Steve Braden and Rob Threadgold, photographed in 2013


Still loving it!

We’ve ridden out two recessions, numerous software / hardware upgrades and some dizzying changes in the communications landscape – and we’re still delivering the goods. Why? Because we’ve never lost our passion for creativity, or our lust for the next great idea.

Who we are

Braden Threadgold started out with a coming-together of two ambitious young men (Steve Braden and Rob Threadgold) who’d been working out their day-job frustrations with freelance work in their spare bedrooms, along with a nagging sense that they could run a design agency better than their respective bosses.

Steve and Rob are still the driving creative force in the business, maintaining a hands-on role with virtually every project which goes through the studio... it’s just that now they’ve surrounded themselves with an excellent, dedicated team to help make things happen.

Some things haven’t changed since we launched back in 1998. We still endeavour to balance great ideas with a practical, budget-conscious approach. We still bend over backwards / jump through hoops / go the extra mile for our clients (often all at the same time). And we still insist on sticking to our core principle: that Creativity is King.

Long Live the King!

You can tell a lot about someone by the company they keep and the places they go... so we’ve listed a few of our favourites below:

Surf Paradise
It’s an established company tradition: once or twice a year we shut up shop on a Friday lunchtime, and head down to the North Devon coast for a weekend of sun (hopefully), surfing (when the waves are up) and team-bonding. It’s so popular that even some ex-employees still join us!

Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam)
Not just because there’s lots of great art there, but mainly because the site is one of our favourite examples of the use of Responsive Web Design (RWD). Navigate around and resize your window – it works perfectly from the biggest full page screen right the way down to smartphone size.

Ultimate Guitar
Quite simply, this is the #1 source for chords, guitar tabs, bass tabs, ukulele chords, guitar pro and power tabs. It features a comprehensive tabs archive with over 800,000 tabs!

It’s Nice That
For us, the ultimate lunchbreak browse: a site which (in its own words) champions creativity across the art and design world. Lots and lots of inspirational eye-candy to be found.

Choose your ipsum
Lorem ipsum is the Latin ‘filler’ text which designers use on visuals to illustrate a typographical style, as well as giving writers an idea of available copy length/space. This site offers some more lighthearted alternatives…

Our old site
We think of this as an old friend, and we found it hard to say goodbye. It’s certainly dated now in terms of technology and content, but at the time we launched it we received such a positive reaction to the nifty everything-on-one-desktop approach that we thought it was worth sharing. All Flash-driven.

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@BTLcreative on Twitter

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What people say

“Once again, thank-you for a brilliant job. You never let me down!”

Debbie Gilard
Communications Manager, Quantum Care

“We have worked with Braden Threadgold for many years. Their recent design input on logo/brand creation again proved their creativity and professionalism. I am delighted to recommend their services!”

Nicola Hamann
Exhibition Director, Mack Brooks Exhibitions

“Braden Threadgold are more than just a design partner... When deadlines have been tight they have been responsive, flexible and produced innovative solutions.”

Rob Marriott
Marketing & Strategic Bid Director, Trios Group

“When we’re looking for creative ideas, we turn to Braden Threadgold.”

Manuela White
Head of Sales & Marketing, Abbeyfield

“It’s so refreshing to work with an agency that makes complicated processes easy and adds value through good creative advice.”

Althea Taylor-Salmon
Director, Fortune PR

“A huge thank you for the excellent job you did for us on the presentation packs – particularly in view of the tight deadline! Awesome job – as always.”

Janet Wilson
Harman Pro Group

“We should never be stuck for good photos again! Tell Rob we love how much he got out of our challenging subjects!”

Liljana Goszdziewski
Exhibition Manager, Mack Brooks Exhibitions

“Thank you for your work on the website... I don’t think I could have asked for a better final result.”

Kathleen Shanks
Director, Capital Arts Children’s Choir