Oxford Designers & Illustrators have been known as specialist designers and illustrators of educational books for 50 years, and we have also produced a huge range of design material for businesses, colleges, museums, government departments, charities and much more.

Our versatile team of designers, illustrators, typesetters and proof-readers take sincere pride in reliably delivering high quality work and building long-lasting relationships with our clients.

What are you looking for?

We can deliver your project from plan to print,
or assist your workflow at any stage in between.

Artwork by Dave Cockburn.

Educational

EDUCATIONAL PUBLICATIONS

We specialise in providing design, typesetting, illustration and project management services to support publishers in the educational sector, facilitating learning from early years to higher education.

English Language Teaching

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING (ELT)

Our decades of experience has provided us with a keen understanding of adapting materials for different markets and cultural sensitivities.

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SELF-PUBLISHING

With thanks to our diverse skill set, we can work with authors to deliver books from manuscript to print to ensure a smooth process and professional product.

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PROMOTION & INFORMATION

We can help you to spread the word, whether via posters, leaflets, booklets, newsletters, programmes, digital advertisements, prospectuses, reports or large-scale exhibition displays.

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BRANDING

As visual creatives, we live by the adage that ‘you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression’, and go the extra mile to make sure that yours is faithful to your values.

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DIGITAL MEDIA

With our website design, email newsletter, ebook, and animation services, we can help you reach wider audiences faster and with greater interactivity.

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Johnston Goes Overground

ODI’s origins go back to 1968. Back then, despite the typeface being over 50 years old, ‘Johnston’ could not have been chosen as the company font. It was under license to London Transport. More familiar to Londoners than any other typeface, and famous amongst graphic designers, but otherwise it was not seen outside the London…

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Consistently high quality


"As an educational publisher, we have relied almost exclusively on the excellent services of Oxford Designers & Illustrators for our design, setting and artwork needs over the past four years. The consistently high quality of their work is the result of not only their vast experience but also their total commitment to every project undertaken. It is a real pleasure to work with Roger and his team and I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending their services."


Philip Cross

Director, Cross Academe Limited

Oxford Designers & Illustrators
2018-09-21T11:11:13+00:00

Philip Cross

Director, Cross Academe Limited

"As an educational publisher, we have relied almost exclusively on the excellent services of Oxford Designers & Illustrators for our design, setting and artwork needs over the past four years. The consistently high quality of their work is the result of not only their vast experience but also their total commitment to every project undertaken. It is a real pleasure to work with Roger and his team and I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending their services."

Prompt and efficient service!


"All was very good, and thank you very much for your prompt and efficient service! 
Looking forward to working with you again."


Alison Findlay

ELT Design, Oxford University Press

Oxford Designers & Illustrators
2018-09-21T10:57:09+00:00

Alison Findlay

ELT Design, Oxford University Press

"All was very good, and thank you very much for your prompt and efficient service! Looking forward to working with you again."

Always a delight


"And thanks to you, for getting this done so quickly and efficiently! I do like the result - working with ODI is always a delight, so easy!"


Jim Austin

Cornelsen

Oxford Designers & Illustrators
2018-09-21T11:41:56+00:00

Jim Austin

Cornelsen

"And thanks to you, for getting this done so quickly and efficiently! I do like the result - working with ODI is always a delight, so easy!"

Ever-efficient service!


"Many thanks for your ever efficient service!"


Andrew Nicholson

Creative Director, WordBird

Oxford Designers & Illustrators
2018-09-21T11:40:30+00:00

Andrew Nicholson

Creative Director, WordBird

"Many thanks for your ever efficient service!"

Skilled and experienced staff


"Over the past 10 years I have worked as Project Manager on a number of English Language Teaching series for overseas publishers, which have been designed and produced by ODI. Their studio employs a range of skilled and experienced staff who are used to delivering high quality work to agreed budgets and schedules. I can truly say that without their input, some of my projects wouldn't have achieved the quality they did. I have no hesitation in recommending them."


Lidia Kacelnik

Editor and Project Manager, ELT Publishers

Oxford Designers & Illustrators
2018-09-21T11:34:07+00:00

Lidia Kacelnik

Editor and Project Manager, ELT Publishers

"Over the past 10 years I have worked as Project Manager on a number of English Language Teaching series for overseas publishers, which have been designed and produced by ODI. Their studio employs a range of skilled and experienced staff who are used to delivering high quality work to agreed budgets and schedules. I can truly say that without their input, some of my projects wouldn't have achieved the quality they did. I have no hesitation in recommending them."

A most cooperative, friendly and professional company


"I am a Senior Visiting Fellow at the University of Surrey and I have known and collaborated with ODI since 1998 in my position as author of two textbooks. The artwork involves the drawing of very detailed and complex illustrations involving chemical structures and how they are organized in metabolic pathways. ODI have provided exceptional support and cooperation in this work. Their invaluable support is acknowledged in the preliminary pages of the book. At all times I have found ODI a most cooperative, friendly and professional company and I strongly recommend them to you."


Dr. J.G. Salway

Senior Visiting Fellow, University of Surrey

Oxford Designers & Illustrators
2018-09-21T11:02:32+00:00

Dr. J.G. Salway

Senior Visiting Fellow, University of Surrey

"I am a Senior Visiting Fellow at the University of Surrey and I have known and collaborated with ODI since 1998 in my position as author of two textbooks. The artwork involves the drawing of very detailed and complex illustrations involving chemical structures and how they are organized in metabolic pathways. ODI have provided exceptional support and cooperation in this work. Their invaluable support is acknowledged in the preliminary pages of the book. At all times I have found ODI a most cooperative, friendly and professional company and I strongly recommend them to you."