How we work.

We are most effective when following a logical step-by-step design process. Our approach may vary dependent on budget, timescales and business resources, but the results remain consistently positive.

Listening

Our first step is to understand your business. How it works, the challenges it faces along with who your target audiences are.

Setting targets

Once business objectives are established, we can develop a strategy that will work for you and your customers.

Designing

From there we develop creative solutions to be applied to print, digital and social media. Typically, a combined approach is best.

Customer engagement

Finally, spreading the word. Getting customers to buy in to products and services through targeted activity and communications.

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We Create Brands & Engaging Business Solutions

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US + WHAT WE DO

A straight forward, pragmatic and strategic approach to projects that delivers business results.

This is what we do.

Plain is the creative agency established in early 2009 by Craig Butterworth and Neil Bowness.

We've both accumulated over 20 years experience from working in design, branding, print and the web. We've worked in-house and as part of creative agencies. As well as working on projects up and down the country, we also work with clients in Europe and across the pond too.

Our services include branding and brand development, marketing and planning, website design, advertising, graphic design, direct mail, packaging, social media, exhibitions and events, point of sale... let’s just say, we do lots of things.

Our clients are quite a mixed bag and include companies from many sectors including tourism, software development, a number of breweries, manufacturing, home automation, festivals, legal firms and estate agencies.

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Our Skills

We specialise in branded communications for print and digital solutions. Our aim is to deliver bottom line results for your business by working collaboratively as part of a team. We see our clients as a vital part of that team and are also happy to work with strategic partners - because we know where our strengths lie and opportunities begin.

  • Brand Development 90%

  • Design 90%

  • Digital Solutions 90%

  • Common Sense 90%

Why Choose Us?

We're not the sort of agency who is going to land on your door with loads of suited and booted talkers. The people you talk to are the same ones who will be working on your projects.

Plain work with clients big and small, from startups to global concerns. While the scale of projects may vary, our approach stays the same.

Sometimes you just need to have a second opinion on an idea or business problem and this is best done with some clear space and a brew.

If you would like to drop by to check us out and have a chat, call 01539 723 636.

How do we charge?

Ongoing account

This approach works best for larger clients with an ongoing requirement for support from pieces of print to digital solutions and social media. Please contact us for a chat.

One off projects

Typically these are logos, leaflets, brochures or websites. We charge on an hourly basis, quoted for in advance.

Costs

Whichever approach suits you best, we are more than happy to discuss your requirements and budgets.


Meet Our Team

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Neil Bowness

Partner
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Craig Butterworth

Partner
Conner-Griffen

Conner Griffin

Designer / Illustrator

WE DO WORDS.

WE DO PICTURES.

WE TAKE A LOGICAL APPROACH.

AND WE DELIVER ON TIME.

Get in Touch

Feel free to drop us a line - we'd love to hear from you.

If you'd like to discuss your next project, then we'd love to hear from you.