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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Contact

Everyone is welcome. Young people lead.

Contact branding and website

Branding Website

We worked with one of the most innovative and exciting theatres in the UK to help them become a future-facing cultural location for everyone.

Contact's Wez Thistlethwaite, speaking at our branding workshop Contact's Wez Thistlethwaite, speaking at our branding workshop
Branding workshop with board members, youth panel and staff from across the organisation Branding workshop with board members, youth panel and staff from across the organisation

Contact is a theatre and arts venue that places young people, inclusivity and originality at the heart of everything they do.

They approached us with a brief to update their existing brand which, though effective at the time, wasn’t doing the job of communicating the values and personality of a modern, youthful and energetic theatre.

As always, we began with a period of Discovery, including a great workshop with board members, youth panelists and staff from across the organisation.

We went back to the studio and started experimenting. We needed to find an adaptable visual language that conveyed the personality traits we’d settled on during the workshop…

Anna, playing with tape to create typographic ideas Anna, playing with tape to create typographic ideas
Experimenting with projected type Experimenting with projected type

After some fun in the studio we presented for routes that tackled the identity in different ways. Each had its own logo…

We met with their team in Manchester and chatted through the options and possibilities.

Together we decided strong lines would form the basis of the identity. It nodded to the taped markings used on stage and in rehearsal rooms but mostly it provided a visual language of interconnectivity and inclusion.

We’re really happy with the coherent look and feel of the refreshed brand, which already gives such a better statement about who and what we are, and the tools to communicate that more ambitiously.
Matt Fenton, Contact

On a practical level, using consistently sized lines served to tie productions, festivals and events together, visually. And it provided a versatile resource for further application such as wayfinding and merchandise.

We kept the logo simple but crafted the type so it feels perfectly weighted when used in portrait or landscape.

Creating an easy-to-use and flexible system for the brilliant in-house team was essential. We produced brand guidelines that weren’t too prescriptive and could be played with.

A wide range of images from various production companies (most of whom use excellent photography) could potentially make the visual identity quite messy. But the inclusion of the simple line motif helps to provide a visual consistency.

With the new branding in place we were able to move on to the website designs. It was important that the site captured the bold, innovative, inclusive spirit of the organisation at a time when their theatre was closed for an architectural overhaul.

One of our favourite features is a way to display live events alongside workshops and classes. We debated for a long time about ways to give equal parity to these areas of work before deciding to give audiences the choice.

They can use our slider to decide how the listings should be weighted.

The website was brilliantly guided by design agency Cog, we think the results are stunning.
Matt Fenton, Contact
Content Management System: WordPress
Integrations: Spektrix CRM
contactmcr.com