About the studio

Richard Chapman Studio is 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 thrive on 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 have been nominated in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 across multiple categories at the print industry’s Solutions Awards – and our design work on the Shine School Media project has been a winner.

What we do

Brand identity

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.

Web design

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.

Retail design

We know retail
From retail brand identity and store-front signage, point of sale and high street poster campaigns, to online booking and end-to-end e-commerce web design.

Big print

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

Richard Chapman

Creative Director

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 InteriorsHouse & 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 he 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, Rosewood London, St Paul’s Cathedral, The British Academy, Bulgari Hotel London, 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.

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Sakari Oravisto

Lead brand and digital designer

Sak is from Finland originally and came to the UK to study Graphic Design at Ravensbourne. He joined us from PriestmanGoode, specialists in the design of aircraft interiors, airports and public transport and high speed trains.

In his work at the studio, Sak has worked on brand and digital client work for our headline clients such as Bulgari Hotel London, Taylor & Hart and Yamaha.

Sak’s focus is a holistic, thorough approach to our creative work. He has designed and developed the brand concept and execution – as well as a 150-page website – for literary agency Northbank Talent Management at launch. In addition, he has also devised the launch branding and online presence for financial services business Oxford Investment Consultants.

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Jake Brandford

Branding and print designer

Hailing from North London, Jake originally trained as an Industrial Designer at Loughborough before changing his focus to graphic design.

Jake has worked over the past four years as a freelancer, focussing on identity and branding, advertising and animation design. He’s particularly interested in the ways brands can be applied to different media, from something as simple as a business card to vehicle branding or way-finding.

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