We are Sheaf Design Works, a creative graphic design studio based in the Kelham Island area of Sheffield.

We love working with like-minded businesses and we’re sure you do too. So, here’s a bit about who we are and how we got here. Take a look in the studio and put names to the faces behind the business…

In the studio

The business is owned and run by partners in crime (and marriage!), Leanne and Martin. We specialise in branding and print design for businesses both locally and throughout the UK. We also offer bespoke design-led wedding stationery for modern couples.

The studio is headed up by graphic designer, Leanne, who takes care of the creative aspects, whilst Martin looks after all the details on the business side of things.

As we’re a busy little studio there is always something going on, so we welcome you by appointment to make sure we can give you our undivided attention.



Leanne is the face of the company and the creative force behind the business.

Qualified to degree level, originally a ‘Cas lass’ I made Sheffield my home after moving here to study Graphic Design back in 2002. It’s here where, Martin and I met in the student halls and the rest they say is history.

Previous to Sheaf, I enjoyed working as a graphic designer for 15 years at a Barnsley-based design agency. Here I focussed on branding, exhibition and print and website design, specialising in large-scale brochures, magazines and catalogues. In a fast-paced environment I loved working with a whole host of industry types from healthcare and beauty to industrial and trades. I loved using my skills to adapt quickly and deliver engaging design solutions.

I now love using my skillset on a daily basis to deliver a wide variety of individual designs, each carefully researched and expertly crafted to help businesses stand out and grow.



Originally from Nottingham, Martin came to Sheffield to study photography after studying art history and photography at college in Norwich.

Now as a full time manager at a corporate business, Martin’s skillset includes keeping things organised and running smoothly, as well as being on hand to offer support and solve problems.

You’ll find him taking care of business in the background, studying excel spreadsheets and looking after accounts. That said, he’s not afraid to get his hands dirty and assists in all aspects, from picking up enquiries and making deliveries, to running the printer. When it’s all hands on deck he’ll even join in with design, finishing and packing your orders.

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