About Us

Being Different Really Works!

With over 20 years experience Design Office have a proven track record in the market as a leading Marketing Agency with a difference. Our difference can be found in the highly skilled team working within the company; all team members are fully trained in their respective roles and focused on meeting our clients’ diverse and ever changing expectations across all media.

We create Online Digital Campaigns, Websites, iPhone Apps, Social Media as well as offline media including designs that will ultimately be seen in Print, in Videos, on Buildings and Vehicles, etc. Another uniqueness can be found in our 10,000 square foot state of the art production facility producing millions of documents per month. We have consistently invested in proven technologies that help us deliver a broad range of products to be delivered to all sectors in double quick time.

The technologies we employ to deliver your projects range from small format Ricoh Digital Printing Presses (on demand projects) to full colour Litho Printing Presses (large volume orders) and Large Format Seiko Printing Presses (Signage, Display and Fleet Media Graphics). These are coupled with the latest in Apple Mac Software that allows the team to design, develop and build anything from an iPhone App to fully integrated e-Commerce Websites and of course a full range of printed literature including Direct Mail, Business Cards, Stationery Suites, Brochures, Folders, Leaflets, Exhibition Stands and much more.

Being different also led us to achieve the prestigious Investors in People Award and the ISO 9001 manufacturing and ISO 14001 environmental accreditations that guarantee all work is carried out by highly skilled people to the highest standards time after time. Locally we are also a member of the South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce where we regularly receive referrals to help start up businesses create that all important brand.

For more information or to book a site visit please contact us on 01270 252106 or email info@designoffice.co.uk

Working together in an industry we love!

Our team are made up of industry professionals doing what they love – being creative. We can regularly be found working after hours perfecting our projects to the point where we are happy to let the outside world judge our work. Our clients keep coming back year after year which speaks volumes for our ability to deliver.

At Design Office you will be greeted by our highly experienced Marketing team who will endeavour to understand you needs and aspirations for your business, we will listen and ultimately add value to your thoughts and ideas; our target is to achieve your objectives within your budget.

Once we have produced your project proposal and design brief you are free to communicate directly with our team of Graphic Designers, Web Developers, Printers and Print Finishers. You are also very welcome to get hands on in our production facility to approve your designs, print colours, and materials for your project.

The team at Design Office are very proud to work with a broad range of clients both locally and nationally delivering Creative, Print, Web and Signage across all sectors. Our aim is to deliver the perfect solution to create recognition of our clients’ brands. We love to listen, understand, be objective and ultimately exceed your expectations. Because we love what we do we don’t treat clients differently, no matter what your requirement or spends, we view our clients as our sales team! In fact our clients are the only sales team we have.

All clients are offered a free no obligation Marketing consultation which helps us to understand your clients, competitors and the market you operate in; it helps us to formulate a strategy to deliver your desired results. Our highly experienced team will create the visuals and messaging, develop the project both online and offline and finally deliver your message to your target audience, following up with a report on it’s success!

For more information or to book a Marketing consultation call us on 01270 252106 or email marketing@designoffice.co.uk

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Providing an unrivalled service for over 20 years

Our company was formed over 20 years ago by a Director who had spent his entire life in Print. The company was formed with the aim of delivering full colour Printing to companies in and around Cheshire, all produced in house on our Heidelberg Printing Presses, although we quickly spread our wings offering a nationwide service across all market sectors.

With the advent of computers we were quick to introduce creative staff and Apple Macs into our business, with the aim of creating and delivering a design service to our current clients. We offered Artwork, Graphic Design and Photography services that led us to creating Logos, Ad Campaigns and Printed Literature, all in house.

In the late 90s creating a new brand for a client became the norm and as always we moved forward and embraced the new digital online world. We soon had the expertise to specify, design, build and implement a broad range of Websites, from simple, Start-Up HTML sites to fully integrated e-Commerce sites. Today you can choose your web platform for us to build your Website in, from WordPress, Magento and Jumla to fully bespoke coded Websites and Intranets.

