Holmes Wood was founded in 2000 as a unique combination of complementary talents in wayfinding and graphic design.

From our studio near Battersea Park in London we give clients incisive advice as a prelude to design work that is original and appropriate.

At ease with handling creative challenges, our dynamic team combines key skills and areas of specialist knowledge.

These include project management, wayfinding design, graphic design, brand implementation, product design, construction and manufacturing expertise, value engineering and delivery.


DBA Gold Design Effectiveness Award, museums, galleries and visitor attractions, Manchester Art Gallery

Folio Gold Award for the ‘Best Redesign’, eg Magazine

Excel Gold Award for design excellence, eg Magazine 

European Design Award, Bronze, University of Greenwich

IIID Bronze Award for Wayshowing, Imperial War Museum, London

IIID Silver Award for Wayshowing, Oxford Brookes University 

IIID Bronze Award for Wayshowing, University of Greenwich 

ISTD Certificate of excellence for Exhibition design/Signage systems, Cliveden National Trust

SEGD Honor Award for Wayfinding, Oxford Brookes University


Holmes Wood consistently appears in professional books, videos, magazines and websites as an example of good practice and creativity. We show some of these here.

Red Things

At the end of each year, we send out a seasonal gift to the many friends of our business. We want to make this something useful as well as amusing. Our red bag for example has been spotted and photographed the world over.