Founded in 2010 by two seasoned agency designers, Elbow has built a reputation for steadfast delivery of brand communication ideas and a disciplined approach to executing them. Commercially savvy, we keep a tight focus on business objectives, as well as the creative elements of a project. The two partners learned their craft at some of London’s most renowned graphic design agencies, helping many of the UK’s biggest brands to engage more closely with their target audiences. Elbow combines this high-end experience with a friendly, informal approach, bringing “big agency” thinking and creativity within reach of smaller organisations and we do it all from our studio in Walthamstow E17.

Contact Details

  City Upper Walthamstow
  Postcode E17 6BU
  Address Unit B3, Sutherland House Sutherland Road
  Phone Number 02081239566

Products & Services



Identity & Branding
We create striking brand identities that not only make their mark today, but continue to do so long into the future. We pride ourselves by not being bound by the latest fad and design for effectiveness. By researching, questioning and understanding client audiences, we find ways to make brands stand apart.

Got a specific message to communicate? We combine quirky thinking and understanding of core issues to devise communication approaches to commercial or social issue campaigns. So whether your need is to unravel complex data or simply to shout about a business proposition, we can provide a fresh perspective.

Why do we call it digital? Most of our client needs extend far beyond the design of a website (we do that to) but often we are asked to help with extending a brand into PowerPoint, Word templates or Mailchimp. We consider anything screen based to be digital - from responsive websites to interactive or accessible PDFs.

We started life in the retail work working with the likes of M&S, Superdrug, WHSmith and Woolworths (remember them?) . We've got donkey's years of experience pushing and devising retail solutions in store. Now that environment extends into online - we can do that to.

Ah, bread and butter to us. We eat print and love the smell of a freshly printed brochure. The feel of the paper or the look of a nice foil - who doesn't? . We love nothing better than to take complex data or information and work to better communicate through type, colour and texture.

Copywriting & Photography
Part of parcel of creating great looking solutions to ensure it reads well. Words are as important as bangers are to mash, done right they can convey a tone of voice that underpins the visual language and we love to create cracking positioning statements as well as cool brands. We are pretty good behind the camera too and masters of photoshop. If we can't do it here we have our network of photographers and copywriters we can call on.

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Social Activity

Julian, Elbow director and NAPA trustee attended the @NAPAlivinglife annual Gala which recognises excellence across
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Cracking examples of outdoor advertising ideas here #branding #advertising #Ideas #Creative
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@indycube @LBWFinbusiness Tidy! Waving back!
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Spot of networking with @LBWFinbusiness kindly hosted by Soap & Co, a fantastic social enterprise in Highams Park.
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Working with NHS Improvement, breaking down complex information around model hospitals with
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More on this rebrand soon #graphicdesign #estateagent #essex #essexbusiness #e17 #walthamforest #logo #branding
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blackhorse workshop's new 'SIDESHOW' installation is inspired by london routemaster bus
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We're in, are you Waltham Forest?
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