Branding the Essex 2020
Science Festival

Essex County Council

Essex 2020 Science Festival

Branding and communications


Essex 2020 is a year-long, county-wide celebration of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). It brings together hundreds of individuals and organisations to shine a light on the county’s enterprising past and inspire an even brighter future for science and creativity in Essex.

Balfour Wong was commissioned to create a campaign identity to underpin and unite all activities, including graphic assets, image library, toolkit and guidelines for creating marketing materials.

Each letter of ESSEX is depicted graphically to tie in with its relevant STEAM area. To further the theme of innovation and cutting edge technologies, the identity is supported by a selection of curated images which inspire curiosity and blur the lines between each of the five areas. Together, they form the visual language to express the connections and influences between science and art to create ‘wonder’.

What we did:

– Strategy
– Branding
– Print
– Digital assets and templates


Essex County Council

Teaser animation
Social media icons
Animated web banners
Brand guidelines & visual toolkit
Social Media Banners