+$It's that time again! After canvassing creative directors, studio founders and design course leaders from all across the UK, Computer Arts magazine is delighted to reveal the results of the sixth-annual UK Studio Rankings.
+$You'll need to buy the latest issue (+$298, On Sale Today+$) of the magazine to get the full details of each studio and the work that led them to win. But here on Creative Bloq, we can reveal the positions each studio gained on 2019's list (compare it to the+$2018 UK Studio Rankings here）。
+$The peer-judged UK Studio Rankings aren't about size, longevity or the number of other awards you've won; it's purely about the work you've done in the last 12 months. Being selected by your peers in this way is clearly, then, a huge honour, so read on to learn the studios that made this year's list...
- 成立时间： 2006
- 员工人数： 2
+$A new entry on our list, one of the biggest work highlights for锯末+$in 2019 was collaborating with Apple to pay homage to the Apollo 11 mission on its 50th anniversary.
+$Another new entry to the UK Studio Rankings, recent projects for+$Kellenberger-White+$include identities for Goldsmiths CCA and Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art; exhibition design for the V&A; and books for gallery Hauser & Wirth.
+$28. Rose Design
- 员工人数：+$6 Full-time, 2 Part-time
+$Recently profiled in Computer Arts,玫瑰设计+$is a new entry on our list this year, just as it celebrates 20 years in business. "We still get a buzz from solving problems for clients through creativity,” says owner Simon Elliott.
+$A further new entry to the UK Studio Rankings isDroga5+$, who this year launched a visual identity and campaign for Coal Drops Yard, as well as creating work for The Tide in Greenwich Peninsula.
+$Joint 25th place this year goes to new entry+$OMSE+$; another highlight in the year it received a Campaign Awards Best-In-Show, for its Agenda 2020 Augmented Reality project.
+$=25. Graphic Thought Facility
+$Sharing 25th place this year is图形思想设施+$, which this year had two projects at Milan Design, and also played a big role in the launch of London hotel The Standard.
+$2019 has seen new entryDN＆CO。+$working on projects of greater scale and visibility, including The Royal Docks identity and The V&A wayfinding project.
+$23. Turner Duckworth
特纳达克沃思+$is also a new entry on the UK Studio Rankings list for 2019, a year that saw the studio rebrand McDonald’s global visual identity.
鹊+$has been doing some fine work in the hospitality sector this year, including the identity for Ryan Chetiyawardana's new Amsterdam bar, Super Lyan.
+$21. Studio Moross
+$Working on the world Tour for the reformed Spice Girls was a big highlight of 2019 for Kate Moross, director of new entryStudio Moross。
+$20. Here Design
这里设计+$has been busy throughout 2019 with projects including branding for The Fife Arms Hotel and the Get Up, Stand Up Now exhibition at Somerset House.
- 员工人数：+$10 full time + freelancers in London, 2 full time + freelancers in Berlin
+$Another New Entry,领域+$is now celebrating its 10th anniversary, and its 2019 highlight was crafting the identity for IBM’s Think Conference.
+$18. Made Thought
- 员工人数： 40
+$Headline Projects For思想+$in 2019 have included work for Adidas StellaSport, Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle and Fred Perry.
+$17. APFEL (A Practice for Everyday Life)
APFEL+$has been commissioned to design two pavilion identities for the Venice Biennale this year, working with Leonor Antunes and Eva Rothschild.
+$16. Supple Studio
+$Favourite Projects By柔软工作室+$in 2019 have included a branded packaging range for Dorothy House Hospice Care, a brand and wayfinding system for the Minster Mill hotel, and its first project for the National Trust.
+$15. Office of Craig Oldham
+$In 2019,克雷格奥尔德姆办公室+$projects have including pilot initiatives for British Cycling with Ellen Ling, and working for the V&A with Hannah Warrick.
+$New in at number 14,GBH+$(aka Gregory Bonner Hale) engaged new hotel and restaurant work throughout 2019, for clients including Mob Hotel in Paris, Stay KooooK in Bern, and Amor in Milan.
+$In 2019,北+$has won both new business in Australia, Thailand and South Korea, and plaudits for its work for Norway’s Munch Museum.
DixonBaxi+$has been doing a lot of digital-heavy brand work in 2019, for clients including Amazon, AT&T, BBC, IMAX and AC Milan.
+$11. Pentagram London
+$Big projects for the UK office of五角星+$in 2019 have included work for John Lewis Partnership, London Fashion Week and Opera Ballet of Flandres in Belgium.
