DO began in 2009, after 10 years of big agency experience. Back then our mission was to do great things with brands, discovering what makes them different, then telling their story so they could achieve the success and stand-out they deserved. And we’re still doing that.
At the core of DO are Darren Marshall and Nicky Storr. Nicky’s background is in graphic design and illustration. Darren’s experience lies in identity, brand design and advertising. Based in the Aire Valley of West Yorkshire, we are very easily accessible from Leeds and Bradford, but we often discover from our work that location doesn’t matter. The important thing is connecting with people.
For us it’s about keeping things simple, forging strong relationships with people who trust us with their marketing budgets and partnering with their trusted brands to deliver effective design solutions. We’re small but offer a scalable approach to fit perfectly with the projects we’re working on. After 40 years’ combined experience we continue to work large and small, local and international.
We work with people who want to do things. Small things, big things, clever things, silly things, educational things, helpful things, funny things, things with purpose, things which change things. Things which make a difference for the better. And we love a big idea, ideally one that makes people smile, no matter how big or small the client or project.
Our focus is bringing brands into the world and nurturing and caring for them as they develop. But we’re also pretty used to adopting them along their journey, giving them a scrub up and bringing them back onto the right path. We are guardians, making sure brands work as hard as they can, both off and online.
We listen, think, question, research, play, laugh, create, choose, write, agree, design, dismiss, develop, disagree, erase, relax, illustrate, code, talk, art direct, photograph, retouch, artwork and deliver; but most of all, we enjoy.
Our work takes us on journeys in branding, visual identity, design for print, art direction for photography, advertising, illustration, copywriting, social media design and content, and website design and development.
You’ll soon realise that we love what we do. But more importantly, what can we do for you? Why not give us a try against your current agency, you might be surprised. Email Darren, say hello and find out more, alternatively call us on 07801 068343.