Bringing ideas to life...

About us

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    Product development

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SAND Consultants is a product development and graphic design consultancy based only a few minutes walk away from the famous beach in Weston-Super-Mare, near Bristol in the UK.

Andy Nancollis opened SAND in the summer of 2011 having worked in design consultancy and product development for over 13 years prior.

SAND offers a range of services including Product design, engineering and development, graphic design and CG visualisation.

Take a look around our website to find out a little more, and get in touch with us to see how we can help you.

Services

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Product Development

SAND consultants can offer you the complete product development service.

Led by Andy Nancollis, who has worked in product design engineering and development since 1997, we draw on the creative experience, knowledge and expertise that only real life projects can provide.  We use the latest CAD software and development tools alongside a network of prototyping and manufacturing companies, allowing us to keep in touch with and to drive technology forward at all times.

From project planning, concept generation, prototyping, design for manufacture and product life cycle support, we can take your ideas and turn them into a reality!

We have experience working with projects and clients of all sizes, our passion is to hear your ideas, advise on what we believe to be the best development path to market, then work with you to develop the product and refine your ideas so that we can maximise it’s potential and realise it’s future success.

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Graphic Design

Working hand in hand with the product development service, the graphic design service not only offers the finishing touches to your product ideas, but can also provide a stand alone service for all your graphic design needs.

Even if product development is not your business, we can still design your logo and company branding, brochures, flyers, business cards and anything else your business needs.

SAND offers the complete design service, whether it’s design for print, web or other digital media, and with experience serving a variety of businesses, small and large from restaurants to schools to mechanics to large multinationals, we can provide the right service at the right price for you.

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CG Visualisation

Completing the package of services offered by SAND consultants is CG (Computer generated) visualisation service.

Seeing your ideas in photorealistic glory before you’ve invested heavily in manufacturing or prototyping offers many benefits to the product development process.  Not only does it allow you to see your ideas on screen and in print both quickly and cost effectively, but it also allows you to document, market and sell your products in the most creative and professional way.

CG visualisation offers you the opportunity to utilise the same technology that film and TV producers use for special effects, take your data and create stunning visuals that cannot be created with the real thing and a camera!  These amazing visuals can then be used for sales materials, websites, instruction and training videos and presentations or any other media you can think of.

Come and talk to us now to explore the possibilities!

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    Product Development

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    Graphic Design

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    CG Visualisation

Portfolio

This part of the site is still relatively unpopulated.  The business is still pretty new, which means the exciting projects we’re currently working on are still commercially sensitive.  As soon as we are able we’ll be sharing them here, so check back regularly for updates!

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Fetatrack 310

Ultrasound Technologies wanted to revise their range of desktop fetal ultrasound monitoring products.  SAND was employed to take a new visual concept they had started working on, and to redesign the enclosure and printer mechanism to reduce costs and simplify assembly, set up and test times.

The new design achieved all its goals, dramatically reducing the assembly time and part costs by utilising injection moulded parts in the place of the custom machined metal parts that were being used on the previous generation.  The forecast reduction in part cost and assembly times meant the higher up front investment in tooling costs would be rapidly  and easily recovered.

The all new Fetatrack 310 product is now on sale, and being used in hospitals and clinics worldwide.

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Oak and Glass

Opened in 2007, Oak and Glass restaurant and bed and breakfast is by default SAND’s first and longest standing customer!  They beat us to officially opening by 4.5 years, and Andy started working for them even before they had opened their doors, but even now as SAND we continue to provide all their design needs on a day to day basis.

The company branding, and logo design was the first task, followed by business cards, menu’s, website and now a continual supply of artworks for adverts, seasonal and special events.

Hands up…this is Andy’s partners restaurant, hence the long term support, but as a design project it’s still proven to be successful, helping to establish Oak and Glass as one of the finest dining experiences in Weston-super-Mare.

If you haven’t dined or stayed there yourself, or if Andy hasn’t taken you there as a SAND customer, make sure he does.  Hopefully SAND’s design work can live up to the standards of Oak and Glass, it’s a very tough act to follow!

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Ubuntu Cola 6 pack packaging

Natural Beverages in Bristol wanted to show Waitrose, who are one of their customers and one of the UK’s largest supermarkets, a visual of what a new 6 pack of their (and the UK’s first) Fair Trade Cola would look like.  SAND was only to happy to oblige and created 3D models of the individual cans and the heatshrink wrap, then created a label artwork based on their existing can design and superimposed it onto the model to produce the CG visualisation of the finished item.

This was turned around in about a day to meet their urgent need, and is an example of one of the many tasks they employ SAND  to perform on a regular basis.  Other general graphic design tasks SAND help them with include:  Product trade cards/flyers and label design modifications for the full range of Fair Trade products they make and distribute all over the world.

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    Fetatrack 310

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    Oak and Glass

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    Ubuntu Cola 6 pack packaging

Contact us

The best way to get in touch is by email to  enquiries@sandconsultants.co.uk

Or to get in touch at the office
Phone +44 (0)1934 622053
Address 14B Dickenson Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1YW