Cohorts is a
design consultancy
based in Scotland.



5 Abbotsview Court, Galashiels, TD1 3ES

+44 (0)1896 664880





We create and develop compelling and imaginative design solutions that add value for our clients and surpass their expectations.


We start with a clear, open mind. We put ourselves in your shoes and the shoes of your customers to gain insight and take an informed approach without making assumptions. Successful, effective communication is not necessarily about telling the story you want to tell, it’s about telling the story your customers want to hear.


5 Abbotsview Court, Galashiels, TD1 3ES
+44 (0)1896 664880




“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” Steve Jobs


At Cohorts we’re highly qualified with oodles of experience in a broad range of skills (design and digital) and we have some very talented associates to collaborate with – we design with you in mind.

Logo & Identity
Print & Editorial
Promotional & Exhibition Materials

CMS Website Design & Development
Responsive Design
Adobe Software & CMS Training
Organic SEO Marketing

i-Product Training
Copywriting & Blogging
Photography & Film
Art Direction
Social Media Marketing
Email Marketing

If you think we could help with your latest project or you want to know more about us, we’d love to hear from you! Feel free to contact us and stop by for an initial chat – we make great coffee!



Selected work.


“A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all.” Micheal Leboeuf


We love our clients, and we think our clients love us too. Our clients are our business, big, small, diverse, challenging – they are what makes our job exciting and worth getting up in the morning for! Here’s just a selection of clients past and present.

Afghan Ministry of Mines
Arena Park France
Astra Site Services
Border Physio
Borders Therapies
Burts & Townhouse Hotels
Campbell’s Bakery
Complete Health Borders
Countryside Kitchens & Interiors

CP Pools
Eildon Housing
Fleming Homes
Fletcher Joseph Associates
Global Sports Innovation
Heriot Watt University
IBMA Global
Laprig Valley
Mansfield Care
Maplehurst Guest House

Marine Quest
Mitchell Glass
Peebles Arts Festival
Pound Bakehouse
Remake Scotland
Scottish Borders Housing Association
Selkirk Pop Up Shops
The Border Mill
The Royal Regiment of Scotland
Watersport World, New Zealand


“In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.” Charles Darwin


Together, we combine creative consistency with the latest innovations in technology in order to provide the ultimate project outcome, but people are always at the heart of what we do.


Tania Paterson. Design Director / Founding Partner
Craig Paterson. Development Director / Founding Partner


Jules Horne. Copywriting / Associate
Alex Aikman Smith. Photography & Film / Associate


Talisker. Office Greeter / Border Collie
Nevis. Trainee Office Greeter / Border Collie Pup


Our team can make a real difference to your business. Why not give us a call?




“If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.” Red Adair


Don’t get caught out buying cheap, or not researching your design consultancy thoroughly. Remember marketing your business, whether it’s design for print, website design and development, copywriting or photography is a significant part of your business success. Skimping on this area will only cost you more in the long run.


Our work shows our design credentials, if you want us to help get your business noticed, then please get in touch. A chat on the phone is often the best way to start discussions about your project requirements. A free follow-up meeting, if feasible, can then be arranged. For our clients further afield, Skype or iChat is an alternative to a face-to-face.


Call us: +44 (0)1896 664880

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Registered and Office Address:
cohortsbydesign limited

5 Abbotsview Court, Galashiels, TD1 3ES

Registered in Scotland No. SC363557  VAT Registration No: 723 9179 18