We think and consider things carefully. We develop strategies, brands and partnerships; create integrated campaigns, design for print, for the web, for exhibitions and we develop sales environments and innovative installations. We work and collaborate with film-makers, photographers, artists and illustrators – above all else, every client truly matters and every brief a special opportunity.


Our Work

Our approach is to consider each brief without pre-conception; to consistently strive to add real value through strong foundations, fresh thought, compelling ideas and media, robust technology and an overarching commitment to excellence.



For Orion Capital Partners

A remarkable sculptural residential tower designed by Ben van Berkel’s UNStudio in Amsterdam that overlooks Islington, Shoreditch, Clerkenwell and the City. Socrates were responsible for naming and branding of the building alongside all the related marketing collateral, films, on-site dressing and advertising associated with the project.

Deliverables: Branding, literature, website, films, hoarding, marketing suite, advertising, digital marketing, direct mail, interactive media and events and partnerships

Website: www.canalettolondon.com

Chiswick Park

Chiswick Park

For Blackstone Group

Socrates were appointed to adjust the positioning of Chiswick Park in order to balance the emotional with the rational arguments for locating at this world-class headquarters business campus. The brief has extended through brand and printed collateral to extensive digital activity, on-site presentation suites, events and film.

Deliverables: Branding, literature, websites, digital marketing, events, marketing suite, presentations, advertising, direct mail, merchandising

Website: www.enjoy-work.com

Residential at King’s Cross

Residential at King’s Cross

For King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership

Socrates have been closely involved in developing naming, branding and holistic marketing strategy and positioning related to the first residential buildings at King’s Cross. This has included ArtHouse, Tapestry, The Plimsoll Building and Gasholders and the related literature, advertising, digital and exhibition collateral.

Deliverables: Branding, literature, websites, digital marketing, advertising, exhibitions, events, packaging, interactive presentations

Retail at Kings Cross

Retail at Kings Cross

For King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership

Socrates were appointed to develop an interim brand and related visual language for the retail elements of the 67 acre King’s Cross neighbourhood. This extended to a significant commission to wrap the German Gymnasium at the entrance to the area during refurbishment and installations within the recently completed shop units on King’s Boulevard.

Deliverables: Branding, literature, window displays, building wraps, hoarding



For London Executive Offices

Socrates developed the brand and visual language for a substantial serviced office group delivering some of the finest facilities in prime central London. Alongside multiple applications and guidelines, Socrates has been involved in the production and direction of a library of images that underpin the Leo’s positioning as best in class.

Deliverables: Branding, art direction, literature, website, advertising

Website: leo.co.uk

Yachting and QLDG

Yachting and QLDG

SocratesQ embraces the work of QLDG that has specialised in the yacht and superyacht market over the last 14 years. Formerly based in Nice, the team has been involved in the branding or literature of many manufacturers, designers and brokers alongside numerous individual yachts. This has extended to the supply of diverse branded products and bespoke merchandising.

Deliverables: Branding, brand guidelines, literature, advertising, websites, merchandising, event branding and collateral, and catalogues



Socrates has long been involved in the branding and marketing of luxury real estate, we have now established SocratesQ which brings the specialist knowledge of yachts, superyachts and marinas of previously Nice based QLDG alongside the existing branding, media and partnership expertise of Socrates.

Our People

Our work is about people; work researched, considered, inspired, created, developed and delivered by people for people. We believe in teams, in experience; in unfettered talent, commitment and sheer bloody-minded hard work.


Married to a cavalier King Charles spaniel, engaged to Ms Chanel and Signor Ferragamo and dating a variety of Middle Eastern food. Apparently utterly devoid of any culture whatsoever.

Senior Designer

Loves to collect and hoard the bizarre and unusual; dusts compulsively and camps. Would like to live in a garage. Often beheads rude men with large umbrellas on Mondays.

Olly Dadak

Would frankly prefer to be in Provence or spoiling a walk. Has always been slightly Afraid of Virginia Woolf and is particularly attracted to regressive jazz and lumbar support. Likes beef.

Head of Media and Partnerships

Hates cooking and camping, adores old glass, dense textural fabrics and laughs a lot. Profoundly passionate about architecture, lighting and Steinbeck. Happiest when walking up ridiculously steep hills, needs help.

