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 both the public and private sectors, providing services to many local, regional, national and international businesses and organisations. We are approved suppliers to the Uk Data Service at the University of Essex, UCL, University of Sheffield and the Royal Statistical Society.

To comply with government accessibility requirements, we build websites that meet (and exceed) level AA of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Our sites are also fully GDPR compliant.

Lead team

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.