About

 
 

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

 
 

Design services

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

 

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

We research, create, develop and evolve brands - from logos to complete identities.

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

We design and build user-friendly, accessible, SEO optimised websites.

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

We supply 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 audiences we work for. We always go the extra mile to get things done!

 
Photo of Nadiya Donovan, Accounts Director

Nadiya Donovan

Felix Lozano

Di

Diana Harman

Photo of David Humphrey, designer

David Humphrey

Photo of Tony Mono, designer at wave

Tony Mono

Photo of Francesca Roy, designer

Francesca Roy

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 – 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.

 
 

Recent clients

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