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About

We’re an independently-owned brand agency, dedicated to delivering engaging, creative solutions that help brands stand out in an increasingly cluttered world.

Brands need to offer a dialogue rather than a monologue, to create a better brand experience. Whether it’s the core identity of a brand, or the way a brand speaks, it can never be separate from the business it symbolises.

To maximise a brand’s potential, you need the ability to tell your story, to any audience, through any channel, whenever you want to. Getting this right provides a considerable advantage over the competition. At Designhouse, we create the assets needed to give you that ‘unfair’ advantage.

Established in 1970, we’re a ‘family’ of creative, like-minded people who, above all, love good design. But we’re also plain-speaking, independent thinkers who will be open and honest about how we think you should approach your communications challenges.

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How we work

Regardless of the objective, we strive to achieve great results through a combination of thorough understanding, strategic thinking and compelling design solutions. We offer this through our team of planners, designers and account managers, who work closely together to provide a seamless interface with the client.

We have the capacity and flexibility to work in a way that matches your organisation’s culture. We like to work closely with our clients, becoming an extension of their team, with an in-depth understanding of their business.  Whilst our account managers are always the main point of contact, direct contact between client and design teams is positively encouraged.

We are proud of our reputation for excellent client service.  As an owner-managed business, you can be sure that senior management is directly involved in every project, overseeing relationships with the client and ensuring quality control and customer satisfaction.

Our approach results in long lasting relationships. We like to think this is because our clients value our contribution in delivering effective design that helps brands to grow their business.

Our expertise

Working across multiple disciplines and sectors, our team combines experience and youth to create engaging brand communications that enhance both the tangible and intangible values of your organisation.

Whatever the objective – increased sales, improved recruitment or attracting investors – we can help you define how your business is seen by customers, employees and third parties, conveying confidence and articulating your brand values.

Services

Brand Identity

We develop the assets to support your brand proposition, from visual identity to language and tone of voice, so that you have a consistent brand dialogue with your audience.

Relevant case studies: Accuity Heathrow Express North West Cambridge Development The Blueprint Partnership Crestbridge Summit Wheatley Ranch Dirty Beets 3Sixty MyLife Royal London Multrees Walk Scotscape Prime Burger

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Brand Strategy

We help you to understand your brand’s strengths and weaknesses, values and core proposition so you can articulate this clearly in your brand communications.

Relevant case studies: Accuity Heathrow Express Crestbridge 3Sixty MyLife Amadeus Scotscape

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Employee Engagement

We help you to communicate your core values to your most powerful brand ambassadors, your employees.

Relevant case studies: Vodafone Heathrow Express Crestbridge 3Sixty Liberty Specialty Markets Amadeus Scotscape

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Packaging

We design packaging that will help your brand to stand out from the competition.

Relevant case studies: Wheatley Ranch Dirty Beets Royal London Prime Burger

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Video & Animation

From concept to completion, we can help you with the moving representation of your brand.

Relevant case studies: Accuity Vodafone North West Cambridge Development Centrica Business Solutions Multrees Walk CITB Amadeus

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Wayfinding

We can help with your signage and wayfinding requirements, engaging with local planners to ensure the most appropriate built design solution.

Relevant case studies: North West Cambridge Development Multrees Walk

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Who we work with

For 50 years, we’ve worked across multiple industry sectors in the UK and worldwide, with clients ranging from established multinationals looking for a brand refresh to start-ups needing a launch identity or campaign.

We’ve helped BUPA to become Spire Healthcare plc, and Heathrow Express to transform to a more premium transport brand. We created an immersive, digital training app for telecoms giant Vodafone and designed a microsite for global insurance brand Liberty Specialty Markets to communicate their CSR programme. We’ve helped launch Dirty Beets veggie burgers in Macy’s New York and have designed exhibition stands and brochures for family watch business, Royal London. And we’ve created new brand identities for children’s charities SOL and Robbie’s Rehab.

The communications challenges for these organisations couldn’t differ more but this is what motivates us – the opportunity to work alongside great clients using our creativity and experience to help their brands to grow their business.

Awards

We’ve been creating work that delivers measurable impact for our clients for 50 years and are delighted that this has been recognised across a number of industry awards.

Design Business Association

The Design Business Association Design Effectiveness Awards champion the integral role design plays in transforming international businesses and organisations. Everything hinges on proving a correlation between design and its influence on the success of a business or organisation, demonstrating measurable performance against set objectives and market norms. 

Transform Awards

The Transform Awards recognise best practice in corporate, product and global brand development work, with categories that focus on strategy, execution, content and evaluation.