Specialising in branding, print design, packaging and illustration, working for massive multinationals to inspiring
start-ups from Hampshire to Helsinki since 1977.
We like to build long-term business relationships with our clients, ensuring productivity, reliabiltiy, punctuality and a higher level of understanding between us and the clients. Responding to the ever changing design industry is known mean feat but with our network of trusted partners and suppliers we are able to ensure a high level of service together with strong creative content.
Tandem’s clients have ranged from massive multinationals to inspiring start-ups, from Hampshire to Helsinki and our base is ever growing. We specialise in branding, print, packaging and illustration and have worked in a wide range of industry including retail, technology, media and publishing.
We are unable to provide artwork speculatively. If you invite us to tender for a job we will charge for artwork at our going rate. We think it is better for business and creates a fairer foundation for an ongoing relationship and we hope you agree! If you have any questions about this, please get in touch.
Colin co-founded Tandem Design in 1977. He trained as an illustrator at Portsmouth College of Art & Design, before working for a London advertising agency. Although his experience ranges across every possible field of graphic design, he now focuses on corporate identity and illustration.
“From early in my career I’ve had an interest in vintage packaging and enamel signage and it has certainly influenced my style, particularly in the illustrations I’ve done for South West Trains. When not in the studio I’m restoring classic cars and looking after our rare-breed chickens.”
After completing her diploma in graphic design, Christine joined Tandem Design in 1980. With a keen interest in typography and logo design, Christine specialises in corporate identity and her work has included the New Look rebranding.
“I really enjoy seeing a project through from initial visuals to print ready artwork and love working with clients to create something special. After 30 years in the business it’s still great to walk down the high street and see your own designs. My perfect weekend is spent walking and painting.”
Paul joined Tandem Design in 1983, straight from Southampton Art College, where he obtained his degree in Design & Technology. Specialising in print, packaging and literature design, Paul has worked on hundreds of projects for clients including Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s and Southampton University.
“I’ve worked on a massive variety of projects and it’s really great to work in an environment with such diversity of jobs and of clients. My other passion is golf and every Saturday, come rain or shine, you can find me on the course or at the 19th hole discussing the ‘if only’s’ over a pint.”
Tandem Design can provide bespoke illustration for any project. Our past projects have included children’s books, poster campaigns, educational purposes and concept illustrations for corporate training. Using Adobe Illustrator means that we produce high quality vector illustrations that can be suitable for
billboard advertising as well as books. Have a look at our previous projects and clients to see the broad range of styles we have produced.
Britt Allcroft – Thomas The Tank Engine
Early Learning Centre
South West Trains
Design for print covers a range of projects including brochures, stationery, posters and signage. Tandems projects have included 200 page catalogues, high street shop signage and London Underground poster campaigns. With 35 years experience, working with printers we know how to get you the very best quality for
the very best price. Our clients have ranged from major multinationals to local shops and offices – it’s all in our portfolio.
Branding can make or break a business. The right logo, the right font can say so much and after 35 years we’re confident about getting it right! Firstly we listen to clients – you know what your target market is, you know who your competitors are. Then we work with clients to create an identity that really communicates
their purpose, their market and theiraspirations. If you are starting a new company or rebranding an existing one we’d love to discuss your ideas.
With a long history of designing packaging, Tandem Design can work with you and manufacturers to create eye-catching and yet practical packaging for your product. Tandem’s projects have including packaging for the food industry, electronics, telecommunications, clothing and cosmetics.
From plastic moulding, cardboard and paper to specialist materials, we have experience in all sorts of packaging design. Have a look at our portfolio for packaging ideas.
We are currently on the lookout for freelance services to cover the professions listed below. If you would like to offer your skills and expertise please fill out the form below.
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Tel: 023 80 632159