What we’re all about

Stride is a design agency based in Chester, UK. We work with individuals, businesses and charities to focus their identity, simplify their message, and create a powerful connection with their audience.

We consciously work across a diverse range of sectors – spanning arts and culture, the built environment and hospitality. We have extensive experience delivering projects across all platforms, digital, print and environmental.

Working with us

We’re proud of the relationships we build with our clients.

You’ll always work directly with the person undertaking the work. No managers, no nuances lost along the away. This allows us to get to know every client and immerse ourselves in the projects we take on.

Expect open minds, can-do attitudes and honesty. Plus we’ve only ever made a client cry once.*

* In a positive way

Strategy

  • Brand audit
  • Brand Strategy
  • Brand workshops
  • Brand naming
  • Design direction
  • Identity systems

Brand

  • Brand design
  • Brand development
  • Brand guidelines
  • Graphic design
  • Packaging design
  • Illustration

Digital

  • UX and UI design
  • Website design and development
  • Ecommerce websites
  • Content management systems (CMS)
  • Analytics
  • Email marketing

Environment

  • Wayfinding
  • Signage systems
  • Concept Design
  • Branded environments
  • Wallpaper design
  • Photography

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What our clients say

Stride understood our need for efficient user journey throughout the site and an event calendar that was user friendly as well more visually appealing (this was a huge issue on our old site). As a Cathedral our audience ranges from tourists and event goers to congregation and worship attendees. Stride took the time to understand our diverse and complex needs to create an incredible website for us.

Monica Escobedo​​​​

Marketing and Communications Officer

Chester Cathedral

It’s been a pleasure to work with Stride throughout the creation of our brand-new web presence. Taking us back to its core purpose, they challenged our thinking, developed solutions to our needs, and moved onwards, delivering an outstanding website that stands above our competitors.  We’re delighted with our website and to have started out on a great journey with a wonderful team.

Kevin Baxter

Communications Director

Chester Cathedral

Working with Stride was a great experience. They were friendly, knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile to make sure we got the best outcome from our rebranding project. The results exceeded our expectations and we couldn’t be happier with how it all turned out.

Sioned Owen

Marketing & Engagement Manager

Trustgreen

Patient, resourceful, enthusiastic, and quick to understand the essence of our business and help us translate that into a very different and fresh-look website and brochure. Two vital tools to our business which we’re now very proud of and feel truly represent us. We’re looking forward to continuing this journey with Stride and continuing to grow our impact on a niche luxury market.

Tori Tomlin

Director

White Cottage Greenhouses

Working with the team at Stride was a pleasure. Although the project was fairly complex, they delivered both on budget and on time. They made great suggestions as to how we could improve some designs, and really made an effort to ensure our vision was brought to fruition. I’d have no hesitation in working with them again.

Fred Howat

Senior Exhibitions and Interpretation Officer

Chester Zoo

When creating our brand we were immediately able to establish a rapport with Stride which enabled a free, creative exchange of ideas. Their processes and structured approach enabled us to identify ideas worthy of development and enhancement. Their attention to detail is second to none, as is their passion and ability to add value through even the smallest details. 

Mark Cunningham

Founder

Draw a Bath

Two years ago I was introduced to the Stride team and have never looked back. From our initial branding to menu design to producing our shiny new website!  Everyone is so easy to deal with and nothing is too much trouble.

Andy McHale

Founder

Cowshed

We’ve partnered with Stride for a number of years now after they developed our branding, their initial concept ideas were great and they were really professional in dealing with our ongoing requests for website additions and promotional marketing material. We would certainly recommend them for any new or established company looking for a brand development and/or website.

Helen Knox

Director

Lewis Knox

Since working with Stride’s responsive, adaptable and reliable team, we have been able to develop a quality brand identity that truly reflects the vision and ethos of our organisation. Stride’s print and digital designs are always eye-catching and unique, helping us achieve our marketing goals and enhance our image. Their design services come highly recommended.

Morgan Thomas

Ty Pawb

As we were getting ready to open Storyhouse, we asked Stride to work with us to produce practical but creative wayfinding signage throughout the building. We found the team brilliant to work with throughout the whole process. We have gone on to work with Stride for various other projects and they have proven themselves to be a reliable, efficient and very talented bunch.

Jen Chapman

Head of Sales and Marketing

Storyhouse

Our recent work

You can find some of our latest projects below. To check out even more and filter through projects, head over to our Work page.