As with all things time waits for no man and our team have been passionate about developing their skills to meet the business’ and clients’ needs of tomorrow. At present we have staff developing their skill sets in Signage and Vehicle Wrapping, App and Video Creation, Adwords and PPC campaign Management.

Our business and the world we live and work in has changed but the passion and commitment of our staff has not. We still love what we do so why not get in touch and see if we can inspire you to achieve success within your Marketing.

If it’s printed, we can print it!

Our production team are surrounded by Printing Presses from Digital Ricoh Printing Machines and Full colour Lithographic Presses to Large Format Seiko Print and Signage Machines all under one very large roof in Crewe, Cheshire. Delivering to ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards our print production team are capable of turning your designs into reality from full blown Exhibition Displays and Pop-up Displays to Multi Page Brochures, Catalogues and Folders; generally speaking if it’s printed, we can handle it!

We print onto a truly massive range of substances, Paper, Card, Plastic, Ceramics, Linen etc. Our range of Merchandising is breath taking; Pens, Key Rings, Stress Balls, Binders, Glassware, Umbrellas and T-shirts – the list is endless.

At Design Office we love colour that much that we let the ISO auditors bench mark our products and procedures through our ISO 9001 and 14001 standards. As part of our procedures the whole team contribute to our ISO production cards, where each stage is signed off before it moves to the next department. What’s more, each output device is regularly checked and calibrated to ensure we meet our standards.

Of course most of this is easy as all of our equipment is recently purchased and classed as the latest technology in our industry. Running the latest technologies also helps us guarantee delivery of your order in double quick time no matter how small or large. Our presses produce Digital Print (on demand), Full Colour Litho printed products in batches of up to a million documents and Large Format Print for Signage, Vehicle Liveries and Exhibition Stands and Displays. We also develop Websites in house, iPhone Applications and Social Media platforms, all of which can be linked to Adwords campaigns to deliver those extra visitors to your Website.

Digital Printer

Large Format Machine

Litho Printer

After creating an eye-catching design we focus on producing the perfect document time after time!

All of our production equipment is linked seamlessly from the Apple Macs to the Printing Presses. What we view on screen can be repeated on all media from Paper, Board, Canvas, PVC, Foamex and even Aluminium. With colour management under control we deliver a consistent brand time after time.

At Design Office we love colour that much we let the ISO auditors bench mark our products and procedures through our ISO 9001 and 14001 standards. As part of our procedures the whole team contribute to our ISO production cards, where each stage is signed off before it moves to the next department. What’s more, each output device is regularly checked and calibrated to ensure we meet our standards.

Of course most of this is easy as all of our equipment is recently purchased and classed as the latest technology in our industry. Running the latest technologies also helps us guarantee delivery of your order in double quick time no matter how small or large.

Our presses produce Digital Print (on demand), Full Colour Litho printed products in batches of up to a million documents and Large Format Print for Signage, Vehicle Liveries and Exhibition Stands and Displays. We also develop web sites in house, iPhone Applications and Social Media platforms, all of which can be linked to Adwords campaigns to deliver those extra visitors to your Website.

Our partners are our Sales team!

For over twenty years Design Office has been forming lasting business partnerships, many dating back to when the business was first formed. This we believe is testament to our unrivalled commitment to meeting our clients expectations. As technologies have advanced so have our teams skill sets, currently our team includes, on line marketeers, creative designers, web developers, litho printers, digital printers, print finishers, sign makers, customer service and account managers we even employ our own photographer! Our clients often say we are truly a one stop shop for all there marketing needs.

At Design Office all clients are treated with the same enthusiasm and respect, no matter how large or small the project, from one off colour copies to full blown marketing campaigns all will be looked after with the same unrivalled commitment.

Our clients range from truly global brands including Bentley Motors, Toshiba, Virgin, Ryman, Lifestyle Services Group, Keltbray Rail, Boughey Distribution, Rowlinson Packaging, etc national and local brands including the Chamber Of Commerce, Butters John Bee, Mansfield Group, Total People, Manchester Metropolitan university, Crewe Town Council, Maid 2 Clean, Bluebird Care, UK Farm Vets to name just a few, out team are regularly working with a broad range of charities, regional schools and colleges.

As you would expect our portfolio of clients is very diverse with experience in Accountancy, Business, Creative Arts, Charity, Energy, Engineering, Environment, Hospitality, I.T., Law, Leisure & Sport, Marketing, Media, Property, Public Services, Recruitment, Retail, Sales, Science & Pharmaceuticals, Social Care, Teaching & Education and Transport.

To find out more about our service please contact us on 01270 252106 or send and email to info@designoffice.co.uk

Passionate about our industry

“My personal journey in print began when a local print and packaging company (Jaymar Packaging) offered me a school work experience placement as a raw 15 year old pupil, this I thought was my big break! After spending two weeks making tea, hand feeding board into a gluing machine and generally getting my hands dirty with the owners of the business they offered me a print apprenticeship. I genuinely had no idea what this was or how long it would take, I just grabbed the opportunity with both hands as this would turn out to be my lucky day. To this day I feel eternally grateful to the owners of the business for introducing me to this great sector.

Being given a chance has stuck with me ever since and giving all young people a view into our world is now my passion. From Work Experience, Work Placements, Marketing and Creative Training and Development through to Apple Mac training, we are happy to help.

It is my belief that development is for life so if your 15 or 55 we are happy to help! We have had placements from as far afield as Latvia, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, France and India as well as locally in Cheshire. Our relationships include working with the MMU, Chester University, Local Schools, Colleges, Training Organisations and the local job centre.”

Kev Edge – Director

PHP Frontend Web Developer – HTML / CSS / JS / PHP / MySQL / CSS

Design Office is proud to announce that we now have a vacancy for a PHP Web Developer. Working inside the design industry and at the heart of Crewe, Design Office is looking to bring on a Web Developer within their small but dedicated team environment. The Web Developer will be innovative and thorough their attitude will have an interest and desire to achieve new grounds with first rate HTML, CSS, JS, PHP, MySQL, jQuery and JavaScript skills. Design Office work closely with the community and therefore must have a drive to continuously produce high quality work, in addition to solid Web Development skills and knowledge of HTML, CSS, JS, PHP, MySQL and JQuery. Graduates will also be considered for this position, as long as they can demonstrate a passion for web development and a desire to succeed!

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The Package.

Salary: Negotiable and dependant upon experience.

The Role.

The desired Web Developer will have strong experience of building numerous detailed web projects, with a particular fluency in modern web standards and web design principals. It would be advantageous to have some understanding of jQuery and other JavaScript frameworks, together with a good knowledge of browser quirks. You will use your HTML, CSS, JS, PHP and MySQL knowledge to ensure security and scalability throughout the projects and secure cross-browser optimisation. The desired applicant will have a solid knowledge of HTML, CSS, JS, PHP, MySQL, jQuery, JavaScript together with a creative flair and a passion for development. You must have the ability to hand-code in PHP and MySQL, in addition to the ability to develop database systems, work from Photoshop files and integrate databases.

Functions

* Upload websites
* Construct search engines
* Fix technical problems
* Amend existing products
* Implement and manage security measures
* Build and use CMS’
* Use animation and design graphics
* Consult with clients
* Use Dreamweaver, Photoshop and other web authoring software
* Manage & understand a LAMP environment
* Manage domain and hosting services
* Report and communicate to the head Designer
* SEO techniques

The Skills.

Required

* Ability to hand-code HTML / CSS / JS
* Ability to hand-code PHP / MySQL
* Experience developing database systems
* Solid understanding of user interface and user experience
* Degree/apprenticeship educated in Computer Science or similar subject
* Understand and experience of E-commerce frameworks including Magento

Desirable

* Portal/intranet development
* IT technical skills in administration and maintenance
* Knowledge of WordPress

Traits.

The successful candidate will be eager to learn and better themselves as well as contributing to the business. Working towards deadlines and being able to use initiative to resolve problems.

Contact.

Please call Jill Edge on 01270 252 106 or jill@designoffice.co.uk for further information regarding the company, culture and role. Please apply now to register your interest in this vacancy.

Key Skills: HTML / CSS / JS / PHP / MySQL / JSON / APIs