Founded in 2001 by Michael C. Place (Creative Director) and Nicky Place (Business Director) and Joe Luxton (Designer).

In late 2012 the studio was ranked number 23 in Design Week’s ‘Top 50 creative agencies in the UK’.

We specialise in producing visual identities for creative, design-led clients, and our portfolio encompasses brand identity, art direction and graphic design. We have extensive experience of production including print, websites, & moving image. Our services include design and art direction, management and  production.

Our clients include:
Microsoft, Nike, Virgin America, Barber Osgerby,, Nokia, Getty Images, Sony Computer Entertainment, Design Museum London, Sony Music, Salomon, Levi’s and a host of independents.


We are sometimes asked to exhibit works, judge awards, and present talks, including in Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Paris, London, Sydney, Dublin and Hong Kong. Our work has been published in over 100 books and magazines worldwide.


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Build is an award-winning London-based design consultancy with an international reputation for producing modern, graphic solutions for forward-thinking clients, both independent and corporate. Our core strengths of brand identity, art direction and graphic design are showcased in a portfolio unified by a strong and confident visual language.

We help clients rationalise their challenges and verbalise their personality, and no matter what the size of project, it is always our aim to deliver beyond expectation. We firmly believe in working closely and collaboratively with our clients to create relevant, bespoke design solutions.