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Communication packages galore

Based in North London, has been established for over a decade. Our work lets us step into many worlds, and we relish the diversity that brings.

We consequently have an eclectic client base spanning everything from music to non-profit, to high-end finance, and including everything from one-man bands to international corporations. Some of these lovely folk have been with us for the entire journey.

At the heart or are partners Emil Dacanay and Sian Rance. We met at that venerable pile, Edinburgh College of Art and have worked together since our paths re-crossed at WhereforeArt?, a design agency of excellent reputation and impeccable heritage.

Originally print specialists, we have cuddled up to online and digital communication and now provide a full service design agency using our own skills and those of our creative, editorial and technical partners. As flexible as Olympics gymnasts, no project is too big – or too small.

We listen; we are evangelical about the value that good effective design offers; we are transparent in all our dealings; and we have a proven track record for fulfilling every brief to the client’s expectations and beyond.

Your delight is ours.

Our Clients include

Adam Smith International


Bell Phillips Architects

Carlton Publishing Group

Discovery Books

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

Hachette Children’s Books


Infinate Ideas


International Alert

Joanna Hall

Klein & Sons

Little Brown

Marshall Arts

MDY Legal


Oneworld Publications

Peace One Day

Phoenix Paperbacks


Restless Development

Rochester PR

Spiral Product Design

The Financial Services Forum

The Orion Publishing Group

The Platform


Weidenfield & Nicolson

Wherefore Art?


‘My business has used D.R. ink for over 5 years now. We publish regular reports and Sian and Emil help us to produce visually interesting, engaging material, striking the right balance between creativity and practicality, with unfailing good humour.’
Holly Mackay, Managing Director of The Platforum

‘Whether it is their graphic design or illustration work, D.R. ink have always exceeded our project briefs and delivered professional, high-quality design that captures the imagination.’
Matthew Lowing, Commissioning Editor, Cartion Books

‘International Alert has worked with Sian and Emil for many years on a wide range of projects. They are incredibly hardworking and motivated, and take our projects from the drawing board through to reality, mindful of the bigger picture and the smallest detail.’
David Ackers, Communications Officer, International Alert

‘Sian and Emil, do great work, deliver within budget and are a pleasure to work with. What more could you want?’
Jacqui Christian, Head of Communications, PIDG

‘My years at Wherefore Art were blessed with great clients and a series of great teams to enjoy them with. Few of these were more pleasurable to work alongside than the duo of Sian and Emil, whose uniquely complimentary talents were exceeded only by their professionalism, their creativity and their understanding of how the creative business actually works.’
David Costa, WhereforeArt?

‘What sets Sian and Emil apart from other graphic designers is their ability to keep our material fresh and imaginative over long periods. Not only do they have the creative flair for modern and imaginative design concepts, but the knowledge to take a project through the full production process. It’s a business relationship that’s lasted well over a decade and one I hope will continue for some time.’
Richard Nolan, Operations Director, The Financial Services Forum

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251 Pentonville Road
London  N1 9NG
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