We are a design practice based in Hexham, Northumberland, covering England and Scotland. We specialise in the areas of interpretation and environmental design and landscape interpretation as well as graphic design and wildlife illustration.
We offer a creative and bespoke design service producing outdoor interpretation panels and boards and interpretive signs and elements appropriate within the landscape setting.
We work in collaboration with clients and stake holders. We work in all areas of the country with a strong track record in Northumberland and Scotland. All of our interpretative solutions and interpretation panels are bespoke and designed from the ground up. We will start with a concept, a sketch and work our way towards developing interpretation spaces that create a sense of place and are in keeping with the environment in which they sit.
We had a small part to play in the development of this memorial space for the Bradford Brothers in Witton Park. Our role was simply to produce a Zinc Etched Interpretation Plaque to be fitted to a stone plinth.
During the course of all my design work I use sketchbooks first - for everything. This allows me to have a real dialogue with my clients and myself in terms of the appropriateness of the solutions proposed.
In fact I have developed a real addiction to Moleskine Sketchbooks, Fountain Pens and watercolours.
The Bridge is called so as it is based on the Norse Rainbow Bridge connecting Earth to the realm of the Gods - Asgard. That bridge as in ours did not have a start or end as it was a place of mythical journey. In order to enter the bridge you have to pass the sculpture "Liberty" - this is a very loose representation of the guardsman of the bridge Heimdall. Liberty allows the visitor to leave behind something of the ordinary world and begin a journey to a special and very personal place.
These Durham City Homes interpretation panels involved community engagement in the form of working with local schools and heritage groups in order to create a set of interpretation that told the story of social housing in the post war period.
This was a Heritage Lottery Funded project to interpret this historic park. We produced signage that was in keeping with the restoration and material suite. Our role was develop the stories of the park for local people.
The start of the Arran Coastal Way is marked by this wonderful artwork in Brodick, Isle of Arran.
The pillbox at Middle Warren, Harltepool no longer exists but in its place there is a new Interpretative Feature which tells the story of First World War defences. This Pillbox Marker is made of concrete and features a map and story panels about Pillboxes.
We design and manufacture a wide range of steel and wooden lecterns, signs, frames and structures to display interpretation panels and interpretation boards. Typical products we produce are: Interpretation Panels, Way Markers, Finger Posts, General Signage and landscape solutions including seating and sculptural work.
We work on a national basis and collaborate with a wide variety of services including architects, landscape architects, writers, artists and story tellers. We also manage the manufacture of a range of interpretive products including metal lecterns, timber interpretation frames and lecterns, bronze cast interpretation discs, zinc etched tactile rubbing discs, as well as overseeing the production of a range of signage products including GRP, High Pressure Laminate, Ceramic and Stoneware, Zinc Etched Steel, Aluminium, Dibond and other signage materials.