Welcome to co:lab, a dynamic creative agency

We are based in Reading, a digital hub right in the heart of the Thames Valley, working with all sized businesses.

We create bold and compelling brands, online strategies, innovative websites, engaging apps and beautiful graphic design work.

A quick note to all of our existing (and future) clients

Co:lab are trying to recapture the ‘Spirit of the Blitz’ by continuing as normal (ly as possible).

Doing our utmost to keep you operating within normal parameters, designing you wonderful websites, miraculous marketing and bewitching branding.

What we do…

Web Design

Web Design

whether you are completely stuck in this area or have an endless stream of big ideas, we listen to you and create something special, a website that reflects your personality and your business. we design and build bespoke wordpress websites that focus on ease of use for customers and that produce great results.

your website will be fully responsive on all devices and be designed so that you can manage your own website content down the line. the architecture of your website will be carefully constructed to work for your user journeys. all our websites include build in search engine optimisation functionality, google analytics, social media integration. we use slideshows, animation and videography but only if it enhances the user experience and ease of use.

Branding

Branding

branding is far more than a logo design. the rebrand of a business or first time brand will also include colour schemes, fonts, photography, illustration styles and tone of voice. we will create a brand book for your business setting out the rules of your brand – so that the look and tone are consistent across all platforms and published material. 

designing your logo and brand should be an exciting process and we will facilitate your full involvement and ideas throughout. with research and getting to know you and your business, we will design and develop a powerful brand that you can be proud of and that truly reflects your vision. 

Ux And App design

Photography & video

photography is a powerful way to enhance a website. our experienced in house photographer and videographer has an incredible talent for vibrant, captivating photography that thoughtfully reflects our clients’ brands. 

we specialise in 3D videography, producing vivid 360 videos that can bring any website to life. our eye-catching ‘virtual’ tours are the perfect way to showcase your business or building and convey the atmosphere to your clients. this technique can be an effective marketing tool in the hospitality, education, real estate and leisure industries. 

Graphic Design

Graphic Design

graphic design is used throughout branding and website development to create powerful images and simple yet effective user experiences. good graphic design is essential for any successful logo, brand and website. we take your ideas and turn them into something visually impressive. our offerings include logo design, website graphics, signage, brochures, magazines, catalogues, posters, stationary, business cards and bespoke artwork. 

illustration has grown immensely in popularity over recent years and no brand seems complete without an element of illustrated design within their logo or website. our incredibly skilled illustrator has an artistic eye for producing both modern and traditional illustrations and animations. there’s no end to the fun you can have with animation!

Search engine optimisation

Search engine optimisation

We don’t just increase your website traffic, we deliver the right people to your site by carefully targeting users with the right content that’s relevant to them. Through user research we establish your target audience and establish the phrases and keywords they use to describe your services to search engines.

We write engaging copy on service-specific optimised landing pages and reinforce this with well researched and keyword-rich articles, consistent with the vocabulary of your customer. And we monitor the results as part of our ongoing service.

Integrated design support

Copywriting

copy can be key to an absorbing and memorable website. we produce high quality copy that skillfully distills complicated information into bitesize pieces. all of our copy will be carefully designed to create a unique tone of voice for your business. no copy will be generic or bulk written. 

our experienced copywriters will translate the core of your business and convey it in a way that effectively communicates to your customers. the ‘whos’, the ‘whats’, the ‘wheres’, the ‘whens’ and the ‘whys’ are all covered. we can help with all your copy needs from website and SEO copy to printed copy and social media.

Got a great idea but need some help?
Get in touch with the team today and let’s get started.

Chat online or call our team +44 (0)118 950 3381

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What our clients think…

catalyst

Co:lab rock, they handle all of our digital needs. They are an incredibly responsive and knowledgeable team whom I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

Adrian Davies (MD - Hubba UK)

catalyst

Fantastic service from initial contact to delivery of our branding. Being techies ourselves and devoid of any creative talent, we had to seek out a team of people who could steer us in the right direction. Simon Lewis was instrumental in designing our logo and making sense of areas in creativity we have no idea in. If your looking for a Creative design agency, I would give these people a call

Gurminder Marway (Director - Computrix)

catalyst

Its been 2 years now and their work is always of the highest quality. We frequently receive compliments for what they produce for us, they are the most responsive company we’ve come across and couldn’t recommend them highly enough.

Jill Thorburn (MD - Mind Of My Own)

catalyst

Co:lab have worked across several projects within the OPAL group. From lead generation to branding, web and digital marketing. I would highly recommend their services for anyone looking to expand, diversify, or startup.

Matt Oldham (CEO - SFPL/Investore)

catalyst

co:lab have helped with many parts of business set up including SEIS / EIS / tax structuring, operational and back office set up as well as branding, marketing and web development. We greatly appreciate co:lab’s support.

Tim Davies (CEO - Genergy)