SMITH has a wealth of design experience in print, media, identity and advertising for corporate brochures, annual reports, limited edition books, publishing, monographs and exhibition catalogues. All aspects of design and production are covered, from conception to completion, to achieve a refined article of exceptional quality that will enhance the profile of any company or individual. SMITH is highly regarded in the cultural world for the innovation, clarity and exceptional production quality of its work.

Stuart Smith

Stuart Smith has been designing since 1987, specialising in typography whilst gaining an excellent reputation for his distinctive book designs. Stuart started at the Architectural Association and then moved to Phaidon Press, before going on to establish SMITH in 1994.


  • Advertising Design
  • Art Direction
  • Art/Photography Commissions
  • Book Design
  • Brochures
  • Catalogue Design
  • Corporate Communications
  • Exhibition Graphics
  • Photographic Editing
  • Print Production Managment
  • Signage
  • Websites
  • Magazine Design
  • Visual Identity & Logos

Studio set-up

You will have an in-house team of three full-time & two part-time staff with a wide-range of freelance designers at your disposal.

We can adapt to your software or network needs to ensure we are using equipment, which is fully compatible with your system.

Office hours

Our usual office hours are from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. As a result of our experience with international organisations and media professionals, e.g., photojournalists, we are accustomed to working with a variety of clients over many time zones.


We have a fully integrated FTP site with broadband connectivity.

Image supply

We work from digital images supplied or scan from your hard copies. We will match colour to your supplied image in-house or externally as required. Should match prints be unavailable, we can supply you with full resolution Epson colour match-prints.


Photographic proofing: We supply full resolution digital Epson outputs and two rounds of colour correction. Client proofing: We supply black and white print outs or easily emailable print & screen resolution PDFs.


Our editorial team is experienced in copyediting and proofreading and in commissioning authors and translators.


We consistently strive to achieve the highest level of production; our close communicative relationship with our suppliers is vital in ensuring that the quality of your final product matches your expectations.

We work with a worldwide network of trusted creative professionals including editors, authors, web designers, typographers, illustrators, photographers, video artists, post-production teams, distributors, offset and digital printers and IT technicians.

Consultation & design

Our first point of call in design is to advise. From conception to completion, we listen to your visions and apply them to a variety of approaches. We ensure that each piece is tailored to your requirements, whether this involves retaining, evolving or redefining an established brand; creating a unique and personalised publication; or producing a unique combination of the two.


Our experience working with art galleries to create exhibition catalogues in time for the private view means that we can work to tight, unmovable deadlines.


Design © SMITH 2008. All rights reserved.
Unless otherwise indicated, all materials designed by SMITH, including designs featured on these pages, are copyrighted. No part of these pages, either text or images may be used for any purpose other than personal use unless explicit authorisation is given by SMITH. Therefore reproduction, modification, storage in a retrieval system or retransmission, in any form or by any means — electronic, mechanical or otherwise, for reasons other than personal use, is strictly prohibited without prior written permission.