About us

As a graphic design company we believe in creating beautiful and intelligent design experiences that have a positive impact.

Memorable and meaningful communication plays an important part in getting your message to the right audience – telling the right story, in the right way, at the right time. Understanding our clients is something we pride ourselves on – we make your business our business. But we don’t just do anything for anyone. Only the curious and those who have set their hearts on doing good need apply. If you like how we think and think likewise then chances are we’ll work well together.

We’re partners not suppliers. And there’s a lot of truth in the phrase ‘old business is new business’ – we’ve been working with some of our clients for over a decade. We provide transparent and honest quotes, make budgets work hard and work hard for the budget. We take great pride in every project. It’s not just your work it’s our work. We create it together.

 

 
All the good stuff

We all try to cycle as much as possible. We’ve even got a company ‘car’ – it’s an electric bike! And for longer journeys we either use public transport or a car share scheme. We recycle, shop local, turn stuff off and even drink tap water! We find our electricity blowing in the wind thanks to Ecotricity and all our banking is done with the Co-op. If you want to pay us in Bristol pounds we have an account just itching to accept the local currency. On top of all that ethical excitement we make sure our tea, coffee and (more importantly) biscuits are Fairtrade.

Why the Green Hat?

Back in 2007 when we started Green Hat the name came directly from one of Edward de Bono’s six thinking hats. His theory was that we can all think in six different ways and the green hat is associated with creativity. As we never really take our creative hats off, today we use it as a constant reminder to make our actions as positive as they can be.

FAQ

What makes Green Hat an ethical company?
Whether you’re a client, supplier or employee we’ll treat you fairly. We’ve received awards for being a Fair Trade office and many of the clients we choose to work with are charities, businesses and organisations that do good in the world.

What kind of projects do you do?
Our work ranges from large-scale projects to smaller design jobs. So we might be involved in designing London based exhibitions, creating branding for educational institutions, infographics for environmental campaigns or brochures for Bristol based charities. From 3D installations to print design, animated games to branding we enjoy working with every aspect of design.

How do you grade the sustainability of the materials and printers you use?
We have a series of TICK MARKS which allow us to grade the sustainability of the paper and the printer involved with the work. We have five different TICK MARKS that we clearly show on each quote that’s received. The more ticks, the greener the product’s credentials. The paper that we use in the office, where possible, is either 100% recycled or FSC certified. (Unfortunately, at present there are no recycled or FSC papers available for our colour printer, as it needs a specially coated paper to produce the best results.)

 

Resources

From tips on sustainable print marketing to essential biscuit dunking data in infographic form, here are some of our handy resources:

Green Print
Green Print is a handy guide illustrated by Adrian Barclay with a range of tips on how to keep your print marketing as sustainable as possible.

Tick Mark Guide
As part of each print quote we rate the potential environmental impact of the job and grade it using tick marks.

Environmental Policy
We do as much as we can to minimise our impact on the planet. Details can be found in our Environmental Policy.

The Power of Print
These posters are a great reminder of the power of print design.

Biscuit Dunking Guide
This is an essential infographic for any biscuit lover filled with vital dunking statistics.

Stop the Cull
We created this logo to help with the campaign to protect badgers.

Our Bristol Map
Illustrated by Guille Casado this map gives a Spanish perspective on Bristol.

 
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