Selected awards

Scottish Designer of the Year
Scottish Design Consultancy of the Year
Roses Creative Awards
Drum Awards – Winner: Client Satisfaction
Institute of Internal Publications
Scottish Design Awards
Scottish Creative Awards
Heist Website Award
Wiggins Teape Creative Link
Cream Awards

What people say

/ Fantastic, beautiful and fabulously designed

Initial Impact – fantastic, beautiful and fabulously designed covers and content. Design – beautiful to look at, beautiful to hold and read and completely meets the aims of its membership. The ‘X’ Factor – other contract publishers should take a look at this! Absolute top-class quality.

Judges comments
John Muir Trust Journal
IoIC Scottish Communication Awards 2014

/ Sensitive and thorough approach

Wordpicturestory (previously Various) are a highly professional and creative team. Mick’s eye for detail combined with his sensitive and thorough approach to design has ensured FINDRA has a strong visual identity and personality. The solid foundation that has emerged is a place from which the brand can grow and develop confidently.


/ Branding sets us apart

Working with Mick Dean at Wordpicturestory (Various) on our product branding has been fantastic for Supernature oils. We get a huge amount of great feedback on our stylish, contemporary branding which really sets us apart in the marketplace. We’ve no doubt that a large part of the success of our Supernature brand has been due to their creative input.
I can’t recommend Wordpicturestory highly enough if you’re looking for award-winning design.

Supernature Oils

/ Winning concepts

Working with Wordpicturestory (Various) you know your project is in a safe pair of hands – a pair of hands that will skillfully tease out a winning concept, execute that idea with fantastic creativity and integrity, whilst always working in true partnership with the client in a way that is refreshingly calming and reassuring.

Internal Communications Manager, VisitScotland

/ A scarce resource

Mick has patience in abundance and listened to what we wanted, even though we did not really know ourselves. Wordpicturestory (Various) took an idea and turned it into a reality. Mick is a scarce resource – a genuinely warm individual whose vision will have an ongoing significant effect on the business development of this company.


/ Outstanding graphic design ability

We have known and worked with Mick for the past 15 years and continued to support his outstanding graphic design ability when he formed his own Company, Various (now Wordpicturestory). Throughout this period, he has created marketing tools which have undoubtedly enhanced the development of our companies.
His work is creative, original and his ability to interpret his clients' requirements are second to none.

R&S Robertson

/ Involved us so positively

Wordpicturestory (Various) involved us so positively in making the change from the old to the new brand image.
And now we are reaping the rewards of that initial investment by achieving, thanks to your creative skills, a consistency of treatment for all our signage and print materials which conveys that professional upbeat note we are constantly striving to convey. Many thanks and let’s hope we can collaborate on many more projects in the next phase of smilechildcare’s development.


/ Delivering clear messages

Wordpicturestory (Various) took the time to really understand the project, resulting in an identity that encapsulates the diverse values of this unique restoration project. The materials created are entirely sympathetic with the heritage and historic values at the heart of Mavisbank, while delivering clear messages to a varied and discerning audience.

The Mavisbank Trust

/ Strong client focus

We appointed Wordpicturestory (Various) to design and deliver Mactaggart & Mickel's annual report. As soon as we had met them at the pitch we were filled with confidence in their expertise, understanding and approach. We were not disappointed. The process was professionally and smoothly managed throughout. Mick and Annie both went the extra mile to deliver a fantastic report which has had great feedback. I was very impressed with their strong client focus, pleasant manner and effective delivery.

Mactaggart & Mickel

/ Organisational skills

Mick embraced our project from day one. With vision, creativity and organisational skills his team tirelessly collated, sorted and sifted input to deliver a finished range of communication material that have been enthusiastically received by all. Throughout Mick and his team inspired confidence. Communicado has sixteen years experience of producing corporate communications and would not recommend them to anyone – we want to keep them!

Communicado One

/ Patient

Light at the end of the tunnel. Wordpicturestory’s patience, understanding and pure genius created the perfect website for us along with a fresh new brand identity for the company. All before dark.

Ottimo Lighting