We are WOOD&HAM; a design agency based in the Surrey Hills, founded by engaged couple Lewis & Imogen.
Lewis is our resident artist, branding wiz, and corporate brains.
He has been drawing with pad and pen since he was a tot and now produces all his hand-drawn art digitally using his favourite toy: the iPad Pro. Working as a branding and creative manager Lewis has years of experience producing and designing branded content, fitting and adjusting to a brand’s identity whilst working with a host of different clients.
“Art is in our blood. Whether that’s pen, paper, paint or the written word; we believe art has a hugely psychological impact on the mind. We therefore use our artistic eye to help drive everything that we do. We believe that branding is art, and we are artists.” Lewis
Imogen is our wordsmith, Social Media PR and Comms manager, and in-house admin champ. As a self-certified grammar obsessor Imogen’s passion is for adapting content to copy write and creating a business’ voice. Her critical eye is vital to ensuring all our artwork and branded content is pristine and tailored to the customer.
Art is at the centre of everything we do; it drives our productivity and influences our style.
An integral part of our approach to design is the use of negative space. We believe that negative space is immensely powerful; both in a corporate setting, on a greetings card or artwork in someone’s home. As art is subjective, it is paramount to us that we understand our customer’s wants and needs before bringing their vision to life, that’s why our clients are always at the heart of the process.
It’s been quite a ride so far and we have been lucky to have incredible support from other small businesses and local cheerleaders.
Although WOOD&HAM was founded in 2019 our journey really began in Spring 2020 when lockdown (damn you COVID-19!) was in full swing and with Imogen furloughed briefly we thought ‘lets give it a really good go’.
In Lockdown 1.0 we launched a successful #STAYATHOME campaign (which got us featured in Surrey Life Magazine - woop), we illustrated a full ‘cover to cover’ local magazine (thank you Once Upon A Town) and became a Not On The High Street partner (big life achievement).
Riding the pandemic wave we have adapted and grown as a small business and increased our branding output and product creation. You can see and shop our latest card collection here or pick up a print or two here.
We love what we do and are grateful for the journey we have had so far; the future is what excites us!
To all those that have supported us along the way: thank you.
We record our highs and lows on our Instagram, head there to join our rollercoaster.