Work with us

From natural history museums to sustainability-focused organisations, arts hubs to universities, research teams to visitor attractions, we work with individuals and organisations alike to deliver diverse design projects.

Visual storytelling is at the heart of what we do. We’ve collaborated with curators to transform ideas into exhibitions, helped researchers to visualise their data, supported events organisers with their festival materials and partnered with marketing teams to champion their campaigns.

Specialising in design for print and space our focus is to equip you with the right visual tools to successfully bring your brand, identity and environment to life.

So whether it’s an end-of-project research-packed report, an exhibition idea that is ready to be visualised or an organisation in need of a visual language and identity boost we can help.

To discuss your project contact us at hello@hartlanddesign.com

To see some of our work look here.

Talk to us about

  • Graphic design
  • Visual communication
  • Illustration
  • Surface pattern
  • Brand, identity and visual language
  • Exhibition branding and interpretation
  • Spatial and environmental graphics
  • Design thinking
  • Consultancy
  • Art direction and styling

We design:

Print, books, catalogues, reports, posters, merchandise, logos, branding, packaging graphics, menus, interior graphics, product graphics and infographics

2D graphic interpretation & visual storytelling for applied, artistic & commercial projects

What you can expect

Listening. Questioning. Exploring. Evaluating. These are some of the important processes we use to get to know you and your project requirements. Coupled with a user-centred focus that puts you and your audience at the forefront, we don’t advocate a one-size fits all, so you can be assured that our design response will be collaborative and tailored to you.

We work hard to break the preconceptions of graphic design practice in a confident and innovative way and we have a hands-on attitude; so we can personally guide you through the whole process from brief to completion.

Project scope is often varied. It’s not uncommon for our role as designers to extend beyond the focus of aesthetics to partner, organiser, maker and occasional wordsmith.

Our approach is collaborative and building strong working relationships with clients, creatives, individuals and organisations alike is important to us.

When it comes to project production we have established links with specialist teams in print, build and install. Alternatively, we can work with a team of your choosing.


Our process

THE BRIEF

The starting point of all projects. You may already have a brief, or you may have an idea that needs to be shaped into one. Whatever the situation, we can work with you to develop your brief including identifying and evaluating requirements and scope. Once the brief is agreed, and budget, timeframes and responsibilities approved, the project is deemed live and we move into our 4-stage design process:

1

Project preparation
& familiarisation

RESEARCH, EXPLORE, FORM IDEAS

OUTCOME: the starting point for graphic direction and visual exploration is identified

2

Concept design

DEVELOP, EVALUATE, DETERMINE DIRECTION

OUTCOME: the essence of the project is visually captured and the graphic direction determined

3

Design development

REFINE, DETAIL, FINALISE

OUTCOME: tangible project elements are completed and artwork files are ready to out-source to production and/or fabrication

4

Delivery

IMPLEMENT, INSTALL, MAKE-READY

OUTCOME: the project is complete and you are equipped with the right visual tools


Some of the people we have worked with include;

Collaborations with 3D specialists

With extensive experience of 2D design for 3D application, we regularly collaborate with 3D specialists and have provided concept and design development, graphic design, interpretation, illustration and visualisation for tender-stage, live and existing projects. If you are an exhibition, interior or architecture practice we are available to support your design projects. Get in touch for an initial chat.

Tenders

We are an independent two-person design studio and we love to hear about new projects. Our set-up, approach and methods of working means that we are unable to respond with speculative concept visuals to design-tender requests. However, should you wish to consider us for your project, please get in touch; we can provide example case studies and estimate fees on request.