Holmes Wood was founded in 2000 as a unique combination of complementary talents in wayfinding and graphic design.

From our studio near The Barbican in London, we give clients incisive advice as a prelude to design work that is original and appropriate.

At ease with handling creative challenges, our dynamic team combines key skills and areas of specialist knowledge.

These include project management, wayfinding design, graphic design, brand implementation, product design, construction and manufacturing expertise, value engineering and delivery.

Working here

Holmes Wood is a highly creative, energetic, nimble thinking, sociable, close knit team of people. We are graphic designers, information designers, product designers, and design managers, at all different levels. 

Are you passionate about design, a team player, enthusiastic, care about the detail? 

We are looking to fill the following roles:

Junior Designer

Middleweight Graphic Designer

Middleweight Motion & Graphic Designer

Senior Graphic Designer

For all other roles please visit our careers page.


Holmes Wood consistently appears in professional books, videos, magazines and websites as an example of good practice and creativity. These include:

Archigraphia ReduxRichard Poulin (introductory essay by Alex Wood)
British Design 2010
Graphic Design in Architecture – Jie Zhou
New Signage Design: Connecting People & Spaces – Wang Shaoqiang
Novum. 12.16 + Wayfinding
Wayshowing > Wayfinding: Basic & Interactive – Per Mollerup
Wayshowing: A Guide to Environmental Signage; Principles & Practices
 – Per Mollerup

Red Things

At the end of each year, we send out a seasonal gift to the many friends of our business. We want to make this something useful as well as amusing.


Design Week Awards shortlist for Wayfinding and Environmental Graphics, King’s Cross

DBA Gold Design Effectiveness Award, museums, galleries and visitor attractions, Manchester Art Gallery

Folio Gold Award for the ‘Best Redesign’, eg Magazine

Excel Gold Award for Design Excellence, eg Magazine 

European Design Award, Bronze, University of Greenwich

IIID Shortlisted for Wayshowing, Wellcome Collection, London

IIID Bronze Award for Wayshowing, Imperial War Museum, London

IIID Silver Award for Wayshowing, Oxford Brookes University 

IIID Bronze Award for Wayshowing, University of Greenwich 

ISTD Certificate of excellence for Exhibition design/Signage systems, Cliveden National Trust

SEGD Global Design Awards Merit Award for King's Cross Plimsoll Building

SEGD Honor Award for Wayfinding, Oxford Brookes University