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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Birds and Bees

Messaging the messy nature of relationships

Campaign materials for an energetic new show

Campaign

Birds and Bees is an urgent new play by Charlie Josephine. It fuses spoken word with a commissioned soundtrack, and explores the complicated nature of teenage relationships. Theatre Centre developed it for audiences of young people.

We began work on the project in April 2020. It was a strange time; we were working from home and nobody was sure when live theatre would be possible again. We’d normally be working together in a studio; so remotely sharing concepts and sketches was a new approach for us.

We used paper and pens, photos and sketches on iPads to send sketches and generate mood-boards.

Teenagers are a tricky audience – messaging has to compete with the innumerable other stimuli of their lives.

The concept needed to find the right level of cheekiness: nodding to the show’s examination of sex and relationships, without being explicit.

The energy of the writing style was also really important.

We looked at all sorts of ideas to play with this, from photographic still life concepts to bold typographic ideas, before eventually hitting on the motif of doodles in a school text book.

The other challenge was that we couldn’t set-up any kind of photo-shoot. We were all socially distanced so we didn’t even get to meet the production team, let alone the cast.

Illustration was the obvious solution to that problem, and a scribbled, doodled illustrative style also felt tonally appropriate. The scribbles meant we could be playful and cheeky whilst also alluding to the more austere atmosphere of a school. And the heart diagram motif was also a way to nod to the subject of relationships.

Once we’d settled on a the right concept for the project and worked out the right composition, we developed the final rendering and colours. We also finalised the background of a graffitied desk further adding to the sense of being in a classroom, and bringing the textbook concept to life.

As well as working towards a traditional poster, we ensured that the design was flexible enough for the website and social media uses.

We were proud to work in flexible new ways to create a striking poster for a vibrant and important theatrical project.