About us.

Creative Agency, Canterbury, Kent

DayOne Design Studio is a creative partner to some of the country’s most loved and rising brands. Our Canterbury based studio boasts an array of talented designers and content creators, who work seamlessly alongside each other in a wide range of disciplines to craft insightful creative content to some of Europe’s most exciting businesses.

How do we do it?
A blend of youth and experience ensures that we’re always in touch with current trends, and have the means to be able to expertly fulfil briefs of all sizes, in a wide variety of design styles, blending fresh, modern and dynamic ideas with experience maturity and tradition where required.

Our Services.

Brand Identity

Building brands is the foundation of what we do. We will ensure that your brand communicates the right unique message to the right audience to achieve optimum success of your business.

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Print Design

Whether its a brochure, business cards, advertising, packaging, banners, signage or flyers, we've got the experience to put your brand and it's message in the hands of the people that need to see it.

Print design

Digital Design

Our team of expert designers will help brands, large and small, to reach almost any customer through a carefully crafted digital strategy. We'll ensure your brand communicates the same unique promise across all print and digital channels.

Website design

The Directors.

Anthony Thornley

Creative Director

Anthony is cofounder and creative director at DayOne Design Studio. His career as a graphic designer began while still studying at the University for the Creative Arts in Epsom, having successfully managed to secure his first professional role at a rising design agency. Since then he's worked progressively for several other leading design agencies, and taken the lead in producing numerous multinational campaigns for a host of well-known brands, before going on on to set up his own business, Thornley Design, in 2012. Anthony successfully established a large portfolio of clients including ColArt, Kent County Council, The Marlowe Theatre and The Royal Navy. Five years later, Anthony has now expanded his business to include publishing magazines and books, where he heads up a team of designers who provide in-house expertise in typography, design, illustration, photography and art direction in both print and digital media. Anthony enjoys sports and via his extensive social network keeps up to date with the latest design and consumer trends.

Clare Foltynie

Editorial Director

Since graduating from university with a Psychology degree, Clare has worked in a variety of roles. Her career in publishing began as a film controller for Marshall Cavendish partworks, and she rapidly progressed to production controller and then marketing manager for De Agostini, where she was responsible for the development and marketing of a variety of new magazine titles. In 1995, Clare was part of a small team from De Agostini tasked with the production and launch of the first foreign children’s magazine in China. During a break from publishing to raise her family, Clare graduated from the University of Greenwich with a degree in garden design, as well as being a founder of an award-winning new retail start-up concept. Building on skills learnt as an entrepreneur in retail and from her publishing background, Clare now heads up the editorial team, and takes a leading role alongside Anthony as a Director of DayOne. She has three teenage children and enjoys life by the sea where she lives in Whitstable.

Our Clientexperience

We’ve been fortunate enough to partner with some truly fantastic brands. We don’t work in any one sector, we’re versatile and only take on the projects we feel we can truly make a difference too.



First thing’s first, we’d love to meet you, and learn more about the people behind your business and your brand to enable us to understand how we can add significant value.



Together, we’d seek to define what would make your project a success, and propose a project plan with a clearly defined objective and a dedicated team.



We ask a lot of questions, and we listen carefully, so we intimately understand your business and your strategy for growth in both the short and long term.

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This is where the magic happens! All the preparation and research is crafted into a considered and beautifully designed visual format, and you will begin to see your brand and your project come to life.



With each project complete, our work continues. We understand your business and will nurture our relationship so that we evolve and grow alongside you and your business.

Ready to get started?

To help you get started, we’ve created a quick brief sheet which will give us some insight to your business and your goals in preparation for our first meeting. When complete please simply email to hello@dayonedesign.co.uk

Download brief sheet