Posted 05 September 2023

Get to know these eight creative studios in Belfast

Deciding on which part of the industry you’d like to work in is one thing, but knowing where to find relevant and inspiring workplaces is another. And with so many creative companies across the UK, expanding your knowledge of who’s out there can certainly give you a leg up. So every few weeks, we’ll be helping you discover new studios, agencies and more by highlighting a range of them up and down the British isles. This week, we’re heading to the capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast!

Belfast has a cultural scene that is thriving. Resurgent and flourishing, the city has a variety of creative offerings: the lively Cathedral Quarter – a hub of creativity and innovation, renowned arts centre the MAC, as well as an abundance of street art with great historical, cultural and political significance.

What’s more, the city of Belfast has established itself as a leading hub for the creative, digital and information and communications technology industries – so much so that a new scheme aimed at broadening Northern Ireland’s access to the screen and creative industries launched last year. Funded by the Department for Communities and in partnership with BBC Northern Ireland, the Creative Industries New Entrants initiative offers emerging talent from disadvantaged backgrounds formal training, as well as the opportunity to partake in paid, 12 to 18-month placements to kickstart their creative careers.

With initiatives actively seeking out new talent, coupled with the fact that the creative industries in Northern Ireland is employing over five percent of the entire workforce, the region’s creative sector is blooming. And to help you explore some of it, here, we’re shedding light on eight creative studios in Belfast – including design, branding and animation. Scroll down to explore them all!

Angel & Anchor

Identity design for household and self care product brand Earth Made

Specialism: Branding
Company Size:

Angel & Anchor is a branding studio specialising in building brands from strategic identity systems, messaging and packaging. With services ranging from brand strategy, art direction, web design and product photography, the studio’s clients include coffee roastery Full Circle, hotel The Flint and café ​​Lost & Found.

Read more about Angel & Anchor here or check out their Instagram

Crown Creative

Work for restaurant Waterman

Specialism: Creative
Company Size
: 11-50

With offices in Belfast and New York, Crown Creative is a creative agency focusing on the hospitality sector. Offering services from strategy, concept design and branding, to interior design and marketing, the agency’s roster of clients include Hilton, JW Marriott and Autograph Collection.

Read more about Crown Creative here or check out their Instagram

Fluent Format

Packaging design and Illustration for Halisco, a new Hard Seltzer drink

Specialism: Branding
Company Size: 2-10

Fluent Format is a brand agency led by strategy, design and technology, whose offering of services spans brand strategy, brand design, marketing and art direction. Its clients include Puma, BMW and Insurance Agency, We Insure.

Read more about Fluent Format here or check out their Instagram

Bag of Bees

Branding for Sonorities Festival

Specialism: Branding
Company Size: 2-10

Built on the foundation that design is a critical business service, Bag of Bees is a strategic branding studio that offers services such as branding, email marketing, packaging and advertising campaigns. Roster of clients include fashion brand Tidings, Sonorities Festival and Belfast-based pub the Duke of York.

Read more about Bag of Bees here or check out their Instagram

Part Two

Branding for cinema popcorn supplier Golden Popcorn

Specialism: Branding, Graphic design
Company Size: 2-10

Part Two is a branding and graphic design agency whose focus lies on engaging brand creation – with services ranging from brand identity, design for print, exhibition design and animation. The agency’s clients include Mexican street food restaurant Guapo, woodworking studio Found & Formed and food-to-go company Deli Lites.

Read more about Part Two here or check out their Instagram


Animation for the BBC

Specialism: Animation
Company Size: 2-10

Crafting stories full of character for film, TV and online, Taunt is an animation studio offering services ranging from VFX, 3D and 2D animation, to games, VR and AR. Their roster of clients include the BBC, Channel 5 and the Independent Media Group.

Read more about Taunt here or check out their Instagram

The Foundation

Work for natural supplement company for dogs Wagateur

Specialism: Creative
Company Size: 11-50

The Foundation is a creative brand agency that specialises in brand strategy and creation, internal communications, marketing and campaigns – offering services such as packaging, brand values creation, content marketing and writing. Its clients include Electric Ireland, natural supplement company for dogs Wagateur and training equipment, accessory and apparel brand BLK BOX.

Read more about The Foundation here or check out their Instagram

Studio Mindset

Work for Aldi

Specialism: Design
Company Size: 2-10

Specialising in graphic design, branding, logo creation, web design, print design, digital illustration, user interface and user experience design, Studio Mindset is an independent creative studio whose roster of clients include Queen's University Belfast, Aldi and depression charity Aware.

Read more about Studio Mindset here or check out their Instagram


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Written by Creative Lives in Progress