Choose a designer

See our roster of approved suppliers and have your materials designed by a professional.

What to do first

If you’re looking to refresh your print materials alongside other media, such as web pages or editorial, it’s still a good idea to look at things as a whole. Follow our guide on starting a new project and fill in the creative project briefing template. This will form the basis of your discussion with a designer.

Contact us for support in choosing a designer to work with.

If you’re a member of staff based within a School at Sussex, you’ll also need to make sure that your planned materials fit into the School’s overall marketing plan. Get in touch with our marketing team for advice. Email marketing@sussex.ac.uk.

If you are in Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Institute of Development Studies, Sussex Estates and Facilities or Sussex Innovation Centre, in the first instance you should contact your marketing/communications team.

Working with approved designers

If you are producing University-branded materials, you must use one of the approved designers below. Each designer is familiar with our brand guidelines and has the approved fonts and logos.

The approved designers work with you to create professionally produced material that's on brand and effective. They can also provide guidance and advice on getting the most effective solutions from a limited budget.

To help you decide which designer is right for your project we have grouped the designers into two lots.

Lot 1: Large/medium brand communications

Marketing campaigns both online and offline, advertising, brochures, social media graphics, magazines, event marketing, experiential marketing, wayfinding, environmental graphics.

Designers in this lot are expected to work with us to commission additional copywriting, infographics, illustration and photography, as each project requires. They are also expected to provide project/account management, planning and strategy input, expertise and advice, making recommendations to meet objectives, and evaluation of success.

Lot 2: Simpler brand communications

Campaign graphics, small and large publications, newsletters, templates, presentations, invitations and direct mail.

If necessary, you may ask designers in this lot to commission additional copywriting, infographics, illustration and photography, as each project requires.

Lot 1 designers

Alphabetical Studio

6 Printing House Yard
Perseverance Works
Shoreditch
London E2 7PR

+44 (0)20 3487 0690
b@alphabeticalstudio.com
www.alphabeticalstudio.com

About Alphabetical Studio

Alphabetical Studio

We are an award-winning creative graphic design studio based in London. We collaborate with brands around the world to create engaging communications and experiences that have the power to surprise through innovation and connect through genuine impact.

We work hard to see the full picture of your brand, understanding and defining what makes you, your message and your audience unique.

Our multidisciplinary skillset allows us to offer a wide range of progressive integrated solutions – in printed, digital and physical environments. We never put a limit on creativity and firmly believe in its ability to solve problems and communicate beyond boundaries.

Specialisms

  • strategy
  • visual identity
  • digital
  • motion/film
  • environments
  • exhibition
  • print
  • campaigns
  • branded audio.

Clients include

  • Amnesty International
  • The British Council
  • Design Museum
  • Goldsmiths University
  • The Guardian
  • King’s College London
  • London School of Economics
  • The United Nations
  • University of the Arts London

Work for University of Sussex

  • Undergraduate 2020 campaign and prospectus
  • Postgraduate 2020 campaign and prospectus.

Other relevant client work

  • UAL: London College of Fashion summit
  • UKMX
  • Byron Arches
  • UAL best practice reports.

Baxter and Bailey

The Colour Rooms
12 Richmond Parade
Brighton BN2 9QD

+44 (0)20 3021 3830
dom@baxterandbailey.co.uk
www.baxterandbailey.co.uk

About Baxter and Bailey

Baxter and Bailey

Baxter and Bailey are here to help with brand-focused design that makes a tangible difference and a positive impact in the world.

We know that really great things only happen when the studio and the client share an ambition to create something of lasting value. That can mean anything from supporting charities and philanthropy to promoting art and culture, education or great architecture. The point is to do work that matters. Work you care about. Work you can look back on and feel proud of.

We’re a team of designers, thinkers, and doers, collectively delivering insightful strategy, award-winning design and rigorous project management. Baxter and Bailey creates work that turns heads, raises smiles and changes minds.

Specialisms

  • brand strategy
  • brand identity
  • brand communications
  • campaign identity
  • campaign communications
  • motion and animation
  • web development
  • brand voice
  • naming.

Work for University of Sussex

  • Postgraduate Prospectus 2017
  • Falmer alumni magazine, redesign
  • Sussex 2025 Strategic Framework campaign identity.

