About Toop Studio

Toop Studio – Background

Toop Studio was founded in 2000 by Brighton graphic designer Shadric Toop.

Shadric trades as an independent senior designer, illustrator, art director and video director. He takes on commissions via his company Toop Studio Ltd.

The Studio specialises in branding, graphic design, illustration, packaging design, wall art and video production. Our clients are in a variety of sectors including the arts, education, the media, publishing, business and retail.

Our client-based has grown over the last two decades to include local and national companies, alongside schools and colleges around the UK. In addition, the studio has worked with larger agencies, taking on some of their branding and design projects for global brands.

Toop Studio’s work for Schools

We have strong links with the education sector, having worked with schools and colleges across the UK. We have undertaken several school rebrands (for example Varndean School and Springfield School).

Toop Studio has become a specialist designer of school wall art and large-scale educational wall graphics projects. Find out more about this work in our wall art section.

About Shadric Toop

Shadric Toop was born in Brighton, UK. He studied architecture at Heriot-Watt, Edinburgh and Kingston University. Subsequently, he had a spell in the music business, then moved into graphic design and illustration via jobs in the London publishing industry.

In 1999, Shadric set up a stationery design & manufacturing company with a friend from college. In their first year, they designed and supplied stationery products to The Conran Shop, The Design Museum (London), Paperchase, and Selfridges (London).

Having found his creative niche, he moved back to his hometown to set up his own design and illustration studio in the year 2000.

Alongside his design practice, Shadric has exhibited as an artist and worked as a visiting Foundation design lecturer.

Shadric Toop – Statement

‘I believe that more interesting results come from crossing the boundaries between disciplines. Underpinning every project I undertake is a pragmatic approach to the goals of a brief. My approach is to work with my partners and clients to get under the skin of a brand or message.

I treat each project as an opportunity to create something of lasting meaning, function, beauty and value. I am truly passionate about my work and will always strive to exceed my clients’ expectations.’

Shadric Toop

Toop Studio – Team

We adapt our team according to the needs of each project. Our studio has a well-established talented group of creative and technical specialists to draw on.

Depending on the project, this may include graphic designers, artworkers, photographers, videographers, copywriters, animators, sound engineers, web programmers and even on occasion, carpenters and aerial riggers!

Shadric Toop 2016

Shadric Toop, director of Toop Studio Ltd

Toop Studio – Business Clients

Here are some links to projects for some of our business clients:

BBC – Website

Bert’s Homestore – Branding, Packaging & Website

Brighton Orpheus Choir – Branding

Georganics – Branding & Packaging

Gorgeous PR – Branding & Website

Glyndebourne – Illustration

Grange Park Opera – Illustration

HOB Salons – Branding

Neon Rocks PR – Branding

Oxford University Press – Graphic Design

Penguin Books – Graphic Design

Room 97 – Branding

Salisbury Cathedral – Illustration

Seawhite of Brighton – Branding & Packaging

Tom Caruana (musician) – Illustration & Graphic Design

Trading Boundaries – Branding

Wethepeople – Art Direction & Graphic Design

Yellow Fish – Branding & Graphic Design

Toop Studio – Education Clients

Here are some links to projects for some of our education sector clients:

Denbigh High School, Luton – Wall Graphics

Felpham Community College, Bognor Regis – Video

Glyndebourne, Learning & Engagement programme – Animated Website

Palatine Primary School, Worthing – Video

The Misbourne School, Buckinghamshire – Video

Springfield School, Portsmouth – School Branding, Wall Graphics, Animated Video

St Margaret’s CE Primary School, Manchester – Wall Art

Uckfield Collage, Uckfield – Reception Wall Graphic

University of London (the Careers Group) – Branding

Varndean School, Brighton – Branding, Wall Art, Videos

The Wellington Academy, Wiltshire – Wall Graphics

Wellington Primary, Wiltshire – Wall Art