Residing in the heart of Norwich Lanes, we’re a small creative studio, producing high quality work for clients both locally and nationally. Not only that but we have worked with businesses of all shapes & sizes, from small independent enterprises to large corporations across each of the private, public and voluntary sectors.

Our list of clients include stellar local names such as Kettle Foods, Spectra Packaging, and Norfolk & Norwich Hospital Arts, as well as significant national names like Haas Automation UK, Agency Express, and Metcalfe’s.

The Creative services we provide include:

  • Brand Identity
  • Printed Literature
  • Packaging
  • Exhibitions & Signage
  • Web Design & Development
  • Email Marketing

The Software services we provide include:

  • Business Systems
  • App Development

A Little History

Accent was established in 1990 by our Managing Director Geoff Somner offering a computer-based service to design studios. This was a time when only a few of the larger design agencies actually owned computers. With a grant from the Prince’s Youth Business Trust Accent purchased a second hand Macintosh II FX with 4Mb RAM, an 80Mb hard disk and a 14” colour screen. They were heady times!

The company grew moving from Geoff’s own home to Upper St Giles then into the studio on St Benedicts in 1992 which has been Accents home ever since. Accent diversified into computer training, took on its first members of staff, and began to offer a complete design service working for the likes of Kettle Foods and Greentours, who are both still clients to this day.

Then in 1997, with its commercial restrictions lifted, the Internet kicked down the door of the world. Accent were one of the first companies in Norwich to foresee the opportunities it presented and begun offering a web design service to clients. The team then grew again as did the portfolio of work, now to include database-driven websites and bespoke software systems, winning contracts with the likes of the Norfolk Constabulary and the Learning & Skills Council.

Through the noughties and beyond, as the list of specialisms expanded it increased Accent’s capability to take on larger and more prestigious projects for clients such as Agency Express, Sixteen47 and the Association of Police & Crime Commissioners. To secure and reinforce that expansion Accent’s longstanding web expert Dave Fuller was made a Director of the company in 2014.

1990

Accent - Graphic Art Production Services

Our branding from way back when...

1993

Kettle Foods

Accent starts working with a small local crisp company…

1994

Epson Printer

Accent becomes the first to offer large format printing in Norwich

1997

Longday Foods

Accent launch their first ever website for Longday Foods

2002

Learning and Skills Council

Accent develops first software application for the Learning and Skills Council

2003

Norfolk Constabulary

Accent works with Norfolk Constabulary on establishing their web presence

2010

Accent Design

Creative. Collaborative. In-house.

2012

Spectra Packaging

Accent launches responsive website for Spectra Packaging

2013

Sixteen47

Accent starts working with Helen Teague & Dawn French from Sixteen47

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

As for today’s Accent team itself? Well, we work hard, and we play hard, look here, check out pics of us wearing silly hats! We’re such kooks….then again, maybe not. It’s not quite “us”. What “us” is though is a tightly knit and extremely competent team of highly qualified and experienced designers and developers. We haven’t done the exact maths on it but our combined years of experience is easily into triple figures.

As a team we’re all invested in Accent and the ideals it holds. There are no hierarchies here. If you come in to see us you won’t encounter a ‘Gatekeeper’-like Receptionist either. We work open plan and we’re all ready to greet you and have a chat. We collaborate together on every detail of a project and we work best with clients that are looking to work with us every step of the way. And as individuals we’re all heavily invested in our respective specialist fields too. Be it graphic design, artwork production, web development, user experience design, software systems or project management.

We want YOU!

We’re always on the lookout for talented designers & developers.

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