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We are Cog Design

We are a team.
Working with clients in
the cultural sector, we
create stunning, engaging,
intelligent design that
inspires audiences,
provokes action and
delivers results.

We are passionate about
design but never precious.

We do win awards but
our favourite rewards are
the partnerships with
happy clients.

Areas of work

Brand strategy Venn diagram on a whiteboard
Brand strategy Venn diagram on a whiteboard

Brand strategy & identity

Working with our clients, we distil their complex messages and, using visually arresting cues, we remind people how great those clients are.

A blurred figure walks past a tube campaign poster
A blurred figure walks past a tube campaign poster

Campaigns & promotions

Working with our clients, we produce compelling, memorable campaigns that inspire audiences to take action, buy tickets and attend events.

A site map laid out as post-it notes.
A site map laid out as post-it notes.

Websites & digital

Working with our clients, we create accessible, integrated digital design that delivers detail, sells tickets, encourages interaction and builds loyalty.

Magazines full of post-it notes. A figure reads in the background.
Magazines full of post-it notes. A figure reads in the background.

Editorial & publications

Working with our clients, we design and create journals, brochures and reports and we love to keep producing them.

Recent client work

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UK Theatre Branding

Rebranding the Theatrical Management Association, as UK Theatre, with an all-encompassing identity.

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Recruitment campaign

An integrated and infinitely scalable campaign for the UK's biggest membership organisation for voluntary music makers.

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Cast Branding

Naming and branding a new venue in one of the least arts-engaged towns in the country.

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ENB Coppelia Campaign

An explosion in the toymaker's workshop. Our marketing imagery for English National Ballet's Coppélia.

Recent team news

Handwritten type, in red white and blue, in the style of a Victorian billposter. The type reads 'Andy Altmann, 27th March 2014'.
Handwritten type, in red white and blue, in the style of a Victorian billposter. The type reads 'Andy Altmann, 27th March 2014'.

Andy Altmann at Design Council

Michael went to the second of Design Council's Take 5 series, to hear from one of the heroes of his youth, Andy Altmann from Why Not Associates.

To the left, a sign reads 'Filing and photography are not permitted inside this auditorium at any time'. To the right, behind a glass screen, is a blurred figure of a man.
To the left, a sign reads 'Filing and photography are not permitted inside this auditorium at any time'. To the right, behind a glass screen, is a blurred figure of a man.

The Weir at Wyndham’s Theatre

This multi award-winning play has transfered from the Donmar Warehouse to Wyndham's Theatre. Michael went to see why critics love it so much.

Disastrous dates

Calamitous Tales of Disastrous Dates
Download our booklet of romantic disappointments

man and woman looking at painting
man and woman looking at painting

The London Art Fair 2014

We popped over to the Business Design Centre, 'the UK's premiere destination for modern British and contemporary art'.

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