well thought out design process, to achieve a final product which we were highly-impressed with. We will definitely be using Big Torch again.”

Dr. Steffan Evans
Director, Evotech CAE



Behind the Wall

“Working with Steve at Big Torch on our arts and heritage programme, Behind The Wall, has been a first-rate experience. Across all the various platforms – design, marketing & brand development – he has exemplified clarity of thought, purpose, communication and delivery. What I particularly value is how Steve combines creativity with practicality and explains the whole process intelligently and comprehensively.”

George Harris
Mirador Arts



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