Prolific North Creative Awards 2024 Finalist badge awarded to Amy Manning Brand Design.
Brand Strategy, Branding your business, Business Branding, Rebrand

How I became a Prolific North Creative Finalist

How I became a Prolific North Creative Awards Finalist 2024!

I never imagined this would happen.

I’ve always looked up to the design industry. I’ve known its leaders, I’ve seen their work, I know how they are respected and how much they are looked up to.

In 2019 I decided to set up my studio. Not an agency, but a studio where I could work directly with clients whilst collaborating with others. I wanted to work directly with my clients, understand their needs, and help them smash their goals with a beautiful and professional brand identity that tells their story.

In my years of employment I worked with some amazing designers, managers, and agency owners who have all in some way contributed to the skills and knowledge I now have, from design to studio management.

I’ve also invested in myself by studying further at UAL in brand strategy. As well as taking part in online courses to develop and keep up to date within the design world.


This year marks my 5th year in business. And it is the year that I have truly felt that that my studio deserves some recognition.

I always had an inner belief, deep down that I would never be one of those design leaders, I would never own an agency and I would never win an award, even though it would be my absolute dream.

This morning I have literally been crying my eyes out.

A few months ago I saw the opportunity to enter a design awards. Going up against some big agencies.

And I thought, why the hell not?

I’ve been working closely with an amazing charity OmniMusic on their rebrand. It’s a project that I am so proud of, it’s been an honor to work with them. After a quick chat with them, we decided to enter the Prolific North Creative Awards 2024.

A few weeks later I was named as a finalist! Up against the likes of McCann Manchester, Tommee Tippee, xDesign, Think, mFuse Manchester and more!

Various graphic and brand design assets created by Amy Manning Brand Design for the rebrand of OmniMusic. This includes logo design, brand design, social media graphic templates and graphic design.

I am so proud of myself and my business, I’m so thankful to all of my clients who have trusted me to help them create and build meaningful brands and I am so thankful to the wonderful network of businesses and people I have met over the last few years, the ones who recommend me, the ones who are there for a natter, the ones who are there to bounce ideas off and the ones who are there for a brew when everything seems crazy.

Thank you so much!


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