About us.

525 was founded in 2004 by Jon Woods and Andy Chapman. By combining our experience in graphic design, publishing, marketing, magazine design and websites, we created a business which could provide our clients with a wide variety of services. We put our skills to many uses including creating identities (logos and corporate branding), websites, website banners, publications (magazines, newspapers, and books), advertisements and product packaging. We are equipped to manage a project from early concept stage, including working with clients on a marketing plan if necessary, initial design and any image sourcing, right through to final artwork, print or programming and delivery.

Strategy & planning

We are happy to meet with you to discuss any project you have in mind. We can advise on possibilities both in terms of design and cost although we are always happy to work to a budget.

Design & development

Our expert team of designers will work with you, from initial ideas and roughs through to final artwork and create market-ready files – whether digital or for print.

Support & roll out

As well as our design services, we can help with the next stage of your project. This includes print buying for both digital and lithographic. It also includes our understanding of digital platforms.

Meet the team.

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Andy Chapman

Andy Chapman


    Andy is the co-founder of 525 and has worked in the industry for nearly 25 years. Having worked at Reed Books and in-house at Penguin, he set up 525 in 2004. He is happiest when people make him cups of tea.

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    David Macartney

    Senior Designer
    David Macartney


      Dave was the first apprentice to join 525 in 2011 after finishing his Graphic Design degree at the University for the Creative Arts, quickly working his way up to Jedi Master to run the design team. Dave is the office darts champion but is still waiting to beat Andy at table tennis after two years.

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      Vicky Barnard

      Vicky Barnard


        Vicky has been working at 525 since August 2013 after graduating from Southampton Solent with a degree in graphic design. She will continue to ask for an office dog until Andy gives in.

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        John Conlon

        John Conlon


          John Conlon has been working at 525 since the winter of 2015 after graduating from The University of West England. As resident office DJ John provides the soundtrack to our studio capturing the mood of the room perfectly and keeping the team motivated throughout the day.

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          Office Mascot


            After much persistence Andy finally gave in and got an office dog! Radar loves taking Andy out for long walks and occasionally wandering off, after all, having a dog reduces stress…

            Who We Are

            525 has been working in the industry for nearly 15 years providing a reliable quality design service with great flexibility on both time and budget. No job is too great or small!

            Take a look at our recent work to see what we mean.

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            Some of Our Skills

            • Tea Making
            • Humour
            • Dress Sense
            • Design

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            Our services.

            Print Media

            Includes designing flyers and leaflets, press ads, posters, catalogues & brochures, postcards, bookmarks, newsletters, invitations, infographics, stickers, merchandise and point of sale.

            Video Production

            525 works closely with film-makers and animators, film and sound editors and production studios. We will storyboard the film, create graphics and manage through to final film. This includes corporate films, trailers, YouTube content and animated films.

            Digital Media

            Includes creating websites, web banners, site takeovers, animated banners, social media headers and profile images, e-signatures, e-newsletters, e-invites and flip books.

            Campaign Media

            Outdoor posters in all formats, digital animated ad sites, escalator panels (both digital and print), in-carriage advertising, press advertising.


            We work closely with clients in developing their brand. This includes logo design and creation of full brand guidelines. We can then roll this out for design of all company stationery or merchandise.


            If you have a conference or presentation that you need supporting material for, we can create this for you. From Powerpoint slides, with or without animated transitions, to event programmes, invitations and presentation packs we will work with you to achieve a truly professional display.

            Pizzas Eaten
            Teas Made

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            Our clients.

            We have worked with some pretty cool people over the years. These include The Royal Academy of Arts, Penguin Books, World Challenge, Imperial College London, HarperCollins, UCL, Bloomsbury and Hachette.

            World Challenge
            Imperial College London


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