wave is a graphic design agency with strong ethical values, working in both print and digital media.
Set up as a co-operative in 1987 to provide creative communication design to the not-for-profit sector, we offer a full range of print design, web design and digital services. 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.
We have a wealth of experience producing creative web and print design for third sector organisations of all kinds.
We are a dedicated team of creative, versatile, hard-working designers and coders who care about the audiences we work for. We always go the extra mile to get things done!
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 – 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.
Being a co-op also 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, but 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.