Great Walstead School Website
Worth School Website
Festival on The Close - Rugby School
Rugby School Prospectus
Beautiful Baby Box Branding
Classic Canes Photography
Queen's College Prospectus
Thornton College Prospectus
Huish Episcopi Website
Beau Soleil Photography
Milton Abbey Website
Llewellyn Harker Lowe Website
Classic Canes
Worth School
Worth School
Great Walstead School Website
Rugby School
Rugby School
Festival on The Close - Rugby School
David Harber
Classic Canes
Great Walstead School Website
Farleigh School
Thornton College
Queen's College
Queen's College
Huish Episcopi Academy
Beau Soleil
Milton Abbey
Beautiful Baby Box Branding
Church House
Nicky Llewellyn
Beechfield House Hotel
Rupert Cordle
Bruern Abbey
Lyndhurst House Preparatory School
Westminster Cathedral Choir School
Llewellyn Harker Lowe
Pepperpot Caterer & Event Manager
Hidden Gardens of Frome
Me Cosmetic Medicine
Chapel Studio Holidays
St Philip's School

The Studio

Based in our converted cowshed in Somerset, we work with clients from all over the UK and further afield – from individuals to companies and schools of all shapes and sizes. We’re known for offering serious expertise alongside a friendly, down-to-earth approach.

Our team is small, tight-knit and experienced, formed of creative professionals with complementary skills and talents. We find a personal touch achieves the best results, so each team member manages his or her own projects, running thoughts and ideas past one another as they go.

As a result, clients always get to deal directly with the designer who’s actually doing the work. It’s an approach that helps us form close and loyal partnerships that stand the test of time.

Tim Mercer

Already established as one of the UK’s leading portrait photographers, Tim created Mercer Design in the 1990s so that he could indulge his passions in other fields too. Fields like rugby – he was closely involved in the 2015 Rugby World Cup – and classic sportscars.

Mercer Design has not only taken Tim and his close-knit team of colleagues in exciting new directions over the years. It’s also brought new levels of creativity and strategic planning to sectors that previously found it hard to access leading-edge design services. Sectors like independent schools – in which Mercer is today the UK’s leading design practitioner – artisan manufacturers and architectural services.

All the while, Tim’s profile as a photographer remains high, with work on view at the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Academy and the V&A. Today, he continues to bring his experience and impish sense of humour to design, art direction and photography.

Helen Mercer

Helen co-launched Mercer Design with Tim in the 1990s, since when she’s worked closely with clients across the full range of printed and digital design solutions. She gets the biggest buzz from helping smaller clients think about how where they want to be in a few years’ time, so ensuring their literature is aligned with their ambitions.

Helen spends much of her own time exercising her green fingers in the garden. And in the winter, she enjoys nothing more than a project such as upholstering a classic chair.

Larraine Lawrence-Greenwood

Larraine is the studio’s technical wiz, always beavering away on website designs and print projects. With a BA Hons in Graphic Design from Nottingham Trent University, she’ll only ever make tea if two or fewer people are in the studio – and, after 15 years at Mercer, no one’s going to make her change.

Away from work, she loves to make and bake (her proudest creation is Mary Berry’s Fraisier cake), and can often be seen on the touchline cheering on her husband or one of her three kids…

Reuben Wakeman

After 14 years with Mercer, Reuben’s still the quiet one in the corner – only now he often shares it with his black lab, Harley. With a BA Hons in Graphic Communication from the Institute of Wales in Cardiff, he is passionately interested in print and magazine design.

Reuben collects James Bond memorabilia in his spare time, because he loves the illustrations, graphics and packaging design – his most treasured possession is an ultra-rare Bond bubble-gum packing case from the 1960s.

Hannah Condry

Hannah has been with Mercer Design for 10 years and holds a BA Hons in Graphic Design from UWE. She can’t keep quiet about her genuine, deeply felt love for fonts – an adoration that’s only matched by her passion for neon Pantone colours.

