Studio DMC

We’re a brand identity and design studio based in Newcastle upon Tyne.

What we do
We help people build brands and businesses.

Why we do it
We believe that purposeful brands can change things for the better.

How we go about it
We ask a lot of questions. We listen. We learn from the answers. Then we quietly get down to the business of helping you succeed.

Our work
Everything we do is built on thorough research, sound reasoning, compelling rationales, intuition and a healthy dose of common sense.

Our relationships
We’re lucky enough to collaborate with some amazing people. From startup launchers to national giants, leading lights to local heroes, the people we work with are the lifeblood of our business. We’re grateful for every one of them.

A brand expert in the truest sense with a gift for translating values, stories and ethos into creative applications which bring a brand to a life. David does all of this with bags of understated passion and absolutely no ego — I give Studio DMC an iron cast recommendation!

Nadine Hudspeth
Director of Marketing & Communications
Gateshead College

Creating a new identity was a really big deal for us, but David was very easy to work with: he responded immediately to any concerns we had throughout the process, but also stood his ground and encouraged us to be bold when we were wavering. We’re delighted with the end result and have since appointed StudioDMC to create a number of new identities and event campaigns.

Laura Fraine
Communications Manager
New Writing North

I appointed Dave to evolve our existing identity into a more contemporary space that was fresh; reflected our heritage, the vibrancy of the people in our firm and the energy they put into helping our clients. Not an easy task. Dave has since created a brand identity which the whole firm is proud of, is completely different to stereotypical law firm brands that we see, and is totally true to us.

Claire Fenwick
Marketing and Business Development Manager
Mincoffs Solicitors

Our ongoing work with David and his team at StudioDMC aims to provide and manage strategic brand identity development for the companies within our Group. What we appreciate most about working with David and his team is their ability to cut through the predictable politics of a project, keep everyone happy, and deliver the expected results and then some.

Mark Robertson
Managing Director
Robertson Simpson Group

We’re not here to take the credit
It’s a cliché, but our work really does work. However you won’t see a series of our ‘success story’ statistics here. Never. Why? Because we know that more goes into your success than our work alone: it’s the quality of your offer, the hard work of the people behind it, and much more.

David McDonald
Before he started Studio DMC, David racked up 20 years of experience on brand identity and design consultancy projects. Since then he’s led the team on work all over the UK, helping local authorities, educational innovators, arts organisations, luxury property developers, charities and PLCs get started, grow, reposition and reconnect.


If you’d like to find out how we could help you, or see more of our work over a coffee, please give us a shout.

David McDonald
0771 5820 032

Studio No.16
5th Floor, Sunco House
9–11 Carliol Square
Newcastle upon Tyne