Our Services


We offer integrated development, design and delivery
for the museums and cultural sectors.

Concept Design
& Visualisation

Developing innovative and captivating concepts for exhibitions and heritage experience is a real strength of the hsd studio team. Our designers work collaboratively with architects and clients to imaginatively create concepts for new interpretative environments. Using both hand-drawn and digital technologies we prepare effective visuals to share with your stakeholders and funders.

Key Skills

  • Experience mapping
  • Media selection
  • Visuals (Hand-drawn, Sketch-up and CAD)
  • Gallery walk-throughs
  • Art Direction

Visual
Communication (2D)

In synergy with our 3D teams, we have a talented graphic design studio, providing visual concepts, and accessible communication hierarchies to engage visitors with content. Our team includes experienced artworks and print managers to oversee the production of graphic elements.

Key Skills

  • Visual communication strategies
  • Graphic design
  • Styling for digital elements
  • Original illustration (historical, technical, natural)
  • Print-ready artwork

Masterplanning

Our team supports all aspects of early project development to ensure that your engagement, learning, conservation, and financial goals are met. In the UK, we provide audience development and activity planning expertise to support HLF bids.

Key Skills

  • Governance advice
  • Benchmarking
  • Vision definition
  • Feasibility studies
  • Collection reviews
  • Operational plans
  • Staffing structures
  • Audience analysis
  • Activity plans
  • Architectural briefs

Securing Funding

We help clients prepare compelling funding bids to grant-giving bodies and private donors. Our team devises effective fundraising strategies, writes bids, prepares campaign material (including brochures, visuals and digital assets) and can make dynamic pitches to project sponsors. In the UK, we have extensive experience of securing funding from all current HLF grant programmes.

Key Skills

  • Fundraising advice and strategies
  • Campaign collateral
  • Presentations to funders
  • HLF Grant Applications

Interpretation

Our team creates absorbing interpretative messages and storylines for museums, historic sites and attractions. We structure content in an accessible and layered way for visitors, and help clients to develop and manage content assets including text, imagery, objects and digital media.

Key Skills

  • Interpretative plans
  • Message definition
  • Learning strategies
  • Text writing
  • Image research
  • Image licensing
  • Object selection
  • Digital media development

Consultation

We understand the importance of engaging with your stakeholders and audiences, and recognise the benefit that this dialogue brings to projects. Working in collaboration with project teams, we build consultation strategies and conduct effective conversations with community partners that enriches our interpretative design process.

Key Skills

  • Stakeholder and audience definition
  • Consultation plans
  • Universal access assessments
  • Leading consultation workshops
  • Managing stakeholder dialogue
  • Post-completion evaluation

Developed
& Technical Design

We build on the dynamic concepts created in our studio to prepare comprehensive developed and detailed design packages. Our technical design team work in close collaboration with other project disciplines, including architectural, M&E and structural designers. We can work in BIM-enabled environments and create full bid-ready technical packages for all exhibit components.

Key Skills

  • Integrated detailed designs
  • Itemised schedules
  • AutoCAD
  • BIM
  • Universal design compliance
  • Bid-ready design packages

Branding,
Wayfinding & Digital

Our team implements attractive brand identities for museums across multiple platforms. We develop clear and effective signage and wayfinding strategies to guide visitors around sites. Our service encompasses digital solutions, including apps, websites, and social media.

Key Skills

  • Brand definition
  • Communication strategies
  • Signage and wayfinding
  • PR and marketing management
  • App and website styling

Project Delivery

Our in-house team of experienced contract managers oversee the delivery of projects from initial costings and procurement strategies, to tender (bid) management, site installation and contract close out.

Key Skills

  • Exhibit lifecycle costing
  • Budget management
  • Value analysis and engineering
  • Programme control
  • Risk management
  • CDM compliance
  • Tender coordination
  • Contractor management
  • Prototyping and on-site testing
  • Site handover and staff training

Other Services

As well as the skills and services outlined, we have amassed many other talents over our 35-year history. We can also compile wider consultant teams to meet the precise requirements of heritage schemes. So please get in touch to discuss how we can support your project.

Concept Design
& Visualisation

Developing innovative and captivating concepts for exhibitions and heritage experience is a real strength of the hsd studio team. Our designers work collaboratively with architects and clients to imaginatively create concepts for new interpretative environments. Using both hand-drawn and digital technologies we prepare effective visuals to share with your stakeholders and funders.

Key Skills

  • Experience mapping
  • Media selection
  • Visuals (Hand-drawn, Sketch-up and CAD)
  • Gallery walk-throughs
  • Art Direction

Visual
Communication (2D)

In synergy with our 3D teams, we have a talented graphic design studio, providing visual concepts, and accessible communication hierarchies to engage visitors with content. Our team includes experienced artworks and print managers to oversee the production of graphic elements.

Key Skills

  • Visual communication strategies
  • Graphic design
  • Styling for digital elements
  • Original illustration (historical, technical, natural)
  • Print-ready artwork

Masterplanning

Our team supports all aspects of early project development to ensure that your engagement, learning, conservation, and financial goals are met. In the UK, we provide audience development and activity planning expertise to support HLF bids.

Key Skills

  • Governance advice
  • Benchmarking
  • Vision definition
  • Feasibility studies
  • Collection reviews
  • Operational plans
  • Staffing structures
  • Audience analysis
  • Activity plans
  • Architectural briefs

Securing Funding

We help clients prepare compelling funding bids to grant-giving bodies and private donors. Our team devises effective fundraising strategies, writes bids, prepares campaign material (including brochures, visuals and digital assets) and can make dynamic pitches to project sponsors. In the UK, we have extensive experience of securing funding from all current HLF grant programmes.

