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.

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Paternoster Press

Publishers of theological books Paternoster Press, approached us for help in rebranding and repositioning for both their UK and US markets. Our brief involved developing something fresh with its own rationale, whilst retaining a visual connection with that of their parent company, and to bring a cohesiveness across the range of title designs which had been previously lacking. We proposed abbreviating the name of the imprint and introduced a brand line to feature on book jackets and all promotional media. We also designed jackets for the first 50 or so titles.

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