Improving people's lives at work, rest & play
We have an uncompromising commitment to improving people's lives through effective design. Our work touches real people every day in each part of their lives – Work (employment), Rest (well-being) and Play (leisure).
We are designers for being human
Being human means we’re open and honest, thoughtful and reassuringly challenging. We bring an energy, quality and commitment to getting the best results for our clients.
Taking an active role in our community is important and we do our bit by supporting a range of charities including volunteering on the Bethany Care Van to provide food to homeless people in Edinburgh. We’re proud Ambassadors for the children's charity Seamab, and we actively promote The Spartans Community Football Academy.
Our first priority is always getting results for our clients. We also enjoy winning awards. We've won over 50 including two coveted D&AD awards, recognised globally as the Oscars celebrating the finest creative work in the world
Please do get in touch for a chat.
In my teens I saw a series of posters for The Italian Trade Centre designed by Minale Tattersfield and that moment sparked my love of simple, intelligent, understated design that makes people smile.
Lucy started her career at Imagination, the world’s largest design company. Chapter Chair of SEGD and member of the Scottish Parliament Cross Party Dementia Group, Lucy is a frequent speaker at diverse industry conferences on a range of topics from design innovations that influence behaviour to improving environments for people living with dementia
It all started for me at Struthers Advertising (home of the famous Glasgow’s Miles Better campaign). Struthers opened up a whole new world to me and I have loved working in this creative and energising industry ever since.
After serving a 15 year ‘apprenticeship’ at Struthers (home of the famous Glasgow’s Miles Better campaign) and then Tayburn, Andrew co-founded StudioLR in 2004 and has been Managing Director for the last five years.
A visit to the Salvador Dali museum as a teenager showed me another way to be and its sheer audacity has stayed with me ever since. What would Dali do...?
Mark is one of Scotland’s most respected designers. He is multi-award winning and has worked with a number of international brands playing a key role at StudioLR. Mark led the team that won D&AD Award for best logo for the Mary Rose.
I studied Josiah Wedgwood, the Steve Jobs of the 18th century, at College - he literally changed the world through marketing. So I thought I'd give it a go…
Scott is a UK leading expert in marketing and commercial planning, brand planning and market research. Scott was MD of Grey London and subsequently Chairman of CDP, perhaps the UK’s most famous creative agency. He has worked throughout his career for household names like Nike and Mars.
Lorna has a career spanning over 20 years working with some of the leading businesses in the UK. She loves her work and believes that is what ultimately gains productive results for clients. She is a marketing professional, executive coach, trainer, facilitator, and a singer-songwriter.
I spent my youth in record shops and it wasn't long before I realised I couldn't sing. The posters and album sleeves were always inspiring though, so I bought a book of Paul Rand’s and that was that.
Dave joined the StudioLR team in 2011 as an award-winning graduate from Napier University. In the subsequent years he has honed his creative thinking and design skills on a range of projects with prestigious clients including John Lewis, Lloyds, National Trust, NHS and SSE. Dave won us a D&AD Award for his copywriting on the Seamab rebrand.
Meeting Morag Myerscough whilst I was at art college taught that a sense of fun and playfulness can engage people simply and effectively. I loved her multi-coloured typography, her upside-down thinking and her dog.
One of StudioLR’s newest recruits, Fi brings a background in both branding and interpretive design. An award-winning graduate of Edinburgh College of Art, Fiona has a Master of Design degree and a membership of the International Society of Typographic Designers. She began her career working with global brands before a love of narrative drew her to interpretive design.
What really appeals to me is the sense of order and making sense – perhaps more so now that I have a house full of children.
Rosie started her career in London working in airport advertising sales. She then moved to Edinburgh and worked in international media buying, latterly at Mediavision. Rosie always enjoyed the sharp edge of business and chose to pursue accounting as it provides good opportunities to add value to small businesses.
When I was in school we were shown a video of designers getting inspired by setting off fireworks inside a small tube. I can't remember what the project was about or who the design team were but that was my first introduction to graphic design; I think it's always influenced me to have a hands on approach to idea generation.
Nic graduated as a graphic designer from Napier University in the summer of 2016. One internship, several technical questions and with a couple of good ideas later she officially joined the team at StudioLR.
The marketing world is always changing and there is always something new happening, this is what keeps it interesting.
Charlotte graduated with a degree in Retail Marketing from the University of Stirling in 2016. She previously undertook a market research internship with StudioLR during the summer of 2015 relating to the work in dementia signage before officially joining StudioLR as Studio Manager.
As a child I spent quite a lot of time in Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Colours, shapes and ideas enthralled me. In one of my visits my grandfather stumbled into an artwork placed on the floor. A small piece loose and came shooting across the floor. My grandfather quickly turned around to me and declared “It's intended, it’s called living art”. I remember being fascinated, thinking “Anything is possible!” In hindsight I think he actually broke the art piece.
We found our newest recruit across the North Sea. Swedish designer Åsa brings a Scandinavian perspective to StudioLR. She is an award-winning graduate of Brobygrafiska Vocational University and has over 8 years professional experience in art direction and design with a background in magazine design and advertising.