Welcome. We are a design consultancy with more than twenty years' experience developing a range of visual communications for a variety of clients.

To every project we aim to bring insight, direction and great design to understand and expand our clients' vision and aspirations, help them find answers, and produce something creative and effective that they (and we) will love and be proud of.

Ultimately, we're here to help them do better business, whatever that may mean for each of them.


Our clients are varied and international.

They're businesses involved in a range of commercial activities.

They're publishers of books and magazines. They're charities and overseas aid organisations.

They're art dealers and galleries, architects and landscape designers, record companies, musicians and composers, theatre companies, business trainers, sports organisations, events organisers...

Our projects are often integrated brand identity, web and print design solutions combining strategy with creative delivery. But we're just as happy to design a one-off poster or a book jacket if that's what you need.

Our websites are all bespoke and our print design is crafted with attention to detail.

And, yes, our best work really does arise from a great working partnership with our clients. And coffee.

If you have a project you'd like to chat through with us, wed be delighted to hear from you.

© Kessell Direction & Design

Selected clients

Over two decades we have had the privilege of working with a wide variety of clients – from large organisations to individuals. We still regularly work with some of our very first clients which, we hope, says something about the working relationship and sense of partnership we enjoy with them. We're grateful to all our clients for the opportunity, and for the trust they place in us.

Our current and past clients include:

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ACE Centre, Oxfordshire
Alliance Media
Amos Trust
Anthony Paul Landscape Design
Archant Life
Authentic Media
B and H Sound
Bernard Hickie Landscape Design
Blaygrove Ellis
Country Holidays for Inner City Kids
Christian Aid
Cliff Richard Organisation
CMS London
Compassion UK
Designspace Outdoors
Diocese of Oxford
The Domain Group London
ECS Solutions
Fortissimo!
Garden Angel
Garden Scene Jersey
Greenbelt Festivals
The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden
Heineman
High Spirits Events
Hodder and Stoughton
Ian Slater Architectural Design
ICC
iConnectMK
Integral Alliance (Overseas Relief and Development)
Integrity Music
IPI Europe
Irving and Warwick
ITC Conferencing
Joe King
Jonathan Cooper London
Julie Toll Landscape and Garden Design
Junction 1 Festival
Karen George Associates
Ken Rea Training
Kevin Mayhew Associates
KBC Oxford
Kingsway Music and Publishing
Koru Theatre
Langham Arts, London
The Lawn Tennis Association
The LTA Trust
Lion Publishing
Liz Pyle, Artist
Make Way Music
Message to Schools
Monitor Production in Sound
Natural Solutions, Switzerland
Norwich Festival of Architecture
Oasis Trust
OCC
Oxfordshire Children's Food Festival
Oxford County Council
Oxford Engineering UK and Estonia
Oxford Inspires
Oxfordshire Network Support
PA Consulting
Park Walk Gallery, London
Paternoster Press (UK and USA)
Paul Jefferies
Post Cancer Support Group, Norwich
Projekt Plus UK
Public Spirits Network
Rae Wilkinson Design and Photography
Reader's Digest (Select Editions)
Sage Exteriors, Cambridge
Salt and Light Ministries
Sanderum Centre
Sarah Fraser Associates
Scripture Union
Shield Recruitment
SPCK
Stuart Harrison
Tearfund (Overseas Aid)
Teresa Pedley Associates
Thomas Nelson Publishing
The Tribe
Tine Van Houts Media & Associates
Urbis Design
Vineyard Music and Publishing
Word UK