Other relevant client work

  • Goldsmiths, University of London, Student recruitment campaign 2019/21
  • Oxford University Press, visual identity
  • Nottingham Trent University, culture offer campaign.

Pentagram

11 Needham Road
London W11 2RP

+44 (0)20 7229 3477
london@pentagram.com
www.pentagram.com

About Pentagram

Pentagram

Pentagram is organised around 23 partners over four offices in London, New York, Austin and Berlin. We are not owned by any large groups, all 23 partners are owners and directors of the business. The partners are all practising designers, recognised in their particular fields. Although one partner typically leads a project, they will often collaborate with another and draw on the resources of the whole organisation as the need arises.

We offer clients a wide range of skills from branding, graphic and identity design, digital design, industrial design and architecture, interior and exhibition design, signage and wayfinding, advertising and communications.

With a staff of 250 people across all offices, Pentagram is able to offer an efficient design service to international clients and currently has projects throughout the UK, Western and Central Europe, the United States, South America and Asia.

All clients, of whatever size, benefit equally from Pentagram’s experience and resources.

Work for University of Sussex

  • Undergraduate Prospectus 2017 entry
  • 12 Stories of Sussex
  • student recruitment campaign advertising (2017 entry).

Read more about our work with Sussex.

Other relevant client work

  • UAL identity
  • Birkbeck University identity refresh
  • MIT identity
  • Guildhall School of Music & Drama identity
  • King’s College London identity.

Wiedemann Lampe

23 Links Yard
29A Spelman Street
London E1 5LX

+44 (0)20 7655 4448
hello@wiedemannlampe.com
www.wiedemannlampe.com

About Wiedemann Lampe

Wiedemann Lampe

We are an international brand consultancy based in London. We harness the power of culture to create meaningful dialogue, building brands where communities can flourish.

Through emotionally tuned, detail-driven strategy, technology and design, we elevate brands to a place where vision and connection coexist.

Wiedemann Lampe bridge physical, digital and everything in between. Our diverse team allows us to bring the same expertise and attention to coding and copywriting as we do to kerning.

Specialisms

  • strategy (brand strategy, brand positioning, service design)
  • brand (brand creation, brand identity, brand architecture, brand naming, brand language, innovation, new product development, brand guidelines)
  • activation (creative content, brand collateral, UX Design, interactive design, website and mobile development, digital brand experiences, moving image)

Work for University of Sussex

  • Graduation experience – ‘Your story’
  • Global Review publication.

Other relevant client work

  • Via Hostels
  • Natural History Museum visual identity
  • Russell Group – Advancing Access
  • British Library – Business IP Centre
  • Riga Biennial of Contemporary Art.

Lot 2 designers

Babushka

Millers Junction
1 Millers Avenue
London E8 2DS

+44 (0)20 7112 8811
jessica@hellobabushka.com
www.hellobabushka.com

About Babushka

Babushka

Babushka specialises in brand identity, art direction and design for print and digital communications.

Babushka is led by Jessica Philpott, who you would be working with on all University of Sussex projects. Jessica has a background in branding and design – previously working for a decade at agency The Partners in London and New York.

So far, Babushka has undertaken University of Sussex projects for the Digital and Creative Media team, Sussex Sustainability Research Programme (SSRP), the Housing Office and the Science Research Policy Unit (SPRU).

Specialisms

  • campaigns (print or digital)
  • brand communications
  • print and editorial design
  • marketing collateral
  • photography art direction
  • digital design
  • naming and copywriting
  • illustration
  • environmental graphics
  • merchandise design.

Work for University of Sussex

  • The Exchange project
  • marketing materials for SPRU – Science Policy Research Unit.

Other relevant client work

  • Aspen Music Festival and School
  • Quietroom publication design
  • Sainsburys Living Well project
  • Future Proof campaign.

Chimney Design

25 Brownleaf Road
Brighton BN2 6LD

+44 (0)1273 243387
louise@chimneydesign.co.uk
www.chimneydesign.co.uk

About Chimney Design

Chimney Design

At Chimney, we deliver quality design that works, with a level of creativity based on simplicity and good ideas. Our services include design for print, branding and digital design, as well as extras such as illustration, copywriting, photography and print management.

