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Translating a brand into a physical space is an industry skill that takes many years to excel at…

Whether it’s transferring a brand into a piece of signage or creating a user-focussed experience, an agency needs to be able to understand the full scope of practical applications. It’s not as simple as drawing the logo into a space; it’s about understanding the right substrate for the location, the best illumination method, colour matching and how an asset is fixed to the site. Without this knowledge, proposed designs often have to be reworked when it comes to the implementation stage of a programme…which can also mean an additional cost to the client.
Astley has over 30 years experience offering high level consultancy and design solutions to support clients, with unrivalled product knowledge from our in-house studios. As they understand the expectations for creativity AND the importance of proposing solutions that meet budget and timeline, our designers are often in high demand.

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design services we provide include:

  • Sign design
  • Brand application
  • Placemaking
  • Wayfinding design and strategy
  • Prototyping
  • Technical drawing for manufacture
  • Surveying and auditing
  • Planning pack support
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converting your ideas into a reality with our creative delivery expertise

astley’s creative design studios have been supporting clients from a variety of sectors for over 20 years now. The teams have extensive knowledge of signage applications, brand graphics and wayfinding programmes and unlike many agencies who don’t necessarily understand limitations at production stage, our teams can conceptualise product that can actually be manufactured.
We believe our extensive experience specifically in our workshops and studios makes us the very best resource clients have when it comes to understanding what is trending and what is possible to manufacture within budget without sacrificing on creativity. We regularly support architects, brand and marketing agencies as well as working directly with the client.

(example shown below is Columbus boats by Acrylicize)

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highly specialised production processes for the most creative of projects

Our Kettering creative hub is award-winning in offering a very unique creative production service, supporting brand agencies, interior designers, architects and brand managers with anything from consultancy, prototyping, mixed-media sampling, substrate research, engineering drawings, custom manufacture and crafting of highly bespoke experiential environments and displays. This niche skillset has been built up over the last 15 years working with strategic partners such as Acrylicize and Triad, and is now very much in demand, particularly in response to the change in market trends for retail and hospitality.
This area of specialism isn’t a standard service that most other signage and brand graphic manufacturers can offer so Astley is unique in being able to answer a more comprehensive range of both standard and custom solutions.


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some of our key clients that we support as creative delivery partners include:​

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...did you also know that astley’s studios also offers
in-house brand management services?

Our in-house studios can manage your brand and create your signage packs and wayfinding schemes. With their experience working for key brands and also alongside agencies, our designers are superbly placed to offer that balance of creative input and production expertise.
Working with your own brand guidelines or assisting you with your new set, astley designers are equipped with the latest studio technology to support them, as well as having access to production facilities to sample and prototype ideas. We really do offer a concept to completion solution for your brief.