Design & Branding

“Your inspiring and beautiful design of our brochure has received many positive comments and has definitely helped sell more tickets.”
Sarah Chambre, Sarah Chambre Arts Management

“We have all been admiring the new King’s alumni magazine King’s Parade. We’re very impressed with the quality of the design in this office.”
Alumni Officer, College of Cambridge University

We design a wide range of printed and online materials for:

• United Nations Environment
Programme (UNEP-WCMC)
• Global Sustainability
Institute, Anglia Ruskin University
• Department of
Chemical Engineering, University
of Cambridge
• University of Cambridge
Research Office
• Cambridge Programme for
Sustainability Leadership
• CELP, Centre of Development,
University of Cambridge
• Cambridge Wordfest
• University of Cambridge
(University Newsletter)
• Tropical Biology Association
• Anglia Ruskin University
research office
• King’s College, Cambridge
• National Trust
We have years of experience designing a wide range of printed materials, from magazines to reports, brochures and websites. Our clients appreciate our work for being clear, stylish and impactful.
We also specialise in creating logos and corporate identities and have done major rebranding projects for organisations such as King’s College and UNEP-WCMC.
  • Invitation to King’s College gala concert (1/2):

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    An uplifting and upmarket feel was required for this invitation to a gala concert at King’s College, Cambridge. We worked with the concert organiser to track down the best images of the performers and suggested small edits to the text to allow it to have full impact. The organiser reported that the brochure design had a very positive influence on ticket sales.

    Invitation to King’s College gala concert (1/2):
  • Invitation to King’s College gala concert (2/2)

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    Invitation to King’s College gala concert (2/2)
  • Anglia Ruskin 'Winning Research Funding' Brochure (1/3)

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    Anglia Ruskin 'Winning Research Funding' Brochure (1/3)
  • Anglia Ruskin 'Winning Research Funding' Brochure (2/3)

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    Anglia Ruskin 'Winning Research Funding' Brochure (2/3)
  • Anglia Ruskin 'Winning Research Funding' Brochure (3/3)

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    Anglia Ruskin 'Winning Research Funding' Brochure (3/3)
  • University Newsletter - BEFORE and AFTER:

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    The previous design in black and white was undynamic and had the look of a tired newsletter. It has been extremely well received. "I really like the University Newsletter and quote it to colleagues as an excellent example of how a communication can enliven what might otherwise be rather routine news. Its eye-catching design and the way it is written and structured are appealing, making room for longer articles on unexpected and entertaining aspects of the University." Dr Nigel Woodcock, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge

    University Newsletter - BEFORE and AFTER:
  • King’s calendar (1/2):

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    Our brief was to create a simple but sophisticated design for the calendar for King’s College, Cambridge, while also keeping to the College’s new design guidelines and ensuring we chose the most cost-effective format for printing.

    King’s calendar (1/2):
  • King’s calendar (2/2)

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    King’s calendar (2/2)
  • University Newsletter - AFTER (2/3):

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    We introduced a contemporary magazine-style design, as well as creating a clearer structure for the editorial. The design allows for different hierachies of reading level, adds colour and rhythm in the structure of the sections and well-edited imagery.

    University Newsletter - AFTER (2/3):
  • University Newsletter - AFTER (3/3)

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    University Newsletter - AFTER (3/3)
  • BirdLife International e-books (1/3):

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    We created five co-ordinated e-books for the conservation organisation Birdlife International, highlighting the collaborative projects they run with mining company RioTinto.

    BirdLife International e-books (1/3):
  • BirdLife International e-books (2/3)

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    BirdLife International e-books (2/3)
  • Business and Biodiversity (1/5):

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    This 12-page brochure was for the UN Environment Programme’s Cambridge arm, the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Aimed at global businesses, the clear design makes it easy to take in at a glance the key message: that businesses can only benefit from taking biodiversity into greater account.

    Business and Biodiversity (1/5):
  • Business and Biodiversity (2/5)

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    Business and Biodiversity (2/5)
  • Business and Biodiversity (3/5)

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    Business and Biodiversity (3/5)
  • Business and Biodiversity (4/5)

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    Business and Biodiversity (4/5)
  • Business and Biodiversity (5/5)

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    Business and Biodiversity (5/5)
  • King’s calendar (1/2):

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    Our brief was to create a simple but sophisticated design for the calendar for King’s College, Cambridge, while also keeping to the College’s new design guidelines and ensuring we chose the most cost-effective format for printing.

    King’s calendar (1/2):
  • King’s calendar (2/2)

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    King’s calendar (2/2)
  • University Newsletter (3/3):

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    a guide to enjoying the Cambridge outdoors.

    University Newsletter (3/3):
  • National Trust Family Handbook (1/2):

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    we wrote all the text for this book highlighting family attractions at National Trust properties. The book was selected as the Guardian’s Book of the Week. We also designed the book.

    National Trust Family Handbook (1/2):
  • National Trust Family Handbook (2/2):

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    National Trust Family Handbook (2/2):
  • King’s College fundraising appeal (1/2):

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    we used the concept of coins given down the ages to encourage alumni to donate to King's College.

    King’s College fundraising appeal (1/2):
  • King’s College fundraising appeal (2/2):

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    King’s College fundraising appeal (2/2):
  • Cambridge Agenda (1/2):

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    a contemporary magazine-style design that allowed for different hierachies of reading was one of the features of the original Cambridge Agenda magazine.

    Cambridge Agenda (1/2):
  • Cambridge Agenda (2/2):

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    feature about cycling in Cambridge

    Cambridge Agenda (2/2):
  • Wordfest logo:

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    Cambridge Wordfest wanted to refresh their logos to make it more impactful with bolder, more confident typography.

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  • Immaterial logo:

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    We named a young start up company emerging from the University of Cambridge's Chemical Engineering department, and created its logo and branding.

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  • Sarah Chambre logo (1/2):

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    ‘Stylish, artistic and modern’ was the brief from arts manager and agent Sarah Chambre in creating her branding, which has been applied to a whole range of stationery.

    Sarah Chambre logo (1/2):
  • Sarah Chambre logo (2/2)

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    Sarah Chambre logo (2/2)
  • King's Financial and donors' report 2009 (1/3)

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    King's Financial and donors' report 2009 (1/3)
  • King's Financial and donors' report 2009 (2/3)

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    King's Financial and donors' report 2009 (2/3)
  • King's Financial and donors' report 2009 (3/3)

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    King's Financial and donors' report 2009 (3/3)
  • NBSAPs:

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    We created the branding and designed a range of posters and invitations for this new biodiversity organisation.

    NBSAPs: