Words may inspire, but only action creates change

Words may inspire, but only action creates change”

– we love this saying from one of our sources of constant inspiration, Simon Sinek.

As a design studio we know that words are important. But we know that action actually means more.

And this guides our decisions every day.


When we were set up by our founder, Michael, we put making a positive impact right at the heart of our approach.

But these were not just words. 

During the first 12 months that we have been running, we have been able to support the following good causes:

1. Friends of Benenden Grange

We have developed a new logo and branding guide for the Friends of Benenden Grange for free.

2. Friends of Five Acre Wood School

We designed and printed 500 leaflets for the Friends of Five Acre Wood School summer fayre raffle for free. As well as donating a prize.

3. Space 2 Be Me (formerly M4S)

We have entered into a medium term project with Space 2 Be Me including significant discounts (the majority ‘at cost’) on the development of a website, marketing plan, photography and lots more.


And today we have launched our latest project for a good cause.

Roebuck Community Action Group

Our local village of Harrietsham in Kent is pretty awesome.

Unlike some villages it still has a ‘soul’ shaped around the hearts of the community – the shop, the post office, the Indian restaurant and the pub.

Sadly, the pub has recently been put up for sale.

But the villagers are stepping up.

The Roebuck Community Action Group has been established to look into the feasibility of making the pub a community asset.

As a village resource, we have supported the Action Group with the free development of:

  • a logo and branding
  • a website
  • an e-mail domain

Find out more at
www.roebuck.community


Want to know more?

Visit our Corporate Social Responsibility page.

A #CrisisXmas

With just one week until opens its doors, we will be helping to reserve a place at Crisis at Christmas.

To help us live and breathe OUR WHY, we will donate 100% of our profits for every order made on from Monday 18 December to Friday 22 December.


Reserve a place at Crisis at Christmas

Help someone take the first step out of homelessness

When you are homeless, making a new start can seem out of reach. But we know differently. The advice and support Crisis offers has helped thousands of people out of homelessness and on to whole new lives already

Give someone who’s homeless all this for £26.08 

  • Hot, delicious, nutritious Christmas dinners for over 4,700 homeless people over nine days
  • Advice on housing, benefits, finances, employment, as well as legal matters
  • Healthcare, including TB and hepatitis screenings
  • Dental treatment and eye tests, including glasses
  • Hairdressing and massage treatments
  • Learning and skills opportunities, internet cafés and IT workshops
  • Specialist centres providing safe accommodation to rough sleepers, women and people with dependency issues
  • PLUS access to Crisis’ year-round services for training and support in the year ahead.

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The small print:

Burning Leaf Creatives will donate 100% of their profits on every order made between 00:00 on Monday 18 December to 23:59 Friday 22 December to Crisis.

For the avoidance of doubt, profit is defined as –

[Fee for order] minus [cost of materials, cost of staffing & tax] equals [profit]


Crisis work side by side with people to help them rebuild their lives. From decades of experience of working with thousands of homeless people, they know what’s needed to leave homelessness behind for good. They use this experience to shape the services they provide and the changes they campaign for.

Find out more at www.crisis.org.uk.

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Doing our thing to help end it

This World AIDS Day we will be joining the fight to end the negative impact of HIV.

To help us live and breathe OUR WHY, we will donate 100% of our profits for every order made on Friday 1 December 2017 to the National AIDS Trust.


LET’S END IT

End isolation
End stigma
End HIV transmission

You’ve helped us fight HIV. Now, let’s end it. This World AIDS Day join the fight to end the negative impact of HIV.

This year in the UK there have been the first significant reductions in HIV diagnoses for gay men in London, thanks to frequent testing, rapid treatment and PrEP. Let’s grow this success so that it includes everybody at risk, across the UK.

But our fight is not just about the virus. For the more than 100,000 people living with HIV in the UK, ignorance and discrimination can still limit opportunities, preventing them from living full and happy lives. HIV means you are more likely to live in poverty, and more likely to have poor mental health.

This is an exciting turning point. But we need a new burst of energy to end stigma, end HIV transmission and end the isolation experienced by people living with HIV, for good.


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So, set yourself a reminder to check out our services and put your order in on the big day!


The small print:

Burning Leaf Creatives will donate 100% of their profits on every order made between 00:00-23:59 on Friday 1 December 2017 to NAT (National AIDS Trust).

For the avoidance of doubt, profit is defined as –

[Fee for order] minus [cost of materials, cost of staffing & tax] equals [profit]


NAT (National Aids Trust) is dedicated to transforming the UK’s responses to HIV. They champion the rights of people living with HIV and campaign for change—shaping attitudes, challenging injustice , and changing lives. 

World AIDS Day takes place on the 1st December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.

Find out more at www.worldaidsday.org/fundraising.

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Our Black Friday Deal – 0% off

You may have noticed that today is Black Friday.

In case you didn’t know, Black Friday is a major shopping day which originated in the United States. It grew in the States as it is the first day after the last major holiday before Christmas, Thanksgiving, so it marks the unofficial beginning of the Christmas shopping season. Additionally, many employers give their employees the day off as part of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

It has become a huge shopping event which sees people all over the world getting discounted products as retailers slash prices. On Black Friday, shops’ prices plummet for 24 hours in an attempt to get people to buy their goods and services in the run-up to Christmas.

In the UK, Black Friday has grown into something huge over the past few years with more and more companies joining the rush to offer significant savings. In our own e-mail boxes this morning we have seen a range of different savings offered, varying from 20% to 70% off products.

We are proud to announce our Black Friday deal today – 0% off.

That’s right, 0%.

But, why?

Our business model is built on the relationships we form with our customers as we support them to deliver their vision and use their passion to achieve their dreams.

We don’t believe that you can do that through a 24 hour sale.

We believe that sets up the relationship in a different way – expectations and thoughts are focused on the savings we are offering rather than the impact and difference that we can have. This then distracts from the building of our relationship with our customers.

Our approach

Instead, we focus on rewarding the loyalty of customers, on strengthening our relationships with them and on making a positive impact on the world as we provide our services in a humancentric way.

That’s why we offer our customers a discount on any future work they order from us. We also provide a discount to anybody who they personally recommend to us. No caps, no limits.

Its all part of our relational business approach.

The other discounts we offer include:

  • a discount to local organisations who are based within 3 miles of us so that we can help develop and enhance the local economy and so we can have a positive impact on our local community
  • a discount to non-profit making groups, clubs and organisations so that we can support them to have an impact on the world

We have also developed a Corporate Social Responsibility programme to support us to live, breathe and be our WHY.

So, on this Black Friday, please get in touch with us if you would like to take advantage of our 0% off Black Friday deal. Just quote ‘Relationships Over Savings’.

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Help us do our thing for Pudsey

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With a week to go before the Children in Need Appeal Show – it’s Friday 17 November in case you were wondering – we are proud to announce that we will be doing our thing for Pudsey.

To help us live and breathe OUR WHY, we will donate 100% of our profits for every order made on Friday 17 November 2017 to Pudsey.

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So, set yourself a reminder to check out our services and put your order in on the big day!


The small print:

Burning Leaf Creatives will donate 100% of their profits on every order made between 00:00-23:59 on Friday 17 November 2017.

For the avoidance of doubt, profit is defined as – Fee for order minus cost of materials, cost of staffing & tax.


BBC Children in Need company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales company number 04723022 and registered charity under number 802052 in England and Wales and SC039557 in Scotland. Registered address: Bridge House, Media City UK, Salford, M50 2BH.

Find out more at www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey.

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