What's happening along The Way...

We’ve had some absolutely wonderful feedback that’s making us blush about the Westonbirt Guide:

“Having at last read the Guide and belatedly read the unduly and unnecessarily modest credits, I now know who was responsible for its production. And I hasten to thank and congratulate you all on ‘The Guide’. To my mind and eye, it is quite the best guide book I have ever read – in each and every aspect.

“From the first sight and handling of the cover style and throughout the concept to the smallest of the comprehensive details it is an exemplar and is worthy of much greater promotion…

“For such flair and concise and comprehensive knowledge to be demonstrated and communicated across such a wide range of expertise is a quite remarkable achievement. Congratulations to the whole team on your accomplishment.”

John Kendall, Trustee, Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum.

We worked closely with the copywriter and Arboretum Director on this lovely visitor guide. You can read all about the project here.



Recommended Agency Status

We’re chuffed to bits to have just achieved Recommended Agency Status. Only possible thanks to our wonderful clients who’ve said some lovely things about us.

The Recommended Agency Register is a database of design and advertising agencies whose clients have recommended them above the benchmark required. And it’s a pretty high benchmark too! Clients use the database to find agencies they can trust and agencies use it to stand out and attract new clients.

Thank you again to all our clients who’ve helped get us here.

We’re recruiting!

Creative, outdoorsy and want to live in the best city in Britain*?

We’re looking for an exceptional all-round graphic designer to join our small team, in a role that has the potential to become something amazing.

At The Way we specialise in engaging, useful design for print, brands and interpretation. We’re pretty new as a business, but have an enviable client list including national parks and forests… and we’re growing fast! We create everything from complete brands to magazines and newsletters, visitor guides, interpretation, signage and wayfinding systems, mapping and illustrations, marketing campaigns and reports.

In this new role, we’re looking for a self-motivated graphic designer to join us at our office in Bristol. You should have at least five years’ experience working in house or agency side in a fast-paced studio, where you’ve gained proven experience in running projects end-to-end. Being both creative and an accurate artworker, you should have the confidence to take briefs and present your ideas to clients, from concept stage through to delivery.

Experience working in interpretation, the public sector, museums and heritage – and a love of the great outdoors – is a big plus.

Must have:
• A great portfolio showing your creativity and breadth of project experience
• Expert Adobe CC skills
• Print process knowledge
• Conceptual thinking and scamping
• High standards of execution
• Excellent communication skills
• Design degree or equivalent
• A desire to get involved and push the business forward

We’re looking for someone who will help our business grow, winning pitches while keeping up with day-to-day work (and hopefully having a lot of fun too).

If this sounds like you, email telling us what you can bring to the business, plus your salary expectations. Please attach your CV and a PDF of your three best pieces of work.

Salary negotiable, dependent on experience. Benefits include 25 days’ annual holiday and CPD. Flexible working and reduced hours also considered.

Deadline for applications: 6 March, 2015.

Interviews will be held in Bristol city centre on 16 March. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

See the full ad here.

*It says so here

South West agency The Way Design joins the Design Business Association

Bristol-based design agency The Way Design have just been granted membership to the Design Business Association (DBA).

With only 450 members nationwide of which 48% are London based, The Way Design joins a select group of agencies, meeting the standards required. The DBA is the trade organisation for the UK design industry, focused on promoting professional excellence and building productive partnerships between commerce and the design industry. The association champions effective design, communicating its value and the impact it can have on business performance.

India Rabey Director said, “We’re thrilled to become members of the DBA. Their ethos and focus on professional excellence matches well with our belief in creating engaging and useful design for brands, print and interpretation. With DBA membership we aim to bring these values and skills to a wider audience.”

The Way Design is a relative newcomer having formed in September, 2014. From their offices in North Bristol, they specialise in design for outdoors and heritage visitor attractions as well as printed media, they’ve successfully carved a niche in a digital-heavy industry and are expanding rapidly, taking on two members of staff and a second base in Yorkshire within a few months.

John Scarrott, Membership Director of the DBA, comments, “We are thrilled to welcome The Way Design to the DBA. There are many design businesses working in the UK and producing fantastic work. A particular focus for the DBA is to attract those creative businesses that work to a set of business values that benefit them and their clients. We look forward to supporting The Way Design on their journey. ”

Editor notes:

For further information please contact India Rabey, The Way Design Director,, 0117 9898 206
For further information on the DBA please visit their website:

The Way North

From January, our Yorkshire contingent (Rebecca) will be taking up residence at the Media Centre in Huddersfield. You’ll be able to write to her at The Way Design, 7 Northumberland Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 1RL. She’d love it if you sent her a real life letter!

If you’re asking yourself “Who is this Rebecca and what can she do for me?” then check out her details here or email


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