Bivouac is a small, well-established design company based in Holtby, just a few miles outside 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 with a network of talented and creative associates to produce high quality, imaginative design solutions. 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.

Click here to see client testimonials.

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Bivouac is a Commercial Member of the Museums Association

Kate Pettitt is a member of the Federation of Small Businesses

Bivouac’s clients include:

Ampleforth Abbey
Army Flying Museum (Petrichor)

The Bar Convent Trust
Blackburn Cathedral
Bramhall Blenkharn, architects
Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum
Carlisle Cathedral
Central Science Laboratory
Centre for Life
Chester Cathedral

City of York Council
CoHo, contemporary housing
Conwy Council
The Company of Merchant Adventurers of the City of York
Council for British Archaeology
Crich Tramway Museum
Cycling City York
Durham Cathedral

Edinburgh Festival
English Benedictine Congregation
English Heritage (including Avebury, 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 around the country, Richmond Castle, Whitby Abbey)
Fairfax House
Farnham Maltings & Museum of Farnham

Freshwater Biological Association (FBA)
Fusion LX
Gayle Mill
Get Cycling
Gloucestershire Archives
Gwynedd Council
Harrogate District Council
Heritage Angel
Heritage Jam
Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)
Higher Education Academy (HEA)
Higher York
HMS Caroline
Hull York Medical School (HYMS)
Humanities Research Centre
Impressions Gallery
Institute for Effective Education
Institute of Knowledge Transfer
Islington Sustainability Centre
Jennyruth Workshops
Lakeside Aquarium
The Landscape Design Company
The Laurence Sterne Trust
Lawrence Casserley (composer)
Leeds Castle
Leeds City Council
Leeds Metropolitan University
Leeds Museums and Galleries (MyLearning and Leeds Curriculum)

Lindum Turf
Lizard Lighthouse
Longstone Lighthouse
Mason Clark

Mentor Mon
Minerva Heritage

Museum of Farnham

The National Army Museum
The National Coal Mining Museum (NCMM)
The National Railway Museum (NRM)
National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN)

National Trust
Native Architects
Northumberland National Park
Open Inheritance Art
Oxford Brookes University
Peoples History Museum
Portland Bill Lighthouse

Proactis Limited
Qualia Limited
Research Schools Network
Response Marketing
Royal Hospital Chelsea
Sean Chapple, polar explorer
Segedunum Roman Fort

Sinclair Properties
St Nicks
Tang Hall Big Local
Tessa Bunney, photographer
Thirsk Racecourse
Trinity House
The Training Gateway
University of Teesside
University of York
Upper Nidderdale AONB
Upper Nidderdale Landscape Partnership

Westmuckett Hawkes
Wetherby Racecourse
The Wiener Holocaust Library
Wolf Laboratories
York Army Museum
York College
York Economic Development Group
York EMC
York Hospitals
Yorkshire Air Museum
Yorkshire Energy Partnership
Yorkshire Philosophical Society