Collaborating only with the organisations we love, we work hard to push, evolve and reshape brand identities with our holistic, bespoke approach

We work predominantly with charity and not-for-profit organisations, however our entire client list spans a broad range of industries. All are doing great things, and we help them expand their reach with tailored, meaningful and relevant brand communications. We love what we do, because we passionately believe that great design can bring positive change.


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Ellie Thompson, Founder and Creative Director

Ellie Thompson, Founder and Creative Director

With 12 years experience in design and brand strategy, Ellie creatively and strategically directs all projects that come through Ave’s door. Ellie has a keen interest in the third sector and how effective design and communication can aid revenue generation for charities and other non-profit organisations.

What I bring to work:

An obsession for meticulous planning, a love of all things digital and a reputation as a very good Googler (and pastries on a Friday morning!)

What I bring to the party:
A continuous string of ‘Would you rather?’ questions, a refusal to partake in karaoke, and a lot of uncontrollable laughing.

Darren Luchmun, Senior Designer

Darren Luchmun, Senior Designer

Darren has worked as a designer across print, digital and brand for over six years. Since joining Ave Design, Darren has worked on multiple the digital strategy and website design projects. He has a strong passion for illustration, which featured in the work he produced for the BookTrust’s Children’s Book Week.

What I bring to work:
A passion for all things illustration and a constant quest to create beautiful, user centred websites. And a great passion for flat caps.

What I bring to the party:
Infinite Spotify playlists, an embarrassing repertoire of accents, and a reputation as an excellent terrarium creator!

Laura Corbett, Senior Designer

Laura Corbett, Senior Designer

Laura has 13 years’ experience as a graphic designer, and specialises in the development of brands, both on and offline. She has worked on the evolution and creation of a range of brands whilst at Ave, including the relaunch of London Youth (Federation of London Youth Clubs) and developed a new brand for the Queen Theatre Hornchurch.

What I bring to work:

Well-considered, effective design solutions. A passion for print and a kick-ass font library. Shoulders to lean on. Tunnocks teacakes.

What I bring to the party:
Disco naps. Gin. An obsession with weddings and industrial buildings. An array of accents.

Adam Bradley, Designer

Adam Bradley, Designer

Adam moved to the UK, from his native New Zealand in 2017, to explore all the excitements and cultural offerings that the UK has in store. Adam’s strengths lie in print design and branding. Since joining Ave Design he has branded Noir Gold, a luxury cosmetics start-up, and lead the design team on the Youth Employment UK’s new initiative Talent Match Mark.

What I bring to work:
A love of typography and experimental editorial design. A fine eye for detail.

What I bring to the party:
A highly competent whistling tune, an obsession with coffee, and a dislike for wind chimes.



Simone Pound


I have been impressed with the high standard of work, quality of style and innovative design created by Ave design for the PFA’s projects. I have enjoyed working with Ellie and the team at Ave who always listen carefully to the brief and work to budget and time-scales.

Roisin Wood


We have worked with Ave Design for a number of years and find their professionalism and creativity to be excellent and of a very high standard. They have supported our organisation and delivered all our requests on time and at real value for money! They are strong creative partners who allow you to input your ideas whilst also challenging you to think outside the box. We have recommended them to a number of our other partners and have never been disappointed in the feedback we have received.

Richard Bates


Ave Design understand the Kick It Out brand and consistently find fresh and innovative ways of promoting our key messages via a wide range of communication mediums. They always deliver high-quality work on time and cater for our budget requirements accordingly.

Dame Ruth Silver


In setting up this brand new Think Tank, the Further Education Trust for Leadership (FETL), we were keen to have original creative assistance in thinking through our new identity and presence in a complex and populated research world. Ave design quickly grasped our hope-filled ambition and worked with us in patient and thoughtful provocation to discover ourselves for ourselves. Ave matched our freshness and excitement in all their work and indeed captured it: we are delighted with the result, the outcome of the team’s professionalism and talent.


If you want to be pushed, pulled and taken on a creative adventure then use Ave Design. Ellie always creates fresh ideas and new ways of doing things. Always a pleasure.

Viva Mcpherson


Ave Design is the most talented agency The Gig Company have ever come across. Since first designing the material for ‘An evening with Suggs’ we have used them for all our design work along with our website which we are thrilled with.

Sophie Page-Hall


I found Ave Design to be flexible, creative and talented designers. They always responded to my thoughts and ideas to try and help me find what I was looking for. I’m so pleased with the end result and have received fantastic feedback about the site.

Luke Roberts


Ave Design helped us produce a new website in 2014. Since then we’ve been lucky enough to work with them on our newsletters and annual reports. Ave Design have given us a striking visual style and helped develop our brand. Ellie from Ave Design is an absolute pleasure to work with. She has a remarkably intuitive approach and understanding of what we need, always delivers outstanding work on, or ahead of schedule, and puts forward many creative and excellent suggestions. I highly recommend Ave Design.

Leigh Farmer


Ave Design have gone above and beyond on every brief we’ve given them, constantly creating exciting collateral that brings our message to life. Ellie and the team’s creative approach and eye for detail have created wonders within the budget set.

Shoshanna Mitchell


Ellie and her team helped us to completely re-brand ourselves. We wanted an entirely new look, logo and website. Our previous branding was not representative of who we were as a Company. Ellie really took time to understand us and what we stood for in order to ensure the new brand reflected the personality of the Company. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome. Ellie’s exceptional creativity really brought our values to life on screen. Her patience was also much appreciated! I highly recommend her and her team.

Deola Charles


Ave Design made the process easy. They went to great lengths to understand the goals for my business, allowing for ideas to evolve as the project progressed. They applied creative flair and technical expertise to the project in order to deliver and exceed against my expectations. From day one I felt as though I was in “good hands”. I have received so many compliments on the look and usability of my website and I am thrilled with the result.

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