About

ABOUT

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ɑːprɪˈsɪtiː

Noun. (archaic)
The warmth of the sun on a cold winter’s day.

I believe in a beautiful world - one that looks great and works well. I see great design everywhere. But I also see lots of room for improvement.

I want to play my part in making all our lives more colourful and creative, and I'll start by helping Solopreneurs and SMEs create stunning brands.

I help Solopreneurs, Small- and Micro Biz owners stand out from the crowd confidently and consistently by creating and growing their professional yet authentic business image.

THE MISSION STATEMENT:

SAVING THE WORLD FROM BAD DESIGN

ONE PROJECT AT A TIME

First impressions are incredibly important. Let ME help you design a memorable brand and impactful visuals that really make your business stand out.

the APRICITY GIRL

Based in Newport in the south of Wales, this design hero is on a mission to hunt down and vanquish the Villains of Good Design.

Apricity Girl, the branding super hero
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WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US

Dedication to our clients

We don't work with everyone. We believe we can only produce our best work if we are in tune with our clients. However, if we do work with you, you can expect our full dedication to your project to see it through to its best possible outcome. We will use our expertise to make proactive suggestions towards your design or project and are always available as a bouncing board for new ideas! 

Quality

Good enough is never good enough for us. We apply our own exacting standards to all our projects to make sure that only the best designs leave the house. We work within the industry standards for both print and digital design and will recommend trusted third party providers for services we don't offer in-house (such as printing, general IT support, etc.). 

Transparency

We believe that being open with each other yields the best results, and as such you will always have our considered but honest professional opinion on your project - the good as well as the bad and the ugly. We will keep you informed of any new developments and our detailed quotes and pricing structure mean that you will always know exactly what you are paying for. 

Fresh Design

While we try to stay current with all the design trends, we will never chase a fad just for the sake of it. Designs need to be clear, functional and well thought out to stand the test of time and not become dated within a few years. Our passion is for fresh, colourful and elegant designs which are rooted in a contemporary design language but have a certain timelessness about them.   

Browse selected client work in our Portfolio section

Marina, the Apricity Girl

Marina Hauer

Chief Design Hero
Hi!
I'm the founder and Chief Design Hero here at Apricity Solutions. When I was young, I loved to draw but I wanted to be an astronaut. Later, I wanted to be a marine biologist. What I ended up studying was Interior Design and Architectural Conservation (talk about a-linear career paths...) but one thing that never left me throughout my life was the love for design - that is, well-made things which work and look great.

I have been designing for two- and three-dimensional spaces for ten years, and I am still excited about the challenge each new project brings. My current personal projects are to deepen my understanding of typography, and in my spare time I'm working on a panel for Licentiateship with the Royal Photographic Society.