About Us

A small but mighty Creative Agency and Commercial Printers based in Dumfries and Galloway.

What can we tell you about us? Well, our journey began when Hoggett’s founder Simon Woolley packed his bags, after 10 years of working with award winning design agencies in Birmingham and Cheshire, and headed north with his family. Once the Woolleys settled in Ecclefechan, Dumfries & Galloway, Simon got to work doing what he does best and established Hoggett Creative in 2008.
The one man design studio quickly grew as Simon’s wife Dietlind joined the team, bringing her business management and strategic thinking in her role as Managing Director – 11 years on and the team has grown considerably. For us at Hoggett, being a Creative Agency means having highly skilled people in graphic design, printing, digital media and brand thinking. From our studio in Annan, South West Scotland we support businesses and charities from start-ups to international organisations by delivering creative projects that help our clients grow and stand out from the crowd.
Hoggett Creative was founded and built on a passion for design. We believe branding is a key part of a successful business strategy, so at the heart of our business is getting to know yours.
But what does Hoggett Creative actually do? Our day job can take many forms, the detailed design of a logo, the soggy boots of a forestry photo-shoot or the precision of creating a fully responsive website – the list is endless. No matter the task, it all starts with those great ideas that reach out, engage and emotionally connect with people.

Our Team

Meet our team of creative specialists.
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Simon
Creative Director

Sharks never sleep and neither do I. I always do my best to improve my business and create more opportunities for yours.

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Dietlind
Managing Director

I’m the official tea maker and wage payer here at Hoggett. I keep the wheels in motion. I’m a rabbit whisperer and tropic lover.

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Jamie
Print & Signage Specialist

I’ve been working in the Sign and Printing industry for over 20 years. If you visit the studio, I’m the one usually surrounded by paper.

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Stuart
Studio/ Creative Manager

I’m a multi-discipline designer and the go to guy for motion graphics. Away from work I’m proud to be the world’s okayest poker player.

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Phil
Branding/Designer

Cue shock & awe I’m a Graphic Designer with a beard – I love comics, movies and everything nerdy. Usually found quoting pop culture.

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Claire
Designer/Social Media

I’m a purple haired designer usually found in the vicinity of Drag or Wrestling events. I am the social (media) butterfly of the team.

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Duncan
3D Visuals

Using state-of-the-art solid modelling and 2D CAD tools, I can produce drawings or files for manufacture or communication purposes.

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Darren
Web Developer

I’m the team member who makes your website a reality!  I’m an adrenaline junky and love theme parks and rollercoasters!

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Bolt
Office Dog/Security

Bolt is the office dog, he likes long walks on the beach, cuddles in front of a warm fire and hard bones.