Meet Studio 74’s Creative Design Team

We are Gary Cotton and Sam Dabbs-Cotton, a husband and wife Creative Design Team. After working for a number of different Advertising and Graphic Design Agencies, in 2007 we decided to combine our skills and go it alone! So we branched out and set up our own Agency in Somerset, between Bath and Bristol in the South West of England. With over 30-years graphic design experience between us, we pride ourselves on ensuring great design and good customer service are always high on our agenda.

Studio 74 Creative Design Team: Gary Cotton

Gary Cotton

Sam and I have been working together in the design field for fifteen years. During this time we have found that our creative expertise compliments each other well. As such, it enables us to provide an effective creative design service to our clients across multiple disciplines.

Although we are both ‘all-round’ graphic designers, over the years we have each carved out a niche for ourselves within the company. My primary focuses are logo design and designing websites built on the WordPress Content Management System. For me, I  particularly enjoy the challenge of developing brand identities that encapsulate the essence of a company. And when it comes to websites, I am passionate about producing clean, functional designs that translate well across the build stage to produce effective, dynamic websites.

Studio 74 Creative Design Team: Sam Dabbs-Cotton

Sam Dabbs-Cotton

Within Studio 74, my design specialty is in creating design work for print. This field can cover a vast array of design projects. As such, it offers me the day-to-day creative variety that I love about the graphic design industry.

The creative design projects I get involved with range from designing small-scale projects like flyers, leaflets, posters and corporate stationery, to much larger pieces like exhibition graphics. I also specialise in brochure and magazine layout, and have a number of regular magazines that I design. I love this area of my job as it encompasses many roles within the one project. Because of this there is always a sense of achievement when the final artwork is uploaded to the printers. Time to sit back and await the arrival of the finished project!

  • Wordpress Web Development 95%
  • Logo Design 75%
  • Print Design 50%
  • Magazine Design 95%
  • Brochure Design 75%
  • Print Design 50%

Here at Studio 74 we are a very friendly Creative Design Team. Both of us are passionate about working closely with our clients to produce creative design solutions that exceed their expectations. We both love working in a small design firm as it’s a real hands-on role. As such, this means we can get involved in a wide range of creative projects. In addition, it also allows us the opportunity to offer that personal touch when meeting and dealing with clients.

Good customer service is very important to us. Because of this, we like to think we treat all clients as we’d expect to be treated. So we make this is a priority, and endeavour to always pay attention to the small details.

Why not give us a call on 01761 408167 to see how we can help you.

With clients ranging from Public Schools and Magazine Publishers, to Cycle Coaches, Life Coaches and Software / Telecoms experts, every day is different. This is an aspect of our roles that we particularly love. Mostly because it means the nature of the creative work that comes our way is immensely varied. It keeps us on our toes!

We take a helpful, friendly approach to every creative project we undertake. This means you can always expect great design and good communication from us.