Louise and Emma formed Chimney in 2004. Chimney’s reputation has grown steadily with clients including Imperial College London, Visit Brighton and Barclays.

Louise is an experienced art director and designer who works collaboratively to produce consistently effective user experiences. Emma is a successful designer and illustrator, working for clients including Men’s Health magazine and The Royal Ballet School.

We have worked with the University of Sussex on a wide range of projects from student recruitment campaigns, prospectuses, the Graduation programme and the Financial Statements, to course materials and research reports.

Work for University of Sussex

  • UCAS stands
  • Sussex Education Awards
  • Open Day programme
  • Welcome Week booklet
  • Sussex Community Festival
  • Sussex Programme for Quantum Research literature
  • Business School course brochures.

Other relevant client work

  • Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium (TIPC) – website, video, branding
  • University of Brighton – Careers Skills, Healthy Futures Showcase brochures
  • The London Book Fair – branding, advertising, exhibitions
  • HireRight – Benchmarker report.

Irish Butcher

Unit 6
57 Dalston Lane
London E8 2NG

+44 (0)790 4029739
nadine@irishbutcher.co.uk
www.irishbutcher.co.uk

About Irish Butcher

Irish Butcher

Irish Butcher is a London-based design studio specialising in graphic design for print, 2D exhibition design and creative direction.

Our aim is to generate bright ideas that connect with your audience and communicate your message effectively across all media.

Logic and efficiency mixed with creativity galore are what make Irish Butcher unique. Co-founder – and your contact for Sussex projects – Nadine Fleischer has a long and varied list of projects in both the private and public sector, from her work with Neville Brody to The Guardian and the V&A.

Specialisms

  • 2D exhibition design (temporary and permanent)
  • print design
  • visual identity
  • wayfinding
  • design research and review.

Work for University of Sussex

  • Welcome Week booklet
  • quantum theory installation
  • 2D design for caravan (external and internal)
  • marketing collateral
  • Richard Attenborough exhibition catalogue.

Other relevant client work

  • The Courtauld Institute: Undergraduate and Postgraduate prospectus 2020/21, print design
  • The National Maritime Museum: The Moon, July 2019–January 2020, 2D exhibition design
  • Metropolitan Workshop: 12-year anniversary book
  • Ariadne, European Funders for Social Change and Human Rights: Report design for current issues
  • V&A Dundee: Mary Quant, 2D exhibition design, April 2020.

Wiedemann Lampe

23 Links Yard
29A Spelman Street
London E1 5LX

+44 (0)20 7655 4448
hello@wiedemannlampe.com
www.wiedemannlampe.com

About Wiedemann Lampe

Wiedemann Lampe

We are an international brand consultancy based in London. We harness the power of culture to create meaningful dialogue, building brands where communities can flourish.

Through emotionally tuned, detail-driven strategy, technology and design, we elevate brands to a place where vision and connection coexist.

Wiedemann Lampe bridge physical, digital and everything in between. Our diverse team allows us to bring the same expertise and attention to coding and copywriting as we do to kerning.

Specialisms

  • strategy (brand strategy, brand positioning, service design)
  • brand (brand creation, brand identity, brand architecture, brand naming, brand language, innovation, new product development, brand guidelines)
  • activation (creative content, brand collateral, UX Design, interactive design, website and mobile development, digital brand experiences, moving image)

Work for University of Sussex

  • Graduation experience – ‘Your story’
  • Global Review publication.

Other relevant client work

  • Via Hostels
  • Natural History Museum visual identity
  • Russell Group – Advancing Access
  • British Library – Business IP Centre
  • Riga Biennial of Contemporary Art.

Using web addresses in print

If you’re citing Sussex web addresses in your print materials, email webteam@sussex.ac.uk.

This allows us to check any potential technical issues.

Getting your publication printed

All University-branded materials must be printed via our Print Unit.

Email printunit@sussexestatesfacilities.co.uk for advice, costings or to place your print job.

Web design

We have a set of web components, designed for accessibility, user experience and compatibility.

If you’re producing or editing a section of the Sussex website, you don’t need to use a graphic designer. Instead you should use our components library.

If you need more advice, email webteam@sussex.ac.uk.

Brand guidelines

See our brand guidelines for designers or contact us for advice.


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