Bold is a full-service design agency, finding solutions to the unique branding, design, publication and advertising needs of third-sector organisations. Our skills also extend to campaigns, concept design and animation.
Bold is a full-service design agency, finding solutions to the unique branding, publication and digital needs of third sector organisations and ethical businesses.
Combined with over a decade of experience in the charity sector, we apply our design skills to brands, reports and websites that support mission-led groups and help them to achieve their goals.
Research is essential to creating effective brand identities and campaigns. We facilitate collaborative workshops, guiding our clients through the process to discover their mission, audience and motivations.
These insights inform our design process, helping us to develop engaging narratives that are strategically aligned with organisational aims. A workshop report captures the outcome and forms the basis of all our naming, branding, campaign and web projects.
Design & Branding
We collaborate closely with our clients to craft purpose-driven brand identities and design strategies. We believe that design can be a powerful tool for transformation and our services are dedicated to making it so.
We develop brand identities for new start-ups alongside longstanding pillars of the industry, as well as those requiring coherent, distinctive sub-brands to spotlight new projects.
Digital & Web
The digital realm provides a powerful platform for driving positive change. From creating interactive content to building booking systems and membership sites, we help our clients to maximise their impact across web and social.
Our expertise in UX and accessibility mean we are equipped to craft websites and campaigns that increase access to information, engage users and inspire them to take action.
Our campaign projects combine creativity and communication to deliver impactful messages to the people our clients need to reach most. We craft messaging that resonates, delivering it in innovative ways to raise awareness of the causes our clients stand for.
We produce campaign elements for social media and out-of-home, like billboards or traditional print advertising, as well as exhibitions and printed collateral, broadening the reach of our campaign projects in the physical world.
Motion Graphics & Animation
We develop moodboards, storyboards and scripts, guiding our clients through to production and delivering compelling animations that drive home their message and leave a lasting impression.
From explaining intricate concepts to sparking emotional connections with audiences, our skills in motion graphics allow us to amplify our clients messages and bring their stories to life.
Who we've helped
We share a passion for social change and the skills to make it a reality. With a diverse background in corporate design studios and charitable organisations, we combine our expertise for the benefit of mission-led groups.
Doug's role is as a brand strategist and studio director. With degrees in Marketing and Graphic Design and over a decade of experience in web technology, Doug has the ability to look at things differently. He is a strong advocate of social enterprise and goes the extra mile to ensure the sector is perceived how it ought to be.
Annie co-ordinates the activities of the studio and keeps the wheels turning. She has a background in Art History and balances work between project support and her own practice. She has a particular interest in the impact of design and the environment on wellbeing, and has explored this within organisations including Grizedale Arts and ONCA.
Starting with Bold as a Graphic Designer, Will now supports the design team to develop design solutions and hone their skills, using his experience to inform his approach to art direction within the studio. He leads on our animation projects and has worked in many areas of the design industry, from design agencies to small businesses and start-ups.
Steve is an exceptionally talented designer with 10+ years design experience specialising in visual identity, web and publication design. Before joining Bold Studio, he worked for several years in-house as senior designer at Schuh and for ethical investment bank Clim8.
Douglas is an expert in project development and financing and has worked in Scotland’s third sector for 25 years. The development of capital projects in relation to local regeneration is a particular area of his expertise.
Lorna is the Head of Business Engagement at Abertay University. She has worked across public, private and third sectors as part of the team at Nesta, the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, Social Enterprise Academy, Scottish Human Services Trust and the Scottish Leadership Foundation.
Richard is systems change facilitator and consultant. Following a period of time in a large finance institution, he now works internationally helping organisations find better ways to achieve their objectives.
Nick is Chief Executive of the William Grant Foundation, a grant-making body linked to one of Scotland’s leading family-owned businesses. He was formerly Head of Philanthropy Services at Foundation Scotland where he spent a decade delivering and designing funding programmes to support community groups and local charities.
Community Enterprise is a social enterprise with a 30-year heritage helping third sector organisations to grow and become more sustainable. It operates a range of social enterprise that generate income to be re-invested in social impact. It is an OSCR-registered charity with 20+ employees and undertakes projects from Shetland to the Solway and beyond.
Our sister company Breeze is a digital support agency that helps third-sector organisations decode the digital world. They help charities, voluntary organisations and community groups overcome digital barriers and embed technology into their organisation in way that helps them work smarter and brings lasting results. Breeze is a social enterprise and part of the Community Enterprise Group.
We work with such bodies and intermediaries as the Scottish Government, Social Enterprise Soctland, ISEO, FirstPort, CEIS, GSEN and ESEN - helping to create a fairer economy and contributing to Scotland's enviable committment to social enterprise, community wealth building and the wellbeing economy.
Bold Studio is a division of the Community Enterprise Group - a charity and social enterprise limited by guarantee, asset locked and code compliant. We are directed by a board of 5 trustees who ensure that the organisation upholds its charitable objectives. The Chief Executive is Douglas Westwater and the division head is Doug Summers.