Hawk & Handsaw



Hawk & Handsaw are a creative agency delivering beautiful, thoughtful and effective design.

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Who we are

Formed in 2014, we set out to combine our 20+ years of experience in the design industry to create a simpler, more direct studio. We specialise in property, corporate and consumer branding.

Our diverse design experience and client base of startups to multinationals demands a bespoke approach to every piece of work we undertake, and a strong commercial mindset that allows us to push the potential in every project.


Our approach

Beautiful – Thoughtful – Effective

Design is the process of finding unique and purposeful ideas, and we believe that any piece of design must be beautiful, but also thoughtful to make it truly effective.

Therefore, a close partnership with our clients lies at the heart of our philosophy – to get to the creative core of each project we’ll work with you to define your unique proposition within a world filled with noise.

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Cast of characters


James Taylor


With over 10 years experience in design James’ skills have been employed at leading agencies such as Brandopus, Pearlfisher and Bloom before founding Hawk & Handsaw. His specialties in branding and identity as well as premium food & drinks has led to him to work with clients such as Badger Ales, Johnnie Walker, Pernod Ricard, Willie’s Cacao, Twinings & Cadbury.

His wide design skill-set and commitment to strong ideas ensure Hawk & Handsaw deliver unique, compelling and successful work.

Stephen Douglas


Stephen graduated from Norwich Art School before working at Creative Interpartners and FTI Consulting. With over a decade working for clients such as Glaxo Smith Kline, TATA Global Beverages, Ford and Carlson Rezidor Stephen has become a leading designer in corporate and business branding. 

His ability and history of innvovating in multiple disciplines ensure Hawk & Handsaw can deliver solid and engaging work in any sector. 

Mari Carroll


With an eye for detail and a love for meticulous spreadsheets, Mari joins us as a senior account manager with a track list of delivering effective design work across a diverse range of clients both locally and internationally.

Japanese-Irish and having lived in 7 countries and counting, Mari is a global citizen with a love for hunting out anything new and exciting, while enjoying a pint of Guinness for all the times in between.