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We design. We write. We create


From the moment you contact Red Onion we'll find out as much as possible from you and then if required arrange a face-to-face meeting. We take as long as it needs to analyse a brief so we come up with the best solution for you... we provide as many ideas within reason until you're 100% with the direction.


Red Onion Design began in 2011 with predominantly work in printed magazine design. That's still at the heart of what we do, however we've become an integrated agency and now bring those skills to specialist digital design too. We're also offering optional content services for all our work.


Our designs have won 2 international silvers at the CASE Circle of Excellence Awards, and a Highly Commended at the CIPR #insidestory awards! We connect with people. Whether it's lifestyle, homes, interiors, real-life, fashion, health, special interest for men and women, we'll find creative solutions to any project.

What we provide

Outstanding design and content support for communication teams

A personalised service

At Red Onion we’ll take the time to understand what you require for your business. We're always ready to listen and provide a confidential service.

A clear and concise timeframe

Red Onion will pinpoint exactly what the job entails and give you a breakdown of how long each aspect of the project will take to deliver.

Creative Edge

Red Onion will hit on an innovative and refreshing angle to help sell your brand. Not all designers and writers are created equal.

Strategic thinking

We look at all aspects of your business and provide strategic advantages so you can successfully grow.


Optional email newsletter keeping you updated with new developments.

Phone and Email support

Dedicated and personal guidance – with phone and email support for the duration of the project.

Meet the directors

Rob Creative Director 2022

Rob Castles

Creative Director

Rob has over 20 years experience in graphic design. He can turn his hand to any project, enjoys a challenge and is always willing to learn something new. He likes to keep an eye on developments in design and technology!

Loves: Good quality coffee, running to keep healthy

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Michelle Garnett

Senior Content Director

A highly skilled and experienced editor and writer, with mean subbing and proofing abilities when time allows. An amazing eye for detail, yet is able to take a wider view of all projects that go through Red Onion.

Loves: Reading a good book, country walking and maps

Talented pool of creative talent

To keep ourselves competitive we upscale our team based on the latest project requirements. Rather than having people waiting for work, or being too busy, we recruit the specialists that each brief requires. Red Onion has a trusted network of skilled professionals.

What our clients say

Industry Recognition

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CIPR Highly Commended

For the work Red Onion provided on the internal magazine for Circle Housing

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Featured Spotlight

FM Magazine cover picked to feature on the homepage of this popular portfolio website

Phaidon magazine picked to feature on the homepage of this popular portfolio website

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CASE International Silver Award

Design of a Data and Analytics brochure, on behalf of the University of Essex

Redesign of the alumni magazine Essex Effect, on behalf of the University of Essex

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100 + shares

LinkedIn feature about graphic design trends in 1 week received over 3000 views, 400 likes and 100 shares, from industry professionals worldwide

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