Christmas Gift Guide 2020

Every year we produce a gift guide for designers with a mixture of items from independent and national stores. 2020 has been a really difficult year, especially for the self-employed. We, therefore, thought this year's gift guide would focus on our favorite independent stores.


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Project X 2020 – The Big Idea

So… you’re here to find out how this years card went from being a crazy idea to actual reality! It’s been one hell of a journey that started back in June. We’ve created some amazing Christmas cards over the past 5 years and it’s becoming more and more of a challenge every year to create something better than the last.


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The Big Brio Colouring Challenge

We’re big kids at heart and totally understand how hard this time must be for children (and more importantly you, their parents too!!). We've put together two colouring sheets to keep the kids (or big kids 😂 - you know who you are) occupied.


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5 Christmas gift ideas for Creatives

We (creatives) are a tricky bunch when it comes to gifts, we tend to be extremely fussy about the way an item looks, the packaging it comes in even the typeface used by the company (comic sans makes us die a little inside). This makes it really hard to buy a Christmas gift for a designer, but we’re here to help! We’ve compiled a list of all the awesome gifts we would love to receive this holiday season, from gadgets and beautiful homeware to books and stocking fillers, you’ll be sure to find something for yourself or the designer in your life.


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5 years of the Brio Christmas Card

Here at Brio we absolutely love Christmas!! We're still big kids at heart and every year it wouldn't be Christmas without the annual Brio Christmas Card.


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5 Lessons to be Learnt

Over the past 5 years we have worked on some great projects and have learnt a lot over that time. We’re only human after all and there have been a few mistakes along the way. As perfectionists we were devastated at the time but we can look back now at the following stories and laugh. Enjoy!


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5 years of bringing the awesome

The last 5 years have been a blast, we wanted to celebrate by taking a look back at where it all began.


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5 of our favourite client projects

We’re celebrating our 5 year business anniversary and to kick off the celebrations we thought we’d take a look back and where it all began and some of our favourite client projects from the last 5 years. We’ve certainly built up a big portfolio of projects and it was so hard choosing our favourites but here are our top 5!


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Our SBS Winners Event tips for newbies

Small Business Sunday is a great community of small businesses, we were lucky enough to win a place in the community in March 2017. Every year Theo Paphitis holds an event at the ICC in Birmingham for all the SBS winners.


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The awesome 2018 Brio Christmas Card

If you’re a client or friend of the business you will have received one of our previous Christmas cards. Our first Christmas card was a simple vector design of our mascot Brio Bot, we one-upped our selves the year after and hand foiled Brio Bot onto the front of all the cards.


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