We are a design agency.
Our work spans branding, digital, print, advertising, strategy and environmental design.
Formed in 2003 by James Kent and Noel Lyons, KentLyons are a team of designers and developers focussed on creating communications that are simultaneously beautiful and useful. This aim - to elicit emotion and action, to be affective and effective - is at our core. It informs our decisions and powers our work.
Our work wins awards, is highly effective, and moves people.
Our team is made up of Design, Visual Communications, Arts and Computer Science experts. We create clear, compelling ideas, and communicate them with style, simplicity and passion.
If you would like to find out more, please contact Ed Smallman on 020 7394 2503.
Our team of experts.
James Kent is a founding partner of KentLyons. James graduated with a first in Visual Communications from Ravensbourne. He has helped Channel 4 develop their digital brand strategy, and has worked closely with the BBC to create compelling interfaces for huge audiences. James heads up the design team at KentLyons.
Noel Lyons is the other founding partner of KentLyons. Noel studied English and Philosophy and heads up the development team. He has delivered on information architecture, user experience and user testing for the BBC, Channel 4 and Nesta. Noel also develops strategies and concepts for our integrated campaigns, such as those for Macmillan and ITV. Noel is a judge for the Webbies.
Jon Cefai is the Creative Director of KentLyons. Jon graduated from Westminster with a first in Graphic Information Design, and joined KentLyons in 2005. Jon's work for clients such as Rick Mather, Taschen and Get London Reading has won numerous awards.
Ed Smallman is the New Business Director at KentLyons. He graduated from Oxford in Publishing, and joined KentLyons in 2010. Ed is the first point of contact for all new work, and manages a number of client relationships. You can email Ed, or call him on 020 7394 2503.
Mark Diggins is a Senior Designer at KentLyons. He graduated in Graphic Design from Nottingham Trent, and joined KentLyons in 2005. Mark not only designs some award winning work for clients such as Booked Up, Channel 4 and the BBC, but is also a copywriter and idea generator. Some of his work can be seen on Isle of Words.
Helen Humphrey is a Developer at KentLyons. She graduated in 3D Animation and Visualisation from Teesside University and joined KentLyons in 2008. Helen has created complex mapping tools for Channel 4 and the BBC's festival coverage.
Nickie Dixon is a project manager at KentLyons. Nickie graduated in 3D Design and joined KentLyons in 2008. Nickie manages a range of clients and projects. She also deals with the majority of print that comes out of the studio.
Shammi Umeria is a Senior Designer at KentLyons. graduated from LCC with a BA in Typo/Graphic and Media Design, and joined KentLyons in 2010. Shammi has created numerous brand experiences, and his work spans typography, branding and art direction.
Tom Longmate is an Interaction Designer at KentLyons. Graduating from LCC in 2013 with an MA in Graphic Design, Tom also holds a BSc in Electronic Imaging and Media Communication. His cross-disciplinary approach has been key on projects for the Southbank Centre and the BBC. Our leading expert on responsive digital layouts, Tom has an active interest in the fields of computational art and generative design.
Lucinda Ireland graduated from Nottingham Trent with a first in Graphic Design, and has won the New Designer of the Year for Hallmark. She joined KentLyons in 2011. You can buy prints by Lucinda on Made.com.
Ben Watts, our artworker, joined us in 2012 with over 10 years previous artworking and production experience and has been involved in projects for LV=, Phonepay Plus, Olympia and the BBC.
Sara Vanore joined KentLyons in 2012 as Project Manager, bringing with her strong client-side experience – spanning brand, marketing communications and market research. She graduated with highest honours from Boston University with a bachelor’s in communication and holds a master’s in cultural theory from the London School of Economics.
Elliot McKellar graduated from Leeds College of Art in 2012 with a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design. Elliot has represented his College at D&AD New Blood and joined KentLyons in 2013 as a Designer. Elliot has been involved in work for Olympia, BBC and Taschen.
Craig Doyle is our newest recruit, joining us fresh from the University of West London in 2013. He has gained an impressive portfolio and joins us with a solid knowledge of digital development and web technologies.
Our work is highly effective.
And we have some case studies to demonstrate it.
Get London Reading
We created installations around London featuring sections of books written about specific areas in London, as though the words had fallen out of the books. The campaign increased web traffic in the 4 weeks the campaign ran by 1700%.
World's Biggest Coffee Morning
We created a 3-year campaign strategy for Macmillan's World's Biggest Coffee Morning, spanning digital, advertising, branding and communications. In the first year, we increased the amount the campaign raised by £2.5 million, an increase of 38%, and the campaign has gone on to raise a further additional £2 million in year 2.
Chop or Not
Our crowd sourcing experiment for Channel 4 garnered over a million chops in 2 weeks, with 100,000 unique users. The game trended on Twitter, and was converted into a televised live debate.
ITV Box Sets
Our advertising campaign for ITV increased sales of boxset DVDs by 50%.
We have won numerous awards.
Here is a selection of projects which have been acclaimed.
Y.CO - Y/12
Marketing Design Award 2012
BBC Your Paintings
Communicator Awards 2012, Gold
Channel 4 - Chop or Not
Communicator Awards 2012, Gold
LV= Little Book of Protection
Communicator Awards 2012, Gold
Phonepay Plus Annual Report 2009/10
Communicator Awards 2012, Silver
Design Museum Notebook
D&AD 2011, Shortlisted
Creativity International Awards 2011, Gold
D&AD 2011, Shortlisted: Photography
Design Week 2011, Commended
BBC Electric Proms Digital and Event
Communicator Awards 2010, Gold
Rick Mather Architects Website
Design Week Awards 2010, Winner: Best Website
Webby Awards 2010, Shortlisted
Web Marketing Association Web Awards
W3 Professional Services Website, Gold
W3 Best Visual Appeal Website, Silver
Get London Reading Campaign
Y Design Winner, Dynamic, 2009
Communicator Awards 2010, Silver
W3 Non-Profit, Silver
BBC Proms Website
W3 Cultural, 2008, Silver
W3 Childrens, 2008, Silver