Our job is simple. To recognise, distill and communicate an authentic brand message that resonates with your target audiences and provides you with the tools to keep the conversation going.


Some of our clients


We provide strategically creative brand services

BRAND DEVELOPMENT AND IDENTITY

We work to define what makes our clients’ brands unique and design compelling visual identities to reflect their ambition. We deliver strong brand positioning that defines how an organisation can create real distinction within its market; extending its reputation, reach and influence.

BRAND AWARENESS AND CAMPAIGNS

We deliver marketing campaigns that increase awareness of our clients’ brands. With a proven track record of achieving impact and results, we find innovative ways of matching a brand’s message with the needs of its audiences. We then craft powerful multi-disciplinary ways to propagate brand messages so they can spread and spread.

DIGITAL BRAND AND INTERACTION

We design and build interactions that help our clients to engage with their audiences in new exciting ways. We harness the opportunities made possible by emerging technologies and data to build websites, apps and interactions that reinforce a brand and provide opportunities to start conversations with target audiences.

BRAND COMMUNICATION

We specialise in telling complex stories simply. Working closely with clients and their stakeholders, we distil important messages and write, edit and design communications that make those messages digestible across all print and digital media formats – from publications and websites to exhibitions and events.


Awards and Recognition

2016

Highly Commended Education Brand Campaign

2016

Gold for Best Employer Marketing Initiative

2015

Chair’s Grand Prix Award

2015

Winner Innovation - SME

2014

Winner Corporate Brochure

2014

Best Education Campaign

2014

Gold for Best Innovation and Creative

2013

Gold for Best Specialist Prospectus

Our ambitious and motivated team

Mike Bond MA(RCA)

Strategy Director and Founder


Mike Bond co-founded the brand design consultancy Bond & Coyne in 2001 on the belief that design should be based on strategy-led problem solving so that the results are fit-for-purpose as well as beautiful. As Strategy Director, he runs workshops with stakeholders and produces strategic documents that support the studio’s creative work. As well as speaking at design conferences and events, including at the Apple Store, Universities UK and the Jerwood Gallery, he has contributed to respected periodicals and books including The Designer’s Research Manual published in the US.

Martin Coyne MA(RCA)

Creative Director and Founder


Martin Coyne is Bond & Coyne’s Creative Director. He leads the strategic direction of all creative projects handled by the studio. He manages our team of graphic and digital designers, overseeing all client projects to ensure we achieve the highest levels of strategic creativity and we maintain attention to detail in all that we deliver. Martin graduated from the Royal College of Art with a masters degree in communication design and spent a year as a research associate working with the British Heart Foundation. Martin also lectures in design and has done so at a number of universities in the UK.

Nick Verebelyi

Non-executive Director


As Bond & Coyne’s Non-executive Director, Nick guides the strategic development of our client services and the running of the consultancy. He also advises on larger-scale brand projects. Nick has over 25 years of international experience in the design industry, working with clients such as Unilever, Nestle, JTI and Novartis on brands like Domestos, Sunlight, Nescafe and Sure Sport.

Jason Hancock

Digital Director


As Digital Director, Jason leads the digital elements of our clients' brands and campaigns. Working closely with clients, the team and developers, he sees digital projects from idea generation through to development and launch. Jason's work includes everything from award-winning app design to digital art installations using live data.

Richard Abbott

Head of Growth and Development


With over 20 year’s experience across multiple market sectors and territories Richard has acute commercial instincts and a keen insight into what drives the commerciality and rhythm of a business. He helps Bond & Coyne to develop, implement and manage growth strategies that deliver significant impact as well as driving revenues and profitability.

Lucy Harmer

Senior Designer


Lucy studied Graphic Design at Kingston University and joined Bond and Coyne with several years experience working with corporate and cultural clients. She has a keen eye for design detail and a particular enthusiasm for typography, relishing the chance to work with words and language to push brand communications forward in any client project. She also enjoys creating letterforms in her spare time.

Rob Watts

Strategy Designer


Rob's career began in social and strategic design thinking. He finds insight from listening to clients and studying user behaviours. As part of his role in Bond and Coyne, he is eager to provide clients with a coherent array of tools to push the flexibility of their brands.

Jo Linton

Brand Platform Manager


Jo's passion for learning, research and development, as well as her experience in design and artworking, is primarily put into managing our online brand management platform SmartHub. As well as supporting the day-to-day running of SmartHub, she builds bespoke design templates that allow thousands of users to easily customise and create their own digital and print materials.

Matt Reilly

Designer


Matt is an ISTD Fellow and graduate of D&AD's New Blood Academy. He brings strong typographic skills and a sharp attention to detail to his design work. He enjoys the challenge of generating ideas at the initial stages of new projects and creating beautiful solutions that solve clients' problems.

James Marshall

Designer


As an award-winning designer with a notable record in typography, James is heavily involved in our large-scale communication projects. His attention to detail has been recognised by both the International Society of Typographic Designers and the D&AD New Blood Awards.

Johanna Harding

Studio Manager


Johanna has worked to bring Bond & Coyne's financial administration in-house. Her work has made processes in the studio more efficient. As well as keeping track of the business' finances, she manages our ever-expanding studio to ensure our spaces supports our creative and strategic work.

Claire Langer

Designer


Claire brings interdisciplinary working practices and experience into the studio, having worked in the areas of gaming and UX. Her love of human-centred design helps support our strategic client work. A recent graduate of Kingston University, her user-centred student work was awarded a Commendation by the RSA.

Laura Brown-Little

Project Manager


With a background in managing projects in retail, and design studios, combined with her knowledge of the creative process Laura ensures our briefs are managed efficiently in-house. She was previously a D&AD New Blood nominee for her work with photography.

Satyajit Das

Architecture Associate


Satyajit's philosophy centres on collaboration and the merging of disciplines. He works with us on our brand and experience work for clients who want to create spatial, exhibition or display projects that combine innovative materials and interactions. As a studio we like to find opportunities to extend spatial projects in ways that develop into campaigns and comms opportunities, and Satyajit plays a leading role in this.

Freddie Harrison

Copywriting Associate


Freddie Harrison is our Copywriting Associate, working with us to produce written content for a number of projects. Freddie trained as a journalist and worked as Features Editor for an international publishing company, before moving into HE marketing. Freddie works closely with the whole team on both small-scale content and larger editorial work.

Marius Olbert

Technical Associate


Marius' technical knowledge and expertise enables us to create bespoke digital experiences for our clients. Because Marius works across a number of different technologies, we are able to maintain a flexible approach to digital and provide the best suited solution for our clients needs.