London is a city brimming with creatives that are pushing boundaries in all kinds of directions, never accepting the need to stand still. London’s universities and colleges attract innovative graphic, fashion and product designers from across the world, many of whom have developed their own unique brands and concepts from Workspace business centres.
Read on to discover these 10 design companies that are making waves across London and beyond:
Vulpine - http://www.vulpine.cc/
Vulpine make a range of technically advanced, finely detailed, everyday cycling clothing for active men and women. Launched in 2012 by Nick and Emmalou Hussey, Vulpine marries the traditions of classic British tailoring with highly technical apparel suitable for the budding cyclist. It’s this marriage between tradition and technology that makes Vulpine such a fascinating product design company to watch with interest.
&Daughter - https://www.and-daughter.com/
Founded in London in 2013, &Daughter was born out of a belief in useful things, beautifully made – exactly what a great product should be. &Daughter is fast becoming an iconic knitwear brand famed for its craftsmanship and insistence that stitches tell stories.
Deadeye Design - http://www.deadeyedesign.com/
This Notting Hill-based design agency catch the eye in the way they use clear-thinking, straight-talking ideas to bring brands to life. Communication is more important for brand development than ever before and whether it’s event design, infographics or film posters, these guys are certainly pulling up trees with the quality of their work.
Pangea Creative - http://www.pangaeacreative.co.uk/
Situated in Workspace’s very own Clerkenwell Workshops, Pangea Creative have worked with many big name sporting brands and teams in recent times, most notably Fulham Football Club, Formula E and Mahindra Racing, as well as Volkswagen. Their creative energies align perfectly with their clients’ commercial imperatives, ensuring every pound spent delivers a measurable return.
We Draw Pictures - http://wedrawpictures.com/
This Biscuit Factory-based creative agency focus heavily on creating encapsulating user experiences and applications that best reflect their clients’ personalities. Their self-confessed obsession with delivering quality output is earning them work with emerging brands such as OnTheMarket, Splittable and Chemist Direct.
APDA - http://www.apda-london.com/
For more than a decade, Westbourne Studios-based APDA has delivered exceptional marketing communications across all kinds of media imaginable. They’ve helped mould brand guidelines and tone of voice for global giants such as Etihad and Le Meridien Hotels and have used visual language to help many other brand identities evolve over recent years.
Generate Studio - http://www.generate-studio.com/
A refreshing change from looking at marketing collateral, Generate Studio is an interior design company that’s been creating inspiring environments for people to spend time in across London. From social and stylish communal areas in business centres, to the creation of innovative new workspaces for leading drinks brands, Generate stand out in the capital for truly capturing the spirit and soul of the people they work with.
Infogr8 - http://infogr8.com/
We’ve always been intrigued by this London content agency that tells stories of their clients in a very unique way to other agencies. Through their clever use of data-led content, infogr8 take complex requirements and interpret them in the right way. Their five-point ‘recipe’ for success is geared towards designing the best way to present a brand’s data using their creative abilities and targeting the right publishers who’ll accept and share their story.
The Agency of Design - http://www.agencyofdesign.co.uk/
Founded by a group of designers, engineers and strategists, with a track record of bringing products to market and creating award-winning customer experiences, The Agency of Design was born. Today, its work at the junction of consumers’ physical and digital worlds has been recognised on a global scale, using the potential of design to create change in the world with organisations such as the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
Found - http://founddesign.co.uk/
Situated in the vibrant and creative working environment of Parkhall Business Centre, Found is a design agency focused firmly on audience-appropriate outcomes and anything but frivolous decoration. Fusing small agency values with the capabilities of a larger agency, Found now has a client portfolio spanning small start-ups to global behemoths.