We are a strategic brand design agency built around a simple idea. That better work comes from working
We have been tenaciously applying design thinking to reimagine the traditional agency model to make it better for your creative needs.
Our core team give you consistency and brand guardianship while our HD! Community keeps it creative.
We have been working as a remote-first agency since 2013. This has meant rethinking all our processes to ensure we are future fit.
Design thinking has taken us on a never-ending quest to ‘leave things better than we found them’.
Our ways of working get you to better creative outcomes. And the more you work with us, the better we all get at evolving and adapting with your brand.
Let’s shake on it
These are our promises to you.
We will be obsessive about digging deep to uncover your brief and objectives while making sure we stay on track.
Giving you a pacey and iterative approach so we can all be ready for the unexpected whilst not burning through your budget.
Squads not silos
Skill-fully assembled matrix teams with absolute peace of mind that your experience and outcome will be better.
If you bring your deep knowledge of your brand we’ll be ready and willing to learn. There will be no egos here.
Attention to everything
We will always stay one step ahead by understanding the bigger picture and anticipating what’s around the corner.
Do it with purpose
Let us help you to do business better with our B Corp status, diversity commitment and 100% female ownership.
“I've had the fortune of working with the delightful Hands Down! team on several projects - ranging in size and scope from brand strategy, marketing program development, and design services. Their magic power lies in the unique execution approach, strategically dissecting the brief from a number of different angles and always compiling the right team of specialists for the job.”
Yuvraj Boparai, Snapchat
“It was a pleasure to work with the Hands Down! team. From the get-go, they felt like an extension of our business. They invested heavily in getting to know us; not only who we are, but where we have come from, and where we are going. The output is fantastic. A new brand, and new messaging to send us on our way to the next exciting phase of our growth.”
David Heron, Wilton & Bain
“Hands Down! was instrumental in helping us capture the essence of our goals and ambitions into our ‘North Star’ for our brand identity, and has some great ideas for executing brand messaging. They always deliver quality design work on time, when we need it.”
Irvin Gray, Chargifi
Head of Marketing
“Hands Down! do an absolutely sterling job, taking design and stories to the next level.”
Paul Hewitt, Google
“The Hands Down! team took on our rebrand in exactly the way we hoped they would. They did a good job of understanding what our business is all about – and then they challenged us. They got us thinking, had our senior team playing ideas off each other, and ultimately pushed us to explore ideas we definitely hadn’t considered before. What came out of the process was a brand that felt very us, and best of all wasn’t at all what we predicted it might be.”
Tom Buttle, Chameleon
"If you are looking for an agency who gets things done, who will get your projects to a place you didn't think possible, as whilst having a laugh - look no further than Hands Down! Can't recommend the team enough, they are such creative powerhouses and such a pleasure to collaborate with ... everytime".
Suzie Smith, Google
There are 3 ways we can work with you
Film & Animation
Why the name?
The earliest examples of the phrase hark back to Victorian horse races. Yes, you read that right. Jockeys and their steeds won ‘hands down’ when the reins could be dropped, and the rider was confident the work done in the race would give them the podium finish.