Bespoke, creative, expert teams are the future. It’s why ikon is different, we have a core team which expands to suit every project.
We make it simple for you - One contact, one talented team. It’s not by accident our Creative Director, Alex Colley is leading you at every stage. An experienced creative on hand for advice and guidance throughout.
We believe business is all about relationships and it’s why we remain small. You should expect the best and it's our personal approach that has built a great reputation. You are not just another name on the client list.
Every client and every project is different. It's why we have a core team that expands to suit your needs. Selected because they are among the best in their specialism – not simply because it suits an agency work roster.
A key reason our current clients work with us is the response time. Being a boutique agency means our turnaround can be quicker than bigger agencies who may have to go through multiple levels before sign off.
Remaining small and agile means lower overheads than bigger agencies. For you this means more time spent on the creative work. It also means we work with some of the best.
One common complaint we hear is being pitched to by a senior team only to discover you are passed off to the juniors for delivery. We put the focus on quality and creativity so this would never happen.
As a branding agency, our main strength is creating and re-imagining brand identities. We distill your thoughts and vision into imagery and words and that means being strategic.
Sometimes the only way to get to the core of what you do is to create a whole new brand strategy. Other times it’s turning your vision into a thing of beauty. But always with a strategic approach.
In this digital age, a beautifully executed piece of print can have such a tangible and emotional impact. It’s an opportunity to be creative with papers and finishes and that's why print makes such an impact.
From the design to being printed, a lot can go wrong. We understand the intricacies of producing stunning books, brochures and other printed material. The Queen has even received our work.
Anyone can design you a website, you are spoilt for choice. Where we are different is that we pay very close attention to the verbal as well as the visual. We see it so often, an over-reliance on beautiful imagery.
Visuals alone, are not enough. We help you express how you are different as well as showing how exceptional you are. This is essential across your digital presence and will make you rise above the noise.
Words create meaning so it's important you understand how we think as well as how we help you cut through the clutter. Here are a selection of some of our finest articles you may find interesting:
We discuss how luxury branding is entering a challenging phase and what people now perceive as luxury is changing. We show how it can go horribly wrong and how luxury should be understated & elegant.
The one thing that is clear, you need to truly understand your audience and your values. If you can mesh the two, you speak to your customers on a more emotional level. Read the article to see what is takes to stand out.
It's becoming increasing harder to stand out, especially as architects and interior designers where everyone has beautiful imagery. This article is created to inspire you with visuals and give practical advice.
We talk about what to leverage with your branding so your marketing is just as beautiful as the work. The most important, differentiate typographically. For the other tips, see for yourself and read the article.
Property are taking a leaf out of the luxury book and using storytelling and strategy to sell more property. Now you are selling more than just property, you are selling an aspiration, a lifestyle.
We also look at the future of property and how Virtual & Augmented Reality will play a huge part in how property could be sold in the future. Read the full article to see how strategy could help you
We discuss Stella McCartney's collaboration with Adidas and how it's a clever move to open up new audiences. Heritage only gets you so far so it's important to stay relevant while remaining true to your values.
The main value is being eco-conscious so Stella is reaching a younger generation who are empowered by the likes of Greta Thunberg to change their lifestyle and shopping habits to save the planet - Read the full article.
ikon originated from the phrase ‘design knows no boundary’. Pushing boundaries is not only an approach to how we work with you but an inherent belief we adopt in our daily lives. This is the ikon way.
To inspire and encourage people to embrace the power of design and create their own future. Why? Because design is a powerful tool for change. Everything needs to be designed and we don’t evolve without it.
On a human level we want to inspire everyone around us. Our clients, our team and anyone who comes into contact with us. We want you to create your own future and we want to help you along the way.
To think like entrepreneurs, not employees – with passion, a spirit of adventure, and a willingness to embrace the unconventional. We are passionate about design, culture and branding.
A spirit of adventure flows from a natural curiosity for the world, just as inspiration comes from experiencing life and with a willingness to explore. Often an unconventional approach is what is needed to stand out.
Our strapline is our ethos, Design Knows No Boundary. ikon is an acronym of the phrase but it sums up what we believe as a business as well as personally. Always push the boundaries of what is possible.
This also ties in to how we talk. We want to educate and inspire, not dictate or bore. We hope to apply this to any business we partner, to create an engaging brand that has a positive impact in this world.