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.
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.
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.
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: Donohue Solutions Sportex Group EMCOR UK One Crans Montana Condor Group Limited Retail Realisation Nuance Accuity Heathrow Express North West Cambridge Development The Blueprint Partnership Crestbridge Summit Wheatley Ranch Dirty Beets 3Sixty MyLife Royal London Multrees Walk Scotscape Spire Healthcare Robbie’s Rehab Prime Burger
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.
We create and build engaging websites and content to support your brand communications, often providing a more sustainable design solution to more traditional print.
Relevant case studies: Donohue Solutions Bluebird Care Centrica Business Solutions Sportex Group EMCOR UK One Crans Montana Retail Realisation Nuance Accuity Vodafone Heathrow Express North West Cambridge Development The Blueprint Partnership Crestbridge Summit Centrica Business Solutions 3Sixty MyLife Liberty Specialty Markets Royal London Multrees Walk CITB Amadeus Scotscape Spire Healthcare ING Group Balfour Beatty Nuance Robbie’s Rehab
We help you to communicate your core values to your most powerful brand ambassadors, your employees.
Annual reports, white papers, z-cards – we can help you to deliver your message in the most appropriate and engaging way.
Relevant case studies: Bluebird Care EMCOR UK Retail Realisation Stonehage Fleming Accuity Heathrow Express North West Cambridge Development Crestbridge Centrica Business Solutions 3Sixty MyLife Liberty Specialty Markets Royal London Multrees Walk CITB Amadeus Scotscape Spire Healthcare ING Group Balfour Beatty Nuance Robbie’s Rehab Prime Burger
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.
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.
The Transform Awards recognise best practice in corporate, product and global brand development work, with categories that focus on strategy, execution, content and evaluation.