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Skim is a dedicated design house with nearly two decades of experience working with new and established brands, new businesses & inspiring individuals with a good idea...

Variety is the spice of life we feel so we love to be hands on with all aspects of design - including: visual identity and printed literature, websites, social media, online applications, photography, sound and motion.


Rooms Outdoor are moving onwards and upwards! During this transitional time they are continuing promotion of their services by brightening their shop front with pleasing photography of Rooms Outdoor finished products with eye-catching large scale exterior window panels. An impressive interior showroom is to follow in 2014.

This innovative company are now based in Kings Cross, London so if you see the new panels please tweet a photo of them! You can also view their wide range of garden rooms.

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Music was our first love and so we could not resist dipping back in to this medium. Have a listen to the No Mean Feet short samples there will certainly more to follow...

If you have a future or exisitng project that could be enhanced with a soundrack feel free to contact us at Skim New Media to discuss what you are looking for.

Have a listen »

All Things Design...

Established in 1995 by Dave & Tamsyn Jarvis, Skim New Media Limited is an ever elvolving design company which relishes building long term partnerships with its clients. We aim to manage all of their design requirements as the business grows.

Skim is proud of its ever growing portfolio - we really enjoy the variety of different projects that clients contact us about and feel we work hard to to bring together all aspects of our clients communications, online, on paper,...anywhere. We build websites of all sizes; design logos and corporate stationery; photograph people and places; create motion graphics and sound design. Our strength is providing all of these services, the result being impressive and consistent design across all media.

Having run Skim successfully in London for over 10 years we have relocated back to the South West where we still work with national and local businesses. As a small company you can be sure that who you speak to will be the person handling your job directly,.

If you feel your business or idea needs to be given a design boost, give us a call on 01503 240 211


Vintage Photographs

Skim's sister company, APL, is a photo archive dating back over 40 years.

The Adams Picture Library Collection is a unique photo library with a wide collection of thousands of images across all subjects.

We have a particularly original selection of retro and kitsch fashion images dating back over several decades as well as new contemporary work.

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Visual Identity

This is at the heart of every businesses and should be designed to represent your company to the world. Your logo is a visual representation of your company and should project it's values. It speaks to your customers often before you do. Your companys visual identity does extend beyond this, ensuring all communications share the colours, style and sense of your brand in a consistent way.

Skim has nearly 20 years working experience defining brands and developing visual identites that elavate your company into the future. This is a process we love working on with the client(s) as it is usually the starting point from where the design for your whole look and feel stems.

Your Online Presence

The internet is frequently the main point of contact between companies and their audiences. Whether your website serves as an online brochure, secure shop or fully interactive experience, we can work with you to create the perfect website. We'll also be careful to propose the most effective path to market, ensuring you get up and running in the shortest time with a clear plan for growth.

We can create websites that give you control over key content using simple Content Management tools (CMS) which we build as a tailored solution to your needs. This has been designed so that anyone can update their own website without a degree in website design or having to read a large, boring manual!

Printed Literature, Stationery & Advertising

Traditional forms of advertising are still important and we can create engaging printed materials for your company. Business cards which stand out from the crowd, exhibition stands to make your mark and press adverts that will get you noticed. For the majority of our print work we use L&S printers as they have proved their dedication to producing excellent quality printed items consistenly over the 10 years we have given them business, you need printers you can rely on and that care, they tick all the boxes and they are even carbon neutral!


This section of our business attributes a great deal of love, so photographing your holiday cottage interiors, gasto pub food, or bespoke hoodies & jewellery items provide us with great pleasure. It can be time consuming, especially the re-touching or grading (post production) part, however, it's always worth getting right and for so many businesses good photography is essential. The more professional your photography on your website or printed material, the more impressive this experience is for those considering you.

Motion & 3D Work

Skim have been creating motion graphics for over ten years now. This ranges from film titles, 3D visualisations, special effects, conference graphics, sound scapes and numerous personal projects - we just need about another 24 hours in each day to fit them in!

If you need your conference to stand out and engage the audience let us know.

Here is a taster of our motion work:

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