A design studio for small businesses

Once you’ve found your feet as a business, you know who you help and what you’re great at. Now it’s time to create a brand that will show that to your ideal clients and give them the confidence that you’re right for them. If you’ve been feeling reluctant to show your business card or send people to your website, you know it’s time to upgrade your image.

Dao Design is a small design studio working with small business owners, so you’ll get focused one-to-one service from someone who’s been there themselves. We can work together to craft a brand, website and print materials you can be proud of.

The Process



We’ll spend some time together to clarify what you do, how you do it and who you help. We’ll explore how you currently reach new clients, who your favourite clients are and why. Who are your competitors? What do you do differently? What are your business goals and how can I help you reach them?



Next we distill the personality and values of your brand into visual elements that will appeal to your ideal clients. This will inform all the decisions you make in the future in terms of look and feel, for imagery, photography, writing copy or even products you create.



In the final stage, we’ll take the design elements of your brand and build them into functional things in the world – a website, business cards, packaging, social media – whatever you need.

What clients are saying

“We have used Richard at Dao Design for many years for all aspects of our design requirements. His flexible but professional approach means we can be involved in the process as much (or as little) as we want to be and that we are able to keep within budget. We are continually impressed by the speed and standard of the work produced and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend his services to anyone.”

Laura Metcalfe

Group Practice & Finance Director, Staines Chiropractic

“Richard has been really helpful in the whole process of setting up our website, branding and logo design. We pretty much needed to start from scratch and only had a rough idea of what we wanted but Richard was able to understand what we needed and has done an excellent job for our business. The design and layout of the website is just what we were after and we’re really pleased with the outcome. I would highly recommend Richard – he’s very professional, worked quickly and responded to all our questions and feedback about what we wanted to be included. Working with Richard has been really easy and ultimately successful!”

Hannah Kitchen

Crown House Osteopaths
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