About

 
 

We design for charities, public sector and education-based organisations, co-operatives, social enterprises and ethical businesses – a broad spectrum of clients who want to make the world a better place.

Wave is a graphic design agency with strong ethical values, working in both print and digital media. We set up as a co-operative in 1987 to provide creative communication design to the not-for-profit sector, and we offer a full range of print design, web design and digital services.

 
 

Design for the third sector

We have a wealth of experience producing creative web and print design for third sector organisations of all kinds.

 

Graphic design, typography and colour theory are the bedrock of both our print design and our digital work.

Researching, creating, developing and evolving brands - from logos to complete identities.

Working with and for people who have a positive impact on society.

Designing and building user-friendly, accessible, SEO optimised websites.

Making fun, interactive, educational online tools for desktop computers and tablets.

Supplying illustration, photography, copywriting and print handling.

 

Our team

We are a dedicated team of creative, versatile, hard-working designers and coders who care about the people we work for – and we’ll always go the extra mile to get things done!

 

Felix Lozano

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Diana Harman

Photo of David Humphrey, designer

David Humphrey

Photo of Tony Mono, designer at wave

Tony Mono

Karen Beal

Julian Coates, web designer

Julian Coates

 

Why is wave a design co-operative?

A co-operative business is controlled by the people that work in it – there are no external owners or shareholders because the workers are the ‘owners’.

Our company assets are owned in common and we reinvest all profits back into the co-operative. We operate a flat, non-hierarchical management structure. We offer all full-time workers membership of the co-operative which enables them to share equal ownership and control of the company.

Moreover, being a co-op defines the way we operate on a daily basis. We work as a team, learning from and supporting each other and developing our personal skills through practical experience. Co-operatives are based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. Co-operative members believe in the ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others.

Find out more about co-operatives at Coops UK.

Beside the seaside

Our name was inspired by the place where we work and also by the idea of a wave of change.

We love being beside the seaside in a unique and artistic town. Our current home is Rock House – an iconic 1960s newspaper office which has been converted into a showcase scheme, blending living, working and community space for both local people and newcomers to Hastings.

 
 

Some of our clients

Here are some of the organisations we have worked with in recent years.