HEY! WE’RE ARCADE

We’re brand strategists, creative thinkers, design-lovers & digital tinkers

We help businesses unlock their spirit, tell their story and win customers over through bold branding, power personalities and super-smooth digital experiences.

The result?

Brands with more meaning, stories with more feeling, deeper connections, better experiences, and way more happy customers.

READY FOR
A POWER-UP?

WE TURN PRODUCTS INTO BRANDS, OBJECTS INTO EMOTIONS & PROBLEMS INTO SOLUTIONS

HOW WE WORK IT

HONESTLY

We don’t just talk a good game, we’re hitting our PB every damn time. You won’t find smoke and mirrors, waffley presentations or techie jargon to disguise what’s underneath. We work with openness, integrity, kindness and conscience.

PROPERLY

We don’t cut corners and we don’t just wing it. If we don’t do it well, we don’t do it! You’ll only deal with senior people who do things meticulously, think ahead, and try to make life easier for you in whatever way we can.

NIMBLY

We keep our team lean but super-experienced and efficient. No pointless or unnecessary meetings, or waiting (and paying) for 10 people to pass your project back and forth. We just get it done.

WHAT WE DO

WEBSITES

Strategy & UX
Content creation
Design & content
WordPress digital development
E-commerce set up
Maintenance & optimisation

Branding

Brand strategy
Brand & product naming
Logo development
Brand guidelines
Brand tone of voice
Full brand collateral

CREATIVE & PHOTOGRAPHY

Social media assets
Digital design
Print & packaging
Copywriting & editing
Product & lifestyle photography
Post-production & retouching

MARKETING

Retention strategy
CRM implementation
Email marketing
Social media strategy
Content strategy & creation
Channel strategy

A 'wowee' new website

UX strategy
Design & content
Copywriting
Digital development
Maintenance & optimisation

Offline to online

E-commerce websites
Product photography & retouching
Sales funnels
CRM integration
Conversion optimisation

AMP UP YOUR WEBSITE

Troubleshooting & audits
Strategic recommendations
Technical fixes, upgrades & updates
Design & content updates
Ongoing maintenance & reporting

Get more customers

SEO 
Social media
Digital marketing
Google ads
Lead generation

Keep more customers

Retention strategy
CRM implementation
Email marketing
Content strategy & creation
Social media management 

A brand booster

Branding strategy
Logo development
Full brand development
Photography & retouching
Social media templates

LATEST WORK

LADLES OF LOVE

LADLES OF LOVE

Website with donations platform and e-commerce

WANNA WORK WITH US?

You can work with us on a set project (like a website or a brand refresh) or give us a problem to solve and we’ll build a strategy to fit your budget and business, as well as recommending complementary tools and tactics you can implement yourself. You can also work with us ‘plug and play’ style by the day or hour for any of our services, to fill any gaps in your team or get a fresh perspective on your current activity.

You can work with us on a set project (like a website or a rebrand) or give us a problem to solve and we’ll build a strategy to fit your budget and business, as well as recommending complementary tools and tactics you can implement yourself. You can also work with us ‘plug and play’ style by the day or hour for any of our services, to fill any gaps in your team or get a fresh perspective on your current activity.

We work with a number of agency partners on white label digital design and build. We’re a lean but reliable team with years of international big agency experience so we understand your processes, your fee structures and how you work with your clients.
We’re flexible in how we work, offering design, development, post production, project management and client service or you can pick and choose whatever works best for your team.

We work with a number of agency partners on white label digital design and build. We’re a lean but reliable team with years of international big agency experience so we understand your processes, your fee structures and how you work with your clients. We’re flexible in how we work, offering design, development, post-production, project management and client service or you can pick and choose whatever works best for your team.

WHAT OUR 

CLIENTS SAY

Arcade did a tremendous job of recreating our company website. Their creativity, project management and technical skills were of great value. We’ve received many compliments on our new website, and it is now a big asset to our business. Thank you Rachel and Tristan for going above and beyond to give us a website we can be truly proud of!

Helen WarnerMarketing and Brand Manager at Transaction Junction

Arcade Digital was a huge asset in the creation of our product and website, Beer Passport.
Tristan was able to bring to life our idea through his skills as our developer. He was approachable and flexible when we needed small (and large) amendments made. They also helped us save a significant amount of money with some of their recommendations.
We simply couldn’t be happier with the service they provided and look forward to working with them again soon.

Mike TownsendBeer Passport

Building a website, even if you’re like me and know a good bit about it, is stressful! Working with Arcade takes the pressure off of worrying “Will it look how I want”? “Will it work how I want?” 100% of the websites they’ve built for me have been clearly crafted with care, showcasing the most important features of the site and with a backend I can manage later on my own. I keep coming back to them and have recommended them to a number of friends and clients.

Abba CarmichaelCEO at ACCiting consultancy

We consider Tristan as a team member. He doesn’t blindly follow a brief, but thankfully (gently) challenges something until clarity triumphs. We’ve never (physically) met and work on two separate continents, yet I’m still getting him involved in projects 5 years later. That, I hope, speaks for itself.

Jarrod BischoffDirector at Vapes & Tobacco

Their strong work ethic has been monumental in ensuring deadlines are met and clients are happy with their (sometimes crazy) deadlines. Tristan is an absolute design machine! Maximum pleasure to work with them as always.

James Towers16K Agency

It’s been a pleasure working with Arcade – I’ve found them to be efficient, professional, timeous and extremely patient with my poorly articulated ideas and many questions!

Rebecca DomingoSynapsys

OUR TEAM

We’re a boutique studio creating winning brands and genuinely stand-out digital experiences.  We’re purposeful, considered and down-to-earth, with years of big brand experience behind us. We’re based between the UK and Cape Town and headed up by business (and life) partners Rachel & Tristan.

RACHEL

Strategy & Content

Rachel has over 15 years of experience in marketing in advertising, branding, digital, direct and CRM, having worked for a long list of big and small brands alike (but prefers the small ones). Not really a dog, but definitely a dog person.

TRISTAN

Creative Direction, Design & Development

With 20 years of experience in design, digital development, animation and creative retouching, Tristan is a true heavyweight creative unicorn. He’s a straight-talking, obsessive problem-solver and crazy plant man. He also really likes arcade games and animals, as you can see.

RACHEL

Project Management, Content & Strategy

Rachel has over 15 years of experience in marketing in advertising, branding, digital, direct and CRM, having worked for a long list of big and small brands alike (but prefers the small ones). Not really a dog, but definitely a dog person.

TRISTAN

Creative Direction, Design & Development.

With 20 years of experience in design, digital development, animation and creative retouching, Tristan is a true heavyweight creative unicorn. He’s a straight-talking, obsessive problem-solver and crazy plant man. He also really likes arcade games and animals, as you can see.

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