Our Story | April 2017

Proud members of the DBA

Wayne McMaster

June 2013

We have joined the Design Business Association. We have a belief that design should be treated as an investment, where we can be seen to really deliver on that investment, these are the shared beliefs of the DBA. A community of over 400 design agencies and design-led businesses who, like us,  share a set of values and beliefs. The DBA works to demonstrate the benefits of effective design and the impact it can have on business performance.

"After being inspired by Blair Enns at a DBA workshop some year's ago, I have always been keen for our company to tap into their network of experts and improve our position and offer, said Wayne McMaster, joint founding Director of Zeke Creative.

"Showing that we belong to a community of design businesses with shared values that benefit our clients, and that reassures them that what we are saying IS best practice, squeezing out the likelihood of bad practices. We want client's confidence in your business to increase and be reassured by our professional affiliation to our trade body, making their decision to use us easier to justify."

We are committed to the following guidelines that the DBA sets out for its members:

  • Best practice to achieve effective design solutions to better our clients’ business
  • Competence in providing measurable value for our clients’ investments
  • Professional indemnity
  • Accurate and clear financial reporting
  • Commitment to salaries and charge-out rates in line with UK benchmarks
  • Continuing professional development of staff
  • Confidentiality and professionalism

“We’re passionate about good design and we believe it can really help a company’s bottom line, so we’re delighted to be part of an organisation that resonates with our thinking,” said Stephen Fenton, joint founding Director

For more information on the DBA visit their website

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