Tandem Design

About Us


What we do

Tandem provides interpretive consultation and design services to heritage sectors and visitor-focused organisations.


At Tandem we create world-class visitor and brand experiences. The subjects are fascinating and varied – from Titanic to Seamus Heaney and from ‘the beautiful game’ to the Wild Atlantic Way.

We use smart, beautiful design with diligent research, writing and planning to tell stories that inspire and entertain. It’s unusually rich and exciting work that makes a real difference.

We believe in the power of interpretation to help individuals and communities find long-lasting value and meaning in heritage and culture. That’s why we place learning at the heart of our design process and understand its role in providing fun, thought-provoking and fulfilling experiences that will be remembered

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. And, we have interpreted stories and places using all kinds of media; from paper leaflets and activity sheets – through interpretive exhibitions and interior interventions – to hands-on interactive displays and immersive audio-visual experiences.

If you would like to discuss how we can help you or your organisation tell your important stories, please get in touch.

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