ION Studio
ION Studio Architecture
Architecture - spatial, environmental and architectural design
ION Studio Media Arts
Media Arts - video, photography, animation, sound, digital media
ION Studio Illustration
Illustration - creative writing, print-making, topography, illustration
ION Studio Photography
ION Studio Digital
Digital - game design, web and mobile, VR and immersive
ION Studio Design
Design - 3D, product, furniture, ceramics and spatial design
ION Studio
ION Studio helps drive aspiration, increase employability, encourage and support emerging talent, whilst providing businesses with an enthusiastic approach to a range of collaborative design services.
ION Studio Graphic Design
Graphics - branding and identity, info and editorial design, typography

So if your business has a project idea or a design problem, values creativity and wants to invest in Plymouth’s vibrant, fast emerging design talent, please contact Dawn Melville – ION Studio Director. Email: | Telephone: +44 1752 586201

ION Studio
Roland Levinsky Building
University of Plymouth
Drake Circus


ION Studio provides an opportunity for businesses and organisations, from any sector, to engage and collaborate with the best creative design talent in the South West.

The studio brings together: design professionals and graduating students from the School of Art, Design and Architecture who work together to offer a fresh, enthusiastic approach to a range of multi-disciplinary collaborative design services, supported by a team of academic-practitioners and with access to cutting-edge resources and technology.

It provides a creative platform to engage the students throughout the year, with a focus on them being employed by the studio full time in June and July. It enables them to hone their skills, working on client-based projects, whilst gaining valuable experience of professional practice.

ION Studio

This collaboration between business and academia provides a unique opportunity to achieve original, unexpected design solutions.


The studio provides a range of design services, which can be tailored to fit your project and budget. Whatever your project requires we can build a team to deliver it.

The studio can accommodate short projects through which a team of accomplished graduates and academics work together to solve a specific design problem. Examples of projects include: graphic design, print, video, web, logo, brand and corporate identity, product design, 3D CAD modelling and prototyping, product visualisations, interior design and spatial planning.

We also welcome larger-scale research and development projects that require an in-depth approach and more focused skills, expertise and resources. A team of academic-practitioners, supported by talented graduates will work with you over a sustained period to deliver exceptional results, using the latest technologies and resources.

ION Studio

All projects are professionally project managed with an affordable, transparent pricing policy.