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

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 in front of our studio. Call ahead to make sure they’re free, and 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

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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Escape Rooms

Escape Rooms

January’s Cog Night challenged us to escape Ancient Egypt with only a walkie-talkie, a torch and our wits to guide us.

Every Tuesday the Cog team get together for a team meeting. It’s a good opportunity for us to keep up-to-date with our colleagues’ projects and for the international ‘Coggers’, (Razvan, Zoltan and Erica) to Skype in and be projected onto the wall at 5x their normal size. At the close of the meeting, when we have dotted the Is and crossed the Ts, we share our personal diary events. This is usually a mixture of meeting dates, film discussions, theatre events, art exhibitions and dodgeball fixtures.*

It was at this point one grey Tuesday in December that the giant, projected Razvan casually said, ‘oh, nothing much. I’m just going to escape a room’. There was a short pause while the Greenwich team wondered if Razvan was secretly a spy. Michael politely asked him to explain.

The concept is based on the Japanese online game ‘Takagism’, which requires players to solve puzzles in order to get out of a virtual room, but various companies have developed the format to inhabit a physical environment. One such company, Escape Rooms, claims to offer players ‘the opportunity to use their intuition, teamwork skills and intelligence to accomplish a unique and challenging task’. Sold.

Skip forward to last Tuesday and you’ll find said team following me around London Bridge holding a rather vague map, chatting excitedly about the ‘80s television show, Knightmare. I then realize I am lost, so Sam takes over and we find it (this becomes a running theme throughout the night).

We are greeted by our charmingly energetic host, Mikey, who will let us out of the locked room should we fail the challenge and will give us up to three hints should we need them. The reception is covered with photos of triumphant-looking escapees all claiming incredible escape times. Intimidated? No… well maybe a little.

We are led to the ‘Pharaoh’s Chamber’ with the challenge to solve the clues that open the eight doors around the room within 60 minutes. The room is exactly what we hoped for: hieroglyphics everywhere, statues guarding the doors that resembled the god Anubis and loads of things painted gold. We ransacked the room looking for clues and began our quest. Unfortunately I can’t describe the tasks themselves as that would be a bit of a spoiler but they consisted of a mixture of anagram, logic and visual puzzles. The digital team excelled at the logic puzzles, the designers showed off their excellent lateral thinking and I held the walkie-talkie.

Did we make it? Of course! Team Cog was out of the ancient pyramid in 54 minutes. Nowhere near some of the quickest times but not too shabby either.

‘And you only needed two clues’, Mikey kindly added as he saw us off into the January cold. And so brushing the ancient Egyptian sand out of eyes we made it back to London Bridge station (Michael leading this time).

* Ross plays for a Dodgeball league so he provides weekly updates of the pun-based opposition team names that are going to annihilate him that week. Names such as Snoop Dodge, The Salad Dodgers, Dr Strangedodge. The puns are of varying quality but we’ll save that for another journal entry.