We’re Pesky Varmint. We help tell stories.

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Pesky Varmint is a small creative studio with big ambitions. Our mission is to help all organisations, regardless of size, to tell their stories effectively.

But what does that mean? You don’t think your company has a story to tell? What we mean is any and all communications you as an organization make are attempts at reaching an audience to tell them something you want them to know. You are always telling stories.

You tell stories with flyers and leaflets, brochures and reports, posters and packaging and every other thing you print. You tell stories with words and also images, graphics, illustrations, and photographs. You tell stories with your website; the design you choose as well as the content. Video and motion graphics are an increasingly valuable story telling asset for your site. Even your logo is a story, one which tells those who see it the kind of organization you are, the kinds of values you hold, the kinds of activities you engage in.

Okay, you probably know all this already. So how can we help? Well…


here’s what we do

We offer a complete design service without the hassle and expense of a large studio. Our services include:

Graphic design

We have extensive experience from logo design to the production of your graphic communication materials for digital and print. Communication materials are any visual items which are intended to convey a message to an audience, and they range from such seemingly neutral items as business cards and building signage, to overt promotional goods like flyers, brochures, reports, posters, packaging, and so on. Plus, we can design and build you a website using WordPress, which is obviously very exciting.

Motion graphics

Motion graphics are the use of movement and time to tell your story, promote your sale, celebrate your achievements or generally communicate with your audience in an immersive and engaging way through animation, video and audio design.

Photo retouching

We use the latest version of Photoshop to ensure any photos you entrust to us are optimised to look their best, whatever that may mean for you; whether minor adjustments to colour and light levels or intensive alterations to subjects or backgrounds, we have the skills and experience you need to turn your visual communications around.


A story is best told with pictures, indeed sometimes the only way to say what you want to say is without words. We are able to create bespoke illustrations to your specifications, whether in-house or by assisting you in commissioning the work of external artists whose style best reflects your message.

Outsourcing in-house graphics

If you already have professionally designed templates but lack the time, skills, or equipment to effectively use them, you may find it difficult to find a professional designer willing to take on your in-house work. We are very open to working with your pre-designed templates. Our rates are low and we work fast, meaning if you lack a dedicated in-house design team we can save you time, money, and stress, and free you to do what you do best.


So, take a look around, see some of the projects we’ve worked on, read some more about how we work, and think about what we can do to help you tell your story. Then get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.

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