Hold solve problems through design

Hold is an award winning creative graphic design agency based in Brighton.

We’re passionate about creativity, innovation and collaboration and see every project as an opportunity to do something amazing.

Our aim is to provide a service that will exceed your expectations in terms of creative excellence, added value and speed of delivery – whilst maintaining a sense of humour.

Contact us to discover how we can help you.

Our clients include


Artrepublic
DFID
Design Museum
Fabrica
Ink_d Gallery
Lawrence Alkin Gallery
Newham Music Trust
Oxford University
PRSF
Sony Music

Hold that thought...

23 August 2016Arts Education

Arts Education for Children and Young People

I know this is not a new story, but its on my radar now because my daughter starts school this September. Both my wife and I are in the creative industries and we really enjoy spending time with our daughter drawing and making things.

Read more

15 August 2016Testimonials

Running a small business is a hard task. It has its benefits of course, but its not a walk in the park.

Read more

14 June 2016Doing Some Good

There is always a sense of pride when one of our works get published either on or offline. We have done so for many years, it must mean we still love what we do. 

Read more

15 April 2016Hyl Random Works 1991 – 2015

Having consigned one too many hard-drives to the ground and experiencing the sinking feeling of knowing work on outmoded devices was unlikely to see the light of day again I made a decision to, finally, salvage my design story.

Read more

09 March 2016Munkedals Paper Mill

Back in 2006 I was lucky enough to be invited to visit the Munkedals Paper mill in Sweden courtesy of Arctic Paper. 

Read more

02 March 2016World Book Day

In the light of World Book Day on Thursday the 3rd of March. I thought I would re-visit a couple of my studio favourites. 

Read more

23 February 2016Tough times

Believe me, our agency has been on the breadline a couple of times over the years. When the times are hard you find out what you are made of. 

Read more

11 February 2016Day Tripping

The rigmarole of going to work, taking the same footsteps everyday before crossing the threshold can lead to stale and stagnant behaviour.

Read more

29 October 2015Drop #7

Number 7 in an ongoing series of random accidents, cultural detritus and experimental doodling. 

Read more

30 September 2015Channel 4 rebrands

Channel 4 has launched a refresh of its branding, centred around a bold new take on its classic logo. Featuring idents from Jonathan Glazer and two new fonts from Neville Brody, the new look is dynamic, playful and at times a little bit mad.

Read more

22 September 2015Letterforms: F

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share. 

Read more

07 August 2015Letterforms: N

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share.

Read more

21 July 2015The craft of Tom Killion

For over 40 years, Tom Killion has delicately archived the environmental majesty of California within the traditional process of Japanese-Style woodblock printmaking, creating stunning, colourful works through a handmade, ancient operation. 

Read more

14 July 2015Herman Miller's Picnic Posters

Steve Frykholm was the first in-house graphic designer hired by Herman Miller in 1970. His run of screen printed picnic posters spanned twenty years, and eventually their bright, pop art colours and magnified shapes found a home in art institutions around the world, including New York's Museum of Modern Art. 

Read more

03 July 2015Letterforms: L

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share.

Read more

04 June 2015The Typefaces

The Typefaces is a new book from Singapore based designer and illustrator Scott Lambert that aims to celebrate playful products for kids and kids-at-heart. 

Read more

28 April 2015Letterforms: X

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share. 
 

Read more

09 April 2015Letterforms: C

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share.

Read more

27 March 2015The People's Choice

On Thursday Creativepool celebrated the best creative work of the last year at the 2015 Annual Launch Party, which took place at Mother London’s cool offices in Shoreditch. 

Read more

20 March 2015Letterforms: O

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share.

Read more

19 March 2015Drop #6

Number 6 in an ongoing series of random accidents, cultural detritus and experimental doodling. 

Read more

04 March 2015Secret 7"

Secret 7" is an annual event that combines music and art for a good cause. This years charity is Nordoff Robbins, who work with people with a range of challenges such as autism, dementia, depression and physical and learning disabilities. 

Read more

25 February 2015Letterforms: D

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share.

