Hello! We are Duck Egg Blue Limited, better known to friends and family as Craig and Kait, who met at uni in Nottingham studying graphic design with illustration in the late 1990s. Following graduation and having each worked for a number of years as in-house designers in children’s publishing and the toys / games market, we decided to set up our own children’s design company, Duck Egg Blue, in 2006. Since then we’ve designed and project-managed 100s of books for a range of publishers, both in the UK and internationally, along with a variety of toy manufactures on ranges of educational games and puzzles. We’ve been very fortunate to have worked closely with some amazing authors, editors and illustrators, many of whom have become short-listed as our go-to choices when entrusted with packaging services.

Over the years Duck Egg Blue Limited has been involved in the creation of many different types of product, from baby board books to extensive encyclopedias and treasuries, entire ranges of games and puzzles, plus inspirational large format displays for primary and secondary schools. We get involved with whatever our clients require of us, whether it be exclusively design, design and illustration (either in house or commissioned) or full project management. We also offer a complete book packaging / development service, from initial concepts and planning, ideas and pencil sketches through to print-ready files, using either external writers and illustrators, our own resources, and can tailor our level of involvement to fit any brief. Whatever the project, we love nothing more than creating lively, imaginative, unique design for young people. 

Our Amazing Clients

We’re proud and thankful to have collaborated with an ever-growing list of clients over the years. Here are just a few of them: