Marc & Anna closes its doors

Consultancy Marc & Anna has closed, with its founders moving on to ‘pursue new challenges’, according to co-founder Marc Atkinson.

Arts Council Artsmark Teachers toolkit.
Arts Council Artsmark Teachers toolkit.

Atkinson says, ‘We have arrived at a natural point at which to move on and we do so amicably, and will remain close friends. For us that’s the most important thing of all.’

The consultancy has worked with clients including the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Royal Mail, Arts Council England, for which it designed the Artsmark Toolkit, and Crafts Council.

Number 75 branding
Number 75 branding

Recent projects include branding the south London arts space Number 57.

Co-founders Atkinson and Anna Ekelund met at Central Saint Martins Art College, and set up the consultancy in 2005 having worked at The Chase and Januzzi Smith.

Tree Council campaign
Tree Council campaign

Atkinson says, ‘There are far too many individuals we have to thank for giving us a chance. It’s been a real pleasure and we are so grateful for everyone’s involvement in the success of Marc & Anna over the years.

‘We’ve also been so lucky to have had such great designers through the door, we would especially like to thank our full-time employee Connie Wright who has been with us from the early days.’

According to Atkinson, he will take the next few months to explore various avenues before deciding the new direction he will take.

He adds, ‘We are excited about the future, and challenges we are yet to pursue in the weeks and months to come.’

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