David Sudlow Designers
Studio E, 4th Floor
8 Lower Ormond Street
Manchester M1 5QF

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.
Our clients

British Library
Ely Museum
English Heritage
The Greenwich Foundation
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
Oxford City Council
Oxford House
Paddington Development Trust
Peterborough Museum
Royal Shakepseare Company
Science Museum Group
Southwell Minster
St Mary Magdalene’s Paddington
Toynbee Hall
Ulster Museum
University of Birmingham
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
Purcell Architects
Real Studios
Steve Slack
Workhaus Projects
David Sudlow

David founded the studio in 2014. He draws on 18 years’ professional experience creating and delivering exhibitions, museum galleries, architectural graphics, cultural identities and design schemes. He studied Communication Art & Desigh at the Royal College of Art and Typo/Graphic & Media Design at the London College of Printing (now the London College of Communication at UAL). Prior to founding the studio David worked for the London office of Ralph Appelbaum Associates (2004–7) and at Nick Bell Design (2007–12). He has lecturered and taught graphic design in the UK and internationally, including at the University of the Arts London and dieAngewandte, Vienna. David is a member of the Museums Association.
Richard Heap

Richard joined the studio in 2018 is and is a key member of the team, working closely with clients and project partners. He has 16 years’ professional experience across advertising, exhibition design, brand and campaign design, working  ‘client-side’ and in design studios. He studied Politics and International Relations at the University of Lancaster and has a Diploma in Chartered Marketing. Prior to joining David Sudlow Designers Richard worked for the British Council and Studio Domus Architects in Guatemala City, where he lived between 2012 and 2015. He pursues a number of personal projects alongside his professional practice, including Label Hop and the Guatemalan Type Project.
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David Sudlow Designers
Studio E, 4th Floor
8 Lower Ormond Street
Manchester M1 5QF
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