About Us

Duo is Paul & Emily, an independent design studio based on the cobbles of Dock Street in Leeds City Centre. We specialise in identity and brand development.

We combine design and individuality, with the belief of keeping it simple, creating bespoke design that works.

Services

Branding

Branding is what drives us, from creating an initial concept to rolling it out across print and online media,

making it strong, consistent and recognisable across absolutely everything. We have created Branding

solutions and Brand Guidelines for a variety of clients from start-ups and independents like Headrow House headrowhouse.com & Ox Club oxclub.co.uk to large corporate clients like Millers Oils www.millersoils.co.uk & Punter Southhall Health & Protection www.pshp.co.uk

Logo Design

As part of the Branding process we create bespoke Brand Identities including logos, icons, straplines, logotypes, logomarks and symbols. The logos we create are unique to the company unless we are re-drawing an existing logo such as the Crest for Harrogate Council www.harrogate.gov.uk

Graphic Design

We are experts in Graphic Design, communicating visual ideas and concepts through Typography, Editorial Design and Illustration for use in Print and Digital formats.

Illustration

Some of our projects include skills in Illustration where we will hand draw, sketch to create digital illustrations or drawings to support a particular piece of design.

Typography

Some of our projects include skills in Typography where we manipulate typefaces, letterforms and fonts to create unique logos and identities.

Editorial Design

Some of our projects include skills in Editorial Design where we will design creative layouts for multipage documents for use in Print and Digital formats.

Art Direction

Some of our projects include Photo Shoots where we will provide Art Direction to achieve the style or type of photo required for a particular piece of design.

Print Design

We create design work for Print, including Printed Brochures, Leaflets, Magazines, Postcards, Stationery including bespoke Business Cards. We use various print finishing techniques and special paper and card usually supplied by GF Smith https://www.gfsmith.com

Social Media Design

When developing a brand for a product or service we design and create bespoke elements for use on Social Media such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Online Design

When developing a brand for a product or service we design and create the style and art direction for use digitally online.

Exhibition Design

We also specialise in working with the cultural sector, creating bespoke Exhibition Design for special gallery spaces. We work with Leeds City Council http://www.leeds.gov.uk for Leeds Museums & Galleries

http://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries including most of the following sites, Leeds City Museum, Temple Newsam, Lotherton Hall, Abbey House Museum, Kirkstall Abbey, Armley Industrial Museum, Leeds Discovery Centre, Thwaite Mills and Leeds Art Gallery.

Clients

Headrow House Branding

Design and Branding for Leeds based multi-functional venue Headrow House. We created the logo and brand development from business cards and menus through to signage and website design. We continue to work with Headrow House on all of their marketing collateral, being online through social media channels (twitter, Facebook, instagram) or print based including design for bespoke events.

Abbey House - Crime and Punishment Exhibition Design

Design and Branding for the Crime and Punishment exhibition at Abbey House Museum in Leeds. We created the exhibition identity and rolled out the bespoke illustrative style across all marketing collateral - online and printed - advertisements and the exhibition design itself.

Duo logo Design and Branding

Design and Branding creating a bespoke ident.

Duck Soup Branding

Design and Branding for Leeds based television and film producers Duck Soup. We created the logo and style which was then rolled out across business cards and website.

Ox Club Branding

Design and Branding for Leeds based restaurant Ox Club, situated within Headrow House. We created the identity and continue to work with the restaurant on the design of all menus, adverts and online marketing.

Elysium Branding

Design and Branding for Sheffield based contractors and building developers Elysium. We created the identity and continue to work with the company designing stationery, brochures and website.

Carers Leeds Branding

Design and Branding for Leeds based carer charity, Carers Leeds. We created the identity and continue to work with the charity designing stationery, brochure, annual reports and monthly newsletters.

Lambert’s Yard Branding

Design and Branding for Leeds based fashion retail and events venue Lambert’s Yard. We created the identity and rolled the branding out through the design of signage, advertising and marketing collateral.

LS20 Letterpress Studio Branding

Design and Branding for Leeds based letterpress greeting card manufacturer LS20 Letterpress Studio. We work in conjunction with the company to produce the designs for the greeting cards using our own style of illustration and bespoke font designed especially for the brand.

Leeds City Museum - For All Seasons

Design and Branding for the For All Seasons exhibition at Leeds City Museum. We created the exhibition identity and rolled out the bespoke illustrative style across all marketing collateral - online and printed - advertisements and the exhibition design itself.

LS20 Letterpress Studio Branding

Design and Branding for Leeds based photographer Eleanor Woodruff. We created the bespoke icon for the logo and created the design of the website and business cards The business cards we’re gold foiled onto GF Smith Colourplan.

Luis Cassama Branding

Design and Branding for Leeds based menswear fashion designer Luis Cassama. We created the branding and rolled it across all aspects of the brand including clothing labels, marketing collateral and website. We art directed the autumn/winter photoshoot on location at The Tetley in Leeds. We used GF Smith Twist Black for the business cards to create a textured fabric effect.

Zubble Branding

Design and Branding for online music app Zubble. We created a bespoke ident and logo and rolled out the branding.

Headrow House Branding

Design and Branding for Leeds based multi-functional venue Headrow House. We created the logo and brand development from business cards and menus through to signage and website design. We continue to work with Headrow House on all of their marketing collateral, being online through social media channels (twitter, Facebook, instagram) or print based including design for bespoke events.

Lamb 1887 Branding

Design and Branding for popular handbag and accessories designers Lamb 1887. We created a bespoke font for their logo and rolled out the new style across their website. The brand is loved by many including celebrities such as Laura Whitmore, Holly Willoughby, Pippa Middleton and Millie Mackintosh.

Luis Cassama Branding

Design and Branding for Leeds based menswear fashion designer Luis Cassama. We created the branding and rolled it across all aspects of the brand including clothing labels, marketing collateral and website. We art directed the autumn/winter photoshoot on location at The Tetley in Leeds. We used GF Smith Twist Black for the business cards to create a textured fabric effect.

Box Club Branding

Design and Branding for Leeds based street food brand Box Club, part of the Headrow House / Ox Club brand. We created it’s own identity and logo which is used across the venue through packaging, menus and advertising.

Leeds City Museum - Light Lab Exhibition Design

Design and Branding for the Tailored exhibition at Leeds City Museum. We created the exhibition identity and rolled out the bespoke illustrative style across all marketing collateral - online and printed - advertisements and the exhibition design itself.

Three Sphere Branding

Design and Branding for London based contractors and building developers Three Sphere. We created the identity and continue to work with the company designing stationery, brochures and website.

Leeds City Museum - Tailored Exhibition

Design and Branding for the Tailored exhibition at Leeds City Museum. We created the exhibition identity and rolled out the bespoke illustrative style across all marketing collateral - online and printed - advertisements and the exhibition design itself.

Contact Us

A small agency of two,
combining design and individuality, with the belief of keeping it simple.

Duo, Studio 2,
30-38 Dock Street,
Leeds LS10 1JF
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hello@designedbyduo.co.uk

Paul Taylor
07814 394 704
paul@designedbyduo.co.uk

Emily Mellor
07816 761 640
emily@designedbyduo.co.uk

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Photography by David Lindsay & Tom Joy © Designed by Duo Ltd. Company Registered in England No. 9325849