About

We are Martin Hailes Design Ltd, a creative graphic design studio based in Lowestoft, Suffolk that specialises in all aspects of visual communication. Every day we work harder, we push our creative thinking further and we deliver more for our clients. Each client we work with is treated like they are our favourite client as we aim to deliver above their expectations. We work with you rather than for you.

Martin Hailes, Managing Director

Martin Hailes, Managing Director

Martin founded Martin Hailes Design in 2013 with the desire to create a design studio dedicated to always doing what’s right for clients, and doing away with the agency bulls**t.

He began his career as a Mac Operator at Micropress Printers which provided an invaluable knowledge into the world of print…something designers today don’t seem to be taught much about.

Since attending Lowestoft College and Norwich University of the Arts, Martin’s 20+ years of agency and printing experience has included time spent within design agencies in both Norfolk and Suffolk.

Notably, Martin has worked with clients such as Kerry Foods, Norwich Union, Hughes Electrical, World Heart Federation, Wellington Construction, Agency Express, Serena Hall Artist Southwold and British Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry to mention a few.

He combines an eye for detail with an obsession with typography, design for print and identity design.

Martin is very much of the old school, often blabbering about Mac Quadra’s, Syquest disks, film separations and camera ready artwork!

Away from the studio, he recently hung up his competitive swimming goggles…for a 2nd time having swam for Suffolk and competed at both National and European Championships. 70's & 80’s music and film are anothter love, but unfortunately his daughters don’t seem to agree.



Robert Cooper, Senior Designer

Robert Cooper, Senior Designer

Coops started as a young fresh faced designer in 1986 when drawing boards, marker pens, brushes, scalpels and first aid plasters were used on daily basis. In the 1990s he progressed to work within the newspaper industry designing and originating for daily news papers and Sunday supplements such as the Sunday Times Magazine.

With over thirty years experience working as a designer and art director on all aspects of design.The list of brands and clients in Coops's portfolio is as broad as it is long. It’s a talent that saw him through spells at several leading studios, working for clients such as Virgin, Freya, Goddess, Mars, Robinsons/Britvic and Kiss FM.

His creative talent in design is truly inspiring, tackling each brief with energy and enthusiasm, always considering the audience and creates exceptional solutions to any problem.

“It’s my strong belief that sketching solutions is the most organic and individually engaging way to work through design to meet the core objectives. For me it’s still this practice that provides a broader range of thinking, and uniquely creative solutions.”
A keen DIYer with a liking for single malt whisky and the occasional cuban cigar.



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