Calverts

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Main business

  • Graphic design
  • Branding and visual identity
  • Illustration
  • Publications design
  • Copywriting and editing
  • High end printing (Riso, litho, digital, wide format inkjet/giclee)

Main products

  • Books and book art productions
  • Catalogues, posters, general print
  • Exhibition and display
  • Web pages and sites

Main sectors

  • Arts, architects, galleries
  • Universities, schools
  • Publishers
  • Consumer brands
  • Fashion, music
  • Community groups, campaigns
  • Cooperatives, social enterprises
  • Government
  • Professional services
  • Third sector
  • Environmental groups

Ethical considerations

  • Common ownership, equal pay workers coop
  • ISO14001 environmental management system
  • Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified
  • No frackers, arms dealers, etc.
  • Worker Coop Solidarity Fund (SolidFund) and Cooperatives UK member

Specific expertise

  • Low environmental impact design and print
  • Recycled, FSC and designer papers, vegetable oil based inks
  • Design for good communication, sustainability, impact
  • Brand communication strategy

Offers

  • Desk/shared coop space for a 2-person team
  • Coop business introducers, always looking to refer or collaborate
  • Print consulting and Paper Jam print master classes

Business referral requests

  • Bread and butter: publication design and production for catalogues, books, general print. Typical clients: marketers, graphic designers, artists, brand/comms managers, gallerists, fundraisers, campaigners
  • Cream: identity design for brands, organisations. Typical clients: CEOs, CMOs
  • Dream: to be a player in a coop coalition to expand the coop economy from 2% to 80% of GDP. Typical partners: progressive coops and social movements.

Clients

  • International Cooperative Alliance, Cooperatives UK, .coop domains, Phone Coop
  • Swarovski, Wrangler, Jo Malone, Lush, Christopher Kane
  • Strike Magazine, Angry Workers Brigade
  • Child Poverty Action Group, Children Change Colombia
  • King's College London, University College London
  • Bates Wells Braithwaite
  • London & Quadrant Housing, Hill Residential
  • Serpentine Gallery, Tate
  • Royal College of Art, Royal Academy

Members

  • Acrelda Farrell - finance
  • Angie Hillcoat - senior designer
  • Arthur Stitt - account manager
  • Cherry Haynes - production
  • David Bedwell - press manager
  • Jason Sullivan - digital print and reprographics
  • Lee Sargent - estimating, sales
  • Marcus Thacker - press manager
  • Penelope Stockham - senior designer
  • Rowan Powell - senior designer
  • Sam Rogers - production, Riso master
  • Siôn Whellens - client services, project manager