Brainwave Communications designs integrated experiences that engage the whole human being. In the process we are not afraid to question our assumptions about what we expect media, text, image and space to do. We transform old sensations into new meanings that open-up possibility.

We are curious, creative and critical thinkers.

Our wide range of expertise makes it possible for us to play at intersections of diverse modes. From museum exhibitions to branded event spaces, from educational resources to entertaining merchandising, from reports to manifestoes, we go beyond the predictable conventions and tired clichés. We interrupt pattern, adding deliberate intent to the flow of energy, matter and information that makes up our world.

We entertain and enlighten.

Our craft is a considered combination of graphic design, the manipulation of space, illustration, model-making, writing and more. Our team also boasts capacity for research, educational methodology and strategic thinking around project sustainability (environmental, social and economic).

We are deliberately small. We run an agile, close-knit studio. This nimble size enables us to deliver a personal service, but our experience, skill and relationships with specialist talent means that we can execute large and small-scale projects seamlessly and efficiently.

We are proud to be associated with Totem Media.

Totem Media

Our team is talented, fun, smart and passionate, honest, dedicated, considerate, positive and committed to making every project the best it can be. We’re only happy when we’ve filled our day creating work that produces pleasing business results.

Our core team members each enjoy over 20 years of experience in corporate branding, communication and development of museums and cultural heritage sites.

Renay Kneale

CREATIVE DIRECTOR AND SENIOR DESIGNER

Rod Shaw

ILLUSTRATOR AND ART DIRECTOR

Claudia Passmore

CLIENT AND PRODUCTION MANAGER

Carl Bennett

SENIOR DTP OPERATOR

Andrew Newman

SENIOR DTP OPERATOR AND PHOTO RETOUCHER

Sam Horowitz

PROJECT MANAGER

Adrienne van der Heever

VISUAL CONTENT RESEARCHER

André Croucamp

CONCEPT AND CONTENT DEVELOPER

Bea Roberts

CONCEPT AND CONTENT DEVELOPER

Francis Gerard

MUSEUM CREATOR

Guy Spiller

FILM MAKER

We have worked with a variety of clients across multiple industries developing fresh new brandmarks, re-energising brand identities and producing innovative educational media, films, books, archives, exhibitions and museums.