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Notepad Studio

Notepad Studio is an independent branding agency based in Birmingham. The studio accelerates growth through brand, culture and design. The team has worked with some of the biggest brands – but what excites them most is working with people who are not afraid to rethink what’s possible. They partner with ambitious start-ups, market leaders, and people who want to challenge the status quo.


Based

Birmingham

Founded

2017

Company Size

1-20

Office Hours

9am–5.30pm

Specialism

Branding, Strategy, Websites, Animation, Advertising

Key Departments

Design, Client Services, Strategy

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Branding work for iomart

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Branding work for CPW

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Branding work for CPW

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Branding work for CPW

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Branding work for CPW

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Branding work for WR Partners

Inside the Company

Naeem Alvi founded Notepad Studio in 2017, having spent years helping fast-growth SMEs [small and mid-sized enterprises] and big brands like Nike, Adidas and RBS NatWest. Naeem wanted to provide ambitious tech companies with big brand experiences to help them scale up effectively and affordably.

Since its inception, Notepad has grown steadily. Currently, the team is made up of 10 talented individuals and aims to double that amount by 2022.

Mission and Values

Notepad creates brands for forward-looking businesses. They shake up norms and break down barriers, using brands to create a brighter and better future for people around the world.

It firmly believes that a company’s values should never be compromised. It champions over-communication, being radically optimistic, being a do-er, learning together, being selfless and finally, being human.

Culture and Benefits

Notepad is constantly challenging conventions – that’s why the team is fully remote, flexible and shares the profits. They are a tight-knit bunch of creative thinkers, with a passion for laughter, collaboration, and caffeine.

The studio offers some great additional perks for its employees, including a bike-to-work scheme, one mental health day per year in addition to 25 days holiday, an annual company away day, Friday team drinks and endless notepads.

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The team at Notepad Studio

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The team at Notepad Studio

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The team at Notepad Studio

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The team at Notepad Studio

Entry-Level Opportunities

The Foundry is Notepad’s paid internship programme. Set up to nurture creative talent in the heart of Birmingham, The Foundry recruits the best creative minds.

The internship is a real job with opportunities to learn from some of the best in the industry. Interns are treated as employees with a clear job description and one-to-one meeting appraisals to track their progress and performance.