About us

We are a small studio with high standards and an appetite for social change

We specialise in ethical brands, charities and social enterprise. Our purpose is to provide top level design work and brand thinking to the third sector and in particular to advance the social enterprise movement in Scotland. We are a social enterprise ourselves and know the landscape inside out.

A strong brand means a strong connection with your audience. We will work collaboratively with you to extract the creativity from within and help them make that bond through good design and brand strategy. We will give you the confidence to push the boundaries of design and marketing, to think a little bigger and achieve a lot more.

Our Impact

We proudly work exclusively with charities, social enterprises and ethical businesses of all shapes and sizes. 100% of our profts are reinvested into our social impact streams.

  • Brand for Growth - Our annual branding competition for social enterprise that are going places
  • Creative Natives - Our employability partnership with the charity Cyrenians
  • Social Enterprise Support Map - In partnership with the Scottish Government we design, curate and manage the Social Enterprise Support Map website
  • Other Activities that develop the social enterprise sector in Scotland. 

Bold is a social enterprise and part of the Community Enterprise Group.

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Doug Summers

Creative Director

Doug lives and breathes branding and is motivated by beautiful design with a purpose. He has degrees in Marketing and Graphic Design as well as several years experience in web development and a healthy and apt interest in all things cultural and historic. He has an inspiring ability to look at things differently. Having worked with Bold for 7+ years, he now manages the team and helps a wide range of clients to envision their future and achieve bold objectives through quality design, strategic branding and careful project management.

Dani Horton

Web & Graphic Designer

Dani has 8+ years’ experience as a Graphic & Web Designer for the public, private and third sectors as well as a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design. She specialises in branding and bespoke responsive web design and has a keen interest in business. Having been on the voluntary committee for networking membership organisations Ayrshire Business Women (ABW) and Association of Scottish Businesswomen (ASB) as Website Administrator, Membership Secretary and Vice President, she has a unique insight into how websites can help streamline processes.

Will Kelly

Graphic & Motion Designer

Will is an exceptionally talented designer with 10+ years design experience and has worked in many areas of the design industry, from collaborating on high-end conceptual projects as part of a design agency to freelancing for small businesses and start-ups. With a degree Digital Art, he has many strings to his bow including, branding, illustration, motion graphics and digital design.

Sara Bayo

Graphic Designer

Sara is a skilled graphic designer with 13+ years of experience in branding, web layout design and illustration. She obtained her BA (Hons) from the prestigious ELISAVA, Barcelona School of Design and Engineering. Since then, she has designed for organisations of all kinds focusing mainly on projects for the cultural field. Sara loves design, not just for its own sake but for what it can do for people.

Meet the team

The Bold team is made up of highly qualified design professionals with strong appetites for social justice. Friendly, approachable and good with people.

Additionally: Bold works with a wider team of esteemed colleagues including developers, photographers, videographers, makers, illustrators, copywriters, marketing strategists and social media gurus to add extra depth to our projects. To connect with us, please visit the join us page.

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