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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Soho Social: Mae Martin

Soho Social: Mae Martin

Our April Cog Night was an intimate evening with Mae Martin, via Zoom. A chance to watch their Soho Theatre stand-up show ‘Us’, and an opportunity for us to chat with Mae afterwards. Ed gives his thoughts.

We’ve long been fans of the work that Soho Theatre do. It’s been a pleasure to continue to work with the fab team since we designed and built their website in 2017. And, when it’s open, you’ll often find us there: watching a fantastic show, or drinking at the bar.

During lock-down, we’ve sorely missed the buzz of the place. So we leapt at the opportunity to join one of their Soho Socials, online.

Soho Socials are a great concept. A limited number of attendees watch a recording of a show together on Zoom, and then the performer or creatives join the Zoom call for a Q&A with the audience.

For our April Cog Night we went to Mae Martin’s Soho Social, featuring a stream of their 2015 show Us followed by a chat with Mae on Zoom. Mae’s been a Cog favourite and mainstay of our Cultural Calendar for a while so this was an exciting opportunity to find out more about their work and process.

Soho Theatre’s Lee managed the event, introduced the video and hosted the post-show Q&A, all from his shed (with Henry and Charles Hoover for company).

Settled in front of a laptop, with a bottle of wine to hand.

The show itself had been recorded at Soho Theatre a few years ago, back when ‘social distancing’ meant ghosting your friends.

It crackled with witty social commentary, discussing topics that included sexuality, family, and adolescent interactions with parents (Mae’s parents, Wendy and James, are recurring characters in a lot of the material).

Mae was brilliantly self-effacing about the way we all see our awkward teenage selves. And they spoke insightfully and often movingly about gender identity, sexuality, and bi-erasure.

The show was slickly produced (the recording is available on Soho Theatre On Demand if you fancy giving it a watch) and that was a much more successful approach than some of the Zoom-based stand up I’ve seen.

Perhaps the most interesting aspect was the opportunity to share the experience, with Mae, of looking back on that past material. It was remarkable how the lexicon around gender fluidity and transgender politics has changed in that time, even for someone like Mae who was (and is still) leading the conversation.

There were some great questions in the Q&A that followed. Some picked up on those themes of gender identity and sexuality. Others asked about Mae’s Netflix and Channel 4 TV show Feel Good which has been renewed for a second season. Mae wasn’t allowed to tell us when the show will return to our screens, but it’s very soon.

I asked Mae about the writing process behind an hour-long stand up show like Us. I was really interested to know what that sort of performance looks like ‘on the page’ (or if it didn’t involve a page at all). Mae responded by showing us their notebook, full of handwritten bullet point notes which was fascinating to see.

The Soho Social was a really novel way to enjoy comedy and find out more about the process behind it. And it really felt in the spirit of Soho Theatre’s buzzy and friendly atmosphere. I’m sure I’ll be back, online and/or in person very soon.


Illustration by Hannah Lock for our Cultural Calendar.