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Our Story

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Puffin Digital is a South Devon design consultancy specialising in graphic design, logos, brand creation, web design and digital marketing. We are  a husband and wife team – Tessa, the graphic designer – and Mark, the digital marketing and production expert. Poppy – our dog – is our de-stresser, making sure we go for long walks along the beautiful coastline surrounding Dartmouth..

We moved from London– where we both had long careers in design and marketing – to South Devon 3 years ago. Both of us decided we had done enough stressful journeys to and from work to last us a life time, and decided to look for an alternative way of life on the beautiful Devon coast. After a couple of years of ‘shall we – shan’t we’ we finally upped sticks and relocated to Puffin Cottage, Dartmouth (hence the name of our company) – and we love it!

Our Experience and Skills

We have over 20 years of working with international publishing houses and have worked in all areas of design from brand creation, books, magazines, merchandise, packaging, advertising, POS, digital design, print and web design. Whether you need design for a new logo, brochure, website or complete brand identity, we can make it happen.

At Puffin Digital we like to get to know our clients, taking the time to listen and really understand their requirements, aspirations and expectations. We like to take a collaborative approach to create quality, bespoke designs, that meet the clients exact needs.

We work closely with other creatives in the industry – photographers, illustrators and 3D modellers – so whatever your project requires, we can deliver. If you need us to handle your print – we can do that too, using an excellent, affordable printer whom we have worked with for many years.


The Team

Tessa is the creative designer at Puffin Digital and has worked in design and publishing in many international publishing houses in London, both as a freelancer and full time Art Editor. She has a wealth of experience in all aspects of design from books and magazines to branding and website design.

Tessa studied illustration and graphic design at art college and started her career as an illustrator on titles published by Heinemann Educational, Wayland and Hodder Children’s Books. She has art directed and designed several award winning magazine titles.

MarkDigital Marketing
Mark has 20 year’s experience in international publishing and media, as well as marketing and PR for environmental and animal welfare charities. He has collaborated with large media distributors such as Warner Bros, Universal Studios, Sony, Lucas Films, 20th Century Fox, and Paramount.

Mark co-founded a social enterprise providing ethical-eco merchandise, e-commerce, marketing and PR solutions to global non-profit organisations, which was a finalist as Most Innovative Eco-Business in the Digital Entrepreneur Awards, 2012.

Poppy our border collie, came to us as a four year old rescue from Ireland. She was severely traumatised, malnourished and with many fear responses when she was found. She required a rather severe hair-do as her coat was so matted. Poppy now has a rumbustious appetite, a beautiful, long, glossy coat and is a very happy girl – AND better mannered!

She loves coastal walks around the South Hams and is persistent in reminding us to take regular ‘screen breaks’, although these reminders do have an ulterior motive – more walks or time for another treat!

Some of our Happy Clients