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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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'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 communication tools to push the flexibility of their brands.
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.
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.
Grace joined us in 2013 as a junior designer, after graduating from D&AD's New Blood Academy and interning for a number of agencies. With a specific interest in illustration, she brings a human-centric and sensitive approach to design and animation work. She particularly enjoys the early research and planning stages of new projects.
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.
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's contributed illustration work and undertaken research for new contacts, clients and projects.
Debbie Scott is our Insight Associate, providing us with key industry and audience insights for our education-based client work. Debbie worked for over 10 years at UCAS Media, ultimately becoming their Head of Insight and Strategy. Debbie works closely with our directors to shape media and marketing approaches for our youth and student-focussed brand projects – helping to ensure the success of our recent client campaign projects.
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.