Simon and Lesley Olley have very considerable experience in the world of graphic design. Before setting up the Olley Design Partnership, they worked for companies such as Hodder & Stoughton, Carlton Studios, Benchmark, Redbird, Conran and London Typographical Designers. Working together they bring sensitive, creative solutions to even the most complex project.
Lesley studied typography at Reading University and maintains this specialism in her designs. It is a very detailed approach that she employs in her work on identities, all types of literature and websites. Lesley has skills in many crafts including jewellery design and has her own online store selling her unique hand-crafted designs. She also enjoys making ceramics and, to get away from the studio, maintaining her allotment.
Simon was a freelance designer to highly regarded London studios over many years. He has been involved in a number of award-winning graphic design projects and enjoys bringing his illustration and photography skills into service whenever possible. His interests outside the studio extend to walking the hills and woods of Kent, cycling, skiing, pottery and Real Ale.