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NOT JUST A DESIGN AGENCY...

Heritage and environmental interpretation
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...THAT DELIVERS
GREAT DESIGN...

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...FROM CONCEPT
TO CREATION

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WE ARE ARC CREATIVE.

“We are creative explorers devoted to fully understanding your message, and telling the story to others”

WE’RE ARC CREATIVE

Our history

Two award winning companies specialising in tourism, interpretation, education and leisure joined in 1997 to form ARC Creative Design Limited. The ARC team has worked together for over 20 years on a wide variety of projects both in the UK and worldwide so we can offer you loads of experience… and a good deal of common sense.

Not just a design agency…

…but specialist interpretive designers. At ARC our creative team re-enforces creative lead design with solid interpretive thinking and practice. All our work uses a ‘layered’ approach which will communicate your message/story to the widest possible visitor demographic and age range in the most engaging way possible. The result is a solution that will be more than a just a cosmetic treatment of the information you want to share with your visitors.

Why use us?

Because, if you choose ARC Creative as your interpretive design team, you will never be fobbed off by a salesman or account holder but will get to deal with the people actually working on your project.
The creative team is keen to be involved as much as possible in development meetings with your team, helping stimulate ideas and identify possible opportunities as they arise. Of course the client has the final say, but we find this approach delivers results everyone feels they have a real stake in.

You will also discover that we are full of great ideas and are easy to work with!

THE ARC TEAM

Get in touch, we’d love to hear about your project.

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Chris is responsible for business management of our company. As Business Director, he is vital in co-ordinating and implementing our projects. He will be the first point of contact for communication. Chris's years of experience within the printing and exhibition industries also enables him to have a practical input into the specification, production and delivery of our designs.

CHRIS ADDISON

Business Director
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Tom, our Creative Director, has vast experience in the interpretation and heritage field. He has also worked in the exhibition industry. Tom comes up with concepts for displays, sculptures and interactives as well as acting in an advisory capacity as Creative Director in various areas as our projects develop. Tom is responsible for all the design output from ARC.

TOM CANN

Creative Director
Chris Addison
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WHO WE WORK WITH

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    John Cann

    “I’m constantly surprised by the variety of projects that ARC asks me to be involved with. I never know whats around the corner!”

  • Jason Harris

    Jason Harris

    “The work I produce with the ARC team is always a break from the norm and their enthusiasm is infectious”

  • Phil Rutt

    Phil Rutt

    “The diversity of projects that ARC is involved in always means that the illustrative parts can be quite challenging.”

Read More about John

John has over 40 years of illustrative experience and is responsible for many of the illustrations and concepts on our projects. When ideas start to get thin on the ground, John will often come in from ‘left field’ with some super creative response to the brief, continuously surprising us with his creative genius.

Read More about Jason

Jason is a talented and creative woodworker and is charged with bringing our concepts to life using a variety of different timbers and techniques. Jason runs a successful furniture making and restoring business and this means that Jason’s eye for detail is keen indeed and he often has clever suggestions for a different approach to resolve any particular construction issue.

Read More about Phil

Phil has worked for twenty five years within the heritage industry as both an illustrator and designer. This makes him very well qualified to suggest options for the presentation of ideas from the conceptual, practical and aesthetic point of view. Philip has produced many of the ARC illustrations over the years.

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    John Hollander

    “Chris and Tom constantly test my skills (and patience!) with their ‘interesting’ ideas, but its never dull.”

  • Lee Rhodes

    Lee Rhodes

    “Working with ARC means we can offer practical solutions to the main creative thrust of the projects. We enjoy working with such a driven team”

  • Sylwia Cann

    Sylwia Cann

    “Since having my baby daughter it has been great to get back into work. The guys at ARC are all really friendly and it has been a joy to work with them all”

Read More about John

Johns eye for detail is legendary! His woodworking is in the traditional style and is meticulous. We have worked on projects with John for over 15 years and he still hasn’t had enough of us…yet!

Read More about Lee

Lee, from Depford Sheet Metal, Working closely with his three sons, Dan, Simon and Jake have produced some very complicated and impressive work for us. They are stainless steel specialists and are a constant source for real world advice on how we can achieve the best results from our concepts.

Read More about Sylwia

Sylwia is the most attractive face of ARC! She helps keep us all on track, answering the phone and performing all manner of useful tasks that often go un-noticed. She is more than capable when it comes to helping out on installations too.

CASE STUDIES

  • All
  • Environment
  • Exhibitions
  • Garden/Courtyard
  • Identity
  • Illustration
  • Interactive
  • Interpretation
  • Mapping
  • Sculpture
  • Steel
  • Stone
  • Timber
Garden/Courtyard / Interactive / Sculpture / Timber
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SERVICES

  • branding

    Branding

    We take the time to learn everything we can about what you do.We aim to create a solid visual identity to ensure that you can rely on your brand to attract the right clientele. It will be tailored and unique to you.

  • graphic design

    Graphic Design

    Our creative process: where our thinking is made visual. We want to make our clients and visitors react and find our creative ideas memorable. We are different- most certainly not just a design agency!

  • Illustration

    Illustration

    From 3D maps to quirky birds-eye views of towns and parks, we produce beautiful, exciting and colourful drawings that are functional and easy to understand.

  • installation

    Installation

    What makes us fairly unusual in this industry is that we not only offer design and consultancy, but we also make and install most of the products ourselves.
    This means that we have to get it right. Our stuff works!

  • interpretation

    Interpretation

    ARC Creative helps people to make sense of the environment and their heritage. We like to be provocative. We like to dig deep into your subject. We like to reveal your story in a creative way that relates to the visitor.

  • landscaping

    Landscaping

    By combining our extensive knowledge of landscape design and build, we are able to offer a wide range of services from creating a concept garden to constructing master schemes.

  • sculpture

    Sculpture

    We create and produce our own 3 dimensional artworks using materials such as metal, timber and stone. From gardens to public byways, visitor centres to parks and entrances, we create and build simple, meaningful and functional sculptures.

  • signage

    Signage

    The team at ARC has extensive experience in designing, building and installing distinctive displays that are visually interesting and informative.
    From simple functional prints to 10 & 20 year guaranteed robust and often sculptural signage, our resources can cater for all your needs.

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    Visitor Centres

    ARC Creative has designed, built and installed differing themes in exciting Visitor Centres throughout the country. Gateway features, interactive pizzas, firing cannon and a vibrant floor illustration of over 100 square metres: we pride ourselves on creating exciting bespoke experience for all our clients.

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TESTIMONIALS

ARC ARE PROUD TO BE MEMBERS OF

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TYPES OF MATERIALS USED

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tonne of ragstone laid

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visitor centres completed

WORK WITH THE ARC TEAM

contact Information

ARC House, St. Eanswythe Way, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 1AN, UK

01303 259998

ideas@arccreative.net

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