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About Us

At Design Bug we create design solutions and branding tools that get businesses
seen and heard above the babble.

We come from humble beginnings, starting life in a home office and growing to include multiple university-qualified designers as well as a network of specialists for web development, printing, photography, marketing and copywriting.

We’re excited about telling your story through design, and we do this by getting to know what you’re trying to achieve and what your business needs to get there. We love the opportunity to have face-to-face conversations so we can get to know your business from all angles. This enriches the creative process and ensures we can develop solutions that align with your vision.

Our mission is to leave the studio each day knowing that we’ve done everything to help our clients and that we’ve all had a great time working towards your goals.

Our Back Story

We’re a graphic design studio based in Newcastle, run by sister-act Kristy Coady and Rebecca Russell.
This duo had always dreamed of starting a business together, but it wasn’t until Kristy was left with a permanent back injury from a car accident that things started taking shape.

The idea for Design Bug came to Kristy while lying completely still in an MRI machine and has evolved from there. Their mother’s first car was a VW beetle and they’d always wanted one of their own, and so the inspiration for Design Bug was created out of a mutual love for design and cute automobiles.

The operation quickly became too much for the home office and Kristy and Rebecca relocated to a studio in the heart of Newcastle.

Our Back Story

We’re a graphic design studio based in Newcastle, run by sister-act Kristy Coady and Rebecca Russell.
This duo had always dreamed of starting a business together, but it wasn’t until Kristy was left with a permanent back injury from a car accident that things started taking shape.

The idea for Design Bug came to Kristy while lying completely still in an MRI machine and has evolved from there. Their mother’s first car was a VW beetle and they’d always wanted one of their own, and so the inspiration for Design Bug was created out of a mutual love for design and cute automobiles.

The operation quickly became too much for the home office and Kristy and Rebecca relocated to a studio in the heart of Newcastle.

Our Back Story

We’re a graphic design studio based in Newcastle, run by sister-act Kristy Coady and Rebecca Russell.

This duo had always dreamed of starting a business together, but it wasn’t until Kristy was left with a permanent back injury from a car accident that things started taking shape.

The idea for Design Bug came to Kristy while lying completely still in an MRI machine and has evolved from there. Their mother’s first car was a VW beetle and they’d always wanted one of their own, and so the inspiration for Design Bug was created out of a mutual love for design and cute automobiles.

The operation quickly became too much for the home office and Kristy and Rebecca relocated to a studio in the heart of Newcastle.

Our Back Story

We’re a graphic design studio based in Newcastle, run by sister-act Kristy Coady and Rebecca Russell. This duo had always dreamed of starting a business together, but it wasn’t until Kristy was left with a permanent back injury from a car accident that things started taking shape.

The idea for Design Bug came to Kristy while lying completely still in an MRI machine and has evolved from there. Their mother’s first car was a VW beetle and they’d always wanted one of their own, and so the inspiration for Design Bug was created out of a mutual love for design and cute automobiles.

The operation quickly became too much for the home office and Kristy and Rebecca relocated to a studio in the heart of Newcastle.

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