“The design work was bang on, completely met the brief, and importantly, she’s an absolute delight to work with.”
Director, Energy PR
Oxfordshire design studio
Ox Designers is based in Eynsham, half way between Oxford and Witney.
Creative Director Emma Roebuck has worked in commercial graphic design and illustration for 18 years. She gained a BA in History from Bristol University and then went on to study typography and illustration at the London College of Printing in 2001.
Emma then joined London ad-design agency Active Ingredient, a studio of four in London’s Docklands, training alongside director Andrea Tong. After a freelance design career both in London and Pune, India, Emma moved to Eynsham with her husband and two children in 2019:
“My passion is incorporating innovative and fresh design into a client’s project. My practice is to gently handhold a client through to deadline, whilst keeping the creative process clear and simple for them.
I understand that creating new brand identity or embarking on a rebrand is daunting (and not without risk). An experienced designer will eliminate that risk, take time to understand the client’s business, market and industry; and offer a range of concepts to meet the brief.
I’d advise any business choosing a graphic designer to work with: Choose someone you can talk to. Someone whose portfolio you like but also a designer with whom communication isn’t an effort.”
Emma has worked across a range of sectors:
“One of the main challenges my clients face is brand consistency. They may already have an established logo, but that’s only a starting point in maintaining a strong brand style across all platforms.
A biotech client, for example, will have a whole library of consumer touchpoints to unify – sales presentations, case studies, scientific notes, social media branding, and also the day-to-day collateral such as corporate stationery.
That business will need a set of design assets that can be applied responsively (and responsibly!) to all media. This is where I can help. Both with the core creative and then implementation”.
Since launching Ox Designers in 2017, Emma has gathered a strong local network:
Copywriting, Web, PR, Videography, Photography. Which means capacity, and partners to refer to if and when the client project extends beyond brand.
What clients say
“I cannot recommend Emma highly enough. She has produced a wide variety of material for us over many years, and has always rapidly understood and improved on every brief we have given her. Plus the designs are always fresh and evolving, without ever losing sight of the brand.”
Director, Physiotherapy London
“It is an absolute pleasure working with Emma, and we highly recommend her services. She delivers creative yet practical solutions to our briefs – be it packaging design, product photography styling, sampling and social media campaigns or point-of-sale communications. Her suggestions always keep in mind our brand identity and objectives, and she offers great direction while listening to, and incorporating, our ideas. We particular appreciate that her support extends right through to production stage.”
Director, Good Juicery
“We just had a couple of meetings, where Emma fully understood our company, our products and our philosophy – then in a short time she delivered several designs and also guided us to the right decision. Ms. Roebuck offered a highly professional service with extreme care of the details. I was impressed by how good and how fast she managed to complete the project. Thanks Emma, for your support”.
Director, Montinari Lift Components
“I am very happy to recommend Emma. She is good at understanding the briefs we give her and she produces work that is original (she can do quirky as well as traditional) to the deadlines we request.”
Director, Osborne Cawkwell Tuition
Please come and say hi
Here is the Ox Designers studio. In a very nice converted barn on the Oxford Road in Eynsham.
The coffee’s always on.
So if you’d like to meet, talk about a project, review proofs, or just have a decent brew – please do get in contact. I look forward to meeting you.