About us

We help brands move forward with purpose

Built for today’s world and clients, Onwards is a small, nimble branding agency. We work side-by-side with ambitious organisations to help them find focus, bring their stories to life and move forward with purpose. 

We do it with a lean, flexible and collaborative approach. Whether we’re helping a global brand evolve or launching a startup from scratch, we stay close and focus on delivering the direction, ideas and real things our clients need to solve their business problems and move forward, fast.

How we work

01. We uncover what makes you you

We start by delving deep into your organisation. Asking fundamental questions. Experiencing your products and your culture. Meeting your customers. Through that process we uncover a meaningful idea with the potential to power your business forward, which we put at the heart of a useful, usable brand strategy.

02. We bring your story to life

We translate your strategy into an original creative expression, verbally as well as visually. We go wide before narrowing down, exploring concepts and stress-testing ideas together to create a unique brand personality and identity that communicates your story to the world, wherever it appears.

03. We create the things you need

We go beyond theory and get stuck in to making the real things you really need to move forward. From websites, digital experiences and apps to films, photography, advertising campaigns and totally new products. Whatever you need we can make it happen, or guide your internal teams through the process.

What We Do

Brand Definition

  • Research & analysis
  • Brand strategy
  • Brand positioning
  • Narrative & messaging
  • Visual identity 
  • Verbal identity 
  • Logo design 
  • Brand naming 
  • Brand guidelines

Brand Delivery

  • Website design & build
  • UX & UI design
  • Communications & campaigns
  • Graphic design
  • Copywriting
  • Films & animation
  • Photography & art direction
  • Print & editorial design
  • Environment branding

Who we work with

We partner with brands we believe in from hugely diverse fields, from global sports brands to disruptive telcos to progressive football teams to startup legends

And because we're passionate about creating positive change we offer discounted rates to organisations with a social purpose. So far we’ve worked with pioneering B-Corpsambitious arts projects and international campaigns

Who we are

Our tight core Onwards team covers all the vital bases from research and strategy to writing, ideas and design. They're the people you meet at the very start and the ones delivering the work in the end. There is no B Team.

We love collaborating with talented people. If you’re an illustrator, photographer, filmmaker, writer, designer or anything in between then send us your links and let’s start a conversation.

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Joe Ryrie


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Graeme Cook


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Emily Jeffrey-Barrett

Creative Strategy Director


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Creative Director

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Sean Clarke

Design Director

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Senior Designer

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Simon Stevens

Senior Digital Designer