The list below provides details of websites we often use, either as reference, or for providing us with tools and templates to help our designs.



For information design research

  • International Institute for Information Design ( Best practice and research from around the globe.
  • Centre for Information Design Research at University of Reading ( A world leader in information design research.


Icons and pictograms

  • The Noun Project ( There really are thousands of icons on this user-generated marketplace. Most are of a good quality as they are vetted by the Noun Project before going on.


Design developments and events

  • Twitter ( It’s a bit of a no-brainer, but Twitter is of course one of the best places to find out what’s going on in the design world, especially at a local level. Take a look at our Twitter account to see who we are following –



  • Google ( Mainly used for reference, but can also be used as a base to trace over. An essential tool for construction method statements.
  • Open Street Map ( Created by its users and free to use under an open licence.


User interface design


Templates and mock ups

Great for creating photo-realistic mock ups with your own 2D designs, e.g. posters, interfaces and booklets – normally in Adobe Photoshop.