Apt-Art Design Joins the Design Business Association (DBA) – Press Release

Design Business Association Member

Oxfordshire design agency joins the Design Business Association (DBA)

Apt – Art Design a well established graphic design and corporate identity agency have just been granted membership to the Design Business Association (DBA).


With only 450 members nationwide of which 48% are London based, Apt-Art joins a select group of agencies in the Southwest, meeting the standards required. The DBA is the trade organisation for the UK design industry, focused on promoting professional excellence and building productive partnerships between commerce and the design industry. The association champion’s effective design, communicating its value and the impact it can have on business performance.


Craig Wardrop Design Partner said:

“Apt-Art is a small but dedicated graphic design studio that prides itself on delivering innovative design.
We believe at the core of every business, large or small, the image you communicate is vital. We will listen to your requirements to solve your communication needs using the extensive skills and experience in design, print and media acquired over many years. We believe that the computer is just a tool like a pen or brush; it is the experienced creative that creates good bespoke design, we work responsibly, politely and personally to create an ongoing relationship with out clients. With DBA membership we aim to bring these values and skills to a wider audience.” to view a small sample of our portfolio please click here


Apt – Art has been delivering communication though effective design for over 30 years. From their design studio in Kidlington near Oxford, producing creative design for print and digital for a wide range of businesses sectors covering aviation, holiday companies, education, industrial, charity, professional and leisure services.


John Scarrott, Membership Director of the DBA, comments “we are thrilled to welcome Apt-Art Design to the DBA. There are many small design businesses working in the UK and producing fantastic work. A particular focus for the DBA is to attract those creative businesses that work to a set of business values that benefit them and their clients. We look forward to supporting Apt-Art on their journey. ”

The Design Business Association exists to:
Promote professional excellence and to build productive partnerships between commerce and the design industry. The end goal is to champion effective design that improves the quality of people’s lives. Apt-Art Design is a member of the Design Business Association.

As such we are committed to following the guidelines set out by the DBA for its members:

  • Best practice to achieve effective design solutions to better our clients’ business
  • Competence in providing measurable value for our clients’ investments
  • Professional indemnity
  • Accurate and clear financial reporting
  • Commitment to salaries and charge-out rates in line with UK benchmarks
  • Continuing professional development of staff
  • Confidentiality and professionalism

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For further information please contact Craig Wardrop, Design partner, contact or telephone 01865 372981

For further information on the Design Business Association please contact John Scarrott on 020 7251 9229