I am Derek Edwards, designer and director of Patwa, a creative studio based in Spike Island, Bristol. I have 20 years experience spanning brand identity, packaging, exhibition, brochures, publications, illustration and digital. My emphasis is on creating meaningful design that people feel connected to.
I work for start-ups, local enterprises and globally known brands, in a variety of areas including; arts, culture, community, health, food, music and corporate sectors.
Before setting up Patwa in 2005 I was employed as a designer at Realworld Records, Womad Festivals, Financial Times, Mediator Communications and Fresh Britain.
Tel: +44 (0) 7970 992854
Watershed Media Centre
St Pauls Carnival
Real World Records
Rethink Mental Illness
Social media banners
Leaflet & posters
CD & Vinyl artwork
'Derek is a creative spirit who can execute a client brief with talent and flair. He is efficient, highly capable and conjures up brilliant design concepts. I’d certainly work with him again'
'Derek has a lot of creative ideas as well as being an excellent designer'
'Derek stepped in last minute to work with us on a time-sensitive project and his efficient yet wonderfully creative attitude towards it was fantastic. His great ideas and concepts, to his willingness to intently listen to the brief and add his own flair meant the outcome was spectacular and I’d very much welcome the chance to work with him again!'
'Derek's a hugely talented designer - great ideas with the skills to execute them. His work is distinctive and memorable while his approach personable and adaptable. He's really very good!'
Mace & Menter
'We have found it a real pleasure to work with Derek on many projects. Our timescales, demands and budgets are less than ideal, but Derek delivered work that was ideal every time, in a manner that was a pleasure to work with.'