We solve the toughest design problems


Cowles Media is led by Andy Cowles, an accomplished creative director and content specialist. Leadership roles include Editorial Development Director of Time Inc. UK, Creative Director of Mademoiselle for Condé Nast and Creative Director of Rolling Stone in NYC. Andy has won multiple editorial and design awards, including the UK’s most prestigious, the BSME Mark Boxer Award.  

       We have a rock-solid development process, proven across multiple markets, platforms and continents. Choose the services you need, and we’ll pull together a clear and simple brief your whole team can get behind.



Bullet-proof strategy

Everything starts with brand positioning. Together we’ll establish who you are, where you want to go, and which customers will get you there. We’ll agree what success really looks like, and the resources needed to win.

  • A full audit of your current design
  • Stakeholder workshop to define goals
  • Agreement on your positioning, value proposition and brand personality
  • Cross-platform competitor analysis
  • Audience personas – identifying your most valuable customers
  • Consideration of visual identity, typography, art direction, UX and UI
  • Content direction
  • Detailed development schedule


Rapid development

Once goals are agreed, we work fast to develop multiple solutions within a proven feedback framework. Our process is collaborative – you stay in control, we get to do our best work, and the project remains on track.

  • Memorable logos
  • Complete brand identities
  • UX/UI
  • Finished websites and apps
  • Database structures, APIs, map-based libraries
  • Usability, qual and quant research
  • New product development
  • Entire redesigns
  • Front cover development
  • Full brand design guidelines
  • Winning pitch decks

Ongoing success

Get what you need, when you need it. Monthly or weekly, save time and money by working with us on a regular basis

  • Subscription marketing campaigns
  • Regular front covers
  • Complete magazines
  • High-impact social content
  • Thought leadership and reports
  • Data visualisation
  • Animated infographics
  • Award entries