Textbook is a graphic design studio based in Manchester, UK. The studio focuses on image-making, visual identity, typography, print, book and catalogue design, for a range of select independent clients, predominantly in the fields of arts, culture and education. The studio was established as a means of pursuing an independent, multidisciplinary practice, rejecting the traditional studio model in favour of a more democratic structure and approach to working with people. We believe each project should belong equally to everybody involved and so we aim to establish, as partners, more long-term relationships with our clients.

Textbook is a graphic design studio based in Manchester, UK. The studio focuses on image-making, visual identity, typography, print, book and catalogue design, for a range of select independent clients, predominantly in the fields of arts, culture and education. The studio was established as a means of pursuing an independent, multidisciplinary practice, rejecting the traditional studio model in favour of a more democratic structure and approach to working with people. We believe each project should belong equally to everybody involved and so we aim to establish, as partners, more long-term relationships with our clients.

Textbook is part of The Engine House — a collective of designers, artists and makers based in the grounds of Islington Mill, Salford. Collaborating with our peers at the Engine House, with clients, and other creative practitioners and organisations, is an essential part of our practice and underpins everything we do. We see our role and skills as designers encompassing not just communication and aesthetics, but also as socially conscious producers, publishers, artists and organisers, often undertaking self-initiated research, writing and making projects alongside client-based work.

Textbook is part of The Engine House — a collective of designers, artists and makers based in the grounds of Islington Mill, Salford. Collaborating with our peers at the Engine House, with clients, and other creative practitioners and organisations, is an essential part of our practice and underpins everything we do. We see our role and skills as designers encompassing not just communication and aesthetics, but also as socially conscious producers, publishers, artists and organisers, often undertaking self-initiated research, writing and making projects alongside client-based work.

If you would like to discuss a project with us, we would welcome you to visit our studio, or you can send us a message here. We’re always happy to meet and chat over a coffee or beer, so if you’d like to do that, you know what to do.

Selected Clients: Cloudwater Brew Co / Walker Art Gallery / Islington Mill / Manchester Art Gallery / University of Salford / A Place Called Common / The Beagle / The Pilcrow Pub / Manchester Custom Framing / University of Huddersfield / Video Jam / Graphic Design Educators’ Network / Sounds From The Other City / The International 3 / Tyneside Cinema 

Selected Clients: Cloudwater Brew Co / Walker Art Gallery / Islington Mill / Manchester Art Gallery / University of Salford / A Place Called Common / The Beagle / The Pilcrow Pub / Manchester Custom Framing / University of Huddersfield / Video Jam / Graphic Design Educators’ Network / Sounds From The Other City / The International 3 / Tyneside Cinema 

Creative specialisms:
Print / Posters / Books / Brochures / Catalogues / Exhibition Branding / Logo Design & Branding / Creative consultancy / Packaging and Labelling / Signage & Wayfinding / Typography / Icon Design / Artist monographs / Creative Workshops

Creative specialisms:
Print / Posters / Books / Brochures / Catalogues / Exhibition Branding / Logo Design & Branding / Creative consultancy / Packaging and Labelling / Signage & Wayfinding / Typography / Icon Design / Artist monographs / Creative Workshops

We are currently unable to offer internships, however we believe strongly in helping the next generation of designers and welcoming more diverse people into creative roles.

We are more than happy to answer questions and give portfolio feedback in person. To arrange a visit to the studio, email us with examples of your work (under 5mb!) and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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