Good Architecture, Planning, Interior Design,
Graphic & Web Design For All!




We approach our Architectural projects with open communication, to develop designs that coincide with your ideas, needs & hopes.



Our Interior Design projects bear the hallmarks of our flair & technical know-how, providing spaces that allow people to learn, work & play.


Graphic Design

Our bold, fresh approach to Graphic Design makes you stand out from the dull & mainstream, across brand identity, promotional items & signage.


Web Design

Our Web Design provides responsive, beautiful sites to promote you. Our web hosting ensures value for money, reliability & fresh content.

Crossrail Siemens

Work with Siemens UK on Crossrail. We provided architectural coordination across a variety of contractors & disciplines.


Hong Kong Maritime Museum

We have worked with the lead designers as sub-contractors working on proposals for the re-location of the Museum.


Pads-n-Paws Graphics

We have provided a brand overhaul to Nottingham based Pads-N-Paws, providing sales brochures, technical drawings & corporate identity.



Marcus De

Marcus De make beautiful handmade leather shoes for Gentlemen. They wanted to show off their style & this site allows them to do that.



Age UK

Working with Age UK & Rutland Home Improvement Agency to provide vulnerable people with changes to their properties, to allow a higher standard of living.



Museum of Liverpool

Due to our in-depth understanding of the design concept we have worked as sub-contractors on producing as-built & construction drawings.


CVS Charity Ball

Along with web design & hosting, we’ve created a raft of promotional marketing to support the annual charity ball, a core part of the charity’s fundraising.



Business Finance Solutions

Business Finance Solutions were looking for an identity that would set them apart from the dull corporate websites of their competitors. They got it.


New Build, Sandiacre

Re-development of a tired 1920’s bungalow into a modern spacious family environment. This project was taken through planning & is in construction.


Titanic Belfast

We handled the design coordination for all trades on this new iconic museum. Our keen eye for detail & experience of coordinating trades has come to the fore.



Precision Meubles

Precision Meubles are a new business, bringing quality fitted bedroom furniture to France. We produced marketing material to grab in-store interest.


Pads-n-Paws Website

We have provided & hosted a site as part of the identity overhaul for Pads-n-Paws. The site takes a contemporary style & cleanness of lines to provide a site that is easy to navigate.



About Us

The Design Social is based on the belief that Good Design belongs to everyone & shouldn’t cost the earth. As we work together you will see how that belief is fundamental to what we do in Architecture, Interiors, Graphics & Web Design.

Our approach is simple, your ideas get the attention they deserve & you only pay for what & who you need. Whether in structures, interior design or the media, you will see those ideas evolve through each stage of their development until we have something individually tailored to you & your requirements.

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Call us on 01455 446521 or use the contact form.


Marcus De

The Design Social has provided excellent ongoing support as my business started & during it’s expansion.

I rely on The Design Social to provide brand development, graphics, web design & hosting. We plan to continue our partnership into e-commerce & design development.

Their service is prompt, responsive & provides unparalleled value for money.

I would heartily recommend them to anyone.

Miguel d’Almeida
Creative Director
Leicester UK

Sue Phillips

I would recommend to anyone The Design Social for any planning application. The service I received was second to none, Sophie who came to the house was efficient, professional & advised me the best way to go forward with my room which turns out to have saved me a lot of money.

The plans were drawn up quickly & Sophie dealt with everything including the council, the decision was made quickly & I think without the support & expertise from the Design Social it would have taken longer.

All in all I am impressed with the service I received from them & I would recommend the Design Social to anyone without hesitation.

Sue Phillips
Planning Applicant
Elmesthorpe, Leicestershire

House Design

Barnaby is an excellent communicator and really listened to the brief and interpreted it well. The work was well executed and the advice was superb.I would not hesitate in recommending his services to anyone.

Andrew House
Breda Area, Netherlands

Environments For Business

Barnaby and his colleagues at the Design Social have been a pleasure to work with. From start to finish they have been efficient, helpful and keen to make sure that we were happy with their proposals.

Our requirements were not straightforward, but not only were they able to ‘make it happen’ but they produced work that we are delighted with. I would recommend them to anyone, and Environments for Business will definitely be working with them again.

