What are we all about?

Mercer Design is a friendly graphic design agency based in Barnes, London. Since 1992, we have worked with a diverse range of organisations, in the UK, across Europe and Worldwide. We design anything and everything that is printed or viewed on-screen.

Our team work exceptionally hard to keep our clients happy, and we like to do things with a smile on our faces. There are no middle managers or anything fancy like that! We have diverse interests and backgrounds, but our common denominator is a love of good design, brilliant typography, user friendly websites, smart coding, original ideas, clever photography... oh, and mid-afternoon cakes.

Our team

Simon Mercer

Simon is passionate about branding and web design, and has worked with a diverse range of clients across many business sectors. After gaining his degree in Information Graphic Design, he worked in the publishing industry before setting up Mercer Design in 1992. Simon is proud of the fact that we have been working with many of our clients for 10, 15 or 20 years. He’s mad on sport, and still has wildly unrealistic ambitions to score a century for England, play rugby for Leicester Tigers and ski like a pro. After a hard day’s work, he’s partial to a pint of London Pride and a big plate of fish and chips.

Zoë Mercer

You can talk to Zoe about anything (if you can get a word in edgeways) but especially about publishing and book design. She’s an accomplished art director, typographer and book designer and she’s adept at managing large projects including integrated books of over 500 pages. Zoë likes olives and wine, double entendres, the Cotswolds, Portuguese door knockers and long walks. Her dreams include taking a gastronomic tour of Italy in a Citroen DS convertible and owning a field of miniature ponies.

Kate Ralph

Kate is proud of her Scottish, Swedish and English roots. She’s a social media enthusiast and a big fan of Twitter and Instagram. Kate is equally adept at print and online design and loves the challenge of responsive web design. Her spare time is spent running, shopping, and painting her nails bright colours. Food and drink essentials include perfect eggs, hot chocolate with marshmallows, Brie and Mojitos. She has a degree in Graphic and Communication Design from the University of Leeds.

Becky Handman

Becky is very knowledgeable and passionate about all things to do with food (including eating). When Becky isn’t whizzing around on her bright red Hot wheels bike, she is walking her Scottish terrier or enjoying a refreshing glass of Gin and tonic by the river. Becky has a degree in Graphic Communication and Illustration from Loughborough University. She is adept at both print and website design, and loves the challenge of creating distinctive logos and memorable brands. In the future Becky would love to travel for a year, exploring the world and its unique cultures.

Will Stewart

Will's expertise (ignoring sausages, David Bowie and gaming) lies in all stages of web and software development, including initial client meetings, project methodologies and management, design, development, testing and post production work. His experience covers many areas of web technology and programming as well as web security, mobile and apps development. William has a BSc in Computer Science from De Montfort University, Leicester.

Who do we work with?

Natural History Museum

We have always found Mercer a pleasure to deal with – accommodating with tight schedules and producing work to a consistently high standard.

AB Vintners

Mercer Design are a multi-talented team who are exceptionally fast, offer excellent value for money, and are an absolute pleasure to work with.

Chez Bruce

We have used Mercer Design’s photographic services for our restaurant websites for some years now. They have always been extremely flexible, helpful, efficient and expert. I can’t recommend them highly enough.

Exeter International

The team at Mercer listened to our specific brief and delivered a beautiful website that works, with responsive aftercare. In print design, Simon has a great eye and a collaborative approach. All in all Mercer are the perfect blend of hip and traditional that is hard to find today.

Fraud Advisory Panel

We were impressed with how quickly Mercer grasped our requirements for a new visual identity and expressed them for us.

Latymer Upper School

Working with Mercer was a pleasure: they were always prepared to go the extra mile, to push us creatively and to do what was necessary to keep us on schedule. They are a great team and dealt with every challenge calmly and efficiently and our Annual Review was published on time and on budget with very positive feedback from the whole Latymer Upper School community.