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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…


Paul Ellerker
Director & Co Founder


After eight years in advertising and marketing, Paul made the move to branding and design in 2001. He founded a successful design agency in 2008, where he discovered kindred spirits in Paul Fox and Tijl Schneider. The agency transitioned into Studio Parallel in 2013 and was co founded with Paul Fox.


Paul manages the running of the agency and is heavily involved in all aspects of the design process, making 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.

Paul Fox
Creative Director & Co Founder


Paul co-founded Studio Parallel and has spent time 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 in every way.


He’s hugely respected by the team and clients alike, with a calm, collected approach to each project.

Tijl Schneider
Lead Designer


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 editorial design. As a son of a contemporary furniture designer, he grew up with a love of clean lines.


His design knowledge is second to none and everything that comes off his screen tends to be a beautiful thing.

Jade Kent


Jade graduated from Kingston University in 2014 and is a highly versatile and talented designer. She’s extremely strong on branding and print with a great appreciation of colour. Jade’s always calm under pressure and her opinion is one of the most sought after in the studio.


Jade ensures we are relevant and colourful, working on clients including M&M’S, Tate and ABP.

Ed Allanby
Senior Designer


Ed hopped over from sunny Tasmania to England in 2014 and gained valuable experience working in some of the London’s most notable design agencies. This led him to teach the next generation of graphic designers at Shillington College before jumping back on the tools at Parallel.


He has worked on brands including Curzon Cinemas, Land Securities and Four Seasons, bringing a wealth of class, experience and knowledge to the studio. His strong belief in simplicity and craft delivers fantastic results that ensures we always have very happy clients.

Marta Martins Pereira
Project Manager


Marta has managed branding and communications projects for 20 years for both agencies and working directly with clients. She has been responsible for the strategy and delivery of branding projects across a variety of sectors, for businesses of all sizes, in the UK and abroad.


Her strength is in working productively with diverse teams, client and agency side, to achieve successful results for clients.


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.


Our Clients

We work with a range of clients from start-ups to global organisations including...

Associated British Ports
Beggars Run
Clerkenwell Design Week
East & Co
Encyclopædia Britannica
Islington Council
Media 10
Netil House
Ping Pong
Smith Stone Walters
Team Consulting
The Ninth
Transport for London
Westminster Council
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts