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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Fifteen: a retrospective from Cog’s first generation

Fifteen: a retrospective from Cog’s first generation

For our fifteenth anniversary, we published a self-promotional book to send to clients and potential clients.

Publishing a book, and sending a copy to be stored at the British Library had been one of my ambitions for as long as I could remember. Cog’s 15th anniversary seemed like the perfect excuse to make that a reality.

The format seemed an obvious choice – a 100 page hardback book, 15cm x 15cm.

The content was a little trickier. We decided on sections – 15 facts (about the number 15), 15 years of Cog’s history, 15 months of work preceding the publication, 15 words to describe Cog, and 15 people (the current team plus recent team members).

Our fifteen facts included the discovery of the 15th chemical element, phosphorous, discovered by Hennig Brand whilst attempting alchemy with his own urine.

And the quote from Bernard M. Baruch that “old age if fifteen years older than I am’, illustrated through fifteen layers of wallpaper.

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The fifteen years section was demonstrated through a diary entry of each year, picking out a favourite project or focusing on a long-term client.

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Picking fifteen of our favourite projects from the past fifteen months was probably the most difficult section. We kept putting the publication date back so we could include the next project and the next one…Lewisham_spread  CMN1

We used silver-foil for the title, although that was obscured by the dustjacket which was printed on the inside, utilising the ‘show-through’ of paper.

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We hand-finished around 500 books, adding the dustjacket and putting each in a bespoke box (that we’d designed) and posting them to our clients and people who we wanted to be our clients within teh next fifteen months,

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Did it work? We think so. People tell us, a decade later that they remember the book (we even had someone call and request one in 2014). But mostly, it helped us to define who we are, to take ourselves seriously and to mark the end of one chapter and the start of another. It was the start of our second generation.