After an amazing initial six months of ‘officially’ launching the Pithy Studios website we simply can’t delay putting off our journal page any longer (although I think we’ve had a good run!). It turns out operating solely on word of mouth has gained us a bit of a reputation as one of the top Branding agencies in the UK, and now that we have a few more things in the pipeline we can’t help but shout about!
I'm Alex, the co-founder. Many of you are probably still wondering who we are and what do we do. Well, first of all, I’d like to confess I’m no wordsmith, so I'll take this moment to apologise for any mistakes in these articles! But let's be honest, you’re here for the results and the eye candy, not the words.
Having said that, this one will probably be anything but pithy so strap in for the ride.
To give you a little history of how we ended up here… It all started in Jan 2016 while completing an Industrial design internship in a small Italian town called Vittorio Veneto. I was picking up odd bits of graphic design & branding work outside of office hours which was becoming an increasing passion of mine. From this came the opportunity to help an exciting new startup called Spin Brands. After completing their initial branding and other odd jobs I decided to cut my time short in Italy and move back to the UK to take an unpaid internship with them helping to build the foundations of the company. This was a fantastic opportunity and I learnt a lot from the two founders.
After the internship ended, I went back to university to finish my masters and decided to try the industrial design industry again - and then the motion graphics industry - and then freelancing full time; none of which really felt like my place.
I hadn't stopped taking on freelance jobs, and most of these were coming through Spin, which eventually lead me to join them full time in 2018. Years went by, we built out the design department and Spin Brands became #1 in the country for Social media. This felt amazing to have been a part of but ultimately left me managing designers and projects with extremely limited time for creativity itself.
With an extremely heavy heart, I knew it was time for me to move on and joined another startup where I could put my skills to better use. Unfortunately just over a month into joining and mid pandemic, the company was dissolved due to unforeseen circumstances.
Jan 2021 was the unofficial launch of Pithy and thankfully due to some amazing people and previous freelance projects we were able to hit the ground running. Over the first 11 months we flew completely under the radar, operating solely on word of mouth, picking up branding and social creative for clients from SMEs to giants, all thanks to our network of incredible individuals.
With the winter months setting in and the darker evenings, the Pithy Studios website was born. This brought in a whole new host of people and opportunities, and recognition quickly followed.
So, to circle back, who are we? We're the underdog design studio, creating design that says what it needs to and cutting out the agency fluff.
What do we do? Branding & Marketing. This spans a whole lot, we know, but essentially we make sure your brand speaks the right language and your marketing is saying the right things.
To find out more about our award-winning services reach out today!