Here at Playne you will find a team with the imagination and capability to create inspiring brands, clear communications and engaging experiences.
Over two decades, we have gained a reputation for effective design in traditional media while pioneering innovative digital technology and user experience.
We build collaborative relationships with our clients, taking time to understand their culture, their sector, and the challenges they face. From those insights we develop workable strategies and thoughtful design solutions, delivered with a meticulous attention to detail.
Just. Playne. Simple.
What we do
- Brand strategy
- Visual identity
- Campaigns and advertising
- Photography and film
- Website design and development
- Digital and animation
- Promotional literature
- Print and publication
- Exhibitions and environments
- Signage and wayfinding
Who we work with
Playne worked in full consultation with us and were very flexible, always going the extra mile. A friendly and welcoming team who we’d recommend without hesitation.Jane Ellis, Tourism Marketing Officer, Visit1066 Country
I enjoy the openness of the relationship, the flexibility of Playne’s approach, and the technical and design perfectionism.Charlotte Fairbairn, Creative Director, Lowther Castle and Gardens
A pleasure working with the team at Playne. They’ve really immersed themselves in our quite complex topic and presented excellent ways to display our narrative in a beautiful and engaging way.Sue Penlington, Sustainability Manager, Holkham Estate
A very heart-felt thank you for all your hard work, expertise and wonderful creativity.Jennifer Yard, Place Branding Manager, Creative Estuary
Playne approached the design with the up-most care and respect and above all, we thoroughly enjoyed working with the Playne team.Eleanor Blatherwick, Head of Marketing, LKP Publishing
It’s their professional approach, creativity, friendly team and dedication which stands out every time.Nathan Vasey, Lambeth Council, Business, Culture and Investment Manager
Clare leads the team, taking responsibility for strategy, creativity and design. With over 30 years experience, Clare is adept at responding to the most challenging and complex brief, understanding how to build brands and make the most of the creative and technical possibilities of communications, either in print, online or in the physical environment.
Ben’s many years of design experience are rooted in print, having started his professional career working locally in print shops and souvenir design studios. He now leans heavily into design for web and digital application.
Cosima is a versatile conceptual designer with a wealth of experience. She has worked with all kinds of museums, arts and heritage organisations and publishers. She is particularly at home designing for print and exhibitions, but can turn her hand to anything.
Jim works with Clare on the strategic and consultative aspects of projects, bringing a wealth of experience in the creation of brands, narratives and messaging for organisations and businesses. His track record includes public sector, arts and culture, placemaking, regeneration and development initiatives.
Wills career commenced as a journalist and evolved seamlessly across all areas of design; community management, event programming, copywriting, marketing and comms. Will is a accomplished professional musician, improviser, and musical educator.
Jem is a dynamic junior designer driven by a passion for continuous learning and a strong desire to make a meaningful impact. With a solid foundation in design education and a keen eye for detail, Jem has swiftly transitioned into the professional realm.
Our development team embrace a variety of programming languages and frameworks, adapting seamlessly to the demands of diverse projects. Whether optimising code for performance, architecting scalable systems, or troubleshooting intricate issues, they find fulfilment in the intricate dance of logic and creativity.
Rosie plays a crucial role in overseeing various aspects of the company’s financial management to ensure effective budgeting, staged payments, and accurate reporting.
Chief morale officer and four-legged genius, Giallo is a key member of the team. He is a keen advocate of the ‘walk and talk’ meeting, and is always on hand to provide a warm welcome to clients and visitors.