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Creative Studio

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Creative Studio

Creative solutions on your doorstep and desktop

The Creative Studio brings together a range of creative and print solutions right on your doorstep. We have the latest technology and equipment at our studio at Lancaster University. Our award winning team of experienced creatives will work with you collaboratively to bring your ideas to life.

Our design team are on hand to create anything from a business card or glossy brochure to a full rebrand or digital assets for your next marketing campaign. Whether the final output is digital or print our team will ensure your artwork is set up correctly.

Great images are the cornerstone of any visual communication, whether it's on campus, in our studio or on location we can help. We hold the relevant CAA permissions to pilot drones on Lancaster University's campus and beyond. Our experienced team can create engaging content using still and moving images.

Whether you are a student, colleague, local business or member of the public, our team are on hand to discuss your initial ideas and requests and we will work with you online or in person to develop a brief and collaboratively to bring your ideas to life.

Our Services


Meet The Team

Steve Thomas

Steve Thomas - Manager

Steve qualified as a photographer in 1980 and has had a wide and varied career in the profession which has involved him in everything from food photography, press and portraiture through to aerial photography and more recently drone photography and thermography. Steve has also carried out various teaching roles in FE and HE. In 2006 he became the Manager of the University's design, print and photography unit. When he isn't at work his interests include sailing, mountaineering fly fishing and travel.

Jon Geddes Portrait

Jon Geddes - Senior Designer

With 25 years design experience Jon has worked for Lancaster University for 6 years as a senior designer. With a creative approach and keen eye for detail he has worked on a wide range of projects including branding, promotion, exterior graphics and even interiors. When not designing Jon can usually be found out on his bike or watching a good film with a glass of red.

Mark Gillow Photographer / Video Producer

Mark Gillow - Photographer / Video Producer

Mark qualified as a photographer/videographer in 1999 after studying at Falmouth University Mark has had a wide and varied career in the profession from running the photography department onboard Cunard liners to freelance photography, covering studio product photography, portraiture, press and weddings through to aerial photography and more recently drone photography after joining the team at Lancaster University in 2018. When he isn't at work his interests include fly fishing, kayaking, hiking and travel.

Steve Longdale portrait

Steve Longdale - Designer

Steve is originally from Brighton where he was the Assistant Manager in the European Graphic Design department of an international computer games company producing packaging for PC, Nintendo and Playstation platforms. He moved to Lancaster to become a Senior Designer at Reebok International in the UK marketing department. Steve worked on several ad campaigns and produced quarterly apparel and shoe catalogues, packaging and point of sale for sponsored athletes and Premiership football clubs.

Billy Boothman

Billy Boothman - Digital Print Technician

Billy is our Digital Print Technician Apprentice. Billy has worked at Lancaster University for around 6 years, carrying out various roles across the University. As part of the Creative Studio team, he will be working alongside our experienced printers, developing the skills required for printer operation, creation of print ready files, digital artwork, colour management and all aspects of print finishing for digital and wide format printing. When he isn’t at work, you can find him in the gym or out walking with his dog.

Contact Us

Phone: 01524 592070
Email: creativestudio@lancaster.ac.uk

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Where to find us

Creative Studio can be found in the Lancaster University County Main building.

Directions to Creative Studio

Walking from University House Reception, exit Alexandra Square to the north, following the North Spine route. Turn right at the Great Hall Complex and turn left at The Marketplace to arrive at Lancaster Square. The Creative Studio Reception is on the right side of the County Main building, opposite The Roundhouse.