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The Design Social provides Good Architecture, Planning, Interior Design, Graphic Design & Website Design For All!

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About The Design Social

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, Interior Design, Graphic Design & Website 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.

The Design Social was founded in 2010 & is headed by Barnaby & Sally Robinson

Call us on 01455 446521 or use the contact form.


We handle a variety of Architecture and Architectural Design projects, from commercial projects like our Crossrail work to domestic projects such as planning applications for extensions

View our individual Architecture projects below or click here to view our Architectural portfolio.

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.

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.

Crossrail Siemens

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

Interior Design

We handle a variety of Interior Design projects, from simple office layouts to incredible museum designs

View individual Interior Design projects below or click here to view our Interior Design portfolio.

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.

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.

Hong Kong Maritime Museum

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

Graphic Design

We handle a variety of Graphic Design projects, from highlighting events to book covers

View individual Graphic Design projects below or click here to view our Graphic Design portfolio.

Pads-n-Paws Graphics

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

Precision Meubles

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

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.

Website Design

We handle a variety of Website Design projects for various businesses

View individual Website Design projects below or click here to view our Website Design portfolio.

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.

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.

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.


View below what our individual satisfied customers said about The Design Social & our services or click here to view all of our reviews on one (very) long page.

Adrian Davies, Ibstock – Drawing up of new kitchen design

Barnaby at The Design Social has just drawn up a kitchen design for me so that I can get a fitter in to install the kitchen, so it's not the usual thing that he does however the fact that he could do it shows the broad nature of his skills and what his business...

Andrew Manning, Wolverhampton – Planning application

First class service provided at a very competitive cost. Barnaby provided alternative ideas at the initial consultation which was one of the main decision points for selecting his services compared to other design companies. Barnaby provided a clear description of the...

Allison Slater, Slater Jones Bookkeeping – Web design and hosting

Professional and friendly service. We were very happy with the results and would highly recommend Allison Slater

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...

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...

Dominic Sore, Noble Day Associates – Website Design

Barnaby and the team at The Design Social are our go to team for our web presence and architectural detailing. They are professional and always deliver high quality. Dominic Sore

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...

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....

John Sephton, Barwell Windows – Website Design

Professional company with courteous and friendly staff, very pleased with website and any issues we have regards to IT etc they sort them out John Sephton

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...

Andrew Bromwich, Leicester – Planning application for extension

I wanted plans drawn up (and passed!) for a large extension on my very small house. There were a number of issues I was concerned about, including the fact that no other work had been done in my little cul-de-sac and the current look of the houses was dull and plain-...

Brett Naylor, Wigston Parva – Planning Application

The Design Social made our extension planning very easy, practical and totally stress free. Really fantastic advice and great service all round, I cannot fault the process from start to finish....highly recommended.

Nick Carvell, Leicestershire County Council – Concept Design

As Transport and Fleet manager at Leicestershire County Council, I used Barnaby to create some images of a specialist vehicle we were planning to have built. The images were created and subsequently used in our design meetings to ensure the vehicle met our needs....

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 Owner Breda Area, Netherlands

Craig Smith – Planning Application

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...

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...

Paul Maguire, Wigston Parva – Planning application

This was a difficult and time consuming application for planning. We were kept informed at every stage and the process was explained. Paul Maguire

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...

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

Finlay Dawkins, Loughborough – Website Design

Barnaby developed a Web site for my business Finny-Foo-Fars Beauty Box and I was delighted with the results. I was very specific with the look I was aiming to achieve and Barnaby took great care to achieve it. Nothing was too much trouble and the communication was...