David Sudlow Designers
546–547 Royal Exchange
Old Bank Street
Manchester M2 7EN

About us

We are a Manchester-based graphic design studio with a focus on design for cultural heritage, architecture, exhibition design and narrative-led experiences. We work alongside architects, exhibition designers, artists, illustrators and content producers to create meaningful and original spaces and places. 

In all our work we seek to find 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.

David Sudlow

David founded the studio in 2014. Before that David worked for the London office of Ralph Appelbaum Associates (2004–7) and with Nick Bell Design (2007–12). Between 2004 and 2007 he was a visiting tutor in graphic design at the University of the Arts London and dieAngewandte, Vienna. He has an MA in Communication Art & Design from the Royal College of Art and at BA (Hons.) in Typo/Graphic & Media Design from the London College of Printing (now the London College of Communication at UAL). David is a member of the Museums Association.

Richard Heap

Richard joined the studio in 2018. Prior to that he worked for the British Council and Studio Domus Architects in Guatemala City, where he lived between 2012 and 2015. Richard has worked across advertising, exhibition design, brand and campaign design, working both ‘client-side’ and in design studios. He studied Politics and International Relations at the University of Lancaster.
Who we’ve worked with

British Library
Blackpool Council
Ely Museum
English Heritage
Historic Dockyard Chatham
City of Lincoln Council
Library of Birmingham
Lister Old Library
Museum of Science + Industry
The National Archives
National Maritime Museum
National Museums NI
National Railway Museum
Old Royal Naval College
Oxford City Council
Oxford House
Paddington Development Trust
Peterborough Museum
Royal Horticultural Society
Royal Shakepseare Company
Science Museum
Southwell Minster
Stockport Council
St Mary Magdalene’s Paddington
Toynbee Hall
Ulster Museum
University of Birmingham
University of Greenwich
Wicksteed Park

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David Sudlow Designers
546–547 Royal Exchange
Old Bank Street
Manchester M2 7EN
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