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QS Designs

Branding, Design, Digital / Mobile

Creating school brands that inspire & surprise

Founded in 1989 QS Designs are a creative design agency passionate about schools. We are dedicated to producing consistently great work across core branding communications

Your brand identity is a valuable asset and must be handled with care and sensitivity. We create distinctive branding to truly communicate the unique character of each school.

A school’s prospectus needs to be compelling introducing the school! We believe that a brilliantly designed, well written, naturally photographed prospectus can and should be inspirational.

Many school websites are produced to a design formula. We take a totally different bespoke approach so that each new website will not be squeezed into an ill-fitting jacket. This way each site will be unique and a reflection of the school brand.

We know that every School is unique and recognise that each project will have different characteristics and demands. For us design is a collaborative process between the school and ourselves







Hampton School, London

Hampton School was founded in 1557 and is an academically successful boys school in south west London. Although we were initially chosen to design a new website, it became rapidly apparent that the brand was disparate and effectively non-existent. We created a new brand style and brand guidelines before re-designing all their print and digital communications over a five year period


QEH, Bristol

Founded in 1586, QEH is an academically successful Bristol day school for boys. Bristol has plenty of choice for independent schooling, and Queen Elizabeth's Hospital was typically seen as academic but rather old fashioned. The task was to raise awareness and modernise the school's image, without losing sight of the school's distinguished history. We started by rationalising the school name to QEH Bristol and we re-interpreted their traditional shield. Following this we then progressively re-designed all their print and digital communications, aswell...


Queen Margarets, York

Queen Margaret's is an all girls boarding and day school situated in beautiful parkland countryside south of York. Commencing with the development of a powerful identity and clear brand guidelines, we gradually introduced the new brand style when re-designing all communications including their prospectus, website, display materials, signage, annual magazine, newsletter, press advertisements and much more.


St Margarets Prep, Calne

St. Margaret's is a successful co-ed preparatory school situated in Calne, Wiltshire. We initially developed a bright brand style to reflect the warm and friendly atmosphere of this family school. Subsequently we created a prospectus and website before progressively transforming all brand communications over several years


Key People

Shaun Mears Director

Mark Dalton Marketing Director

Simon Mears Director

Key Skills

  • - brand identity
  • - responsive websites
  • - prospectus
  • - advertising
  • - magazines
  • - signage
  • - advertising
  • - fundraising materials
  • and much more.

Key Clients

  • - Badminton School
  • - Benenden
  • - Exeter School
  • - Hampton School
  • - Papplewick
  • - Qeh Bristol
  • - Queens Chester
  • - Queens College
  • - Radley College
  • - Shrewsbury
  • - Stockport Grammar School
  • - Wellington School
  • - Wycombe Abbey


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