A remote creative agency

A remote creative agency

A specialist charity and healthcare design agency with a flexible and agile team.

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Remote working with a view

We are a team of designers, developers, illustrators, thinkers, writers, runners, bikers, parents, carers, volunteers and hard workers.

We immerse ourselves in what you do. Spending discovery days with you, we become volunteers – researching, listening, watching and learning. We do this to experience all the good work you are doing. By gaining these insights and shared experiences, we can do the best work together.

We nurture and celebrate long relationships. When we become your creative partner, we like to get to know you and your supporters, service users and stakeholders. Understanding your personality, ethos and strategic objectives is so important: the more we learn, the better the results. We’ll become your true partner – being your soundboard whenever you need it, not just when we’re working with you on a project. We believe we’re the agency you’ll want to have by your side.

Working remotely reaps rewards

We’ve been working as a remote creative team since 2015. After reading Remote – Office Not Required by the founders of 37Signals in 2013, we were inspired to change how we worked. Taking advantage of new developments in collaboration and communication technologies, we made sure we could work with the best people, wherever they happened to be. Going remote allows the most talented people to be the most creative, working where and when they are at their best. It has created an empowering dynamic in our team and strengthened our sense of trust, collaboration, ownership and collective wellbeing – after all, that’s what our agency values and culture are based on.

Our name, our front door

We often get asked what our company name means. We think it sums us up perfectly!

A door is the first thing people see when they come to your business, and it influences their impressions about what’s behind it. Your ‘door’ is your brand, your fundraising campaign, your website or your support newsletter. A door is also a way in, representing new opportunities and routes into a new environment or space. We like to think that our work opens those doors.

22 is the atomic number for titanium. Titanium is recognised for its high strength-to-weight ratio. As a small team with strong abilities, we can identify with that. We’re lean, not mean, and an incredible team!

Watch our film about what’s important to us as an agency, our virtual model and what collaboration means to us.

Video Transcript

The reason we are called Door 22 is because a door is the first thing that people see when they are approaching a company or organisation. We are a creative design agency and our aim is to encourage positive change in health, charity, sport and inclusion.

We immerse ourselves in what our clients do, spending discovery days with them. We become volunteers for the day, getting stuck in, exploring, listening. We do this to experience all the good work that our clients do and with these insights and shared experiences we can do the best work together.

We are a virtual agency and what that means is just that we are not all within the same four walls together, everybody has their own environment, their own working space, their own preferred times and ways of working. One of the reasons that we work in this way is that we are able to expand and contract, depending on the demands of our clients, who all appreciate lean, smart, accountable project management and cutting edge creativity.

Working for us means flexibility. Not everyone is a morning person, for instance, Dave would like to be involved in as much of his children’s lives as possible and he works weekends and the way that we work allows him to do that. Collectively, we are designers, developers, thinkers, writers, creators, runners, bikers, parents, carers and hard-workers. 

Opening doors and immersing ourselves in understanding their communication challenges, empowering our clients to achieve meaningful outcomes, that’s what collaboration means to us.

Our Team

Meet the team behind the door.

Door 22 team - Emma

Emma

Creative Director

Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world. - David McCullough Jr

Door 22 team pic - Lisa

Lisa

Designer

We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing. - George Bernard Shaw

Door 22 team pic - Joe

Joe

Developer

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. - Maya Angelou

Door 22 team pic - Martha

Martha

Strategy & PR

You get what you settle for. - Louise in the film ‘Thelma and Louise’

Door 22 team pic - Jemma

Jemma

Designer

Don’t look backwards, you aren’t going that way. - Unknown

Door 22 team pic - Joanna

Joanna

Developer

Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground. - Theodore Roosevelt

Door 22 team - Dave

Dave

Designer

Style is a simple way of saying complicated things. - Jean Cocteau

Door 22 Team - Erica

Erica

Finance

The time you enjoyed wasting, was not wasted. - John Lennon

Talk to us

How can we help you?
We love new challenges – if you have a project in mind, get in touch to talk to us about your ambitions and aspirations.

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