"Johan and his team know how to properly balance aesthetics and innovation with usability and ease for our guests. They are incredibly responsive, on time, and have been wonderful partners for us in our sites in London, New York, and LA."
We offer a wide range of services that includes top level branding, promotional print design, menu design, on-site graphics, video production/content generation and online (web, social media and email marketing) design and management. We also provide a start-up service package for new businesses looking to launch or in the final stages of fund-raising. For a full list of services, and more information about each service area, please click here.
An an integrated agency, we provide end-to-end solutions which meet your commercial needs and operational requirements. Whether it’s creating a logo, refining an existing brand to reflect a more targetted proposition, advertising and promoting your business or simply creating and updating your on-site communications, we take a holistic approach that delivers results and benefits your bottom line.
Santa Marta - named after the patron saint of hoteliers, inn-keepers and cooks - is a specialist design and production agency that works with hotels, bars and restaurants as well as companies operating in the food and beverage sectors.
Johan has been a designer and art director since 2000. After graduating from art school into the tech bubble, he began his career working with magazines such as Marie Claire and House & Garden to bring their business online. From there he went on to manage the design department of a web development company with a strong focus on the local restaurant market - clients at the time included some of Belgravia’s finest restaurants such as The Mango Tree, Santini, Brasserie St Quentin and L’incontro to name a few... more >>
New Media Designer
Jordi has a background in multi-media design and art direction. He and Johan have been working together since 2008 and together have taken on projects for clients such as U2, PJ Harvey, Amnesty International, TedX Jamaica and Island Outpost, to name but a few. Jordi is our in-house new media expert and oversees website design and builds as well as creating eye-catching email marketing campaigns.
Stella specialises in branding, print and digital media, Apart from graphic design, her biggest passion is food. Before join Santa Marta Stella worked as a freelance designer with personal clients in Europe and China. Stella received her master in communication design from Central Saint Martins and has been developing brands and honing her promotional design skills for the last two years working with brands such as Dominique Ansel Bakery, Fortnum & Mason, Moombai & Co and Ricker Restaurants.
Cassie manages production for our retainer clients. She has a background in production and creative services - working at Island Records from 1992, she managed creative resources for a wide roster including high-profile acts such as U2, Pulp, Tricky and The Cranberries. Cassie works closely with our clients to refine briefs and interface between client and designer.
Tom is an illustrator, art director and expert in hand-lettering with a bold and impactful street graphic style, a knack for bespoke expressive typography and a boundless imagination. His work has featured in magazines, commercials, countless music videos and his unique style formed the back-bone for some Santa Marta client projects such as Top Dog and Ma'plucker. Tom is also an animator and works alongside our digital content team to create bespoke graphics.
Charlie is a photographer, camera-man, videographer and producer with 15 years experience in the field. After working for top London production company 2AM on accounts such as Tesco, Marco PIerre White and Birds Eye, Charlie struck out to develop his own visual aesthetic. As a freelance content producer, Charlie has worked with Tom Aiken, Space NK, Neil's Yard and Chanel to name but a few brands.