Victoria Oliver

Adores extreme weather, Oscar Neimayer, rollercoasters and eggs benedict. Would generally prefer to be Enid Blyton shopping in New York in a thunderstorm. Does not like milk but does like Richard Netura.

Mark Scott
Director - Head of Design

Addicted to fine coffee, liquorice and excellent red wine. Sadly invented font charades, adores maps and swims deeply with plankton. Likes the word mellifluous and photographs manhole covers. Mmmm.

Senior Artworker

Hopelessly devoted to the visionary artist Austin Osman Spare whilst collecting Japanese woodblock prints and ex-libris plates. Devoted to tchotchkes, which he wraps lovingly in swathes of cod-liver oil imbued calico. Interesting guy.

Acount Manager: Digital

Would happily expire to the Garden State film soundtrack, whilst reading for the twenty-seventh time the Chronicles of Narnia. Equally odd about any British films and David Attenborough. Likes fashion.

Account Manager: Digital

Adores two wheels, running races and foreigners and is reassuringly passionate about digital trends, Spain and purple lycra. Loathes howling gales and being an underground sardine.


Has unhealthy love of leather jackets, tattoos and Swiss design. Behind closed doors on Thursdays he plays classic rock passably and watches Sunderland lose. Mel wants to be Batman. Yup.

Account Director

Sumptuous soft spot for tomatoes, thunderstorms and Margaritas to the sound of Kiri Te Kanawa; oddly adores dogs when wet, mist and racing. Finds polystyrene and hard-boiled eggs deeply distressing.

Account Manager

Frankly rather disappointed not to be born rich and thin in Rome or as Carla Bruni. Highly passionate about Truffaut, Klimt, Caravaggio, Soulwax and a dog called Ted. Currently dull about Mendelssohn’s March.

Director - Socrates Q

Passionate about architecture; deeply excited by food and even creating it; rather partial to travel. However, a profound and intense hatred of incompetent grammar and the microwave.

Financial Controller

Madly and deeply obsessed with music and Fangio; writes and sings the blues; dances, draws and quite likes conversing with oaks. Apparently too old for horror stories but plays tennis.

Head of Production

Passionate about red wine and old roses. Unfortunately reads Nordic fiction accompanied by Chopin or Jovi. Reassuringly walks in forests and dances normally. Remains depressed to have neither dog or cat.

Account Manager

Remains strongly attached to the Wizard of Oz, 2B pencils, beach yoga, oil paint and salsa. Adores Nordic ceramics and galleries on Sundays and would happily sell soul for twenty illustrations by Kristjana S Williams.

Senior Designer

A profound and positive relationship with red wine, the Lake District and baking bread, alongside the unfettered joy of old ladies roaring with laughter. An equally profound but negative relationship with elevators and salad spinners.

Account Executive

Predominantly utterly consumed by hip-hop, jazz, soul and drum & bass. All followed uncomfortably closely by photography, travel and a bankrupting obsession with trainers. Odd.

Account Director

Curiously keen on watching people alongside Gordon’s Gin. Besotted by dachshounds and rather dubiously, life drawing in studios south of the river. No one has met Gordon.

Andrew Derrick
Creative Director

Obsessive, compulsive collector and bibliomaniac. With equal fondness for photography, Inuit sculpture, masks and tupilaks. Remains horrified that he turned down a sitting with Horst. Dislikes tupperware.

Production and Studio Management

Unhealthy attachment to sport and dogs. A lover of food and will travel to keep his tongue smiling. Dismal but enthusiastic musician who adores jazz. Wears anorak when discussing technology.


Unhealthily obsessed with Latin Jazz and wizards, whilst watching other people cook is a particular pleasure. All celebrity magazines should be pulped and reality television incinerated.

AREA Property Parners
Canary Wharf Group
King's Cross
Orion Capital Managers
Caroline Baker London
Pacific Investments
Berry Bros & Rudd
Chiswick Park Enjoy-Work
London & Metropolitan
PMB Holdings
Frasers Property
Manhattan Loft Corporation
Gardiners & Theobald

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