Read more

16 February 2015Creativepool

Our work for the Design Museum is up for a People's Choice award on Creativepool. The more likes we get the better chance we have!  Like it here

Read more

06 February 2015Letterforms: T

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share. 

Read more

03 February 2015Cultural works #1

As part of our ongoing marketing drive we've produced a new poster illustrating some of the projects we've worked on in the cultural sector. Printed in fluro green, silver and black on uncoated stock. 

Read more

27 January 2015Letterforms: G

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share. 

Read more

20 January 2015Letterforms: P

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share.

Read more

19 January 2015Drop #5

Number 5 in an ongoing series of random accidents, cultural detritus and experimental doodling. 

Read more

22 December 2014Letterforms: A

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share.

Read more

05 December 2014Drop #4

Number 4 in an ongoing series of random accidents, cultural detritus and experimental doodling. 

Read more

24 November 2014Drop #3

Number 3 in an ongoing series of random accidents, cultural detritus and experimental doodling. 

Read more

20 October 2014Drop #2

Number 2 in an ongoing series of random accidents, cultural detritus and experimental doodling. 

Read more

13 October 2014Drop #1

Number 1 in an ongoing series of random accidents, cultural detritus and experimental doodling. 

Read more

09 September 2014London Design Festival 2014

The London Design Festival is an annual event, held to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world, and as the gateway to the international creative community. The London Design Festival 2014 will be held 13 - 21 September 2014.

Read more

29 August 2014tDR SYRO

The Designers Republic works on new Aphex Twin album Syro, which is released by Warp Records on 22 September. It will be Aphex Twin’s first studio album since Drukqs in 2001. Artwork for the album is being created by The Designers Republic

Read more

13 August 2014Designer Lego

You are invited to explore, experiment and create with LEGO® Architecture Studio.

Read more

06 August 2014Losing ourselves to perfection

Along with the recent material design guidelines, developers at Google have released a new version of the Roboto type family. Changes to the font include tuning to work across more screen sizes and conditions, from watches to desktops, televisions to cars. nearly every glyph from the typeface has been tweaked and updated in some way.

Read more

05 August 2014Child friendly art

Now that the summer holidays are in full swing, many parents will be planning a visit to such inspirational places as the local museum or a show at one of the many excellent art galleries that dot our towns and cities. 

Read more

23 August 2016Arts Education

Arts Education for Children and Young People

I know this is not a new story, but its on my radar now because my daughter starts school this September. Both my wife and I are in the creative industries and we really enjoy spending time with our daughter drawing and making things.

Read more

15 August 2016Testimonials

Running a small business is a hard task. It has its benefits of course, but its not a walk in the park.

Read more

14 June 2016Doing Some Good

There is always a sense of pride when one of our works get published either on or offline. We have done so for many years, it must mean we still love what we do. 

Read more

15 April 2016Hyl Random Works 1991 – 2015

Having consigned one too many hard-drives to the ground and experiencing the sinking feeling of knowing work on outmoded devices was unlikely to see the light of day again I made a decision to, finally, salvage my design story.

Read more

09 March 2016Munkedals Paper Mill

Back in 2006 I was lucky enough to be invited to visit the Munkedals Paper mill in Sweden courtesy of Arctic Paper. 

Read more

02 March 2016World Book Day

In the light of World Book Day on Thursday the 3rd of March. I thought I would re-visit a couple of my studio favourites. 

Read more

23 February 2016Tough times

Believe me, our agency has been on the breadline a couple of times over the years. When the times are hard you find out what you are made of. 

Read more

11 February 2016Day Tripping

The rigmarole of going to work, taking the same footsteps everyday before crossing the threshold can lead to stale and stagnant behaviour.

Read more

29 October 2015Drop #7

Number 7 in an ongoing series of random accidents, cultural detritus and experimental doodling. 

Read more

30 September 2015Channel 4 rebrands

Channel 4 has launched a refresh of its branding, centred around a bold new take on its classic logo. Featuring idents from Jonathan Glazer and two new fonts from Neville Brody, the new look is dynamic, playful and at times a little bit mad.

