SEA Design

Powerful Ideas,
Simply Expressed

For over 20 years SEA has been designing and developing identities for some of the world’s most influential brands.

We have a strong strategic approach. We harness creativity and intelligent design to solve complex issues across a broad range of sectors, communicating powerful ideas in a clear & effective way.

We know that good design can transform business. From global giants to heritage brands to start-ups, we partner with our clients for the long term, working in collaboration to help deliver their ambitions and commercial objectives.

Trusted for our insight and honesty, we will always give a straight answer to a straight question in order to get our clients to where they need to be.

Our work has been recognised by all major international awards including the Design Museum’s highly prestigious Designs of the Year. Whilst we regularly win industry awards for our creativity, real success for us is helping our clients thrive in an increasingly competitive world.

What We Do

Brand Strategy
Brand architecture
Content strategy
Communication strategy
Design strategy

Brand Design
Brand identity
Name generation
Typography
Guidelines
Websites
Brand portals

Brand Communication
Art direction
Brand stories
Campaign concepts
Editorial design
Exhibition design
Packaging

Our Approach

How We Do It
We help our clients achieve their commercial objectives and ambitions by creating visual expressions of who they are, what they want to say and where they are heading.

We develop and define brand strategy and positioning based on hard evidence, which we gather by undertaking detailed research, interviews and market analysis. Our work includes, but is not limited to; creating new brand identities to underpin growth, developing and repositioning existing brands to change perceptions, enhancing well established brands to ensure they endure and flourish into the future, and executing brand campaigns.

Working Closely Together
Our collaborative and flexible working method allows us to immerse ourselves within our clients' brand, projects, ways of working and wider team - gaining an in-depth understanding of the business and the commercial position and goals - and thoroughly understand how your audiences currently understand and engage with your brand.

By building close relationships from day one, and aiming to become an extension of your team, we are able to capture your unique culture, innovative work and creative process. It also helps us to successfully interpret and define key brand values to communicate across all relevant platforms.

Process
For clarity and efficiency, we separate projects into three distinct stages: Discovery, Design and Delivery. From project kick off, to delivery, to roll out and beyond, we are passionate about building strong lines of communication. We appreciate that time can be a luxury, so we work with you to organise regular catch up and check ins that suit you and your team's ways of working. We are also very open to working with any processes you might have, and can be flexible to suit you and the team.

Recognition

Selected Awards
D&AD
Design Week Awards
Creative Review Awards
ISTD
DBA
Design Museum Award
Premier Award
RIBA Award
Archiboo Awards
European Design Award

Selected Lectures
ISTD
Typocircle
D&AD
Semi Permanent
4 Designers

Selected Talks
Manchester University
Newcastle University
Huddersfield University
Birmingham Design Festival
Clerkenwell Design Week
Northern Design Festival
Plymouth University
Glasgow School of Art

Published Work
Creative Review
Communication Arts
Computer Arts
Design Museum
Design Week
Etapes
Eye
IDEA
FT Creative
Pulp