We help you structure information, then present it clearly, appropriately and accurately – online and in print – to the people who matter most.
Our design and code make your work more effective, facilitate collaboration and communication, and make your audience’s time more fruitful.
Our expertise is in editorial, cultural, academic and social projects, but however you’re making the world better, we take your priorities seriously.
What we do
- bespoke websites
- information architecture
- WordPress consultancy
- plugin development
- UI for technical apps
- diagrams, charts, data-viz
- books, reports and print
- document templates
- PowerPoint presentations
- visual identities
Examples of our work
Case study — WordPress plugins for collaborative editing and accountable publishing
WikiTribune’s mission to ‘fix the news’ relies on citizen journalists helping remove error and bias from stories. It requires a fine balance of trust and accountability, and we helped them adapt WordPress to do two essential things:
- let lots of people change the same page at the same time
- give professional editors control over publication of revisions
The plugins we developed allowed WikiTribune to launch ahead of the competition, and have now been open-sourced to help other civic media organisations, community journalism projects and multi-author WP sites.
Case study — Multilingual B2B & B2C websites with custom functionality, integrated with enterprise systems
We’ve worked—¡en castellano!—with Penguin Random House on over ten web projects including:
The publisher’s corporate / B2B website for Spain, Portugal and Latin America
A book review platform that allows readers / influencers in 7 countries to request early review copies. It has generated 4,500+ reviews.
Plugins, tools and APIs to connect enterprise systems and simplify workflows
Case study — Consistent, authoritative design for books, report templates and data visualisations
For seven years, we’ve designed Resolution Foundation’s major reports. We also created InDesign and Office templates to allow them to produce official documents cost effectively in-house.
“a brightly coloured chartfest of post-recession misery”
Other RF projects include interactive data visualisations that improved access to insights and policy suggestions.
We’ve done similar work for Citizens Advice, the Royal Academy of Engineering and Centre for Cities.
Case study — Functional, practical websites for intelligent audiencies
For multi-author, editorial WordPress sites like these, we make tools that provide a better overview of content and activity, allowing clients, new members of staff, and occasional contributors to keep a website up-to-date.
Some of the sites we’ve built are ten years old, and still working well; we don’t do throwaway, and we favour elegance and usefulness over trends.
Case study — Design that’s fit for context and purpose
We’re proud to work for organisations and people who are making a significant positive contribution to their field of expertise.
Charlie Goldsmith Associates build the ‘nuts and bolts’ of public administration systems in countries such as South Sudan, and we’ve learnt a lot about ethics and goals from them. Although we designed a complete identity and website for CGA, the most important things we help them with are probably the PowerPoint presentations and Word documents that help win projects.
Dr Ruth Graham is changing higher education by getting universities to promote academics on their teaching rather than just their research, to the benefit of students and society. For Dr Graham, we design diagrams that help convince universities to adopt her proposals and frameworks, and reports that transmit her knowledge accurately to the most useful people.