Read more

22 September 2015Letterforms: F

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share. 

Read more

07 August 2015Letterforms: N

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share.

Read more

21 July 2015The craft of Tom Killion

For over 40 years, Tom Killion has delicately archived the environmental majesty of California within the traditional process of Japanese-Style woodblock printmaking, creating stunning, colourful works through a handmade, ancient operation. 

Read more

14 July 2015Herman Miller's Picnic Posters

Steve Frykholm was the first in-house graphic designer hired by Herman Miller in 1970. His run of screen printed picnic posters spanned twenty years, and eventually their bright, pop art colours and magnified shapes found a home in art institutions around the world, including New York's Museum of Modern Art. 

Read more

03 July 2015Letterforms: L

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share.

Read more

04 June 2015The Typefaces

The Typefaces is a new book from Singapore based designer and illustrator Scott Lambert that aims to celebrate playful products for kids and kids-at-heart. 

Read more

28 April 2015Letterforms: X

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share. 
 

Read more

09 April 2015Letterforms: C

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share.

Read more

27 March 2015The People's Choice

On Thursday Creativepool celebrated the best creative work of the last year at the 2015 Annual Launch Party, which took place at Mother London’s cool offices in Shoreditch. 

Read more

20 March 2015Letterforms: O

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share.

Read more

19 March 2015Drop #6

Number 6 in an ongoing series of random accidents, cultural detritus and experimental doodling. 

Read more

04 March 2015Secret 7"

Secret 7" is an annual event that combines music and art for a good cause. This years charity is Nordoff Robbins, who work with people with a range of challenges such as autism, dementia, depression and physical and learning disabilities. 

Read more

25 February 2015Letterforms: D

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share.

Read more

16 February 2015Creativepool

Our work for the Design Museum is up for a People's Choice award on Creativepool. The more likes we get the better chance we have!  Like it here

Read more

06 February 2015Letterforms: T

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share. 

Read more

03 February 2015Cultural works #1

As part of our ongoing marketing drive we've produced a new poster illustrating some of the projects we've worked on in the cultural sector. Printed in fluro green, silver and black on uncoated stock. 

Read more

27 January 2015Letterforms: G

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share. 

Read more

20 January 2015Letterforms: P

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share.

Read more

19 January 2015Drop #5

Number 5 in an ongoing series of random accidents, cultural detritus and experimental doodling. 

Read more

22 December 2014Letterforms: A

When creating brand identities we come up with lots of novel type designs and letterforms which we'd like to share.

Read more

05 December 2014Drop #4

Number 4 in an ongoing series of random accidents, cultural detritus and experimental doodling. 

Read more

24 November 2014Drop #3

Number 3 in an ongoing series of random accidents, cultural detritus and experimental doodling. 

Read more

20 October 2014Drop #2

Number 2 in an ongoing series of random accidents, cultural detritus and experimental doodling. 

Read more

13 October 2014Drop #1

Number 1 in an ongoing series of random accidents, cultural detritus and experimental doodling. 

Read more

09 September 2014London Design Festival 2014

The London Design Festival is an annual event, held to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world, and as the gateway to the international creative community. The London Design Festival 2014 will be held 13 - 21 September 2014.

Read more

29 August 2014tDR SYRO

The Designers Republic works on new Aphex Twin album Syro, which is released by Warp Records on 22 September. It will be Aphex Twin’s first studio album since Drukqs in 2001. Artwork for the album is being created by The Designers Republic

Read more

13 August 2014Designer Lego

You are invited to explore, experiment and create with LEGO® Architecture Studio.

Read more

06 August 2014Losing ourselves to perfection

Along with the recent material design guidelines, developers at Google have released a new version of the Roboto type family. Changes to the font include tuning to work across more screen sizes and conditions, from watches to desktops, televisions to cars. nearly every glyph from the typeface has been tweaked and updated in some way.

Read more

05 August 2014Child friendly art

Now that the summer holidays are in full swing, many parents will be planning a visit to such inspirational places as the local museum or a show at one of the many excellent art galleries that dot our towns and cities. 

Read more

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