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Since 2004, our small team have loved nothing more than doing what we’re best at – helping brands grow and get noticed.
We specialise in taking the cost out of design projects with our straightforward, no nonsense, jargon free approach.
We like to think of ourselves as a new type of agency. A challenger to the ‘large agency’. No fancy trademarked processes and no hidden extras. The benefit to yourselves is all the experience but with the flexibility that large agencies cannot deliver.
From our studio in Hammersmith, London, we work for clients around the world: global and local, big household names and small start-ups, challengers and leaders. Whether a big brand re-design, NPD launch or simple pack updates. We’re proud to remain flexible, refreshingly honest and wholly independent.
We are proud to announce that we were shortlisted as finalists in the 2014 World Dairy Innovation Awards. We were also finalists in 2013 in the FoodBev Awards; for both “Best Creative Agency” and “Best Redesigned Food Brand” catagories.
Hooray for us!!
Our approach has attracted some wonderful clients, large and small, global and local…
Our industry is brimming with silly lingo and nonsense jargon. Does your current agency bore you with any of this blagging, bragging or bull?
Click on the phrases below for our definition…
Psychobabbleüberprocess. Are you a hero, explorer, lover or creator? Do you care?
A design agency that wishes to put its fees up.
Random opinions on stuff you already know added to websites to improve SEO.
Stock market planning? Or reminding you of your logo and other important bits, again.
A banking term adopted by the design industry. Say no more.
Research done by nosey ‘ologists’ who look in people’s bins for insights.
Did they predict the 2009 recession? No, didn’t think so.
International Agency Network.
“Yes, of course we have an office in Shanghai. No, we’d rather not share our project with them.”
The most expensive Supermarket Sweep you’ll ever pay for.
Paying someone to tell you that red = danger and that blue = corporate. Magic.
Strategic Brand Consulting.
Sounds expensive and it is. Involves very clever people filling your car park with Audi TT’s.
Supposed to be an agency trademark process? Ask them for the registration documentation.
Mood board with pictures.
Even more expensive mood boards with words.
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How you feel after trawling through all the agency credentials. Time to change?
All design agencies will offer you great design work, they only differ in how they get there. Our difference is that we offer you all the bits that you need and none of the bits that you don’t. We work hard to make you stand out on shelf. In addition to our design services we also offer a no nonsense, jargon free approach to brand positioning.
Are you looking to work in a vibrant small agency where you will be able to get your sleeves rolled up and involved in all aspects of the creative story? If so, drop us a line.
We are always on the lookout for future design talent. Are you the next big thing?
We are looking for a superstar Senior Designer to join our busy little team!