About Bond&Coyne

We combine strategy and delight to create impactful brands, campaigns and interactions for ambitious organisations

Some of our clients

Strategic and creative brand services


We partner with clients to define what makes their 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.

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We deliver campaigns that increase awareness of our clients’ brands. Our analytical approach has 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.

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We design and build interactions that help our clients to engage with their audiences in exciting and disruptive 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.

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Bronze - Best Prospectus From a Specialist Institution


Highly Commended Proposition Development


Winner Editorial Design


Winner Editorial Design


Highly Commended Education Brand Campaign


Gold for Best Employer Marketing Initiative


Chair’s Grand Prix Award


Winner Innovation - SME


Winner Corporate Brochure


Best Education Campaign

The Studio

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.

Jason Hancock

Digital Director

Jason leads on the digital elements of our clients’ brands and campaigns. Working closely with clients, the creative team and developers, he sees digital projects from idea generation and creative through to development and launch. Jason’s work includes everything from award-winning app design to digital art installations using live data. He led the development of our kscope app which received widespread press attention and design awards after helping to deliver 30% increase in university applications.

Lucy Harmer

Design Director

Lucy joined Bond & Coyne after running client relationships and delivering high-visibility cultural projects for the likes of the BFI and Barbican. Lucy leads the delivery of our award-winning HE brand and design work for the likes of Arts University Bournemouth, Kingston University and Bedfordshire University. She recently completed the rebranding of the Kingston School of Art, UBBS and Harper Adams University.

Dan Ridge

Campaign Director

Dan joined Bond & Coyne after being Comic Relief's Head of Design for 5 years, bringing with him a wealth of experience overseeing high-profile brand campaigns. Dan leads our clients' campaign work, creating strategies and tailoring messaging across audiences.

Rob Watts

Head of Growth and Development

Rob’s career is founded in social and strategic design thinking. He evaluates the way clients communicate with stakeholders to reach their goals. Rob manages the strategic execution of projects by working with our Design and Digital teams, to ensure communications perform. He’s led the content generation on web projects, directed brand and campaign messaging for large universities, and implemented designs for international city projects.

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 space supports our creative and strategic work.

Laura Brown Little

Project & Comms Manager

Laura came to us following experience in the retail sector and a passion for working in education and brand. She manages the Design and Strategy team bandwidths in the studio and is a port-of-call for all of our key clients. She oversees key project progression and updates directors on budget usage, deadlines and helps us to organise our studio activity to ensure we deliver projects on time and to budget.

Matt Reilly

Senior Designer

Matt is an ISTD Fellow and graduate of D&AD's New Blood Academy. He strives to push the creative output of the studio and ensure both production and design is completed to high standards. As Senior Designer he’s led the the creative approach to many brands in the financial and education sectors.

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.

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.

Claire Langer

Creative Strategist

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.

Jo Linton

Brand Platform Manager

Jo's background in 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.

Hal Bedford-Payne

Brand Platform Designer

Hal designs collateral and user experiences for our Brand Platform: SmartHub. Hal’s experience in the education sector lends itself well to our studio’s shared drive; striving to improve the experience of learners through design. His own work is led by a love of crafting high-quality, sustainable pieces of design. This has seen him nominated for a number of awards.

Ben Borst

Digital Designer

As a D&AD award winner Ben brings a wealth of digital design skills to the studio. He uses the latest web standards to enhance on-screen user experiences and improve the digital presence of brands.

James Marshall


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

Theo Ward


Theo is our studio's animator. He combines animation, illustration and film skills to bring brands to life on-screen and helps us to deliver complex storytelling online, in presentations and at events.

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.

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