(hug)london was founded in July 2012, the day after the London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony. (hug) is owned and managed by Lou Swaine (view LinkedIn profile). With over 25 years in the design industry and five years prior to starting (hug) managing the team delivering the design for London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, no project is too large or small.
(hug)london is based in Shoreditch, London and was founded on the principle that if we do our jobs well, the work we create will make life better for people and their businesses. We bring established large agency design talent to the world of small-to-medium businesses where it can be of most value, at a price SMEs can afford.
We have one sole aim – to make your business look better than your competition. 99% of UK businesses are SMEs (largely 1-10 employees). Our market is a fierce one. Ensuring your brand is well considered and imaginative really can make all the difference between success and failure.
We are first interested in understanding your real message and goal – then we create something beautiful and effective. As a small business we understand problems businesses face. We can design within boundaries because not everything needs to be overworked.
We strive to bring imagination to life. Always asking “how can we make that better?”. Our attention to detail is second to none, as is our technical knowledge and our project management skills. We craft the details to form award-winning work that gets you noticed.