About the studio
We are a team-based consultancy offering high-quality graphic and web design
We’ve been working on design projects for our clients for over ten years and are always interested in a challenge. We’ve often helped small businesses get going, as well as working with larger companies to help realise their full potential.
We’re proud to say that we’re a 2016 recipient of the print industry’s Solutions Awards for our print design work.
What we do
Starting up or beginning again?
We love both challenges.
Brief us on what you’re after and we can show you the ideas you were expecting – and plenty you weren’t.
Let’s forget the jargon.
We believe in putting the user at the centre of the web experience, avoiding bells and whistles which distract rather than enhance their visit to your site.
We know retail.
From high street retail brand identity, point of sale and store poster campaigns, to online booking and e-commerce.
What do we mean by big print?
From big in actual size (anyone need a set of A0 posters or to wrap a van?) to big in scope (that eighty page policy report has got our name all over it).
Who we are
Following training at the (then) London College of Printing and a design degree at Goldsmiths College, Richard, imagining a future designing beautiful magazines, worked at London publications such as World of Interiors, House & Garden, Brides, Harpers & Queen, Tatler and Vogue and then in New York City at Premiere and New York magazine.
However, destiny had different plans and in 1999, he joined Conran Design Group. During his four years there worked on clients as diverse as Shell, First Choice Holidays, The Royal Mail, Citroën, Ideal Standard and Sainsbury’s.
In 2003 he left Conran to form his own consultancy which as it has grown has become Richard Chapman Studio.
The company has gone on to design for high-profile clients such as The Royal Society of Arts, Fulham Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Parliamentary Advisory group Policy Connect and high street retail chain Oddbins… as well as many clients whose names you may not recognise, but have been working with the company since its inception.
Richard never imagined starting a design consultancy, never mind employing people, so the fact that it has worked out that way continues to surprise, delight and occasionally terrify him.
Director and Lead Designer
Riccardo has worked with us since summer 2011, having studied Art Direction at the European Design Institute of Turin, Italy.
Upon arrival at the studio, he swore blind he had no interest in online design, being a brand and print purist – but now has eaten humble pasta – and spends most of his time creating responsive websites.
In his work at the studio, Riccardo has worked on a series of major clients including Jamie Aston, Leyton Legal, Living Spring Montessori, Aquila Holdings and designing illustrated posters for the windows of Oddbins.
Riccardo endeavours to make every day of his life slightly different from the one before, though being Italian to his core, he suggests you not disturb him before his first coffee of the morning.
A native Brummie, Rob joined us in the summer of 2015 following a successful stint working at brand consultancy Un.titled in Leicester.
Rob quickly made an impression on our studio with his clean design aesthetic, attention to detail and love of custom typography and large-format print design.
In his work at the studio, Rob has worked on a series of major clients including Petrofac, Rivera Employment Law, The British Academy, the Shine School Media Awards and Ginger Comms.
His love for synthesisers and the Italian disco music of the 1980s knows few bounds – he even designed a series of posters celebrating the Roland 808.
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