She’s currently applying her inner interior designer to a house-restoration project that’s taking up much of her time outside work. But that’s not stopping her from adding to her shoe mountain, which already exceeds a lifetime’s supply…

Katie Morriss

Budding photographer Katie is a graduate of Lincoln’s De Montfort University. Our main client-liaison person and first point of contact, she also has the self-awarded (and sometimes thankless) task of making the studio a calm and peaceful place to work.

She devotes much of her spare time to her twin passions for making jewellery and travelling. But what matters most to her is keeping up with her extensive friends list…

Contact Us

Contacting us puts you under no obligation. If you have any project in mind or any marketing ideas you'd like to talk through, we'd love to hear from you.

Mercer Design
The Cow Byre
Woodlands End
BA11 3PE

t: 01373 812589

Privacy Policy

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Mercer Design is the trading name of Mercer Associates Ltd. Registered Office: The Cow Byre, Woodlands End, Mells, BA11 3PE. Registered in England No. 7292438. VAT No. 993 4626 76

Privacy Policy

Along with our business and internal computer systems, this website is designed to comply with the following national and international legislation with regards to data protection and user privacy:

  • UK Data Protection Act 1988 (DPA)
  • EU Data Protection Directive 1995 (DPD)
  • EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR)

What information is being collected and why?

This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:

Site visitation tracking

Like most websites, this site uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages and to see their journey through the website.

Although GA records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us. GA also records your computer’s IP address which could be used to personally identify you but Google do not grant us access to this. We consider Google to be a third party data processor. GA makes use of cookies, details of which can be found on Google’s developer guides.

Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop GA from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website.

Email links

Should you choose to contact us by phone or e-mail, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website or passed to / be processed by any of the third party data processors. Email data will be collated into an email and sent to us over the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). Our SMTP servers are protected by TLS (sometimes known as SSL) meaning that the email content is encrypted using SHA-2, 256-bit cryptography before being sent across the internet. The email content is then decrypted by our local computers and devices.

The personal information you provide may include your name, e-mail address and telephone number as well as other information about yourself to enable us to provide you with a quotation.

When you give us information about another person, you confirm that they have appointed you to act for them and to consent to the processing of their personal data.

How will we use the information about you?

We receive and store any information you provide us via email or telephone.

We use the information that you provide for such purposes as:

  • To contact you.
  • To provide our service to you (e.g. quotations).
  • To alert you to service upgrades, updated information and other new services.
  • To disclose the information if required by law.

We will only ever use your personal information to respond to quotation requests and provide our website and design services to you.

Who will it be shared with?

We will never sell, rent or otherwise distribute or make public your personal information.

We will not share your information with any external organisations other than for the above purposes.

Where we store your personal information

The information that we collect from you is stored on our secure server. By submitting your personal information, you agree to us storing your information. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

Your Rights

You may exercise your right to have your personal data removed from our records at any time by contacting us at or by the methods explained at the end of this notice.

You have a right to ask for a copy of your information and to correct any inaccuracies.

Links to other websites

Sites provided by Mercer Design contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware of this when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information.

Data Breaches

We will report any unlawful data breach of this website’s database or the database(s) of any of our third party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.

Data Controller

The data controller of this website is:

Mercer Design, (Mercer Associates Ltd)

Whose registered office is:

The Cow Byre, Woodlands End, Mells, BA11 3PE

Telephone: 01373 812589


Changes to our privacy policy

This privacy policy may change from time to time inline with legislation or industry developments. We will not explicitly inform our clients or website users of these changes. Instead, we recommend that you check this page occasionally for any policy changes.

Last updated 18th May 2018

Cookies Notice

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Our cookies help us:

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We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
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You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

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We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called ‘analytics’ programs also tell us if, on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

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Turning Cookies Off

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How to contact us

Telephone: 01373 812589

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Mercer Design

A multi-disciplined creative agency, delivering strategy, brochure, logo and website design alongside ecommerce solutions, content management systems and search engine optimisation, prospectuses, photography and copywriting.

Mercer Design
The Cow Byre
Woodlands End
BA11 3PE

t: 01373 812589