We help businesses to tell their story

We do this through good design and by following our four-stage design process:

  • Listen

    Listen

    Our design process always starts with listening. Until we know what you want to achieve, we cannot know what to design, or indeed if design can help!

  • Understand

    Understand

    For us, it is essential to develop a deep understanding of your business, your product or service, your audience and your specific objectives. Otherwise, we have nothing against which to measure the effectiveness of our design.

  • Create

    Create

    Having established an understanding of what our design needs to achieve, we can then begin the creative process. Our fully qualified designers are experienced at producing creativity that will be both effective and appealing.

  • Implement

    Implement

    We work closely with our clients throughout a project, including the implementation (whether or not we are undertaking it), to ensure that every project is completed smoothly, on time and to the highest standards.

26 years of design and counting

We work with a wide variety of clients from international businesses to SMEs and start-ups, some of whom have been with us for 20 years or more. It's a portfolio we are very proud of.

  • National Trust

    National Trust

    Helping to make a national institution accessible and relevant

  • Zoetis

    Zoetis

    Helping to sell technical products into technical marketplaces 

  • Elanco

    Elanco

    Helping a global companion animal health business establish in the UK

  • Knight Frank

    Knight Frank

    Communicating detailed research information within tight brand guidelines

  • Gearbulk

    Gearbulk

    Providing targeted communication for a global shipping company

  • BMT Smart

    BMT Smart

    Presenting complex and technical data in a useful and commercial way

  • Fleet Street Financial

    Fleet Street Financial

    Creating and developing branding for a niche marketing consultancy

  • East 15 Acting School

    East 15 Acting School

    Using design to engage with students, staff and the wider world

  • Oakleaf Enterprise

    Oakleaf Enterprise

    Supporting a local charity with clear and practical design solutions

  • Mouth and Foot Painting Artists

    Mouth and Foot Painting Artists

    Helping an international artists' co-operative with sales and PR support

  • Railway Gazette

    Railway Gazette

    Promoting a leading business journal on a global scale

  • Highbury College

    Highbury College

    Supplying an internal marcoms team with innovative design

Let Us Introduce Ourselves

We are a group of designers, artists and wordsmiths with a wealth of experience between us and a passion for what we do.

  • Simon de Kretser

    Loves

    Design, guitars, cycling & archery

    Simon de KretserPartner

  • Stephen Foster

    Loves

    Fine Art, photography & Tintin

    Stephen FosterPartner

  • Marian de Kretser

    Loves

    Archery, genealogy & pink

    Marian de KretserPartner

  • Glen Padgham

    LOVES

    Drawing, tea & cycling

    Glen PadghamDesigner

  • Ollie de Kretser

    Loves

    Music, technology, gaming & journalism

    Ollie de KretserMarketing Manager

  • Olivia Lockwood

    Loves

    New sketchbooks, reading & typography

    Olivia LockwoodCreative Artworker

  • Amber Maxwell

    Loves

    Tea, doodling and vinyl records

    Amber MaxwellJunior Creative Artworker

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