Equinox Partners are a professional design consultancy for business-to-business and business-to-consumer projects. We thrive on producing unique, thoughtful results to satisfactorily fulfil our clients’ business requirements within the disciplines of graphic, product, packaging and advertising design.
Located just north of the City of London - the two partners, Clare Newton and Michael Taylor, established the business in 1988 on the equal balance of their two backgrounds of graphic and product design – hence the name, Equinox Partners.
Our pride in our long-term client relationships is based on commitment, responsiveness and originality. We love what we do. Every day is different. Branding and production of marketing materials and campaigns for the financial industry one day – packaging or designing a product the next. We develop long-term relationships with our clients so that they can talk to us at any time – and can rely on us to deliver when we say we will.
We provide an ’outsourced’ creative design service to support the activities of experienced marketing consultants for clients in the UK and overseas, including AIB Bank and Aviva Ireland. As part of a ’virtual agency’, we call upon specialist marketeers, copywriters, media buyers, photographers and printers to ensure that our clients receive first class, professional marketing support with significant results.
Product design for hi-fi manufacturer, Musical Fidelity, has been an ongoing feature of Equinox Partners work over the years. We are particularly pleased with our work with GlaxoSmithKline, celebrating the life of Sir David Jack, former Research & Development Director for this global giant.
Our work in 2013 has featured a legacy design and installation for ExCeL London with their Olympic Anniversary Wall – and, most recently, assisting CMS Cameron McKenna in their Lord Mayor's Show parade to celebrate their Senior Partner, Fiona Woolf CBE, become only the second woman Lord Mayor of the City of London in nearly 800 years.
Michael's experience of 12 years as consultant product designer with Colin Cheetham Design Partnership and Roberts Weaver, has been followed by 25 years of going-it-alone with graphic design partner, Clare Newton.
"I love that, as a designer, I can work for myself and actually solve people's issues by coming up with effective, satisfactory solutions that arrive on time! My greatest reward is when the client says 'Thank you. Looks good. Brilliant job.'"
’Female Inventor of the Year’ with her ’CupTake®’ patented drinks carrier, Clare won the Guinness World Record for, at nearly 1km and 81,663 images, the World's Longest Composite Photograph ever exhibited.
Her latest triumph is the design and implementation of the costumes and parade for CMS Cameron McKenna's City of London Lord Mayor's Show. On a theme of 'The River of Power', Clare conceived and designed the costumes for all the main components of the Parade.