Tandem Design

About Us


What we do

Tandem provides interpretive consultation and design services to heritage sector organisations, companies and project teams.


Tandem provides bespoke interpretive consultation and design services to a wide range of heritage sector and visitor-focused organisations. We work with our clients to maximise the potential of their stories in creating connections with their visitors and to provide opportunities for deeper and longer-lasting engagement.

At Tandem we believe in the power of heritage interpretation to provoke engagement and challenge assumptions. We are passionate about the ability of interpretation to create a lasting impact and play a valuable role in people’s lives. This is why we pride ourselves in placing learning at the heart of our design process and understand its key value in providing enjoyable and fulfilling experiences that introduce visitors to new ideas.

We have worked at every scale; from designing a tiny reading space that only children can access, to creating larger-than-life figurative statues that tower over visitors at an ancient heritage site. We have interpreted stories and places using all kinds of media; from paper leaflets to hands-on interactive displays and immersive audio-visual experiences.

Please get in touch to discuss how we can help you or your organisation.

Our Services:

  • Interpretive planning and consultation
  • Storyline development, research and copywriting
  • Graphic design, detailed design & specification
  • Site audit and master planning
  • Exhibition fit-out co-ordination
  • Project and design management
  • Media selection and specification
  • Audio-visual content production and art direction
  • Interactive concept design
  • Object mounting and artefact display
  • Heritage books and design for print
  • Heritage branding and identity

Our Awards

AHI Awards 2017
Man & Boy Exhibition
Seamus Heaney HomePlace
Winner in Best Visitor & Interpretation Centre

Landscape Institute
Awards  2016

Wild Atlantic Way,
Highly Commended

AHI Awards 2015
SS Nomadic, Runner Up
Museums and Historic
Properties Category
AHI Awards 2015
The Guildhall, Derry~Londonderry, Commended Museums and Historic Properties Category
IDI Design Awards 2013
National Library of Ireland, Temporary Exhibitions
Highly Commended
IDI Design Awards 2013
King John’s Castle, Commended
IDI Design Awards 2012
Titanic Belfast, Commended
IDI Design Awards 2011
No. 5 Vicars’ Hill, Armagh, Commended
IDI Design Awards 2011
Northern Ireland Community
Archive Website
Meetings Industry
Marketing Awards 2009

Ulster Hall Branding
Silver in Best Brand Campaign
IDI Design Awards 2009
Titanic’s Dock & Pump-House Interpretative Fit-out
Highly Commended
IDI Design Awards 2009
NIMC Annual Report
Highly Commended
IDI Design Awards 2009
Mountsandel Wood Interpretation, Commended
IDI Design Awards 2009
Ulster Hall Branding, Commended
IDI Design Awards 2009
Ulster Hall Interpretation, Commended
McNaughton Review 2007
9th Open House Festival Programme
Highly Commended