We began talking about Saltwater Café, Milford on Sea design project back in January, whilst the UK was in its Covid 2021 lockdown. Everyone was feeling a bit low and worried about business and what would happen.
Loosing my dad
Unfortunately, my wonderful father passed away in February, and although it was expected, it hit me like a bus. I don’t think you are ever prepared for loosing a parent. I miss him very day, but I know he is with me, and one day, we will be together again!
It wasn’t until another friend – (Emma Smith) pushed me to get back to work that I picked up the Saltwater Café project again. I am very grateful for that Emma as its kept me focussed and moving forward mentally. x
Ideas and designs
Ideas and designs for the fab new look Saltwater Café began.
I looked at hanging signage to lift the building from the side, and a new logo. I bounced around a few options for shells and colours. Although quite rustic inside, the client didn’t want it to look too beachy as it isn’t next to the beach. We ended up with quite a slick and simple design, incorporating a wonderful shell, in a very simple colour scheme.
The UK is open for business and so is Saltwater!
As soon as we had direction from the the UK government, that the 17th would be a national opening for cafés and pubs, restaurants and shops, we joined the queue to get things installed.
The external refit, applying the final design, cost under £200.00, and took approximately 30 minutes to install!
My design time was slightly longer, as making these big image decisions always take time to process. We started this project back in February and finally three months later, here we are, project completed.
I used JJB signs to fit the graphics to the window and hang the final hanging sign. Here is his website: https://www.jjbsigns.com
The client is delighted with the end result and it’s already had such great feedback locally. It always seems like small amounts of design tweaks won’t make a difference, but when you see it all put together, you see how much it does! Here’s to growing businesses and not going back into lockdown again!