We are a creative communications agency.
We’re passionate about clear, effective and beautiful communications that enhance a brand’s relationship with its audience, no matter what the platform.
We provide integrated strategy, marketing and design solutions for lots of different kinds of clients, from individuals to global organisations, creating insightful and transformative work.
We believe in collaboration and our clients work closely with our senior designers, art directors, branding specialists and copywriters to craft and deliver memorable projects that help them express themselves.
Owned and led by directors Nina Farrell and Asa Medhurst, we bring over 30 years’ combined experience across print, interactive, marketing and digital.
Asa has a wealth of digital industry experience working as art director, designer and production lead.
He started his career over 15 years ago at the beginning of the internet boom as a designer/art director for agency.com. Since then he has worked for a number of digital agencies, large and small, for clients such as: Coca Cola, British Airways, Sky Sports, Royal Mail, Orange, Arup, LG, EDF Energy, Cartoon Network, Pringles, Santander, Freesat, BT, National Trust, Cadburys and more.
As well as his love of design, Asa has wide production experience and technical savvy that allows him to lead, develop and implement precise creative solutions to commercial briefs – on time and on budget.
Nina has over 15 years’ experience as a designer and art director in the architectural, publishing and commercial sectors. Clients range from Penguin and Harvey Nichols to John McAslan + Partners and Cecil Balmond.
She has worked in-house in the marketing departments of a range of large- to medium-sized architectural practices and understands how architects work and communicate.
Trained in graphic design and illustration, Nina has a love for typography and image, and a passion for good print, paper and finishes. She is involved in the creative direction of each and every project at &Agency, bringing her meticulous graphic eye to everything from print to digital.
Outside of the studio Nina spends her time in her colour darkroom creating artworks with photograms, running art projects, exploring vintage taxidermy shops and kicking leaves in the park with her son.
Austin Smith Lord
Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt
Conran and Partners
David Collins Studio
Heyne Tillet + Steel
John McAslan + Partners
Laura Iloniemi PR
Lily Jencks/Jencks Squared
Rick Mather & Partners
Rolfe Judd Architects
van Heyningen and Haward Architect
“Nina and Asa are a delight to work with. From the outset they understood the brief, interpreted it with great creative flair and worked day and night to produce a beautiful finished product.
At every step they listened carefully and came up with imaginative solutions bringing great insight and humour to a difficult project with superb results.
We’d work with them again in a heartbeat.”
Controller of Press & Publicity, C4
“&Agency took our brief and worked quickly and efficiently to transform it into a pair of beautiful paper objects. The graphic design receives regular compliments by clients, new and old. It was a pleasure to work with Nina on this project and I have no doubt this relationship will continue.”
Marketing Manager, Conran and Partners
“Nina and Asa provided design direction on a new suite of mobile apps.
We required high-level art direction, lower level design options, all in a very short space of time. Asa understood our brands DNA and customer needs rapidly, and was instrumental in our design evolution.
I look forward to collaborating with them again soon.”
Head of Mobile EMEA, Avis Budget Group
“&Agency created an innovative, modern design for our new website, giving our online presence a fresh look that matched exactly with our requirements.
At each stage of the design, Nina and Asa were open and imaginative in their approach. They listened carefully to our needs and interpreted our brand to produce a high-level, user-friendly and aesthetically pleasing product.
Nina and Asa were a pleasure to work with and we look forward to collaborating with them again soon.”
Bid Executive and Business Development, alinea cost consulting