Key Skills

  • Fundraising advice and strategies
  • Campaign collateral
  • Presentations to funders
  • HLF Grant Applications

Interpretation

Our team creates absorbing interpretative messages and storylines for museums, historic sites and attractions. We structure content in an accessible and layered way for visitors, and help clients to develop and manage content assets including text, imagery, objects and digital media.

Key Skills

  • Interpretative plans
  • Message definition
  • Learning strategies
  • Text writing
  • Image research
  • Image licensing
  • Object selection
  • Digital media development

Consultation

We understand the importance of engaging with your stakeholders and audiences, and recognise the benefit that this dialogue brings to projects. Working in collaboration with project teams, we build consultation strategies and conduct effective conversations with community partners that enriches our interpretative design process.

Key Skills

  • Stakeholder and audience definition
  • Consultation plans
  • Universal access assessments
  • Leading consultation workshops
  • Managing stakeholder dialogue
  • Post-completion evaluation

Developed
& Technical Design

We build on the dynamic concepts created in our studio to prepare comprehensive developed and detailed design packages. Our technical design team work in close collaboration with other project disciplines, including architectural, M&E and structural designers. We can work in BIM-enabled environments and create full bid-ready technical packages for all exhibit components.

Key Skills

  • Integrated detailed designs
  • Itemised schedules
  • AutoCAD
  • BIM
  • Universal design compliance
  • Bid-ready design packages

Branding,
Wayfinding & Digital

Our team implements attractive brand identities for museums across multiple platforms. We develop clear and effective signage and wayfinding strategies to guide visitors around sites. Our service encompasses digital solutions, including apps, websites, and social media.

Key Skills

  • Brand definition
  • Communication strategies
  • Signage and wayfinding
  • PR and marketing management
  • App and website styling

Project Delivery

Our in-house team of experienced contract managers oversee the delivery of projects from initial costings and procurement strategies, to tender (bid) management, site installation and contract close out.

Key Skills

  • Exhibit lifecycle costing
  • Budget management
  • Value analysis and engineering
  • Programme control
  • Risk management
  • CDM compliance
  • Tender coordination
  • Contractor management
  • Prototyping and on-site testing
  • Site handover and staff training

Other Services

As well as the skills and services outlined, we have amassed many other talents over our 35-year history. We can also compile wider consultant teams to meet the precise requirements of heritage schemes. So please get in touch to discuss how we can support your project.

Our Work


We create engaging and intelligent environments
for cultural destinations, heritage sites and museums.

Our People


We are a diverse team of 50+ creatives and professionals
who take a collaborative approach to project working.

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Our News


Hear about our latest projects,
travels and upcoming opportunities.

Recent Awards


We have successfully completed over 500 schemes worldwide.
Many have received audience and critical acclaim

2016

Project of the Year RICS Award
Cardigan Castle

2014

Tuskegee Airmen Large Screen Film – NAI Interpret Media Awards
(with Aperture Films)

2013

European Museum of the Year, Council of Europe
The Museum of Liverpool

2012

Sustainability Award, Museums & Heritage Awards for Excellence
The Museum of Liverpool

2010

Michael Middleton Special Award, Civic Trust Awards
St Martin-in-the-Fields

2010

UK Permanent Exhibition Award, Museums & Heritage Awards for Excellence
The Ulster Museum

2009

International Award, Museums & Heritage Awards for Excellence
Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

2016

Project of the Year RICS Award
Cardigan Castle

2014

Tuskegee Airmen Large Screen Film – NAI Interpret Media Awards
(with Aperture Films)

2013

European Museum of the Year, Council of Europe
The Museum of Liverpool

2012

Sustainability Award, Museums & Heritage Awards for Excellence
The Museum of Liverpool

2010

Michael Middleton Special Award, Civic Trust Awards
St Martin-in-the-Fields

2010

UK Permanent Exhibition Award, Museums & Heritage Awards for Excellence
The Ulster Museum

2009

International Award, Museums & Heritage Awards for Excellence
Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

Contact Us


Head Office

Haley Sharpe Design Ltd
UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia

11-15 Guildhall Lane,
Leicester,
LE1 5FQ,
United Kingdom


+44 (0)116 251 8555

North America

Haley Sharpe Design
(Canada).

75 Sherbourne Street,
Suite 223,
Toronto,
Ontario,
Canada, M5A 2P9


+1 416 361 3338

Southern Africa

Haley Sharpe
Southern Africa

87A Krantzview Road,
Kloof,
3610,
KwaZulu-Natal,
South Africa


+27 31 764 0600

  • Head Office

    Haley Sharpe Design Ltd
    UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia

    11-15 Guildhall Lane,
    Leicester,
    LE1 5FQ,
    United Kingdom


    +44 (0)116 251 8555

  • North America

    Haley Sharpe Design
    (Canada).

    75 Sherbourne Street,
    Suite 223,
    Toronto,
    Ontario,
    Canada, M5A 2P9


    +1 416 361 3338

  • Southern Africa

    Haley Sharpe
    Southern Africa

    87A Krantzview Road,
    Kloof,
    3610,
    KwaZulu-Natal,
    South Africa


    +27 31 764 0600

For all new project enquiries
please email us at info@haleysharpe.com or call on +44 (0)116 251 8555


If you are seeking employment, an internship or have an academic enquiry, please email us at opportunities@haleysharpe.com