Born Ugly () is a brand design agency and a creative partnership. We are a team of strategists, designers and digital activators. We are the founding studio of the world’s most effective brand design consultancy, Elmwood, before our demerger as a standalone agency in 2020. You could say ‘born again in the ugliest of years’! We are an agency with a strong track record that spans 4 decades and 6 continents but has a new direction. A direction with strong foundations and values, and extraordinary commercial and cultural impact always as its cornerstone.
AGDA, Art Directors Club, Best Companies, Brand Impact, Cannes Lions, Chip Shop Award, Clios - Gold, Communication Arts Competition, Cream, Cream Award, Creativepool – The Annual, D&AD Award - Nomination, DBA Design Effectiveness Award, Design Week Awards, FAB Award, Fresh Award, GD USA American Graphic Design, GD USA American Package Design, Graphis Design Annual, Graphis Logo Design, HOW International Design, Innovator 08, Insider Growth 100, Investors in People, London International Award, MADC, Marketing Design Award, Mobius, New York Ad Festival, New York Art Directors Club, Pentawards, RAR Award, ReBrand 100, Red Dot Communication Award, Starpack, SWOT, The Dieline, The Drum Award, The Roses, Transform Award, Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business
British Interactive Media Association BIMA, Chambers of Commerce, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants CIMA, Chartered Institute of Marketing CIM, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development CIPD, creative industries federation cif, Design and Art Direction D&AD, Design Business Association DBA, Institute of Directors IOD, Recommended Agencies Register RAR, Royal Society of Arts RSA, the marketing society
on 13th December 2013 Project featured:Morrisons Christmas
on 11th December 2014 Project featured:Bristol Aerospace Centre
on 2nd February 2015 Project featured:Pop Village
on 12th February 2015 Project featured:A crafty new identity for recruitment agency Craft
on 9th December 2015 Project featured:The brand to brighten up your life
on 14th December 2015 Project featured:Sharper flavour from the land of contrasts
on 14th December 2015 Project featured:Anchor Cheese
on 5th September 2016 Project featured:Craft and curiosity
on 25th January 2018 Project featured:VFC
on 2nd June 2021 Project featured:Born Ugly
on 11th August 2021 Project featured:How I See Tomorrow
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Born Ugly has been a Contributor since 12th February 2016.