Over 50 Years of innovation
BIB design was established in 1967 by Nick Butler and Peter Isherwood, later joined by Stephen Bartlett in Maiden lane, Covent Garden. Early success came from the combined visual and engineering knowledge with designs for Decca and BOC and signage for the then new city of Milton Keynes amongst a growing range of clients.
Expansion through the 70's and 80's saw a rise in the number of international clients and more consumer orientated goods for Apple, Minolta, Dunhill, Duracell, Citizen, JCB, Black & Decker, BT, Thompson, and Corning. Isherwood and Bartlett left to pursue individual careers leaving Nick Butler to guide the company with new directors. In 1981 Nick was awarded the distinction of a Royal Designer for Industry and presented with an OBE in 1988. He was a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art and assessor, advisor, judge, chairman and executive board member for numerous educational, government and industry panels.
In the 90's Nick moved BIB design out of London to a converted watermill at Whitchurch on Thames. The work became more UK based counting BAA, BT, Cannon, Creda, GPT, Quantel, W L Gore, Thorn and Tunstsall amongst the client list. However a desire to work more closely with smaller, innovation driven businesses at the end of the 90's led Nick to restructure the company and move back to London with a smaller team. Since 1998 all the design work has been carried out by Stephen Green whilst Nick concentrated on his wider advisory and educational commitments.
In 2003 Nick Butler transferred the business to Stephen Green.
Keen to explore more sustainable design solutions and develop a hands on multidisciplinary approach, BIB design evolved once again. A concentration on building relationships with smaller clients and offering a cost effective industrial design, illustration, animation, social media and web support consultancy whilst liaising with prototyping and manufacturing services has been at the core of the new business.
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