We solve the toughest design problems


Cowles Media is led by Andy Cowles, an award-winning 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. He is a Guardian Masterclass trainer and lecturer at UAL, Cardiff and Nottingham Trent universities. Andy has won multiple editorial and design awards, including the UK’s most prestigious, the BSME Mark Boxer Award

     As a consultancy, Cowles Media has a clear and simple development process. Firstly, we agree on the business goals, define your positioning, and produce a detailed brief the whole team can get behind. Then we gather all the required resources and deliver quality work – on time and on budget.



Step one

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 on what success really looks like, and the resources needed to win.

  • Full audit of your current design
  • Stakeholder workshop to define goals
  • Agreement on your positioning, value proposition and brand personality
  • Cross-platform competitor analysis
  • An understanding of your most valuable customers
  • Consideration of visual identity, typography, art direction, UX and UI
  • Content strategy
  • A detailed development schedule


Step two

Once the brief has been set, you choose the services you need. 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 visual identities
  • Full brand design guidelines
  • New product development
  • Actionable UX and UI
  • Entire redesigns
  • Front cover development
  • Winning pitch decks

Together with our development partners, we also deliver finished websites and apps, database structures, APIs, map-based libraries, usability, qual and quant research. 


Additional services

Many of our clients save time and money by working with us on a regular basis. You get what you want when you need it. In return, we guarantee delivery way ahead of time.

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