Polleni is a Bristol-based creative agency specialising in brand identity and strategy as well as graphic design, web design and development. We have backgrounds in copywriting, art direction, digital marketing, mobile app development and e-commerce consultancy. We love a challenge - and believe in bold ideas and big concepts, all lovingly rendered and carefully composed.
Founded in 2017 from a collaboration within the Pollen Place coworking studios; Polleni create clean, considered work for the curious and confident.
We approach every project with passion and dedication, carefully considering the aims of the brief and the aspirations of the client. Our research-based methodology enables us to understand the core values of a company, and to communicate them effectively.
We’re passionate about design and its transformative powers, enhanced through collaboration with our clients and suppliers. We work with illustrators, creatives, writers, developers and photographers, building long-lasting relationships that help to deliver the creative and strategic ambitions of our clients.
Neil studied Product & Furniture Design at Kingston University. Finding himself more comfortable with two dimensions, Neil freelanced for marketing and design agencies in the Midlands; before co-founding a graphic design agency in Nottingham where he was a director. After moving to Bristol, Neil worked as a lead designer for a digital agency from the Pollen Place workspaces, run by Cat and Rog How. The team decided to collaborate, and founded Polleni in mid 2017.
Cat studied at the University of Bristol and Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design. She has worked as a journalist and graphic designer for newspapers such as Metro and The Guardian, and in web design studios in Australia. She was creative director of Howkapow - a critically-acclaimed e-commerce business she ran with Rog for 6 years - and co-founded the Pollen Place coworking studios and event space.
Rog studied at the University of Bristol and has worked in radio production for national and international stations both in the UK and Australia. Rog has also worked in marketing and audio branding at the BBC. He was operations manager of an e-commerce business he founded with Cat for 6 years, and also co-founded the Pollen Place workspaces.
Eugénie is a French graphic design student currently in her second year of study at the Brassart Graphic Design School in Nantes. She is working with us over the coming months - developing her excellent skills in design, art direction and illustration.