About Us

Map is a creative consultancy with a strategy-based approach to industrial design, packaging design and UX/UI

Who we are

Founded in 2012, we are part of a family of world-class design companies, alongside Barber & Osgerby and Universal Design Studio. We have a unique combination of design disciplines brought together by a common approach: a love of craft and of detail, materiality and innovative design thinking. Map’s founders are Edward Barber, Jay Osgerby and Design Director Jon Marshall. Our growing team is a multi-disciplinary mix of experienced industrial designers, strategists and innovation experts.

Creative Review Annual Agency of the Year 2016

What We Do

Our work is end-to-end and spans design research, design strategy, concept design, design development, prototyping, production management, Kickstarter campaign support and product launch support.

Informed Creativity

We use designer-led analysis, observation and research to inform our creative process

Our Process

We call our process informed creativity. We use analysis, observation and research to inform our creative process. There are five key elements to our process: It is Research Driven, Strategy-Led, Co-created with clients using Rapid Iteration and infused throughout with a love of Making.

One of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies of 2016

Our Clients

We work with some of the most innovative and best-loved companies in the world including global brands, growth companies, public institutions, design and advertising agencies as well as ambitious startups.

Our clients include:

AKQA
Beeline
BleepBleeps
British Airways
Ding

Fortnum & Mason
Google
Hackaball
Honda
Insensi

Joseph Joseph
Kano
Macallan
Made by Many
Mother London

National Gallery
nCube
Panasonic
Sabi
SAM Labs

Samsung
Science Museum
Sony

Virgin Atlantic
Wolff Olins
Yamaha

Recognition

Our work has been recognised by numerous international design awards and covered widely in the press

Awards

2016

Design Week Shortlist for Fortnum & Mason Tritensil
Fast Co Innovation by Design Award Finalist for SAM
Fast Co Innovation by Design Award Finalist for Fortnum & Mason Tritensil
Fast Co Innovation by Design Award Finalist for Kano Screen Kit
Design Museum Designs of the Year Shortlist for Beeline
Creative Review Creative Agency of the year
Creative Review Best in Book Digital Interface Design for SAM
Red Dot for Ily
One of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies of 2016

2015

IXDA Interaction Design Award shortlist for SAM
CES Innovation award for Ily
Design Week Best of Show for SAM
Design Week Interaction Design Award for SAM
Fast Co innovation by design finalist for Sabi
Fast Co innovation by design finalist for Hackaball
Red Dot for Kano Computer Kit
DBA Design Effectiveness SILVER for Kano Computer Kit
DBA Design Effectiveness GOLD for Virgin Atlantic Economy Meal
Design Museum Designs of the year nomination Kano Computer Kit
Design Museum Designs of the year nomination Sabi Space
Edison Award GOLD for Kano Computer Kit

2014

Fast Co Innovation by Design award finalist for Kano Kit
ICFF Editors award Kitchen / Bath category for Sabi Space
IDSA International Design Excellence SILVER for Kano Kit
Product Design Cannes Lion for Kano Kit
Starpack GOLD Star Award for Fortnum & Mason Hamperling
German Design Award GOLD for Kano Kit
Good Design Award for Kano Computer Kit
Design Week Shortlist for Kano Computer Kit

2013

DBA Design Effectiveness GOLD for Science Museum Fundraiser Desk
D&AD Most Awarded Pencil for Google Chrome Web Lab

Press

Studio

A Map for these territories
Creative Review / August 2016
CR Annual Agency of the Year: Map Project Office
Creative Review / April 2016
Informed Creativity / Map Studio Profile
The Future Laboratory / January 2016

BleepBleeps

Map designs baby monitor that can help control children’s sleep
Design Week / July 2016
Suzy Snooze baby monitor uses light and sound to help children sleep
Dezeen / June 2016
Baby monitor ‘Suzy Snooze’ designed by Map Project Office is characterized as a cute sleep-assistant
Designboom / June 2016
Map Designs Suzy Snooze for BleepBleeps
Dexigner / July 2016

Honda

Honda’s Got a Whimsical Vision for the Self-Driving Future
Wired / April 2016
How This Design Firm Created 7 Crazy Self-Driving Cars to Travel Across the World
Inc. / April 2016
Watch Honda’s Self-driving Toys Conquer Earth
The Drive / April 2016
How Self-Driving Cars Could Revolutionize Road Trips
Fast Co Design / April 2016
Honda has a wild vision for the future of driverless cars
Business Insider / April 2016
Honda commissions series of autonomous vehicles designed for crossing the world
Designboom / April 2016
Show on the Road
The Future Laboratory / April 2016
These Honda concept vehicles are super fun
Creative Review / April 2016

Beeline

BeeLine: This intuitive device aims to help out the enterprising cyclist
Icon Magazine / March 2016
The Most Cleverly Designed Objects of 2015
Wired / December 2015

Hackaball

The 25 Best Inventions of 2015
Time / November 2015

Insensi

Map designs new version of “family communication device”
Design Week / May 2016

TriTensil

The Most Cleverly Designed Objects of 2015
Wired / December 2015

Kano

Map Helps Kano Design A DIY Computer Display
Fast Co Design / December 2015
Map Project Office + Kano design screen expansion for kids DIY computer kit
Designboom / November 2015
Kano, the Coolest DIY Computer Kit, Now Lets You Build It a Screen
Wired / November 2015