Ex Libris, our head office in Leeds, is a former Victorian Library, women's refuge, pub and restaurant.

Why we’re different

The Digital Brands mantra is that a healthy website is one that grows with the business it is helping to grow.

In fast-changing times digital communications need to be agile, flexible and responsive. Yet to get across the core messages for your brand they must equally be clear, robust and reliable.

So in the same way you are constantly seeking ways to improve the financial shape of your business and to respond to short and long-term shifts in the marketplace, our aim is to help you create digital communications that can mature and evolve in harmony with your business.

We do that by grafting together two strong branches of expertise. Our tech-savvy digital team is innovative and proactive on your behalf. We have all the tools and skills on tap to deliver websites and digital marketing campaigns that are engaging and motivating.

But we also have extensive design experience that goes way beyond the norm – 30 years working in brand design and strategic planning, which adds a whole extra level of properly joined-up thinking for integrated brand roll-outs across different media.

That’s why we say that Digital Brands is Design-led, digitally driven.

Together our combination of skills means that Digital Brands is able to create communications with genuine brand-width and depth. We offer an across-the-board service: strategy, design and copywriting, planning and architecture, programming, project management and testing.

And we provide full training and support so that you and your own team can be as hands-on as you want to be in keeping your website completely current, fresh and relevant to the changing demands of your business.

Digital Brands – a grown-up approach to digital communications

What we do

Integrated design and development

With over 30 years experience developing brands for some of the world's most well known companies, coupled with our tech-savvy development team, we know how to bring a brand to life online.

Digital strategy

The world of digital is vast, complex and full of endless possibilities. We can help you see the wood from the trees with a concise digital strategy that will ensure you get return on investment.

Content management systems

CMS puts you in control of your website; our system of choice is ExpressionEngine, however our team also has experience with all the major platforms and in creating bespoke systems. Speak to us about your requirements and we'll be happy to advise you.

Search engine optimisation and marketing

SEO is an industry in itself so we employ specialist SEO gurus to develop a strategy that delivers results.

Email marketing

Keeping in touch with existing customers or attracting new ones - email can be a powerful marketing tool when used correctly. From design to distribution, reporting to analysis... our service is the complete package.

Analytics and reporting

Getting a website launched is only half the challenge. Once a website is live, we provide ongoing reporting and analysis of visitors on a monthly basis.

Online video and motion graphics

Sometimes a strategy/ethos/idea can't be fully realised using words alone. With the advent of high-speed Internet connections, using high quality video and animation is a real option for getting across your message in an evocative and engaging way.

Mobile web and app development

As more and more users now access the web via their smartphones or tablets, the way we design sites has changed to ensure a satisfying experience for the user whether they're on a mobile or a desktop. We also have experienced iOS and Android app developers in the team, should you require a bespoke app for your business.


We work closely with a tried and trusted hosting company to offer a full suite of hosting options, including domain name registration; dedicated and cloud hosting; e-commerce; SSL certificates.

Incubator service

Got a great idea but don't know how to get it to market? Our full-service brand design and digital development teams can offer you everything you need to realise your dream.

The team

Our team is made up of:

  • brand and marketing strategists
  • designers
  • typographers
  • digital planners
  • project managers
  • copywriters
  • editors
  • programmers
  • developers
  • illustrators
  • photo retouchers
  • interactive specialists
  • trainers

Our clients

A list of our client's logos: beam, British Council, Cadbury, Carlsberg, Croots England, Thwaites, Delvaux, Leeds Brewery, Linpac, National Grid, PPG, npower, Theakston, Targetted Ultrasound Initiative, University of Leeds

The studio

Photographs of our workspace, the Studio