Placemarque is a Manchester-based wayfinding company. We work with local authorities, developers and large estates to create spaces that people want to engage with, whether that’s to bustle through speedily, to amble through confidently or to take a rest and stop and smell the flowers.
We develop bespoke wayfinding strategies that encourage visitors to walk a little further and stay a little longer. Our designs embody the unique character of each environment, connecting the digital world with the physical world to enhance the visitor experience. We tell stories with space, branding your building, enhancing your architecture: placemaking.
And we’ve been doing this since 2000 across the UK and overseas, where wayfinding, placemaking and public realm can mean very different things. Our flexible approach to wayfinding means we’re just as effective wherever we work. In fact, in 2018 we won an award for our work in the Republic of Ireland in an area so rural that placemaking was Neolithic and architecture was ancient.

Our Team

Sue Manley

Strategy Director

Guy Warren

Design Director

Sophie Campbell

Creative Director

Ellie Firrell

Graphic Designer

Hannah Southwell

Graphic Designer

Tom Cookson

3D Designer

Tom Ryan

Assistant Designer

Want To Join The Placemarque Team?

We would like to hear from creative and motivated people with skills in graphic design, wayfinding design and product design at all levels.

Please send your CV and link to a portfolio (max 10MB) – no agencies

We will only be able to respond to applicants we are seriously considering


We believe in putting people first: in our client relationships, and in the spaces we work with. No two places or projects are the same.

Our award-winning wayfinding designs are used by a wide range of public sector and commercial organisations:



No two places are the same, and no two projects are the same. We draw on a range of skills and experience to get you where you want to be, including:
– Placemaking & Interpretation
– Branding
– Digital Navigation
– Sign Design
– Map Design & Infographics



With our roots in architecture and environmental graphics, we fuse practical urban design skills to create tailored solutions.