For twenty years we’ve been creating and redefining brands, helping our clients stand out and be more successful.

About Blast

We’re a creative design consultancy led by Design Directors Colin (Giff) Gifford and Paul Tunnicliffe. Giff set up Blast in 1996 with a desire to work with interesting clients who appreciate the difference design can make.

Paul joined in 2004 after working with a number of top London studios, and together they set about building a creatively driven company. We’re now a team of multi-talented designers with a welcoming studio in Islington, right next to a fine old London pub.

We value our clients’ knowledge and expertise, and we listen carefully and take time to understand their specific needs. We’re ambitious on their behalf, and channel our many years of experience and passion into their business.




Our work has won awards for both creativity and design effectiveness. These recognise our aim to create intelligent original design focused on producing business results.

Design Business Association Design Effectiveness Awards

Brand identity design and implementation
2005 Winner

Benchmarks Awards

2009 Winner
2008 Finalist
2006 Winner
2006 Commended

D&AD Design & Art Direction

2012 Graphic Design Illustration
2012 Integrated Graphics
2010 Graphic Design Illustration
2006 Graphic Design Poster
2004 Direct Mail
2004 Visual Identity
2000 Corporate Identity
2000 Direct Mail

Design Week Awards

2017 Self Promotion
2010 Direct Mail
2003 Annual Report
2000 Direct Mail
1999 Corporate Identity
1997 Stationery


Fresh Awards

2020 Brand Identity

We are members of the Design Business Association and awarded members of D&AD.