Come on in, we’ll get the kettle on.

We create beautiful websites, printed material, brands, videos and (most importantly) coffee.

Ink & Water is a full-service design agency, specialising in branding, website development, print design and video production.

We’re a team of eight (if you count the dog) and call Sheffield our home – Kelham Island to be specific. We also run an independent coffee shop just up the hill, in West One.

We’re a pretty down-to-earth bunch. We don’t do pretentious and we don’t do esoteric; just great design at a fair price, from friendly, hard working people.

Our clients are a mixed bag of charities, musicians, universities, local businesses, PLCs and public sector organisations. Anyone and everyone is welcome. In particular, we love working with clients over the long term – helping them develop their brand over time as trends change, new markets open up and fresh challenges arise. You can take a look at some of our work here.

Meet the Team

Simon Blois

Co-Founder & Director

In a previous life, Simon has served coffee at Starbucks, auditioned for Busted and sported a shock of long hair. Times have changed, but at least there’s still coffee.

simon@inkandwater.co.uk

Rob Ellerington

Co-Founder & Director

Being a co-founder of Ink & Water, Rob has been around for a while. Unlike his car, which seems to change every six months due to misfortune or misadventure.

rob@inkandwater.co.uk

Ben Neasmith

Head of Design

The self-styled Don Draper of the River Don, Ben is a typography aficionado and film lover with an innate understanding of what makes a successful brand.

ben@inkandwater.co.uk

Helen Drake

Designer & Illustrator

The team member most likely to be found with a paint brush or artist pen in her hand, Helen is our animal-loving and globe-trotting illustrator extraordinaire.

helen@inkandwater.co.uk

Tom Napier

Head of Digital

Rumour has it that Tom is made up of 84% Yorkshire Tea. When he’s not sipping on another brew, our in-house philosopher can be found knee-deep in responsive design.

tom@inkandwater.co.uk

Paul Myers

Web Developer

After a long day coding amazing websites, Paul likes to relax by watching grown men knock seven bells out of each other on an ice rink. Don’t mess.

paul@inkandwater.co.uk

Bess Popplewell

Accounts

We’re pretty sure that Bess is the only bookkeeper ever to have supported Justin Beiber on an arena tour. Our resident number cruncher and part time superstar.

Dylan

Customer Support

As well as keeping a beady eye on any food sources in the studio, Dylan is always eager to say hello and make any visitors feel welcome. Free hugs all round.