Popping-in?

We designed our studio; it's filled with light and music. There are multiple meeting rooms, a well stocked kitchen, and an indoor garden (with fishpond). Pop-in for tea and stay to use a spare desk for as long as you need.

11 Greenwich Centre Business Park,
53 Norman Road, Greenwich
London SE10 9QF

Cog is a Certified B Corporation

Public transport

We’re next to Greenwich train and DLR station. We have a door right on the concourse but it’s different to our postal address.

From Greenwich rail platform

This video shows the route to take from the train that will arrive at Greenwich rail station from London Bridge.

From Greenwich DLR station

This video shows the route to take from the DLR that will arrive at Greenwich DLR station from Bank.

By car

If you have to come by car, we have a couple of parking spaces. We have a charging point that you are welcome to use if you have an electric car. Call ahead and we'll make sure the spaces are free. Use our postcode (SE10 9QF) to guide you in.

Get in touch

We’d love to hear from you. Use whichever medium works best for you.

11 Greenwich Centre Business Park,
53 Norman Road, Greenwich
London SE10 9QF

Cog is a Certified B Corporation

New project enquiry

It's exciting to chat about potential new projects. We don't have a ‘sales’ team or a form to fill in. Call us or give us a little detail via email and we'll get straight back to you.

enquiry@cogdesign.com

Website support

If you're a client then you'll be best served by calling us or contacting us via Basecamp, otherwise you can use this dedicated email that reaches all of the digital team.

digital@cogdesign.com

Finance questions

This email hits the inboxes of the people who deal with our bookkeeping and finances.

accounts@cogdesign.com

Just want a chat?

Sometimes enquiries don't fall neatly under a heading, do they?

hello@cogdesign.com

Cultural Calendar

A round-up of recommendations and reviews, sent on the first Friday of each month, topped-off with a commissioned image from a talented new illustrator. Sign-up and tell your friends.

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Cog News

An irregular update of activity from our studio. Showing off about great new projects, announcements, job opportunities, that sort of thing. Sign-up and tell your friends.

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About

Cog is a digital design agency, working exclusively in culture and heritage since 1991. We're innovative, creative, straight-talking and always a joy to work with.

We help arts organisations inspire their audiences through engaging, intelligent branding and websites that ease interactions, demand attention and prompt action.

Our approach is audience-focused and pragmatic. Every solution is unique because every client brings individual challenges and opportunities.

We avoid jargon, minimise complexity and partner with exceptional clients to build long-term, productive (and enjoyable) working relationships.

Decades of experience

Decades of experience

Formed in 1991, we are probably the most experienced agency working in the sector. But we are never complacent; we make that experience count.

Cultural obsessives

Cultural obsessives

We believe in the power of culture to transform lives. We donate our expertise to help and our money to those who are best placed to make it happen.

Passionate, never precious

Passionate, never precious

We work with (not just for) our clients. We adapt, support, challenge and push for the most striking, comprehensive, effective and stunning solutions.

Plain spoken

Plain spoken

If we can't describe an idea without jargon then it's probably too complex so we rethink it. We know our stuff so we don't need to hide behind acronyms.

Breakfast briefings

Breakfast briefings

We host monthly talks with industry experts and inspiring thinkers. With an audience of friends and clients we exchange ideas and expand minds.

Studio culture

Studio culture

Some of us work remotely but we all enjoy the collective culture that stems from our Greenwich studio: collaboration, a shared ethos and unified goals.

Cultural Calendar

A round-up of recommendations and reviews, sent on the first Friday of each month, topped-off with a commissioned image from an emerging illustration talent. Sign-up and tell your friends.

Studio team

Alex Gowan-Webster

Head of technology

Alex oversees and implements our technology solutions. From selecting systems to honing our hosting.

Like many of the best technologists, Alex has a musical background. He has an MA in Composition.

With training in neurodiversity, accessibility and inclusivity, he leads our work in these areas. Outside the studio he’s a trustee at Drake Music – leaders in music, disability and technology.

Anna Serocold

Head of design

Anna leads our design team and oversees the day-to-day creative output of the studio.

She manages many of our larger and higher profile projects, working across branding, digital, campaigns and editorial design.

