Branding Agency Norfolk

40 years of creativity


Host Design Studio have been around in various forms since 1979. A bit like Trigger’s broom there’s been some changes since then - we’ve moved location, people have come and gone and we’ve reinvented ourselves a few times too…

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What’s never changed is our ability to creatively convey your core brand message. Our client list is as diverse as the work we do for them but, no matter what the project, we understand how to entice, engage and educate your audience.

We deliver a full-cycle marketing service, from initial research and branding to production of online and offline creative campaigns including printed brochures, promotional websites, display signage, advertising and digital marketing.

Our team of innovative designers, photographers, writers, illustrators and developers bring together decades of combined experience to deliver effective solutions in fresh, interesting and eye-catching ways.


Ian Nixon

Managing Director

Ian's journey in the design industry started over 23 years ago, honing his skills in Manchester and Sydney for brands such as Barbour, Nike and Smart Car, whilst also lecturing part-time at the prestigious Sydney Shillington graphic design college. He now enjoys a slower pace of life and is proud to call Norfolk his home.

Olly Woodman
Senior Creative
Olly brings nearly a decades worth of experience working as a magazine designer on a variety of different publications as well as illustration and photography. He also enjoys reading comics, watching movies and collecting beards. His collection so far includes one beard.



Matt Rumbelow


Matt has been working and studying in the field of graphic design for over a decade and, before joining Host, he cut his teeth in the publishing and digital sectors. Matt is an active member of the Norwich tech community and a keen climber.

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Melanie Etienne

Senior Creative

Melanie skilfully handles our illustration projects but is equally adept at designing cutting-edge apparel and merchandising for Nike, Disney Store and Reebok. Her popular children's footwear designs have featured on the feet of royalty and a few celebrity A-listers!



Jess Roe


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