We help organisations across the planet build highly polished identities We help organisations across the planet build highly polished identities

We are more than just designers, developers and marketers.

We think innovative design can transform businesses when it’s implemented thoughtfully and accessible by an understanding and forward thinking community. However, more often designs are created with barriers that shield innovation.

The graphikos story

Founded in early 2018, in the heart of the idyllic Sussex countryside, South East England, Graphikos has its roots firmly planted. Our unique approach revolves around a subtle eye for design and an insatiable appetite for technology. 

As a customer service veteran, founder and Creative Director Mark Willoughby, left the rat race and returned to studies at the age of 35. He completed a graphic design degree before jumping in the deep end and leaving full time employment behind. He caught the bug for learning and developing new skills and Graphikos is the penultimate culmination of what he wants to achieve.  

A look at our process

EXPLORE & Examine

We kick things off with a short but revealing questionnaire to help our teams start to understand what you are looking for and the problems your organisation faces. We will probe and digest your ideas and requirements for your project. 

A face to face meeting is always advisable if possible at this stage, but failing that, a video conference or two. We will then begin to write up a formal proposal including a estimated timeline to be presented to the client.

EXPLORE & Examine
ascertain & ANALYSIS

Our investigations start on an industry wide level to gauge trends, standards and the state of play across our clients field of expertise from a birds eye view. We familiarize ourselves with legal and regulatory requirements specific to the project and input our findings into the newly created clients Graphikos Gateway©.

Taking our exploration down to the next level we conduct field research, build case studies and probe relevant communities to build a comprehensive overview of the landscape and the measures required to traverse its unique requirements.

ascertain & ANALYSIS
INNOVATE & IMAGINE

We create mock-ups, Sketches, style sheets and responsive designs based on the initial brief and the findings of our research. Throughout the design process we will provide updates, request feedback on samples and encourage collaboration via Graphikos Gateway©.

Our goal at this early stage is to produce an overview of the brand theme that when finalized will form the foundations of the brands identity and tone of voice. 

INNOVATE & IMAGINE
Design & Develop

Our first step when starting the design and developing phase is to produce a detailed schedule for all teams involved. This includes booking daily, weekly or monthly collaborative meetings, where necessary, with the client and the appropriate team.  A shared calendar is created in the Graphikos Gateway to ensure all parties are “singing from the same hymn sheet”. Work then begins and continues progressively behind the scenes.

Design & Develop
Review & revise

Now that a product has been designed, an identity has been forged and website has been methodically developed we take a step back and scrutinize our output. We test and trial all the various facets of a project to ensure the we are confident that every detail has satisfied the original brief. At this crucial stage it is then over to the client and their community. We ask them to take the project for a test drive, have a browse and ponder the finer points of the creation. When the client has finished deliberating we ask for a snagging list of any amendments or alterations that need to be carried out.  

Review & revise
Deploy & Deliver

The date is set, files are prepared, emails composed, boxes ticked and the community is braced for impact! 

Deploy & Deliver
MANAGE & MAINTAIN

Scheduling a structured care plan for a new product is something we believe should occur prior to release where possible.  

MANAGE & MAINTAIN
educate & enlighten

With each new project comes a necessity for knowledge. It is not only our job to create and develop new solutions for an organisation. It often requires a high level of regular and ad hoc support and training for staff or volunteers. Our services range from creating digital e-learning courses to classroom sessions and 1 to 1 tuition.

educate & enlighten

As with any project, communication and collaboration plays a massive part through every stage. If not managed correctly a lack of communication can become a bottleneck in the workflow. To overcome this and help to consolidate all the information a project may require we created the Graphikos Gateway. A private, secure portal for each project to take shape and grow.  

Simply put, no. Here at Graphikos we do not believe in compromising a project or our integrity for financial gain. Our design and development teams are experts at working to strict deadlines and will always be upfront and open about the length of time a task will take. 

When Graphikos take on a new project it is always with a view to building a lasting relationship with the client. It does happen that a client may decide that they would prefer, for example, a local company to take care of the maintenance side of things after the project has been finalised with Graphikos. We would welcome any communication from the new team and hope to form a working relationship for the benefit of all parties involved.

Graphikos Limited is committed to sustainability in all its business processes and aims to apply the highest level of ethical standards. Our suppliers of materials, service providers and contract manufacturers play an important role as enablers of our sustainable growth and overall success.

Graphikos strongly promotes innovation and strives for economic, social and environmental sustainability in order to ensure the long-term success of Graphikos as a company and its clients. In support of this goal, we firmly demand adherence to ethical principles for labour, environment, health and safety and management systems of any company or organisation in the wider Graphikos family. 

In short, we care about the wider ramifications of our business and do not build relationships that do not meet our criteria. We do not compromise our values because a company might save us money or time.  

“Boldly going where hundreds have gone before, does not make headlines" Neil deGrasse Tyson