After a jam-packed couple of months we have lots of news to catch you up on.

Highlights this month included:

TDL Celebrates our 5th Birthday

5 years really have flown by; we’ve moved office three times and grown from Oliver working in his apartment to a team of 10 amazing people working all over the UK. It’s great to know we are still working with the same clients, but find each project still has it’s own requirements and challenges to keep us on our toes. We now find ourselves designing in a diverse set of sectors, collaborating with subject matter experts in a variety of fields, requiring the design team to learn about even more topics to visualise.

Thanks to all our great clients for allowing us to grow, and we are really proud of what we’ve accomplished so far. The future is very exciting indeed, especially with the prospect of opening more studios and recruiting even more fantastic people!

TDL 5th Birthday

Not everyone could make celebratory drinks on the day, but we are all going to make up for it at the TDL summer party next month!

Food Crime musical in Birmingham

Some time ago, we worked with Kate Cooper from the New Optimists. We were looking at outputs from Professor Chris Elliott’s Government Review on Food Crime, and produced some visuals to illustrate key messages. Our designs had been archived for a while, but were resurrected for an electronic goody bag for “The Hand That Feeds” on 14th May in Birmingham’s Bullring.

Food Crime


Congratulations to Craig on his promotion

We are excited to tell you that Craig has been promoted to Midweight Designer.



Tomoko and Tom were hijacked from the studio

We haven’t seen much of Tom and Tomoko around the studio the last couple of months, as they have been away working in client offices. Tom has been up in Birmingham working on a railway bid and has now designed over 200 diagrams. Whilst Tomoko has been a little closer to home working on a healthcare bid, designing everything from organograms to menus.

Tomoko and Tom


CITE (Civil Infrastructure & Technology Exhibition)

Dave and Craig went along to the Civil Infrastructure & Technology Exhibition in April at the Excel Centre. It was full of exciting and innovative engineering groups showing their products. They had a great time speaking with lots of potential clients and reviewing the varied design work used at their stands.

They also got to see some of TDL’s design work on display at the accompanying Infrarail exhibition on the CPMS stand. Ryan produced two animations to be part of their marketing material. The aim of the videos playing on a loop at the stand, is to explain the vision of the company and to showcase their success as a new company.

Why Ryan enjoyed the project:

“It was great to work on an animation as it’s not something we do often. You have to think in a different way when you are designing for moving images compared to static which is refreshing but also challenging.”


CPMS at Infrarail