"Why pay the cost of a large design agency's overheads?"

We have over 25 years' experience in digital, print and branding design, and a strong belief in clarity, both in our design, and the way we deal with clients.

We really do believe that 'small is beautiful'. With our experience, and range of contacts, we are able to fully project-manage your design needs, pulling in extra talent when needed, but passing on the cost savings of a tight, focused design team.

Here's a good analogy:  Imagine you need your house plastered. If you could help it, you wouldn't want to pay for a full builders' overheads (electrician, carpenter, 'brickie', book-keeper, decorator etc.) when all you need is a plasterer! So...why pay the cost of a large design agency's overheads (a very expensive full-time database developer, copywriter, JQuery guru, fancy offices), when your project only requires one designer/developer's time?

We're used to delivering projects large and small, and can call on the other skillsets to get the project completed, if need be (see below).

We're based on the Warwickshire & Gloucestershire borders, near Stratford-upon-Avon, and on the edge of the Cotswolds, (within easy reach of London, Bath, Bristol & Birmingham), but have completed jobs as far away as Switzerland and the US!

 

The Team

James Wiseman

A designer with over 25 years' experience, from branding to web, e-commerce, SEO and multi-channel retailing. Originally trained as an architect, he ran a multi-disciplinary design consultancy in London, before being drawn (in 1995!), towards the potential of the web. Having built up this 'early adopter' digital design expertise, he was headhunted to be the senior designer for a €270m project at Nokia, where he refined his love of, and passion for, clean, fun and useable design. Having moved out 'to the country' in 2000, he continued to offer bespoke design jobs for clients, while also finding the time to co-found a clothing & lifestyle retailer (which went on to win 'Womenswear Retailer of the Year' at the Drapers Awards in 2010). This experience on 'both sides of the counter' means he has a unique ability and insight to see the job through viewpoint of both client and designer.

Tell us two things we might not know about you:  For 10 years I've judged the world shin-kicking championships(!), and I used to write sitcoms.


Team Members

We're lucky to be able to call on the services of extremely experienced fellow professionals, when need be, to help us to deliver your project.

Whether you need some custom database development, some stunning product or location photography, or a cross-platform mobile app, we have a 'top secret' black book of  trusted contacts (who we've been working with for ages) to get your project delivered promptly and effectively. They all share our philosophy of 'no-bull', user-friendly and useable design, and attention to detail. 

We're able to cherry-pick the precise best team members for each particular project, passing the efficiency savings on to you!

Tell us something about them: Between them, our extended team have over 215 years of experience in their respective fields!