+$10. Accept & Proceed
+$A new entry into the top 10 this year,接受并继续+$has won the admiration of its peers from across the design industry thanks to recent high-profile work for Nike and NASA. "Peer recognition is a wonderful thing," says executive creative director David Johnston. "We are very proud of our work over the past 13 years, and so very grateful to be seen for all we are delivering."
+$09. Universal Everything
- 员工人数：+$2 + 10 Regular Freelancers
+$For an out-of-London studio to make the top 10 is a rare feat. But Sheffield-based通用一切+$has managed it in 2019, a year that included the release of its first monograph, published by Unit Editions and designed by fellow Top 10 agency Spin. "Being outside of London means we consider every collaborator, client and fan as a global connection," says founder Matt Pyke. "This has given us a global outlook from the start."
+$08. Taxi Studio
+$Following its global rebrand of Carlsberg, and being crowned Creative Pool Independent Agency of the Year, Bristol-based Taxi Studio has also managed to crack the London monopoly over the top 10. "The role of our design thinking, combined with our deep knowledge of brand, has never been more powerful," says co-founder Spencer Buck.
+$With a dramatic rise of 17 places in this year’s UK Studio Rankings, it's been a great year for纺+$, in which highlights have included working for MUBI, Neri Oxman, Wallpaper* and Apple. For 2020, there are a lot of things they can't talk about, but "the next 12 months is going to be massive for us," says founder Tony Brook. "Onwards and upwards."
+$06. Paul Belford Studio
- 员工人数：+$6 (3 Are Part-time)
+$Paul Belford Studio+$is our highest new entry this year, leaping in at number 6. Why? "I’d like to think it’s the quality of our work," says its eponymous founder. "We tend not to enter creative awards. We make an exception for D&AD, but usually just a token two or three projects to keep the cost down." Despite this, it seems that 2019 is the year the studio's peers sat up and took notice.
+$05. Commission Studio
+$Another huge climber in this year’s UK Studio Rankings,+$Commission+$has shot up 14 places into the top five. Recent highlights for the studio have included launching Rihanna’s fashion brand FENTY. "We feel proud that people see and like our work," says co-founder Christopher Moorby. "Hopefully, it means a wider audience is starting to see it too."
+$04. Studio Sutherl&
+$Having topped the UK Studio Rankings for two consecutive years, Studio Sutherl& has stayed firmly in the top five this year. It's currently working on a new Human Atlas project in Detroit with Marcus Lyon, as well as a music venue in London, a stately home in Yorkshire and a new environmental charity, to name but a few projects. "We put joy into every project that comes our way, and that joy comes out the other end somehow," says founder Jim Sutherland.
+$03. NB Studio
NB工作室+$has shot up the UK Studio Rankings dramatically in 2019, rising 25 places to take the third-place spot. It's a great achievement in the year of its 21st birthday, when it's also invested in new premises in Southwark. "We can’t thank our friends in the design world enough for their support," says co-founder Alan Dye. "Hopefully, this represents a vote for simplicity, empathy and impact through design."
- 员工人数：+$140 (UK)
JKR+$wins the exalted second place in the UK Studio Rankings, in a year that's seen the agency broaden its horizons, working in the sustainability space for Miller Harris, creating branding for Irish distillery Athrú, and designing Budweiser’s new offices. "We believe a great idea can come from anywhere, and always look for opportunities to share briefs amongst the wider studio," says executive creative director Sean Thomas. "That’s led to some of the most exciting work for us over the past 12 months."
- 员工人数：+$181 (UK)
+$Ever since five WPP Group agencies joined forces in early 2018, the resulting company,Superunion+$, has gone from strength to strength. Winning Best of Show at the Brand Impact Awards for the second year running with its BBC Two rebrand – which also scooped a D&AD Yellow Pencil earlier this year – topping the UK Studio Rankings in 2019 is the icing on the cake for the global branding powerhouse.
+$"This is really special for us all for two reasons," says chief creative officer Greg Quinton. "First, because we just didn’t expect anything like this so soon as a ‘new’ agency. It’s been less than two years since we launched and to be honest it’s the first year where our work reflects Superunion.
+$"Second, it’s amazing to think what we’re doing appears to be clicking and that our peers appear to like the new work. It’s been a roller coaster in the pitch black, so any recognition is a ray of light in the tunnel! Thanks peers!"