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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.

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.

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.

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.

Hong Kong Maritime Museum

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pads-n-Paws Graphics

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

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.

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

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...

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....

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...

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

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...

Martin Mynett, Groby- Planning Application for rear extension

Extremely knowledgeable, professional, honest and polite. They designed a rear extension exactly how I had in mind and took away the stress that normally comes with applying for planning permission. I highly recommend the design social for anyone who is in need of...

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

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.

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 Artist Barwell, Leicestershire / Cayman Islands, Caribbean

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...