Our Partners have been working together since they were children!


How we
got here

A family business

23 years ago a sister and a brother, one a Marketing Director for a global IT company and the other a senior graphic designer for a London agency decided to set up in business together to provide design and marketing services at a fair and reasonable price.

Deliberately choosing not to have in-house creatives, they built a team of well-established design and web specialists with decades of proven experience.

This set up and a creative team working outside traditional agency restraints was highly unusual back then. Whilst other agencies have adopted a similar approach in more recent years we believe it continues to be what sets us apart.

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How we

A personal touch with long-lasting relationships

Our Partners continue to personally manage our retainer contacts whilst also being actively involved in other client projects. This hands-on approach enables us to build in-depth knowledge and understanding as well establish strong relationships.

Our Partners remain as committed today to the operating model of the business as they were at the very beginning. Crucially it enables them personally to work on projects which genuinely interest and excite them rather than taking on work purely to cover overheads.

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we do

Flexible, cost-effective design and marketing services

Marketing services are provided ad hoc or on an ongoing contract basis as an out-sourced marketing resource.

As a multi-discipline creative team we can deliver a vast range of graphic design and web services ranging from leaflets, brochures and reports as well as websites, infographics, white papers and logo design.

Working from a small rural premises near Newbury, Berkshire we don't have your typical agency office but we do get a great a view and 2 very cute office dogs!  Even better, without all those normal agency overheads all you're paying for is our time and expertise!

our partners

Our Partners are sibling duo, Joanne Somerville and Duncan Kerr. Having forged successful careers in marketing and design their skill sets were a great match so having successfully worked together previously they decided to give it another go back in late 2000! More than 23 years later they're remearkably still talking to each other and enjoying doing the kind of work they love best!



joanne Somerville Managing Partner

As a Chartered Marketer with years of practical marketing and design experience, both client and agency,  Joanne runs the show at Design Eclectic working closely with the creative team, project managers and back office staff.

Having juggled this with a busy family life since the business was formed all those years ago she remains as committed as ever to ensuring we fulfil those original goals of delivering top notch marketing and design at a fair and reasonable price to our clients.



Duncan Kerr Creative Partner

Duncan worked in primarily creative agency roles in a long graphic design career giving him the insight and experience to lead our creative team here at Design Eclectic.

As your typical perfectionist graphic designer his 'red pen' on proofs is legendary with our creatives but the positive of that is that our clients can be sure that when they receive a proof it has passed his rigorous quality control checks!