A CREATIVE agency has won two international awards for its work on brand identities.

Mad River, based in Wellington Road, took two golds in the International Visual Identity Awards, beating entries from the US, Europe and Australia.

Its new brand identity for the olive and pickle brand Perello won the food and drink category.

Its Nimsdai branding for explorer Nimsdai Purja – the subject of the Netflix documentary 14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible – won the sports category.

Mad River recently celebrated its 20th birthday.

Directors Cia-Louise Coton and Simon Gater said: “Our team are passionate about great design, so it’s always a thrill to have our work recognised.

“We approach every new project differently. Every journey is different, because every client is different with different goals and objectives. We are proud to create bespoke designs, tailored to our clients’ exact needs, full of creative flair and underpinned by strategic thinking. It’s a great honour to have our dedicated, passionate and talented team recognised in this way.

“With Perello we wanted to ensure that we delivered an evolution of the brand identity, which felt contemporary and was functional across their range of products, but still held true to their core values and iconic identity. This premium olive and pickle brand has its heart in the Mediterranean and we designed the look and feel of all their branding, as well as subsequent photoshoots and new website around that.

“For intrepid explorer and friend Nimsdai Purja, we wanted to create a brand that truly encapsulated everything Nims was about. The key was to create the Six Elements of Nimsdai, a series of elements that when combined, symbolise everything he is about. The name comes from his nickname Nims, and ‘Dai’ a slang term for brother in Nepalese, taking in his heritage and also linking to his passion for raising awareness of the Sherpa, who throughout history have consistently been at the frontier of mountaineering.”