Rupert Robinson
Bridgwater, Somerset

Tristan Hill

The Design Social were just who we were looking for, they provided us a prompt, professional & friendly service. The Design Social listened to what we wanted & made it happen, we can’t thank them enough.

I’d recommend The Design Social for planning designs to anyone.

Tristan Hill
Bingham, Nottinghamshire

ALPS Electric Europe

ALPS Electric Europe GmbH contracted The Design Social to plan our new UK offices, liaise with the contractors, and manage the local authority building control approvals. We were very pleased with the service we received.

Communication was excellent, as was their knowledge of building regulations and product options for what we needed. Certainly we felt we received great value for money

David Horrobin
Operations Manager
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Crossrail – Siemens PLC

Barnaby undertook design work for Siemens on the Crossrail project over a 2 year period. During this time Barnaby undertook numerous CAD designs for the implementation of our communication system at all Crossrail Stations, he undertook this work with great care and was professional throughout.

I would be more than glad to engage The Design Social in any venture we may have in the future for CAD and design services.

Derek Desoisa
Project Director
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire

Kay Smith Art

Thanks to The Design Social I now have a great way to showcase my art to a large market.

A stress free process, professional and friendly, a pleasure to work with!

Kay Smith
Barwell, Leicestershire / Cayman Islands, Caribbean

Sheila Hocken

I found Barnaby so helpful when applying for my planning permission, as this was for a boarding cattery it was out of the ordinary for planning.

Barnaby not only took time to go over all the details with me but gave me lots of valuable information about how to present my side of the application to accompany his drawings. I was told by the planning office what a good presentation, they had all the info they needed and I got my planning permission.

Sheila Hocken
Stapleford, Nottinghamshire

Oakland Energy

As a new start up company I was in need of a website; one that looked and performed well without costing the earth. The Design Social achieved this perfectly.

Great communication throughout the process ensured the design of a website I was really happy with. Subsequent hosting of the website and email with Design Social has ensured the smooth operation of my company as Barnaby is always on hand to answer any problems or queries. I’d definitely recommend the Design Social.

Sophie Oakland
Blaby, Leicestershire

Pat Green

Took over when things seemed to stall and got them back on track. We would not have got planning without you. Thank you for a thoroughly professional job.

Pat Green
Planning Applicant
Fleet, Hampshire

Willow Cottage Cattery

The Design Social gave us a professional and efficient service throughout the planning stage of our new cattery business. Barnaby was very amenable during the early planning stages and provided some helpful and intuitive input in drawing up the plans and helping us achieve a successful planning application.

We would highly recommend this business to others.

Shana Monk
Ravensden, Bedfordshire

Craig Smith

Barnaby from The Design Social duly arrived at the agreed time & then set about discussing all our needs. Nothing was too much trouble for him & he spent a great deal of time with us until everything was explained & understood. The service they provided was absolutely second to none & when we put that together with their price they were 25% cheaper than their nearest competitor. I would also just like to add that the support afterwards & during was excellent. I would urge anyone considering plans to call The Design Social first & give them a chance. You will not be disappointed.
Thanks Guys
Craig and Catherine Smith

Your Support Gives

Over the years The Design Social have been responsible for the development of websites for me initially in a commercial capacity for my business Commercial Vehicle Solutions before I sold the business to a FTSE 250 bank, and also in support of my charitable activities, most noticeably the recent website.

Barnaby has always delivered projects to the highest of standards on time, managing the projects timescales and more difficultly my expectations! Always professional and reliable he stands out head and shoulders above all others when as with all of my supply chain I have tendered the business from time to time.

Not only do I have no doubts in recommending the services of The Design Social, I would encourage you to meet with them sooner rather than later.

Martin Collins
Managing Director of White Label Resources, Founder of Commercial Vehicle Solutions Ltd.
Long Whatton, Leicestershire

Business Finance Solutions

Having worked with Barnaby and The Design Social for several years now, I can without hesitation recommend the innovation and high service levels to anyone considering appointing them.

I have had several website facelifts and complete re-writes, including logo, brand development and complete web and email hosting and have the confidence that my business is in safe hands, 24/7.

Emma Robison
Managing Director
Staunton Harold, Leicestershire