Posted 12 December 2022

Seven creative studios to check out in Brighton

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 – starting in the creative hub by the sea, also known as Brighton!

A city whose charm has the tendency to attract all sorts of creatives looking to indulge in a range of creative opportunities – from performance, arts and music at Brighton Dome and networking events with Wired Sussex to the Brighton Illustration Fair – Brighton is bound to hydrate your creative thirst.

To round off the city’s creative offerings, here, we’re shedding light on seven creative studios you should check out – from design and communication to animation, strategy and content creation. Scroll down to dive right in!

1. Boyle&Perks

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Visual identity and marketing for Central Saint Martins’ MA Regenerative Design course

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Campaign for the Bartlett School of Architecture’s centenary exhibition

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Visual identity for Central Saint Martins; typeface by Colophon Foundry

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Brand identity for visual arts organisation Fabrica

Specialism: Design
Company Size:
1–20

Boyle&Perks is a design and communications studio creating identities, publications, websites, animation and exhibition designs for a diverse collection of businesses within education, healthcare and culture. Some of the studio’s recent work include a new identity for Central Saint Martins, a short course prospectus for an NHS Trust as well as a new website for the Towner Art Gallery.

Boyle&Perks is one of our Company Partners; click here to read more about them

2. Buff Motion

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Animated promotion for products newsletter Grommet

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A shot from a studio project

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Work for Kingston School of Art

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A shot from a studio project

Specialism: Animation, Motion Design
Company Size
: 1–20

A motion design studio creating animation for brands, agencies and non-profits, Buff Motion produces animated marketing campaigns for online, broadcast and on-demand platforms. The studio’s work includes awareness videos and promotional content for clients such as World of Books, Google and the BBC.

Buff Motion is one of our Company Partners; click here to read more about them

3. Baxter & Bailey

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Brand identity and strategy for communications agency AGL

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Work for digital marketing agency Propellernet

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Brand identity for independent label Nomad Music Productions

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Work for Brighton & Hove Museums

Specialism: Brand Strategy, Brand Identity, Digital Design
Company Size: 6-10

Baxter & Bailey works with clients across a broad range of sectors – from education, the arts and finance to charity, non-profit and philanthropy – with the aim of making positive impact in the world with the work it produces. Their work includes everything from brand identity systems and broadcast campaigns to developing web apps for clients such as Royal Mail, Goldsmiths University and the helpline for children’s charity NSPCC.

Read more about Baxter & Bailey here or check out their Instagram

4. Form Play Studio

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Short film for Fertility Network UK

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Animation for Honey Nut Cheerios

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Film for Google Shopping

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Animated music video created for composer Oliver Davis

Specialism: 2D Animation, Illustration
Company Size: 3-5

Form Play is an independent animation studio specialising in 2D animation and illustration. The studio’s work is inspired by playfulness, resulting in characterful animations. They’ve partnered with brands such as Google to create explainer-style films and Comedy Central to produce ten spots for its summer idents.

Read more about Form Play Studio here or check out their Instagram

5. Eighth Day

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Visual identity for Global AR

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Branding for Posh Pizza Co.

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Print and digital identity for Aecre Honey

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Visual language for furniture company Love Your Home

Specialism: Design, Branding
Company Size: 2-10

Eighth Day is a design and branding agency specialising in brand identity, print, packaging and digital. Working closely together with its clients, the agency’s work has included a new logo for Sussex Garden Trust, branding for magazine The Maker’s Atelier, as well as a new look for fragrance and cosmetic house Pecksniff’s.

Read more about Eighth Day here or check out their Instagram

6. UnitedUs

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Visual identity for The Circle charity

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Campaign for London Irish rugby club

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Rebrand for facilities management company Okin Facility

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Visual identity for boutique gin company MamaGin

Specialism: Branding
Company Size: 11-20

UnitedUs works with brands to define their purpose, through everything from visual identities and digital campaigns to internal culture change and illustration. The agency’s work includes brand identity for cookery school Hunter Gather Cook, as well as an awareness campaign for photography and videography equipment platform MBP.

Read more about UnitedUs here or check out their Instagram

7. Storythings

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Brand development for educational resource Nevertheless

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Editorial for global development organisation Frontier Technologies Hub

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Artwork for Nevertheless

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Editorial for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Specialism: Strategy, Content
Company Size: 6-10

Storythings is a strategy and content company seeking to help brands tell their stories through developing content formats, building brands and growing audiences. They’ve produced editorial, films, podcasts, animation and illustrations for clients such as Google, Experian and the Rockefeller Foundation.

Read more about Storythings here

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Written by Creative Lives in Progress