How It Works

Seen one of our graphics from another hospital? Got a design idea or a problem you want to solve for your department? Keen to get started to transform your hospital space?

Here’s how the process works with Hospital Graphics.

Step One

Ideas + Plans

Talk to us about your plans. You don’t have to know exactly what you want right away – we’ll share our experience and swap ideas! 

WHY is a great starting point. What needs to change? For example: ‘Our ward is dated and dreary…’ ‘Visitors don’t wash their hands!’ ‘Patients are confused…' ‘Visitors keep getting lost…’

Step Two

What + Where

The next step is to decide on a place for the artwork. Take measurements and send us photos to help us understand your space and consider designs and the best materials. 

We‘ll send back an illustrated proposal with rough designs, estimated costs and some visual examples.

Step Three

Costs + Funding

Once we know the scope of your project we can give you an accurate cost. This will include design, print and delivery.

We know funding can be a challenge, but don’t worry, we have some tips, testimonials and case studies to help you create a winning proposal.

Step Four

Design + Delivery

Once your proposal and costs are agreed, we’ll start the design process. 

We’ll work with you closely and make sure things run smoothly – from getting the right words, to finding hospital logos, and ensuring materials will comply with fire regulations. We’ll keep you informed throughout the process. 

A first proof gives you the chance to check details and request changes if necessary. We’ll ask you to sign off a final proof before we print, and then arrange delivery and installation for a time that suits you.

In Addition

Consult + Collaborate

The opinions and insights of patients and staff are always valuable.

We have a range of ways to engage people, from work in progress displays to workshops and questionnaires.


How long does it take?

A typical Hospital Graphics project takes about ten weeks from first call to installation – but this depends on the scale of the project.


Let's Talk

Ready to start transforming your hospital space?

We’re Gill Marles + Adrian Barclay and you can talk to one of us about your ideas. We take each project personally and are with you from start to finish.

Call us: 0117 949 3020 or email us:

“Gill and Adrian understand the hospital context. They’re friendly, professional and just so easy to work with. They make you relax!”

Ruth Sidgwick, Arts Programme Manager, Southmead Hospital

About Us

We're Gill Marles + Adrian Barclay – on a mission to make hospitals better places to visit and work, by adding great design.

We'll share our experience and help you understand the process.

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