Bigtop started in 2000 on a dining room table. We’ve grown a little bit since, but not too much – we’re now a professional team of four designers with a proper office and a nice coffee machine.
I couldn't live without... swimming, people, shapes, colours, symmetry, inspiration, cooking, bikes, sun, trains, John Deeres, Grimes, Dirty Projectors, cakes, camping, Drive, Buffalo 66, Stranger Things, picnics, change, Goodhood, Paul Harnden, The Grand Budapest Hotel.
I'm a small, bald, northern graphic designer, illustrator and photographer. I like cheese and crackers, composting and holidays in Cornwall. General hobbies include cycling along country lanes, feeding garden birds, playing the ukulele and starting small fires.
Some people say I’m half man half fish, others say it’s more of a 60/40 split. I've certainly been accused of talking a load of carp on more than one occassion... Interests include: design, fishing, music, board games, proper beer and anything with melted cheese on it.
I like riding my bike, Giffords Circus, taking render off stone walls, vintage fabrics, making clothes, Lily and Joe, Harry my Morris Minor, the sea, Rebecca, Jeff Buckley and summer evenings in the garden with a bottle of wine.
“Such a great team, who continue to deliver outstanding results. I can not recommend them highly enough.”Hannah Swainson, UAL
“Bigtop have always being super professional and super creative and have helped me throughout my career on many projects!”Sally Day, Ellat
“I've worked with Bigtop for many years and they are consistently professional and creative with their designs. I can recommend them wholeheartedly!”Lauren Bryan, Taylor & Francis
“Once again, it’s an absolute pleasure to work with you – you get it right on the first try!”Lila Huizenga, Wiley
“We love everything you have created for the Oxford Global Languages short story competitions so far.”Oxford Global Languages team , Oxford University Press
“We are delighted with your work, really nice covers/ideas and very clearly explained!”Annalisa Premoli, Macmillan
We love it! Each year we like to dress up fancy and send the results to our clients. Click on the gallery link to see our various cards over the years.View gallery