Synergy Effective Design & Marketing
Suite 5A
Blackthorn House
Skull House Lane
Appley Bridge

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We work closely with our clients to identify and understand business objectives and user needs. It’s all about the user1. We develop a narrative which gives us the insight we need to create effective and dynamic pieces of communication. Dynamic in the way that a brand needs to live, breathe and adapt. Static brands get left behind2.

Our approach can be integrated, it can be stand-alone but whatever it is, it’s always relevant.

We love logic.

We believe in a user-centered design approach. Before we get down to the fun part we like to take a step back. We use a multi-stage problem solving process that leaves no stone unturned and ensures that no user interaction is left to chance.

How do you know what something should look like, behave like or interact like if you don’t really know what your audience will respond to? It’s not logical.


It’s print, it’s digital, it’s experiential. Based on sound strategic thinking, the design process is where ideas come to life. We don’t do ‘dressing up’3. Design is about problem solving and creating beautiful, effective and multi-sensory solutions. It’s tailored to the user and it connects with them, in the way they want to receive it.

We love what we do.

Sometimes we ignore the conventional. Sometimes we challenge pre-conceptions. Sometimes we don’t. We believe that context makes a good idea a good idea, and being responsive to the right media channel turns a good idea into a great idea.

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Instead of the 'inside out' approach that focuses on technology or aesthetic design, we use an 'outside in' approach that focuses on the needs of the user.

Brands, products and services operate in so many different environments, we believe it's important to create flexible systems that can adapt whilst still maintaining core values.

Design without content is decoration — Jeffrey Zeldman.