Intercity is both a team and a network, greater than the sum of its parts
Intercity is an independent graphic design studio known for its highly considered multi-disciplinary approach. Originally founded in 2004, Intercity consists of founder and creative director Nathan Gale, senior designer Trystan Thompson and graphic designer Radley Cook. The trio work together across two studios based in the South West of England.
Although our core team is small, our network is vast and allows us to work cross-media to deliver unique creative solutions across all mediums from print and digital through to moving image and art installations.
Website design and build
App design and build
Events & Exhibitions
Our creative output is as varied as our clients’ businesses. Whether responding to a brief from a global sports company, a publishing house, an art gallery, or a start-up brand; our ideas are informed by the brief itself, the ethos of the client, our collective experience, dedicated research, and also through conversation, collaboration and conceptual thinking.
Should our creative response to a particular project require us to work beyond our well-honed in-house skill sets, we regularly collaborate with a roster of artists, illustrators, photographers, animators, digital developers, copywriters and printers as and when required. This approach enables us to create cross-platform solutions that are as powerful as they are expertly crafted.
We are invested in each of our clients, always aiming to establish long-standing relationships in order to develop and realise their creative vision and business goals through design and communication.
Before founding Intercity in 2004, Nathan was the art director of leading communication arts journal Creative Review. His design and art direction for the magazine can be found in D&AD annuals, was nominated as one of the Design Museum’s Designs of the Year, and has received a Silver at the Art Director’s Club awards in New York. Nathan has also sat on the judging panels of numerous awards schemes, including D&AD, and has lectured at various educational institutions around the country.
Since joining Intercity in 2015 following a successful internship, Trystan has lent his multi-disciplinary skills to a wide range of projects. From designing three-dimensional typography for Wired magazine, to leading the editorial design for Lucozade’s The Movers List project, and the design and animated visualisation for Tate Modern’s ‘This Is Where We Are’ installation created especially for the opening of the Tate Modern Switch House in 2016.
A specialist in brand identity and digital design, Radley joined the team in 2022. His work is typically informed by a love of combining digital and emerging technologies with analogue processes. He has a keen interest – both at work and extra-curricularly – in fashion and storytelling through myriad mediums and formats, from typography through to moving image. His latest self-produced short film, Tony, champions a mobile fishmonger's work ethic and cheery disposition. Like much of his personal work, it has been featured in multiple exhibitions and screenings in the South West.