And she curates our cultural calendar, commissioning a bespoke illustration each month.

Emma Burr

Design lead

Emma is a specialist in user experience and user interaction design. She manages the design of many creative projects, working closely with our project managers and developers throughout the process.

She oversees our Everyday Cog selection and manages a lot of our social media posts.

Emily Jervis

Project manager

Via a background in fashion and years in social media and detailed data analytics, Emily gained a love of the arts through a role at English National Opera where she quickly progressed to managing the digital team.

At Cog she provides retainer support and project delivery for numerous clients who love her ability to describe complex tasks in everyday language.

Laura Marshall

Resourcing manager

With a background in planning and delivering marketing campaigns in the cultural and charity sectors, Laura joined us with a brief to overhaul our systems and processes.

She ensures that we have the right people, in the right place at the right time.

Luke Burford

Designer

We’d long admired Luke’s work on web projects with clients such as National Portrait Gallery so we were delighted when he agreed to join us in 2022.

His focus is on user interaction and visual designs for many of our high-profile website projects (and he sneaks in a bit of coding too).

Michael Smith

Director

A designer by training Michael founded Cog and has moulded the company around a belief in the power of culture to shape people’s lives.

He’s a regular commentator and speaker on design, empathy and sustainability. He is a Fellow at the RSA, a mentor with several universities and a trustee with the kindness charity, People United.

Nick Kime

Website delivery manager

Nick expertly guides websites from initial briefings through to launch and beyond.

He is tenacious and detail focused to ensure that our sites are delivered on time and in budget, and are still stunning, effective and unique.

With a degree in acting, Nick found a love of ticketing via a training roles at ATG and Spektrix.  More recently Nick was Arts Council’s Tech Champion for ticketing and CRMs in their innovative Digital Culture Network. 

Yomi Yusuf

Developer

Yomi worked as a freelance designer and developer for many years before we persuaded him to join our full-time team.

He bring the understanding and sensitivity of having worked directly with clients, ranging from independent charities to West End shows.

Zara Veerapen-Padayachy

Studio manager

Zara’s role is broad but her remit is simple – to provide an environment where our team and clients can thrive and produce the best work together.

She oversees our admin, manages our bookkeeping, books our Cog Nights, takes care of the fish and so much more.

The rest of our team

We’re not just a London-based team: we have a network of developers and designers across the globe. And when we need some extra help we have a pool of trusted associates in the UK with specialist skills, including developers, photographers, copywriters, illustrators and more.

Daniel Reid

Developer

Daniel travels the globe as an arts & culture digital developer. And he calls Tasmania his home. He’s a specialist in CRM integrations, with a focus on work with Tessitura and TNEW. He’s part of the very cool team at Dark Mofo and Mona.

Emiliano Fuksas

Lead Developer

Emi’s talents extend across all areas of web development. He handles much of our complex database integration work and he has developed many of our tools for integrating CRM platforms, ticketing systems and collection management software. His base a studio near Rome.

Laura McCartney

Developer

With ten years experience, Laura is passionate about writing elegant, code for efficient websites. A designer by training, she brings an aesthetic sensibility to all her screen-based development work, and a pragmatic approach to every project.

 

Mark Willians

Developer

Mark’s career centred around design and print before he took the plunge to become a full time developer. He’s never looked back although his understanding of layout and type hierarchy is a huge asset. At Cog Mark’s specialism is front-end development and translating designs across complex website builds. Mark lives and work in Taunton, Somerset.

Morena Fiore

Developer

Morena is an Italian web developer, based in North London. We’ve been working together for years. She’s adaptable, dependable and tenacious. She’s equally comfortable setting up WordPress installations as she is adding finesse to front-end styling.

Razvan Merla

Developer

Razvan is an experienced web developer, working across many CMS platforms. He manages many of our website builds and ticketing integrations including our TNEW, Spektrix. He also takes the lead on much of our back end and server-based development work. He is based in Bucharest, Romania.

Join our team

We’re always excited to hear from brilliant people who share our values and our obsession with culture. We’re currently expanding our team with roles across project management, design and development.

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Everyday Cog

We've been taking a photo every working day since 2011. It’s a great snapshot of studio life.

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