Hello, we’re Vertebrate Graphics.

Graphic Design

Vertebrate Graphics is a people business; we are a team of experienced creative individuals with a wealth of design experience. We understand the principals of great communication design and can apply design solutions to solve marketing challenges. Our studio is highly experienced - a team of talented graphic designers, illustrators, photographers, copy editors and artworkers, all hungry for the next creative challenge.

Graphic Design case studies.

Graphic Design

Our well equipped Sheffield based studio, working with the latest software and hardware systems, has been providing a top class graphic design service since 1994. With a wealth of experience in logo design, corporate literature, advertising, illustration, photography, clothing, signage, vehicle graphics, POS and POP for retail and online design solutions, we have a reputation that gives us one of the strongest client retention rates in the business.

Brand Development

We can set your brand on the growth trajectory to success. Our work will be relevant to your market, will be ahead of your competitors' efforts and will be something you can trust and be proud of. Whether it be a simple logo, or a full corporate makeover, your investment in Vertebrate Graphics will be one of the most fruitful and ultimately successful ones your business will make.


Communicating your enthusiasm into the mind of a customer isn’t easy as in today’s world we are subjected to many thousands of promotional stimuli each week. This is why our clients have come to rely on the professionalism and insight of our creative advertising. In particular, our influence in the outdoor leisure market is unparalleled, with campaigns for companies and organisations such as the British Mountaineering Council, Adidas, Rab and the Mountain Boot Company, often being imitated but never bettered.

Illustration & Photography

Getting the correct image for your work is crucial, and our in house illustration and photography has saved many a campaign from mediocrity. Mountain Training UK, publishers of best-selling instructional titles, have cited our illustration work as being the backbone of their market-leading range of books, and we are of course proud of the awards that our illustrations and photography have won. Generating our own images also makes our work unique, and the ability to source and apply internationally renowned images also contributes to the ongoing success of our work.

Web Design

Our bespoke approach to web design and development means that we have an excellent knowledge of a wide range of current and emerging technologies. This, coupled with our own bespoke content management system (vCMS), sets us apart from many agencies of our size. 

We approach any development project with a desire to produce something a little bit special  - to give you, our client, that WOW factor.

Web Design case studies.

Web Design

What makes us different from other web developers out there? Along with our money back guarantee, we provide a 360° approach to creating a solution that is a perfect fit for your business. We take the time to understand your business goals and aspirations as well as your audience to ensure we are providing you with the perfect, cost-effective solution.

One size does not fit all

We don't believe in the one size fits all approach, which is why we created our own Content Management System (vCMS). This provides us with a robust and secure platform to develop an engaging and unique website which exceeds your expectations.

We don't subscribe to the notion of 'that will do'. We want to breed success for your business and create something that looks and functions the way you want it to. Your new website will also have the flexibility to be updated with new functionality without costing the earth.

Our core skills:

  • Web design
  • Web development - including PHP, MySQL, Droopal, Joomla, Moodle, Wordpress
  • E-commerce
  • Mobile and tablet specific websites
  • Email marketing
  • Third party integration - including payment providers such as Paypal and Sage Pay
  • Back Office integration - including accounting or EPOS software
  • Digital Marketing

Digital Marketing

Identifying the correct marketing strategy for your business to increase sales. After working with us, one of our clients experienced a 60% rise in sales in comparison to the same period for the previous year. 

Digital Marketing case studies.


Digital Marketing

It's not just about having the best looking website, it is about connecting with your target audience. Encouraging traffic to your website and targeting the right type of customer is essential. In short, it's no good having thousands of visitors a day if they are not buying anything, or reading the things that you would like them to read.

Marketing Strategy

There are so many channels within digital marketing that it can often feel a bit overwhelming, and without a coherent strategy it is often ineffective and a drain on resources and money. At Vertebrate Graphics we create a bespoke marketing plan which provides you with the tools to generate the right traffic to your website.

Return On Investment

Understanding your audience and what they will respond to is one of the key elements to successful marketing. We will work with you to identify your audience demographics and use the most appropriate mediums to convert these targets into customers. These mediums may include:

  • Search Engine Optimisation
  • Pay Per Click Advertising
  • Email Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Affiliates
  • Display

These mediums would feed into an overall strategy, including offline activity, to create the necessary return on investment and to increase website conversion rates.

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