SERVICES

DESIGN

A range of design services for big brands, small businesses and individuals.

CONSULTANCY

Advice on strategy and the practicalities of production in several disciplines.

WORKSHOPS

Workshops for education, industry and individuals both in house and external.

TALKS

Insight on approaches to design for students, customers and employees

COMMUNITY

Multisensory approach

Divergent practice affords contacts and understanding to merge several artforms

 

CREATIVE

Conceptually focussed projects

An innovative approach to objects and images employing cross disciplinary understanding to create surprise

COMMERCIAL

Designs that sell

Experience in designing products that have proven to sell well to both trade and end users 

 

CONSULTANCY

As an award winning multidisciplinary studio with a broad experience of commercial, conceptual and community projects, we can work alongside companies to add value to a creative idea. 

 

We consult with you or your team to focus on producing elements of a project. We work with a multidimensional approach to design where we begin with understanding the brand mission and big picture, before drilling down into the detail of the design problem. 

 

Experienced in installation, industrial, branding, bespoke, product, graphic, digital and retail design, we bring a fresh insight to assist with project clarity and technical fulfillment. Our advice can reduce production costs, renew methods and increase product appeal.

 

We ensure that the creative vision is directed with conceptual consistency from start to finish. Maximise your project's impact and your customer's experience with an elegant and engaging solution.

The studio offers a 30 minute informal consultation and initial meeting service free of charge (with complimentary caffeine!) for potential clients seeking ongoing advice...
Initial Consultation
30 Min
Free Service

CLIENTS

Audi, Corus, 4D Product Design, Unilever, Philips, Starck, Liverpool Biennial, Jo Cope, REdesigndesign, Lego, BBC, Sony, Discovery Channel, Sir Phil Redmond, Liverpool Music Awards,  BoConcept, Milton Lloyd, Kirsty Doyle, TCS John Huxley, Calligaris, Heals, Jamie Oliver, Firebox.com, McDonalds, United Utilities, Appreciating People, Design Council, Broxap, Can Cook, Cinders Barbeques, DATA, Design Initiative, Fab Camp, Made North.

 

John Moores University, Salford University, Northumbria University, Coventry University, Staffordshire University, Lincoln University, Manchester School of Art, Hope University, Ravensbourne University.

ENDORSEMENTS

"Ilsa has ambition and we cannot refuse that"

Philippe Starck- Product / Interior Designer

 
"Ilsa’s approach sounds fascinating"

Alain De Boton – Contemporary Philosopher
 
"Ilsa has a considered way and a natural soft sensitivity"

Ross Lovegrove – Industrial Designer

 

TESTIMONIALS

"Ilsa Parry is a dynamic designer who has pursued her career in a very creative but practical manner. She has impressed me by the way she has made the most of any opportunities that have presented themselves, and has achieved a strong local, national and international presence in a very short time period."

Maureen Bampton - Director at bluecoat display centre

"Ilsa is bursting with great ideas and has a methodical approach that ensures she responds to the brief and the changing views of others key to the process."

Antony Pickthall - Marketing Manager Liverpool Biennial  

"Working with Ilsa was a fantastic experience. It allowed myself and the entire team to open our mind to new and innovative ways of thinking and her years of experience shone through. Looking forward to working with her again soon."

Aman Kumra - Marketing Manager at Google

"Ilsa is passionate about design and the benefits it brings to developing products and services. As an advocate of design and design education she is second to none."

"Ilsa is passionate about design and the benefits it brings to developing products and services. As an advocate of design and design education she is second to none."

David Barlex - Former Senior Lecturer Education at Brunel University

David Barlex - Former Senior Lecturer Education at Brunel University

"Ilsa's work is of an international standard and we are very fortunate to have her here on our doorstep. Her design for the Go Super Lambanana event was the best by miles and the only one that the official Super Lambanana Ltd would have worked with."

Francis McEntegart - Director, Barrister at McEntegart Legal Limited 

"Ilsa is a very talented product designer who is passionate about her business. She's one to watch!"

 Dick Mawdsley - Director at Utility 

"Ilsa has some fantastic designs and has that rare ability of being able to design elegant but functional products. She is also very personable and I look forward to seeing many more of her designs."

Graham Johnson - European Patent & Trade Mark Attorney - Partner at Appleyard Lees
 

 

 

WORKSHOPS

With a wealth of design and knowledge and experience Ilsa can offer talks on approaches to adding creative value to industry.

 

- Workshop shown was held at Unilever UK

 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

We offer workshops and courses at our Liverpool based studio periodically to allow individuals and groups of friends, access to creative learning and self made products - Book below!

 

TALKS

Inspiring others to work towards a deeper understanding of how design can add value to daily life is important to practice.

 

In our mission to sustain creative engagement, and place emphasis on understanding how creativity can add value. We offer talks to educational institutions and industry to debate new perspectives with our peers, and inspire the next generation of communicators and problem solvers. 

 

We have run debate series, guest lectures and speaker panels to various organisations across the UK. We are happy to remain involved with the community as we believe its important to futureproof the creative industries.

 

Insight for students and peers based on broad experience

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Talks for industry to customers to provide product insight

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Explaining approaches to projects to inspire and excite with possibility

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Some topic examples

 

  • CING (Creative Industries Network Group) lecture, Design trends in a tough climate: Manchester Salon, Manchester, UK

  • Demystifying Design, Heals, Leeds, Uk.

  • Getting your work out there: The Cornerstone, Liverpool Hope University Creative Campus, Liverpool, UK.

  • Pedagogy for practice: Wirral local Authority annual D&T HOD’s conference, Wirral, UK.

  • Collaborative practice & the creative process: Liverpool Design Festival, Liverpool, UK.

  • Design activity in the North of England: Made North annual conference, Liverpool, UK.

  • Make your mission work: Design council UK, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK.

  • Route to success: Approaches to creative practice: Manchester School of Art, Manchester, UK.

  • What does it take to succeed in design? Staffordshire University, Staffordshire, UK.

  • Design methods: Coventry University, Coventry, UK.

  • Smart concepts and application: Northumbria University, Northumbria, UK.

  • What is product design? Bolton University, Staffordshire, UK.

  • From Brain to Brand: Design realisation: Fab Camp, Liverpool, UK.

  • A future curriculum for D&T: Birmingham University, Birmingham, UK.

  • Creative product design: A human perspective: Manchester engineering school, Manchester, UK.

  • Can’t doesn’t exist: Design determination: Ravensbourne University, Ravensbourne, UK.

  • Branding and realising product design ideas: Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK.

  • Design Journeys: Multidimensional practice and commercial potential.  Hope University, Liverpool, UK.

  • Conceptual /commercial: Divergent design practice, intention and impact.  Salford University, Salford, UK.

  • Divergent design practice and the opportunity of creative practice, Bolton University, Bolton, UK.

  • Divergent design practice and the opportunity of creative practice, Blackpool and Le Fylde University, Blackpool, UK.

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