Hi, I’m Barnaby Adams. I am “Cuckooo”.

I work as an ideas-centred graphic designer (proactive graphics) with a wealth of experience and huge capability. My role is to bring a vision from the world of imagination into the world of sensation. I’ve been doing this successfully for many years having achieved a BA(Hons) in Graphic Design back in 2002.

Since then I’ve worked as both an in-house and freelance designer and run my own design studio for 9 years. In 2016 I down-sized this business operation in order to focus my attention on the development of my real passion “Conscious Branding”, but continue to offer a high level, yet affordable, graphic design service, now working from my home.

I bring a huge amount of experience, enthusiasm and creative energy to design projects, delivering real ‘wow-factor’ solutions to often complex communication challenges.

My commitment to ‘how it works’ not just ‘how it looks’ means I produce graphic design that delivers real results and therefore real value. Of course both are important, so I love to work (where the budget allows) with clever ideas, powerful imagery, beautiful typography and quality print.

My work excels in raising a smile, starting a conversation and importantly, leaves a lasting impression (see my portfolio for examples). When working with clients who appreciate and value what I do, I find this work extremely motivating. I really love to encourage and enable clients to realise their potential and express their individuality in the world with confidence, creativity and clear, concise communication.


  • “The team who have worked with you have been inspired by your creativity and unfailing good humour. You are without doubt extraordinary, not only for your creative and technical skills, but also because of your ‘can do’ approach and the way in which you motivate others.”

    Adrian Schuler,
    Director of Best Practice, WPA

  • “We would just like to say how delighted we are. We struggled to find anyone who was able to create this piece of work but as soon as we discussed our requirements with you the job was underway. It exceeded our expectations and has been much admired.”

    Paddy Pooley,
    Jane & Partners

  • “I am sometimes a little intimidated by ‘graphic types’ because I am not at all ‘arty’ and they make me feel inferior, but you haven’t been like that at all.”

    Liz Hawthorne,

  • “We found you very professional, showing genuine interest in our company and products.”

    DMA Stairlifts

  • “Great stuff and liking your style as ever.”

    Alive Design

  • “We are very happy with the re-branding of our company. We found you very easy to deal with, full of good ideas and very helpful. You made what was at the outset a slightly alien and daunting task into a very problem-free and pleasurable experience. We can highly recommend you.”

    Jane and Andy Bennett,
    Bennett Residential Property Letting and Management

  • “I didn’t know where to start, but now everything looks fantastic – I am so thrilled! I was astounded that you had so many great ideas to help me outshine my competition. It was also great to know you were at the end of the phone when I needed your opinion, which saved me lots of time and energy. I will highly recommend you to others.”

    Lisa Bibby-Larsen,

  • “This is great! I know you are liaising with my team so I won’t interfere but it looks fab and two of my board actually lifted the phone to tell me so. Well done indeed!”

    Sally Hardy,

  • “I have so enjoyed working with Cuckooo Design Studio. My new marketing materials look fantastic! I love your ability to capture the essence of my business and translate that into such brilliant, creative designs.”

    Becky Wright,
    New Leaf

  • “You have caught the essence precisely. Wish I was as economic with words.”

    Dr G Morley,
    The Morley–Young Partnership

  • “We did find the process fascinating and exciting and we are very pleased with the result.”

    Ian Stevenson,
    Taunton Association for Psychodynamics

  • “Your diligence in the preparation of my design and print has been impeccable from start to finish. The result is much better than I realistically expected.”

    Henry Bizon,
    Parkfield Natural Health Centre

  • “A heart felt thank you for the amazing exhibition materials. They have attracted loads of great comments and admiration, giving me much confidence to stand in front of them.”

    Caroline Brown,
    The Huntingford Company