About

About

About

Patwa is the studio of Bristol based graphic designer Derek Edwards. Set up in 2005 Patwa works closely with local arts, cultural and educational institutions, organisations and charities as well as national and globally recognised brands. Patwa produces what clients call 'Beautiful' work that speaks for itself. The setup is small and agile and free of big studio politics, and the focus is always on producing beautiful memorable design. 

Derek – who has been designing since 1996 – was employed at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Records, Financial Times, Fresh Britain, Mediator Communications and freelanced in Manchester, London and the South West before starting up Patwa in 2005.

If you would like to have a chat please email Derek or call him on: +44 (0) 7970 992854.

‘Patwa reflects my Jamaican heritage. It is the unofficial but most commonly spoken language on the island and is said to have both African and European influences. Not dissimilar to design in the way it has taken the best elements and reconfigured them to work in harmony and flow, but at the same time break the rules and be different’ 

Taken from Patwa's interview with Crumbs magazine. Read here