Objective focused design solutions

As an agency our aim is always to produce communications materials that are clear, elegant and memorable. We enjoy collaboration and pride ourselves on delivering design solutions that make good creative sense to everybody. Whether we are working on print, branding or a website, our intelligent, strategy-focused approach means our client’s business objectives never get pushed into the margins.


Effective design is not an accident. It relies on taking the time to understand what people want and need to say – and building that understanding underpins all of the work that we do. Our way of designing also emphasises patience, restraint and a sense of playfulness.

Whatever our clients do, we help them communicate with clarity, purpose and personality.

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The team

Scott Poulson

Scott Poulson


A graphic designer with a degree in Visual Communications – Scott spent a decade in London working for The Financial Times and Centaur Media. He then became Creative Director for a specialist brand consultancy in Norwich. In order to enable him to apply and explore his own marketing communications design values with his own clients he founded Special Design Studio.

Clive Portman

Clive Portman

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Clive's problem solving and analytical skills were honed while completing a PhD in plate tectonics, before transferring his thirst for knowledge to the digital world. He expertly builds websites with dynamic effects, great content management and e-commerce systems, as well as providing clients with helpful advice and training on all things technical without resorting to any 'geek speak.'

Creative partners

We work with a small number of photographers, artworkers etc. to ensure that we can bring the best skills to your projects, on time and on budget.

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