David Sudlow Designers
2nd Floor, 42 Edge Street
Manchester M4 1HN

About us

We are a Manchester-based graphic design agency providing leadership and expertise in communication design. We have a particular focus on environmental graphic design encompassing architecture, cultural heritage and narrative environments.

We work in collaboration with architects, curators, artists, writers and historians to create meaningful and original museum galleries, exhibitions, visitor experiences, heritage interpretation, interiors, identities, wayfinding and signage.

Our work is often funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and we and have a successful track-record across both the development and the delivery stage, for projects ranging in value from £10,000 to upwards of £4m. 

In all our work we seek to create inventive and engaging ways of communicating messages and experiences. We believe content and form are intrinsically linked and that the very best designs are borne out of collaborative partnerships sharing common goals and aspirations.
Our clients

British Library
Ely Museum
English Heritage
The Greenwich Foundation
Historic Dockyard Chatham
City of Lincoln Council
Lister Old Library
The National Archives
National Maritime Museum
Oxford City Council
Oxford House
Paddington Development Trust
Peterborough Museum
Southwell Minster
Toynbee Hall
Ulster Museum
University of Greenwich
Wicksteed Park

Our creative partners

Simon Leach Design
Daylight Moving Image
Nick Bell Design
Dow Jones Architects
HAT Projects
Hugh Broughton Architects
Nick Coombe Architecture
LJB Studio
Purcell Architects
Steve Slack
Daniel Warren

Map of UK projects

About David Sudlow

David draws on 16 years’ experience as a graphic designer with a successful track-record creating narrative-led, inventive and engaging museum galleries, exhibitions, architectural graphics and interpretation design schemes.

He has created award-winning projects for clients across cultural and commercial sectors and has taught graphic design at degree level in the UK and internationally.

Between 2004 and 2007 he worked with Ralph Appelbaum Associates at their London studio, cutting his teeth designing the permanent galleries at the London Transport Museum. In 2007 he joined Nick Bell Design, where he spent five years working on commissions across the UK, in Russia and the USA. Clients included the Science Museum Group, Manchester Museum, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Rio Tinto, Benjamin Franklin Museum, Horus, National Trust and Natural History Museum. In 2012 he moved from London to Manchester, working first as a freelance designer before founding David Sudlow Designers in 2014. He has worked in partnership with Simon Leach Design since 2012 and continues to collaborate with Nick Bell on special projects.

David was born in London and studied Graphic Design at the London College of Printing and Communication Design at the Royal College of Art. He has a first-class BA (Hons.) degree in Typo/Graphic & Media Design and an MA in Communication Design. He is a member of the Museums Association and a school governor.
Vacancies and internships

There are currently no vacancies.

Internships are offered occasionally, dependent upon what the studio can accommodate at the time.

If you are interested in applying for an internship please send an email to David Sudlow ds@davidsudlowdesigners.com saying why you would like an internship and when you would like it to happen, together with your CV and a portfolio PDF showing your best work (or a link to an online portfolio). 

A note on internships

All internships are paid. Internships are offered to exceptional candidates looking for work experience following graduation or during a 'year out in industry'. Internships are usually for two months.

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David Sudlow Designers
2nd Floor, 42 Edge Street
Manchester M4 1HN
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No. 9352226
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