Bivouac is a well-established design company based in central York.

Kate Pettitt, Bivouac’s creative director, has over 20 years of design industry experience and has worked on jobs throughout the UK. She works closely with a network of talented and creative associates to produce high quality, imaginative design solutions for our clients. Click here to see Kate’s CV

Here are just some of the ways we can help you:

  • Branding
  • Printed literature and adverts (printed and digital)
  • Interpretative design, typically for museums and public venues
  • Design of trails
  • Illustration
  • Exhibition panels, banners, backdrops and literature

Other services are available, so if it’s not listed, please ask.


Every brief is approached with care, imagination and consideration to provide you with the best possible artistic and technical solutions, and always with the audience in mind. We aim to make the design process as enjoyable as possible for all concerned and offer a friendly, personal and professional service.

If you have an idea that you would like to discuss, or are simply interested in hearing more about our services, please get in touch.

Kate also works as a subcontracted designer, as part of other teams. If you have a project that requires an experienced pair of graphic design hands on board for all or part of it, then get in touch to find out how we can work together.

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Bivouac’s clients include:

Ampleforth Abbey
Army Flying Museum (Petrichor)

The Bar Convent Trust
Beacon Dodsworth
Blackburn Cathedral
Bradford 1 Gallery
Bramhall Blenkharn, architects
British Weightlifting Association
Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum
Carlisle Cathedral
Central Science Laboratory
Centre for Life
Chester Cathedral

City of York Council
CMA Associates
CoHo, contemporary housing
Conwy Council
The Company of Cyclists
The Company of Merchant Adventurers of the City of York
Council for British Archaeology
Crich Tramway Museum
Joe Cutting
Cycle Heaven
Cycling City York
Durham Cathedral

Edinburgh Festival
English Benedictine Congregation
English Heritage (Bolsover Castle, Bessie Surtees House, Brodsworth Hall, Carlisle Castle, Chesters Roman Fort, Corbridge Roman Fort, Dartmouth Castle, Furness Abbey, Housesteads Roman Fort, Lindisfarne Priory, Mount Grace Priory, York Cold War Bunker, Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Free Sites, Richmond Castle)
Epiphany Music
Fairfax House
Farnham Maltings

Feather Smailes Scales
Freshwater Biological Association (FBA)
Fusion LX
Galanthus Wellbeing

Gayle Mill
Get Cycling
Gloucestershire Archives
Gwynedd Council
h2h resources
Harrogate District Council

Heritage Angel
Heritage Jam
Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)
Higher Education Academy (HEA)
Higher York
HMS Caroline, for the NMRN (Petrichor)
Hull York Medical School (HYMS)
Humanities Research Centre
Impressions Gallery
Institute for Effective Education
Institute of Knowledge Transfer
Inspiring Teams
Intandem Marketing
Islington Sustainability Centre
Jennyruth Workshops
Kickstart Marketing
Lakeside Aquarium

The Landscape Design Company
The Laurence Sterne Trust
Leading Labels
Leeds Castle
Leeds Metropolitan University
Leeds Museums and Galleries (MyLearning and Leeds Curriculum)

Lindum Turf
Lizard Lighthouse
Longstone Lighthouse
Mason Clark

Mentor Mon
Minerva Heritage

MM Microwave
Museum of Farnham

The National Army Museum
The National Coal Mining Museum
The National Railway Museum
National Trust
Native Architects
New Leaf
Northumberland National Park
NYS Corporate
Open Inheritance Art
Oxford House in Bethnal Green
Peoples History Museum
Peter Coates, sculptor
Portland Bill Lighthouse

Portland Fuel
Proactis Limited
Quarr Abbey
RedBlack Software
Research Schools Network
Response Marketing
Riccall Carers
RR Donnelley
Safer York
Sawfish Software
Science City York
Sean Chapple, polar explorer
Segedunum Roman Fort

Sinclair Properties
St Nicks
Tang Hall Big Local
Tang Hall Community Centre

Tea and Empathy
Tessa Bunney, photographer
Thirsk Racecourse
Tissue Regenix
TMS Development International
Tom Higgins, retail and interior design
Trinity House
The Training Gateway
University of Teesside
University of York
Upper Nidderdale Landscape Partnership

Jan Ward, author
Westmuckett Hawkes
Wetherby Racecourse
The Wiener Library, for the Study of the Holocaust and Genocide
Wolf Laboratories
York Army Museum
York College
York Economic Development Group
York EMC
York Hospitals
York Science Park
Yorkshire Air Museum
Yorkshire Energy Partnership
Yorkshire Philosophical Society