We’re Parallel, an experienced branding and design agency based in London.
Ideas are critical to the way we work. We like them to be direct, distilled and demand people’s attention. And we make sure they end up looking handsome too, through a combination of visual flair, craft skills and attention to detail.
Our clients come from all kinds of sectors, which keeps us fresh and the work interesting. We like to keep the studio grounded and friendly, to enjoy the process of collaboration, and to have happy, regular clients who don’t stay away for long.
Our key staff
Our close-knit team brings together a mix of skills, points of view and design backgrounds…
Director & Co Founder
After eight long years in advertising and marketing, Paul escaped to branding and design in 2001. He founded Branch in 2008, where he discovered kindred spirits in Paul Fox and Tijl Schneider. Paul makes sure we’re driven and focused day in, day out. He likes to keep things clean and simple — an ethos that runs throughout the agency.
Creative Director & Co Founder
Paul has worked at some of London’s top design and branding agencies. He leads the design team by example, has significant input and influence on all the work that comes out of the studio, and pushes us creatively all the way.
Tijl is a dedicated Dutch designer with a deep appreciation of typography. His attention to detail is scary (in a good way) and he’s impressive with branding, identities and layout. As a son of a contemporary furniture designer, he grew up with a love of clean lines.
Senior Account Manager
Gemma handles the day-to-day running of our projects. She comes from a big agency background in branding and has worked within client services across a variety of global corporate accounts. Her attention-to-detail, efficiency and sharp organisational skills allow us to ensure that everything we do is delivered on time and above and beyond our clients’ satisfaction.
James is versatile and experienced developer from a creative background. He is responsible for the studios digital output, building websites and applications that answer clients techical requirements whilst staying true to the studios creative vision. He has experience with working digital agencies across London as well as inhouse at one of the UK’s leading retailers.
What we do
We work across a wide range of disciplines, including…
Identity & Branding
We create striking brand identities that not only make their mark today, but continue to do so long into the future. By researching, questioning and understanding client audiences, we find ways to make brands stand apart.
We design and develop websites that work seamlessly across desktop, tablet and mobile devices. For us, websites aren’t just about looking great, but also being functional, easy to use and navigate.
Print & Packaging
From annual reports to brochures or product packaging, we’ll make sure your message is communicated with clarity and crafted beautifully. We also manage print production and distribution, so everything’s taken care of.
From national 96- and 48-sheet poster campaigns, to smaller, targeted communications, we manage all kinds of advertising projects, from concept stage right through to final sign-off and production.
Retail, Exhibitions & Environments
We create arresting campaigns and distinctive graphics for events and retail spaces. Working closely with a large-format print specialist partner, we make sure the quality of print is first rate and installation runs smoothly.
With an ad campaign or a new brand identity, it’s always important to sound as good as you look. We work with experienced copywriters, making sure you communicate to your audience in the right tone-of-voice.
We work with a range of clients from start-ups to global organisations including...
Associated British Ports
Clerkenwell Design Week
East & Co
Smith Stone Walters
Transport for London