Design and data,
hand in hand
Cobo was created in 2018 by husband-and-wife team, Barney and Emilie. Our mission is to make complex ideas simple.
With Barney’s design background and Emilie’s knowledge of digital and data, we’re instinctively able to see both sides of a problem. It’s why we’re great at cutting through the complicated to make our clients’ knowledge more accessible to the world.
Over the years we’ve had opportunities to apply our skills in a range of complex markets, from the pharmaceutical industry to the public sector. Every project has sharpened our approach and shaped who we are.
We’re not just a creative agency, we’re also a family business. This means we’re guided by an important set of values that influence the way we approach our work.
You’re human, we’re human, and we’re all in this together. So sharing is important – whether that’s ideas, knowledge or praise.
We’re a bit geeky, we like to ask questions, and we always want just a little more knowledge than we currently have.
We believe the truth is important. We’ll always tell you what we think, not what we think you want to hear.
We’re here for you and your business. If we say we’re going to do something, you can trust that we’ll do it.
We’re interested in the latest technologies and exploring innovative ways of doing things. It’s not only about what’s new, it’s about what’s coming next.
Meet our tight-knit team. We also work with specialist consultants – scientific copywriters, photographers, medical journalists – who are experts in their fields, and who we know share our values and our standards.
Emilie is a digital marketing strategist who understands exactly how the various elements of the digital world fit together. Her pragmatic approach and flawless project management skills have been sharpened at agencies in three countries. Emilie is most at home walking the line between Cobo’s clients and our creative specialists – where she manages expectations and translates ideas for both sides. When she’s not running Cobo, Emilie is a lecturer in digital marketing and entrepreneurship at Falmouth University.
Before Cobo, Barney was a freelance graphic designer working in a variety of international agencies and developing his vast knowledge in a range of creative fields, including branding, digital and print design. His conscientious work ethic and ability to transform complex concepts into captivating, easy-to-understand visual ideas is a huge factor in Cobo’s success. And just one of the reasons he is so highly regarded by long-term clients like AstraZeneca and Vectura.
Joe is a multidisciplinary designer with skills in branding, illustration, web & app, email, UX and UI design, infographics, marketing communications, packaging, apparel, animated graphics, video and typographic design. Before coming to Cobo as a Graphic Designer, Joe was Senior Designer for British Gymnastics, redesigning their existing branding, website and working on brand rollout for all media channels.
Senior Web Development Associate
Matthew is a web developer with 10 years of agency experience and a passion for building beautiful and robust websites. His career started in Bristol, where he trained in front-end development. Since then, he’s delivered several high-quality projects and founded MGHD. Matthew is particularly skilled at finding pragmatic solutions for our clients.