About us

Paul Hailes Design is digital and print design agency based in Wivenhoe, Essex. We specialise in graphic design, web design, print, branding and strategy.

We work with many local, regional and international businesses and are a University of Essex, UCL and University of Sheffield approved supplier.

We can help transform the way you engage with audiences through your communication materials. Our approach is informed by research and analysis and delivered by exceptional user-centered design.

Paul Hailes

PHD was set up by in 2016 by Paul Hailes. Paul worked as a senior designer for Cable & Wireless HQ in London, the Bermuda, Caribbean and Latin America region, based in the Cayman Islands, and subsidiary company Hong Kong Telecom. Before launching PHD, Paul worked as Head of Design for marketing agency GFM working with Sky, News UK, The Telegraph and Northern Rail.

Lelia Ferro

Paul was joined in 2017 by Lelia Ferro to lead strategy projects. Lelia previously worked for Channel 4, where she launched a portfolio of digital products including All 4 and was responsible for devising a new digital strategy for Channel 4’s commercial lifestyle channels. Lelia won Technical Innovation at the Online Media Awards, 2013.