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Jessica House
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London SW18 4LS
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What we do
Interactive design
  • Online advertising
  • Email & viral marketing
  • Search engine marketing
  • Blog consultancy & setup
  • Content management & development
  • Online magazine design & build
  • Website design & build
  • Intranet and extranet design & build
  • Website service provision & support
  • Online brand compliance & control
Graphic design
  • Advertising
  • Annual Reports
  • Brochures & marketing collateral
  • Direct mail marketing
  • Posters
  • Consumer packaging
  • Point-of-sale display
3D design
  • Destination branding
  • Retail design
  • Exhibition design
  • Signage
  • Vehicle livery
  • Uniforms
Brand design
  • Visual audit & brand SWOT analysis
  • Competitive brand analysis
  • Brand architecture
  • Name generation & naming systems
  • Visual identity creation
  • Brand video & book development
  • Design standards & guidelines documentation
  • Brand compliance & support
  • Brand positioning & value proposition development 
  • Message matrix development
Why Design Motive
  • 1. Long term & reliable partner
  • 2. Strategic approach
  • 3. Excellent creativity
  • 4. Implementation expertise
  • 5. Superior value for money
  • 6. Proven results
Agency background
  • Full service agency, formed in 1993 by three designers
  • Structured in a robust, independent and sustainable way
  • Down-to-earth, trustworthy, energetic and smart group of 20 people, passionate about the work and service we offer clients
  • Exceptional B2B and B2C experience across a wide range of sectors and markets
  • Proven track record in positively effecting our client’s business by design
  • Deliver on brief, on time, on budget in an enjoyable and rewarding way
  • Pragmatic and client focused - remain calm under pressure and don’t flap
  • Combine creative flair with a safe pair of hands
  • Innate ability to understand complex detail quickly, vital for successful brand development
  • Offer exceptional value through cost & design effectiveness
Sector experience
  • Airlines
  • Architecture
  • Arts & entertainment
  • Automotive
  • Broadcasting
  • Building & construction
  • Car Rental
  • Consumer products
  • Construction
  • Electronics & electrical
  • Energy & utilities
  • Engineering
  • Financial services
  • Food & drink
  • FMCG
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • IT Information technology
  • Leisure
  • Manufacturing
  • Mining & minerals
  • Media & broadcasting
  • Not for profit
  • Oil & Gas
  • Photographic
  • Power Generation
  • Rail Networks
  • Recruitment & training
  • Telecommunications
  • Travel & transportation
  • Travel Agents
Our motive
  • to generate results by design
  • to build long term relationships  
  • to enhance the brand experience
  • to accommodate the environment
  • to work with talented people
  • to exceed expectations
  • to make a difference
  • to enjoy what we do
  • to win awards
  • to create a great working environment
  • to surprise and delight
  • to stay small and perfectly formed
What our clients say
  • “They really listened to what we wanted”
  • “Design Motive challenged us, guided us and inspired us”
  • “A never ending source of ideas”
  • “There’s a union between graphic design and marketing thought”
  • “They are committed to building long-term relationships”
  • “Design motive were our brand champions, in every sense of the word”
  • “They brought our vision of the future to life when we couldn’t quite imagine it”
  • “Honest, helpful and proactive”
  • “A real breath of fresh air”
  • “Their business is built on mutual respect; so is ours”
  • “We’ve covered more ground in the last six years than we have in the last twenty, largely due to Design Motive”
  • “Design Motive just got it; they saw the overall picture quickly and instinctively, which saved us time and money”
  • “Excellent and sensitive facilitating skills, both vital for the successful integration of two proud organisations”
  • “This job is about creating a brand new market place; you need stamina and fanatical attention to detail, both of which we get in spades from Design Motive”
  • “I always feel I’m their number one priority, and they’ve never let me down”
  • “Design Motive challenged long outdated perceptions with inescapable evidence”
  • “Feeling uncomfortable made the difference between a great result and an inspired one”
  • “Above all, they are passionate about design; and its infectious”
Client list
  • Ascot
  • BBC
  • B&Q
  • British Airways
  • Burgess Yachts
  • Capital Radio
  • Daily Mail
  • Dubois Yachts
  • EDF Energy
  • Fitness First
  • GE
  • Hertz
  • London 2012
  • Rainforest Concern
  • Reed
  • Sibelius
  • The Prince’s Charities
  • The Vitec Group PLC
  • The Weir Group PLC
  • Boral Limited
  • Manfrotto
  • Schefenacker
  • Sibneft
  • RusAl
  • Bacardi
  • Taj Hotels
  • Unilever
  • Hertz Corporation
  • Perot Systems
  • Wyndham Hotel Group
  • Compass Group
  • EDF Energy
  • Mobileway
  • Oberthur Card Systems
  • Amadeus IT Group
  • Futureduty
  • Wines of Spain
Saudi Arabia
  • Pabmec City
  • Sabic
  • Port Ghalib
  • Amels Yachts
  • Phillips
  • Sabic
  • EVS
  • Rosy Blue
  • Corinthia Hotels
About this website

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DM Blog listing

May 14
Posted By Design Motive on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 1267 Views

Connecting us

Design Motive creates the EDF Energy Campus identity. Campus will help strengthen
the company's DNA, through skills learning, knowledge sharing and personal development.
The Campus environment will be rolled-out across 15 sites and will also reach 15,000
employees digitally.

View the Campus brochure online


Mar 18
Posted By Michael Farish on Monday, March 18, 2013 1054 Views

Bright colours, bold shapes, big ideas!

Design Motive create a new corporate and visual identity for EVS. Implementation included website, events, video, stationery and marcoms.


“An inspiration to work with. DM captured the spirit of who we are and communicated it in a fresh and visionary expression that has truly captured the hearts and minds of employees and customers alike”

Nicolas Bourdon, SVP Marketing, EVS

View the new website HERE

Jan 7
Posted By Michael Farish on Monday, January 07, 2013 1082 Views

Design Motive creates new identity for Sparx, a new concept in teaching.


Apr 24
Posted By Michael Farish on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 864 Views

SIMalliance makes its mark
on the industry

Design Motive reposition and rebrand a long standing industry body, giving the organisation new energy and direction.


Apr 24
Posted By Design Motive on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 913 Views

The natural choice for camera protection.

Design Motive reposition Petrol Bags to be the natural choice for camera protection for the global professional camera market, with a little help from nature itself.

View brochure ONLINE

Apr 11
Posted By Michael Farish on Wednesday, April 11, 2012

New identity & presence online.

Design Motive refresh the Roast & Ground identity and create a new website look and feel to target a wider audience.


Apr 2
Posted By Michael Farish on Monday, April 02, 2012 868 Views

Design Motive lead the charge to rebrand Lafarge Asia following Boral acquisition.

Design Motive worked across 11 countries to coordinate a successful rebrand.
Launched on time, internally and externally.

Mar 30
Posted By Michael Farish on Friday, March 30, 2012

Design Motive creates a single expression for all things Amadeus.

The identity programme was designed to unite a global brand, bringing corporate and commercial communications together in a more consistent and focused way. The approach was rolled out worldwide accompanied by design guidelines to control implementation.