Welcome to Volcano

We’re a UK design partnership based in the East-Midlands, creating beautiful things to make you look awesome.

Our Process

process animated gif

We spend time to understand, define and realise your vision; exploring effective visual strategies and translating them into functional design.

Branding + Identity

branding and identity animated gif

Volcano provides branding solutions for companies of all sizes, creating that ever important first impression and communicating your business ethic.

Web Design + Development

web design animated gif

We develop and host great looking, dynamic and responsive websites, designed to adapt to any desktop, tablet or mobile device.

Graphic Design

Volcano are passionate about graphic design. We take pride in producing fresh, innovative and visually striking work that adds value and leaves a lasting impact.

Here are some of the graphic design services we offer?

  • Logo Design
  • Business Cards, Letterheads and Merchandising
  • Flyers, Posters and Brochures
  • 360° Start-up Packages
  • Powerpoint & Keynote Design
  • Mail Merge, B2B Communications... and much more
Close Panel
  • Cantaloupe 12" Picture Disc Design

    We were approached by Electro-pop instrumental group Cantaloupe to produce an illustrated design for their upcoming double A-side release of Splish and Wet Dog, distributed by Midlands based label Hello Thor. The band and label wanted the graphic to tie together the two tracks visually in some way and so we came up with the concept producing a narrative and characters based on the title tracks.

    Cantalope CD Cover

    Final Design for Splish

    Cantalope Spotify Cover

    Spotify Advertisment for Mail Merge and Social Network Promotion

    Cantalope Album CD Gif
  • Pressed

    We were recently approached by Jason Goldberg, an entrepreneur from Shorditch, London who required brand development for his soon to be start up company PRESSED - a contemporary juice bar and café based on Old Street. Our brief was to create simple artistic branding and marketing for their launch, focusing on their organic philosophy and zero carbon aspirations of the company.

  • fe.ed

    fe.ed was a branding and website design project produced alongside a range of other design material for Derby based EHL Marketing. The site was a platform for registered contributors to post articles and content related to issues around further and higher education. Alongside the front-end design, we also integrated a client management system as well as a database lead distribution list so registered users could be kept up to date with news and updated content.

  • Team China - Branding

    Team China is an MOTO3 road racing team captained by rider Hunter-Su and managed by Michael Hill Promotions. This branding project was split to include design and implementation of the Team China brand as well as personal branding for its lead rider Hunter-Su. For Team China, MHP wanted a classic team logo that captured the style adopted by the Chinese nation as well as appealing to and attracting western sponsors.

    Team China Lead Rider Logo

    For Hunter’s personal branding MHP wanted a more light-hearted and modern approach with a mascot and bespoke typographical logo designing for use in merchandising and promotional material.

  • Legal & General

    The 'S(h)ift Happens' project was an Internal Communication Presentation produced for Legal & General for part of their 2014 Expo on Digital Strategy. Our brief was to design and create a creative response to a scripted piece of audio, the content of which involved raising L&G employee awareness of how changes in smart technology has impacted the way businesses communicate both internally and to customers.

    Final L&G Animation with Audio Boost (26 06 14).movVolcanoVimeo.

    The team behind the project liked the idea of using animated-type to communicate mass information but were conscious, based on examples they had seen used in the past, that this could easily be over the top and distracting for their intended audience. For this reason, the strategy we adopted replied on the audio to tell the intended story with only key graphics and type used to help amplify and compliment the key values of an already strong script.

  • The Amber Valley event was a hugely enjoyable project for us to work on. We are all massive fans of the area and so were over the moon when Derbyshire in Bloom approached us to produce promotional material for their inaugural flower & garden show. Due to their target demographic and that it was a springtime event, we felt it important to convey a vintage look and feel that appealed to the more mature clientele without putting off potential younger enthusiasts. This gave us the opportunity to experiment farther away from the typical photography lead promotions, and showcase more our illustrative skill-set.

    By producing a number of digitally painted components we were able to create a variety of unique graphic content whilst maintaining a thematic style. These could be utilised across a wide range of outcomes from posters to web and social media feeds.

Make an impact with a living brand

Set yourself apart

Volcano specialises in building recognisable and inspiring brands. Adopting a process of creative consultation and collaboration. We will understand your project needs, company needs and most importantly, the needs of your customers.

Just starting out?

For start-up businesses, establishing your brand is something you want to get right first time! Volcano can deliver the creative spark needed to get your business off the ground in style, helping you realise your goals and bring your brilliant ideas to life.

Already established?

If your current business identity is not making the impact it deserves, we can help you re-align and strengthen your visual presence with an injection of fresh new ideas and strategies, that will let you do what you do best, which is running your business.

Website Design

Your website communicates your brand to your customers, but it needs to do more than just look great. We will build your site to be both eye-catching and engaging, providing a holistic customer experience, whilst always adhering to the most up-to date of web standards, back-end systems and social media utilisation.

Here are some of the digital services we have on offer:

  • Fully responsive web design and build
  • WordPress maintenance, theme design and build
  • Bespoke eCommerce websites
  • Web Hosting and on-going web management
  • Clear and effective copy and content
  • Animated Web and Social Media Content

Contact our team to talk about your project

(+44) 07867 302075



Meet the team

Dwayne Codling

Designer & Web Developer

I’m from Jamaica, which means two things; I love good food and I love meeting and working with new people. Its important for me to approach every project from a fresh new perspective, meaning each client gets a tailor made individual experience.

Rudy Butler

Designer & Project Manager

I’m a graphic and motion graphic specialist and all around creative enthusiast. Before starting Volcano, I worked for 12 years as a design lecturer and freelance designer; producing a range of work for clients such as Zizzis, Pizza Express, HSBC, and Legal & General.

Liam Sheppard

Illustrator & Photographer

I started off life as an illustrator, moving to focus on commercial and corporate photography some years later. Over my career, I've been commissioned to produce work for a number of clients such as Eon, Leeds City Council and Nottingham Post