We help businesses
to tell their stories

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


  • 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


    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


    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


    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.

Design Matters

We like to write about why design is an integral part of business
as well as interesting creative works.

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


    Design, guitars, cycling & archery

    Simon de KretserPartner

  • Stephen Foster


    Fine Art, photography & Tintin

    Stephen FosterPartner

  • Marian de Kretser


    Archery, genealogy & pink

    Marian de KretserPartner

  • Glen Padgham


    Drawing, tea & cycling

    Glen PadghamDesigner

  • Ollie de Kretser


    Music, technology, gaming & journalism

    Ollie de KretserCommunications Manager

  • Olivia Lockwood


    New sketchbooks, reading & typography

    Olivia LockwoodCreative Artworker

  • Amber Maxwell


    Tea, doodling and vinyl records

    Amber MaxwellJunior Creative Artworker

27 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


    Helping to sell technical products into technical marketplaces 

  • 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


    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