a creative environment

Our History

The concept behind THE FOREST was to create an innovative, ideas based studio with a focus on productive working relationships, which would nurture the initial client concept to design delivery.

Now a well established design studio with a broad range of clients from a number of different sectors, THE FOREST have been described as "Ingenious, Inimitable and Innovative ...", with "Fantastic creativity and attention to the smallest detail..." and constantly produce "Design with passion..."

THE FOREST is a member of the Design Business Association, and offers the following services:

  • Identity
  • Branding
  • Annual Reports
  • Corporate Literature
  • CSR Reporting
  • Websites
  • Flash Presentations
  • HTML e-newsletters

Key people

Karl Hudson
Karl graduated from The University of Northumbria at Newcastle in 1998 with a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design, he went on to work for several top London design agencies.

Before setting up THE FOREST in 2005, he worked at navyblue design group with a client list that included London 2012, English National Opera and Ideal Standard.

Key Facts about Karl
He made his TV debut on Cilla Black’s Blind Date in 1997
He can walk on his hands
His favourite karaoke song is Kiss by Prince

Iain Ward
Iain graduated from Salford University in 1994 with an environmental degree, but very quickly realised his knowledge of computing was far more useful.

He worked at a number of top agencies (McCann & Zinc), was a founding member of Design UK and his last job was for eBay. Previous clients included Freeserve, Last Minute, Dabs, Nescafe, Comet, MTV & CNN.

Key Facts about Iain
He has 2 motorbikes
He really likes Astanga Yoga
He has designed 5 gardens, his first at 12 years old

Natasha Ellard
Natasha graduated with a dual honours B.A from the University of Kent at Canterbury and since has progressed her professional qualifications within the sales and marketing arena.

She joined THE FOREST to aid it's growth and development. She has worked within the design industry for the past 10 years to develop business for leading design agencies and prior to that, within the publishing and events industry.

Key facts about Natasha
She made her TV debut on Kilroy in 1992 as a nominal 'student' on the stage
She has double jointed elbows
Her favourite Karaoke song is 'I drove all night' by Cyndi Lauper